Only the Woke is Apolitical

My opponent is a liar and he cannot be trusted. Business Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. came under fire yesterday when the public got wind of a new company-wide policy. Goodyear is allowing its employees to wear “acceptable” slogans, including Black Lives Matter and pro-LGBT t-shirts. The pro-police slogan Blue Lives Matter is “unacceptable,” as is All Lives Matter, Make … Read More

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Sweden Preserves Freedom

If flying your IBM PC got any more realistic, you’d need a license. Business Microsoft released the newest installment of its longest-running title Flight Simulator 2020. The game features Bing satellite maps of Earth, real-time weather patterns, real-life airport renderings, and state-of-the-art graphics. Gameplay reviews are mixed, but the game has sure come a long way since its initial 1982 … Read More

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Nobody Understands the USPS

It ain’t what people know that gets ‘em in trouble; it’s what they know that ain’t so. Business Major news outlets ran wall-to-wall coverage of the Trump-Russia investigation for two years. But coverage has been notably absent the past few days after John Durham found that the investigation began only after an FBI lawyer doctored FISA evidence. MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow, … Read More

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Citizen B1G

We recognized the need for essential employees at the outset of the pandemic. We sent these men and women back to work—in spite of astronomically high-risk profiles—because they make up important, fundamental parts of our society. So where do teachers fit in to that equation? Media Spotlight Major news outlets ran wall-to-wall coverage of the Trump-Russia investigation for two years. … Read More

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In Memoriam: The Hong Kong Flu

A problem well stated is a problem half solved. COVID-19 Amazon’s top-selling mask includes a legal disclaimer, letting you know it is “not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease or health condition.” In fact (if only anecdotal) we cannot find a single mask for sale on the site which doesn’t include this disclaimer or something substantially similar. … Read More

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Well, It Might Cause Inflation

In order to think, you have to risk being offensive. Business CNBC released a video 3 weeks ago titled Why Printing Trillions of Dollars May Not Cause Inflation. And, true, there is a first time for everything. But here is another idea: while the MacCoin had no cash value, it could be redeemed for a Big Mac for a brief time in … Read More

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God and Discrimination at Yale

Business Epic Games announced in May that its flagship game Fortnite reached an incredible 3.3 billion hours played and over 350 million registered accounts. It now is deadlocked with both Google and Apple for circumventing the tech giants’ royalty on in-app purchases. It has since been removed from both the Apple and Google Play stores, the latter coming late last … Read More

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It’s Not All That Mysterious

Trade stalks, not stocks. Business A California judge ordered Uber and Lyft to re-classify drivers as workers instead of independent contractors on Monday. Uber spokesperson said that the overwhelming majority of her drivers want to be independent, and for good reason. These restrictions will provide benefits only for those able to remain employed by the ride-sharing companies. Now, both companies … Read More

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August 12

Just another beautiful day in the neighborhood. Business The Xbox Series X will be launching this November, in time for the Christmas season. Halo Infinite, however, has been delayed until 2021. Halo has been Microsoft’s exclusive first-person shooter series on the popular gaming console for 20 years now. The development team says the delay will help ensure Infinite will be … Read More

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