Literal Welfare Queen Elizabeth Should Follow Harry and Meghan’s Exit

‘Ex-prince’ Harry and wife Meghan made a laudable decision to stop shouldering up to the taxpayer trough for public funds. On Martin Luther King day it’s hard not to notice the striking similarity between racism and royalty: privileged based on ancestry. Queen Elizabeth is the epitome of someone who’s famous for being famous. But does […]

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The Shocking Reason Why Elizabeth Warren Is Winning the Big Tech Primary

An Elizabeth Warren presidency threatens to be far more disruptive to the economy than a Biden administration, or a second Trump term. She would squeeze Big Tech the most, moving to break up Silicon Valley companies and pass strict data protections for consumers. So why are these companies’ employees giving Warren the lion’s share of […]

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Vox Cheered California’s Gig Economy Law, Then Fired Freelance Workers

Vox Media is laying off hundreds of freelance workers as California’s gig economy rights bill takes effect. Vox cheered for the gig economy bill on its own news pages. Now it’s letting freelance workers go because of the new law. This is a painfully ironic, cautionary tale against the broader labor movement represented by politicians […]

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#ToiletTrump Floods Twitter After Trump Flushes Low-Flow Toilet Regulations

#ToiletTrump flooded Twitter with jokes and scorn Saturday after the president took on US toilet policy. Toilets are the latest front in Donald Trump’s push for deregulation in the dirty business of politics. Congress made it a crime to manufacture toilets that use more than 1.6 gallons per flush in 1992. Democrats pushing for impeachment […]

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Trump Got No Money From Ukraine, Clinton Got $25M From Saudis

As the Trump impeachment inquiry enters its next phase, GOP Senators will argue that there was a quid pro quo in the notorious phone call with Ukraine’s president, but it was not illegal. It’s the same argument Hillary Clinton supporters used to defend the Clinton Foundation’s contributions from foreign governments. The Clinton 2020 rumor mill […]

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John McCain Would Love Twitter’s Political Ad Ban

Jack Dorsey announced a ban on political ads starting November. The late Sen. John McCain was a life-long foe of “soft money.” Hillary Clinton supports Twitter’s political ban, and has condemned Facebook for hanging on to political advertising dollars. Donald Trump opposed Twitter’s new ad policy. With Twitter’s ban on paid political advertising, Jack Dorsey […]

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Pete Buttigieg’s Lurch to the Center Reeks of Hypocrisy

Two months before officially announcing his presidential campaign, Pete Buttigieg appeared on MSNBC’s Morning Joe, selling himself as a generational and transformational presence in national politics. Not only could Buttigieg, 37, drive turnout among millennials, still the Democratic party’s most untapped base of likely supporters, but the mayor of South Bend would bring a movement […]

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