It's the day after a special election which, as usual, provides an opportunity to make fun of the Democrats' inability to win any elections ever. Leaving aside the seriousness of elections, it's always funny the way Democrats seem to lose over and over while acting as if they're always moments away from complete ascendancy. The … Continue reading Body Slam: The Election
I don't have much to say about this but I want to highlight a must-read article from The Washington Post on the subject of impeaching President Trump. I'll let the article itself do the talking about why you should read it: How would removing Trump from office affect U.S. democracy? Would it be an exemplary … Continue reading The Real Costs of Impeachment
Depending on your perspective, CNet has what's either a charming or horrifying story on Dubai's rollout of robotic policemen: The Robocop is a customised service robot from Pal Robotics that will be posted in malls and tourist attractions, and people can use the touchscreen embedded in its chest to report crime, pay fines and get … Continue reading Dead or Alive, You’re Coming With Me
There's an interesting article on Buzzfeed (I know, I know) about some of the changes going on in the Democratic Party. Ben Smith sums up a big recent change: I know, it’s been a distracting month. So you’re forgiven if you missed the big development on the Democratic Party policy front: the call for “a … Continue reading A Step Forward or a Step Left?
Here's a Tech Crunch article on Toyota using the same technology that powers Bitcoin to make smarter cars. What does that mean? “Hundreds of billions of miles of human driving data may be needed to develop safe and reliable autonomous vehicles,” said Chris Ballinger, director of mobility services and chief financial officer at Toyota’s research … Continue reading Self-Driving Cars: Closer Than You Think
What's the 21st Century solution to our global security problems? You guessed it, the cause of all our 20th Century global security problems. But this year, far from the headlines, Germany and two of its European allies, the Czech Republic and Romania, quietly took a radical step down a path toward something that looks like … Continue reading Guess Who’s Back, Back Again
This is an excellent article on OZY about five 2018 primaries that will give us an idea of how the Trump Effect is playing inside the Republican Party. Most of the coverage of 2018 is coming from a Democratic perspective, simply because as the party that's gotten its head caved in the last two elections, … Continue reading 2018 Republican Primaries Already Depressing Us All
This post is purely a placeholder intro post. I will try and fill it out as time goes with a mission statement, et al. This is to be a place where distinct voices discuss and debate issues. The only points of agreement that we all share are: Our Current State of Partisan Affairs is Not … Continue reading Placeholder Intro Post