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Joe Biden thinks whoever is sworn in this January should pick Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s replacement

Joe Biden thinks whoever is sworn in this January should pick Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s...

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden told reporters Friday night that he thinks a new Supreme Court justice should not be confirmed to replace the late Ruth Bader Ginsburg until after the November presidential election is held and the president inaugurated. “There is no doubt — let me be clear: The voters should pick the president,…
Fox News thinks Joe Biden’s DNC speech was “a home run”

Fox News thinks Joe Biden’s DNC speech was “a home run”

Joe Biden’s Democratic National Convention-closing speech went over great on Thursday night, even on Fox News. Biden opened by promising to “draw on the best of us, not the worst,” and vowed to “work hard for those who did not support me, as hard for them as I did for those who did vote for…
Trump still thinks schools should reopen because Covid-19 “will go away.” Really.

Trump still thinks schools should reopen because Covid-19 “will go away.” Really.

Mere weeks after a number of outlets remarked on his “new tone” about the coronavirus, President Donald Trump fully reverted to form during a lengthy interview on Wednesday’s installment of Fox & Friends. Echoing widely derided, unscientific comments he made during the early days of the outbreak in January and February, Trump insisted schools should…
Elizabeth Warren Doesn’t Care If Joe Biden Thinks She’s Angry

Elizabeth Warren Doesn’t Care If Joe Biden Thinks She’s Angry

“Over and over, we are told that women are not allowed to be angry,” Warren’s email read. “It makes us unattractive to powerful men who want us to be quiet.” But, Warren explained, that anger can be a powerful thing, which is why she’s willing to own hers. As she wrote, it’s anger on behalf…
AI could be a disaster for humanity. A top computer scientist thinks he has the solution.

AI could be a disaster for humanity. A top computer scientist thinks he has...

Stuart Russell is a leading AI researcher who literally wrote (well, co-authored) the top textbook on the topic. He has also, for the last several years, been warning that his field has the potential to go catastrophically wrong. In a new book, Human Compatible, he explains how. AI systems, he notes, are evaluated by how…
Is it time to regulate biohacking? California thinks so.

Is it time to regulate biohacking? California thinks so.

California wants to make it clear that tinkering with your own genes is a “don’t try this at home” sort of thing. The state is making it illegal to sell a do-it-yourself genetic engineering kit unless it comes with a clear warning stating that “the kit is not for self-administration.” This is a notable escalation…
Facebook is being fined $5 billion for privacy violations, and Wall Street thinks that’s great news

Facebook is being fined $5 billion for privacy violations, and Wall Street thinks that’s...

The US government will levy a staggering $5 billion fine against Facebook for violating its users’ privacy, stemming from the Cambridge Analytica scandal. Facebook investors are celebrating. Wall Street pushed the value of Facebook shares up slightly, to nearly $205, after the news of the upcoming Federal Trade Commission penalty surfaced this afternoon, via the…
After Obama, Democrats need a new theory of change. Pete Buttigieg thinks he’s got it. 

After Obama, Democrats need a new theory of change. Pete Buttigieg thinks he’s got...

It seems very weird that the mayor of South Bend, Indiana, is catching fire as a presidential candidate. Until you talk to Pete Buttigieg. Then it doesn’t seem so weird. I sat down with Buttigieg for my podcast, and came away unexpectedly impressed. A lot has been made of the eight languages Buttigieg speaks and…
Joe Biden is leading the 2020 polls. Here’s what he thinks about policy.

Joe Biden is leading the 2020 polls. Here’s what he thinks about policy.

Joe Biden has ideas. America’s best-liked former vice president and current Democratic 2020 primary poll leader has a public image dominated by the Onion’s parody Biden and a vague sense of him as the lovable “Uncle Joe” in a mostly youthful Obama White House. To the extent that he’s known for anything specific, it’s gaffes…
Better Call Saul is nearing its end game. Here’s how long its showrunner thinks it has left.

Better Call Saul is nearing its end game. Here’s how long its showrunner thinks...

AMC’s Better Call Saul recently completed a terrific fourth season, which brought the character to a real crisis point in its finale. The show ably navigated that finale — one of my favorite TV episodes of the year — and that’s all I’ll say for those of you who haven’t seen it. Recently, Better Call…

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