As Donald Trump’s four year reign over our collective consciousness comes to an end, many have asked the question: What’s next for the Republican Party? And many have, in turn been quick to point out that another, more dangerous, more effective Donald Trump is surely on the way. The argument is that, because Biden largely… Continue reading Ronald Reagan was the Better Worse Donald Trump.
The Vietnam War. The Korean War. The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict. It seems that every time the United States assumes a role in a foreign conflict, it’s for the worse. This is why I’m hesitant to join the calls for U.S. involvement in Russia over the arrest of Alexei Navalny. I wasn’t alive to witness the pissing… Continue reading How We End the Cold War (Without Heating it Up Again)
When you raise the question of limiting disinformation on social media platforms, the most obvious answer is to repeal Section 230. Lindsey Graham, Ted Cruz, and countless other senators and representatives from both parties have expressed support for the idea, which would see companies like Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube liable for disinformation spread and posted… Continue reading The Problem(s) with Removing Section 230
Over the past few years, the long and winding road that is investing in Bitcoin has pushed many to see the cryptocurrency, and many others in the field it popularized, as the future of commerce: A decentralized, blockchain backed currency with the power to revolutionize the world economy. However, valleys that often match or exceed… Continue reading The Dark Side of Crypto.
Over the past week, there’s been much discussion over social platforms like Twitter, Facebook, and Youtube and the roles that each of them had to play in the events of last week. With this discussion, there’s been increasing demands for these platforms to be held accountable for both the attack on Capitol Hill and countless… Continue reading Is It Apple’s Responsibility to Enforce Social Media?
Over the past few days, left-leaning Twitter has seemingly collectively rejoiced over the departure of a large number of right-leaning users following Donald Trump’s suspension on the platform. It’s understandable why. For the past four years, and, likely even farther back than that, Twitter has been a key battleground for the culture wars that far… Continue reading The True Danger of Parler
A wise man once said that computers were like bicycles for the mind, and, for a while, this was true. For decades, computers helped to advance the capabilities of our race by enhancing productivity, efficiency, and creative abilities. But then social media came along, and took what were once tools that enhanced our abilities to… Continue reading This is Not a Bicycle.
Preface: Yesterday, Wednesday January 6th, 2021, our country witnessed one of the greatest assaults on our democracy in the history of our democracy. When President Trump’s supporters (whether he wanted them to or not) marched upon Capitol Hill, in scarring and degrading the halls of the Capitol building, they scarred and degraded our nation, and… Continue reading A Tale of Two Feeds: How We Went from Ranking Harvard Girls to an Attack on Capitol Hill, and How We Can Stop It From Going Further.
Stop! Look outside your window, or, if you happen to live outside of the Downtown DC area, the front page of Google News. What do you see? Rioting. The answer is rioting. Other acceptable answers include: spoiled children unable to cope with the first major loss in their lives, perhaps the first instance in U.S.… Continue reading Hey Kids: This is Rioting.
Apple succeeds in large part not by what they do, but they don’t do. For every product that get’s a yes in Cupertino, there’s likely a hundred if not a thousand that get left on the cutting room floor. This idea has been key to the success of Apple over the past 20 years, and… Continue reading Why an Apple Car Makes Sense.