2021-02-01 Brian DeChesare
A low spin description of what has happened with GameStop’s stock.
2021-01-16 Tom Parker
“If the government is going to be the one to decide what hate speech to ban, it’s not going to be the same speech as the speech you hate.”
2020 Taylor G. Lunt
. . . I don’t agree with the pro-life opinion I expressed in this essay. This was a thought exercise: take on a position I disagree with, and try to make it as strong as possible.
2020-11-02 Joel Abbott
“Equitable treatment means we all end up at the same place,” said Harris, finishing her idea of a utopia on earth.
This all sounds nice. It sounds great on the surface. It doesn’t even sound socialistic to the untrained ear. This language of “equity,” however, drives at a core idea of socialism: the uniform equality of outcome for all people.
2020-09-02 Raphael Satter
(Reuters) – Seven years after former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden blew the whistle on the mass surveillance of Americans’ telephone records, an appeals court has found the program was unlawful – and that the U.S. intelligence leaders who publicly defended it were not telling the truth.
2020-08-21 Caleb Parke
this year, the Democratic caucuses are taking God out of the pledge of allegiance. The Black community is a faith community … they’ve got a real problem ahead.
2020-07-25 Joseph A. Wulfsohn
“Do you sometimes — because I follow you on Twitter and I know I do this… do you ever tweet out and be like — you wake up and, ‘Aw man, I wish I didn’t send that one out’?” Portnoy asked.
“Often, too often,” Trump responded. “It used to be in the old days before this, you’d write a letter and you’d say this letter is very big. You put it on your desk and then you go back tomorrow and you say, ‘Oh, I’m glad I didn’t send it,’ right? But we don’t do that with Twitter, right? We put it out instantaneously, we feel great, and then you start getting phone calls — ‘Did you really say this?’ I say, ‘What’s wrong with that?’ and you find out a lot of things.”
2020-07-11 Black Lives Matter Foundation, Inc
We disrupt the Western-prescribed nuclear family structure requirement by supporting each other as extended families and “villages” that collectively care for one another, especially our children, to the degree that mothers, parents, and children are comfortable.
Wayback Machine copy:
When police are revealed to have killed an unarmed suspect or used excessive force during arrest, police generally defend those actions. Cops who report wrongdoing are routinely ostracized as “rats” and denied promotions, according to a 1998 Human Rights Watch study. Researchers identify this so-called “blue wall of silence” – the refusal to “snitch” on other officers – as a defining feature of U.S. cop culture today.
U.S. military culture stresses organizational, rather than personal, loyalty.
And the pride Marines famously feel, for instance, comes from being part of this well-respected corps. Personal relationships with other Marines are of secondary importance.
-12-13 Rachael Levy
Prominent figures from Jacob Gottlieb to Betsy DeVos got help from a reputation management firm that can bury image-sensitive Google results by placing flattering content on websites that masquerade as news outlets