The Weekly Dystopia
Why Zelensky's visit to Washington was a failure
Ukraine's president was over the top and ignored realities as he requested more funds and technology for an increasingly futile effort.
Why cancel culture is increasingly reminiscent of The Crucible
Montana lawmakers censuring a transgender lawmaker and parents cancelling James and the Giant Peach make me question underlying objections.
One year after buying Twitter, jury still out on Elon Musk as free speech champion
Flap over links to Substack distract from bright spots and rejections of institutions that seek to censor in the name of misinformation.
Why making the Nashville shooter's manifesto public is important
The content may demonstrate hardship for transgender people under Christian values or a reaction to cries of genocide over state measures.
Why a crusade against the New York Times shows LGBTQ groups outlived their purpose
Two examples of earlier New York Times articles that were controversial, but not condemned by LGBTQ groups, demonstrate the movement's change in…
China yawns over role in U.S. opioid epidemic
Beijing defiant over role in drug problem killing tens of thousands each year as little attention paid to issue.
Congress shows limitations in hearing with Twitter executives
Questions about the nature of the relationship between social media companies and the U.S. government could have been articulated more clearly.
The recipe for wavering U.S. support for Ukraine
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has announced new efforts against corruption amid visits from foreign officials.
Germany's delay on tanks shows why U.S. leads on global stage
The world still needs the United States if other leading economies are going to delay needed military support.
Guess who's not coming to Davos: Major world leaders
Snub from heads of state, whatever the motivation, represents growing skepticism of globalized economy.
Microchips shifted to domestic production in new trend away from globalization
With a boost to production of semiconductors within the United States, new opportunities may open up to reinvigorate lagging industry.
What the obstructionism over Kevin McCarthy portends for Congress
If the new House Republican can't do something as procedural as elect as speaker, how can we expect them to pass a budget?
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