Christopher Beam

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With 9/11 Bill, Jon Stewart Steps Off the Sidelines

Christopher Beam: Now the question is, will he stay there?

(Newser) - Jon Stewart has always maintained he's a comedian, not a politician or an activist. But his stalwart advocacy of the 9/11 first responders bill—he may have single-handedly saved it—looks different. Stewart labeled the non-passage of the bill “an outrageous abdication of our responsibility” to the 9/11 responders.... More »

A Fond Farewell to Caps Lock

Google wisely ditches button on its new notebook, writes Christopher Beam

(Newser) - Good riddance to the Caps Locks key, missing on the keyboard of the new Google Cr-48 notebook computer, writes Christopher Beam in Slate . Caps Lock is "an outdated scourge" from the manual typewriter era, he says, now mostly used by "enraged Internet commenters and the computer-illiterate elderly."... More »

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