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On October 5, former Facebook product manager Frances Haugen testified before the US Senate, decrying her former employer’s “destructive impact” and warning that “without action, divisive and extremist behaviors we see today are only the beginning.”

Per Haugen’s theory, lack of “action” by social media platforms is the cause of…


Long Beach container port. Photo by Charles Csavossy. Public Domain.

“The Biden administration,” Eric Garcia reports at The Independent, “is attempting to shift the blame for the nation’s current supply chain crisis at the feet of the Trump administration as the nation faces a series of problems with shipping.” …


NYSE event and news ticker. Photo by Christine Puccio. Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.0 Generic license.

“Young investors have a new strategy,” National Public Radio’s Tim Mak reported on September 21: “Watching financial disclosures of sitting members of Congress for stock tips.”

Under the Stock Act, members of Congress must disclose their own stock trades, and those of their spouses, within 45 days. One member of…


“Debate on ‘no first use’ of nukes mushrooms in Washington,” Joe Gould reports at Defense News. …


Over the last two years — since the New York Times introduced its 1619 Project to “reframe the country’s history” around the consequences of slavery — something called “Critical Race Theory” has become the new football in the never-ending political struggle to control the content of K-12 education in America.


“I’m a small business owner,” someone identified as “Andy” writes to syndicated advice columnists J.T. and Dale, “and I can’t believe how many people just don’t want to work anymore. … my business is suffering, because I can’t get employees.”

My social media feeds are full of photographs — who…


Omaha Beach, June 6, 1944. By Robert F. Sargent. Public Domain.

On August 25, two days after the US Food and Drug Administration fully approved the Pfizer-Biontech COVID-19 vaccine, Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin ordered “full vaccination of all members of the Armed Forces.”

Cue outrage and objection. Some officers have resigned their commissions; some enlisted personnel seem willing to risk…


When debating immigration policy with people who have deluded themselves into believing that it’s any of their business where other people choose to live or work, I run into a lot of bad arguments. Of all those arguments, probably the silliest is “but they don’t speak English.”

The simplest…


US National Debt public/intergovernmental. Source: US Treasury. Public Domain.

Well, it’s time for one of those periodic “debt ceiling” fights in Congress. Every so often, American politicians argue over whether to allow themselves to borrow more money, with their promise to beat it out of your hide, plus interest, later, as their collateral.

These fights get dramatic, in the…


US Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) laughs at some of the people she’s fooled into believing she’s “working class.” Public domain.

“Working class Bronx native” served US Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) well as “elect me” schtick in 2018.

It wasn’t true — Ocasio-Cortez is an architect’s daughter who grew up in the tony suburb of Yorktown Heights (median family income of $137,580 versus the US median family income of $68,703), attended…

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