If you're serious about doing your own homework, you'll be interested in how hard the world's top internet portals are working to keep you within the boundaries of approved opinion. Jeffrey A. Tucker wonders, is YouTube now presuming to be in charge of science? If you've read their new terms of service, it's understandable why he's asking about this.
What's the harm in social media giants trying to control what ideas are allowed to reach your eyes and ears? John Stossel suggests that Facebook fact-checkers are stifling open debate. And if discovering the truth is your goal, that's bad news.
The importance of the jury in the pursuit of justice isn't too difficult to grasp. Would it surprise you to learn that the jury also plays an essential role in protecting against government overreach? Jake Welch spells out the beauty of the jury system as it came in the Rittenhouse trial.
To further drive home the point of how the jury is an essential protection for the rights of the average citizen, check out this excellent essay by Kent McManigal on how a good jury makes the right choice.
I'm very grateful for the talented commentators who can take complex topics and distill them down to the key principles at stake. J.B. Shurk's latest piece on how the frogs have begun fleeing the government's boiling pot is a great example of this.
One of the toughest challenges any of us faces is in learning how to reach out to people have become ideologically possessed. Jeff Minnick has a simple but effective test for determining a person's level of PC craziness. He also urges compassion over contempt as a better option.
Here's to the folks who choose to roll with the changes and reinvent themselves rather than simply being controlled by the events around them. Kerry McDonald has an excellent article on how burned out teachers are launching their own schools instead of abandoning their passion.
The trial of Jeffrey Epstein's partner Ghislaine Maxwell is generating some interest among those who are paying attention--even if most of our media isn't saying much. Paul Rosenberg has an excellent explanation of why the Epstein saga can be too much for many people to take. Also, Epstein didn't kill himself.
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