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Did John Bolton sabotage North Korean peace talks?

Everything was going so well. North and South Korea participated in the Winter Olympics under a single flag. North Korea destroyed its last known nuclear test site. Kim Jong Un met with South Korean leader Moon Jae-in, and they each stepped on the other's territory. The North even scheduled talks »

There's a media coverage gap. How will this affect 2020?

There is an incredible coverage gap between Trump and every other issue in today's news media. An unscientific poll of the front pages of major news publications indicates that around half of major stories are, in some way, about Donald Trump. Consider the front page of NBC News, where mentions »

The Future of Bitcoin Isn't Bitcoin

Better cryptocurrencies exist—cryptocurrencies that were able to learn from Bitcoin's successes and mistakes—and we should use those, instead. Here's why. »

Counterarguments to Anti-Net Neutrality Talking Points

Net Neutrality is necessary for a free, open, and uncensored Internet. Still, Net Neutrality finds itself under attack. Below is a series of arguments against Net Neutrality created by Reddit user /u/renegade_division paired with rebuttals. /u/renegade_division's argument has been edited for concision and clarity. "Two »

Net Neutrality: the Facts, Statistics, and Rebuttals

Like most political movements in the twenty-first century, the fight for Net Neutrality is taking place on Twitter. Before embarking on an online crusade of Tweets to save Net Neutrality, though, one needs to arm oneself with the facts, statistics, and rebuttals necessary to be an effective proponent of the »

The Abridged History of the Federal Negative and Judicial Review

Today, the Supreme Court holds the ability to declare any law—state or federal—unconstitutional through its power of judicial review. The framers of the Constitution had other ideas, however: James Madison famously proposed the federal negative, which would allow Congress to nullify state laws. Perhaps Madison was on to »