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According to an October Rasmussen poll, 38% of likely voters say they intend to vote for “someone other than President Trump or the Democratic presidential nominee” in the 2020 US presidential … more
“Wasting resources, capital and income on stuff nobody really needs,” Charles Hugh Smith wrote in 2017, “is a monumental disaster on multiple fronts. Rather than establish incentives to … more
In July 2014, 18-year-old Conrad Roy killed himself in Fairhaven, Massachusetts by pumping carbon monoxide into the cab of his truck. In a bench trial, a judge convicted Roy’s 17-year-old … more
Unless there’s some dramatic change in the political landscape over the next month or so, I believe that the U.S. House of Representatives will impeach President Donald Trump. Unless there’s … more
What is Greta Thunberg’s superpower? She obviously has one, if not more. Your average 16-year-old doesn’t start successful global activist movements, address UN Climate Action Summits and have … more
The U.S. Navy confirms that three online videos showing two military air encounters with what it calls “unexplained aerial phenomena,” and the rest of us call “unidentified flying objects” … more
“Imagine what would be possible right now with ideas that are bold enough to meet the challenges of our time, but big enough, as well, that they could unify the American people [like the 9/11 … more
More than a year out from the 2020 presidential election, we’re already starting to see “spoiler” fearmongering from supporters of America’s two largest political parties and their … more
President Donald Trump faces an exceedingly narrow path to re-election in 2020. In order to beat him, the Democratic nominee only needs to pick up 38 electoral votes. With more than 100 electoral … more
“Online communities like 4chan and 8chan have become hotbeds of white nationalist activity,” the editors of the New York Times wrote Sunday in the wake of a mass shooting in El Paso, Texas. Then: … more
It’s hard to believe we need to have this conversation in this day and age. But if we don’t keep having it, at some point we might not be allowed to have it. Question: What is free speech? Or, … more
In mid-May, San Francisco became the first American city to ban use of facial recognition surveillance technology by its police department and other city agencies. That’s a wise and ethical policy, … more
Re: “Yes, those are concentration camps,” by Thomas L. Knapp, Saturday: Thomas Knapp’s justification for seriously referring to the facilities at our border as actual “concentration … more
“The United States is running concentration camps on our southern border,” Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-New York, pointed out in an Instagram video on June 18. Republicans quickly ducked … more
In mid-June, Facebook — in cahoots with 28 partners in the financial and tech sectors — announced plans to introduce Libra, a blockchain-based virtual currency. The world’s governments and … more
On June 14 — Flag Day in the United States — Sen. Steve Daines, R-Mont., and Rep. Steve Womack, R-Ark., proposed a constitutional amendment: “The Congress shall have power to prohibit the … more
Most Americans loathe “lobbyists,” and most Americans think “bipartisanship” sounds like a good, moderate idea representing compromise and common ground for the public good. So a surprise … more
On May 16, 2008, near the town of Baiji in Iraq, 1st Lt. Michael Behenna, U.S. Army, murdered a prisoner. That was the verdict of the jury in his 2009 court martial, anyway. He was sentenced to 25 … more
Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes, adding his voice to calls to “break up” the social media giant, calls it a “powerful monopoly, eclipsing all of its rivals and erasing competition.” In … more
The headline on Hans Bader’s piece at the Foundation for Economic Education is true as far as it goes: “Lifting the Ban on Kidney Sales Would Save 30,000 American Lives Annually.” Bader draws … more
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