“The Eliminating Abusive and Rampant Neglect of Interactive Technologies Act of 2020, also known as the EARN IT Act, is a dangerous bill introduced by Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina. If it becomes law, it will end private communication on the internet.The EARN IT Act is part of a long history of using sex panics to expand state power. If we fall for it this time we may effectively end freedom of expression and open communication on the internet as we know it.EARN IT threatens website providers’ and other intermediaries’ ability to provide end-to-end encrypted services. End-to-end encryption is critical to ensuring private communication and often personal safety.Like so many of the save-the-children bills before it, EARN IT will not combat child sexual exploitation, but it will be the largest expansion of state surveillance powers in recent history, eliminating private communication on the internet."Tip of the hat to The Honest Courtesan.
Despite the best of intentions, the U.S. Department of Education is fundamentally illegal.A short one adapted from a discussion at another site.
“This song was played frequently on KVIL in Dallas back in 1980. Until today, I had feared that this song was lost. When i came across a recorded performance today I was elated! It is a wonderful song of patriotism that this country really needs! Please watch it and share it with your friends and help revive the song!”
“This 4th of July, when you watch the fireworks, will you think about the Declaration of Independence?
We should. After all, the holiday is meant to honor the Declaration. It, and the Constitution it led to, help keep us free.”
“Dennis Prager has traveled all over the world. But at the end of every trip, he returns home with a new appreciation for America. Why? Because no country is more open, more generous, and has done more for the cause of freedom than America has.”
“In the years following the Civil War, Booker T. Washington devoted his life to helping blacks transition out of slavery and into freedom. While his ideas were never fully embraced in his time, today, more than a century later, they remain strikingly relevant. Derryck Green from Project 21 explains.”
“The 2020 graduating class faces challenges unlike any class before it. Uncertainty looms at every turn: job prospects, social interactions, and many other aspects of “normal life” once taken for granted. So what lessons can be learned from this unparalleled situation? Dennis Prager offers three.”
East Troublesome Fire Grows, Rocky Mountain National Park Closes
“The East Troublesome Fire grew more than 100,000 acres in 24 hours, fire officials said.”
The tyranny of ‘misinformation’
“The term is being used by politicians, the press and Big Tech to dismiss opposing views.”
Unfriending Free Speech
“Who will guard the gatekeepers of our political discourse?”
Without a ‘Right to Garden’ Law, It May Be Illegal to Grow Your Own Food
“How one Illinois family's backyard hoop house put them at odds with city officials.”
Trump’s Order Sets the Stage for Loyalty Tests for Thousands of Feds
“The president’s executive order sweeps aside 140 years of federal policy promoting professional expertise.”
How Expert Worship Is Ruining Science
“Big tech and big media are betraying the truth—and the people.”
Recent College Grads Face Worst Employment Prospects In Decades Thanks To COVID-19
“Just like their forebears (the millennials who graduated from college between 2008 and 2012) it appears Gen Z is facing a labor-market shock of serious magnitude, spurred by the coronavirus pandemic and its attendant impact on the American economy, swelling the unemployment rolls while also disrupting the typical pipeline of internships and entry-level gigs that usually help students find permanent entry-level jobs.”
Seattle LGBTQ Commission Calls on Gay Mayor to Resign
“Commission cites human rights abuses”
California DA blasts Newsom’s leadership: ‘The blood of the children ... is on your hands'
“'Stop using COVID-19 to further your political agenda,' she said”
A Sordid Conspiracy To Deceive The American Electorate
“If the liberal media weren’t providing Biden cover, he couldn’t get away with this. If they were even raising questions about his intentional invisibility, this campaign would look far different, and far less surreal.”
Trump ending first term with ultimate lib-triggering civil servant executive order, 4 years in the making
“Despite the alarm from critics, the order does prohibit “certain personnel actions against ‘Schedule F’ employees,” including any that would be based on the “employee’s partisan affiliation, other protected characteristics, or because of the employee’s status as a whistleblower.””