Democrats hope to buy votes in Iowa by forcing us to buy ethanol. https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-iowa-biofuels/iowas-anger-over-trumps-ethanol-policy-gives-democrats-opening-idUSKBN1ZW05Q
Dershowitz: "And if a president does something, which he believes will help him get elected in the public interest, that cannot be the kind of quid pro quo that results in impeachment." That means anything Trump does to get re-elected can't be impeachable. If Dershowitz isn't deliberately trying to lose Trump's case for him, I don't know what else to make of that. https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2020/01/30/alan-dershowitz-controversial-trump-impeachment-argument/4618461002/
Stephen J. Lyons: Love Our Soldiers, Hate Our Wars https://www.antiwar.com/blog/2020/01/26/love-our-soldiers-hate-our-wars/
Existential Comics is sometimes good, always interesting. This one is both. http://existentialcomics.com/comic/325
This year the Arisia science fiction convention introduced a racially segregated "safer space." On MLK weekend.
OK, there is some good stuff on Merdium.
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Exclusive: Apple dropped plan for encrypting backups after FBI complained - sources
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In which I try to convince people they shouldn't become inquisitors for the Census. https://medium.com/@gmcgath/considering-getting-a-census-job-please-dont-bfe94d03ba57?source=friends_link&sk=5adbd8ce98cbd8c6e8855f9702c48afc
California AB-5 is working exactly as intended, hammering groups as varied as writers, photographers, and truck drivers. https://garymcgath.com/wp/ab-5-nightmare/
The FBI is actually applauding the Volstead Act because it enabled their "pursuit of the American gangster." As if their crime wave had always existed and Prohibition just gave the government a new tool to arrest them, rather than giving the gangsters a market.
Rand Paul sinks to new depths of cynicism. He says no Republican Senator will vote for impeachment because they put their careers first. He's a Republican Senator, so he's including himself and saying he puts his career ahead of principle. https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2020/01/16/trump-impeachment-rand-paul-said-senators-have-made-up-their-minds/4493419002/
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