Being wrong isn’t against the law. Neither is lying. Where do we go from here?

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There are three types of liars at work in society today; three levels of lies.

The first, most basic type of liar is the merely untruthful person. They mostly lie to other people, mostly about trivial matters. You can probably think of a few examples of these, and you’ve probably told a few tiny little fibs yourself.

People intentionally lie to other people all the time, for all sorts of reasons- to cast themselves in a more favorable light, to avoid trouble. Most of these…

It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s your brain without alcohol.

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The key to success in life is being in the right place at the right time.

Bill Gates didn’t become one of the wealthiest people in the world because he is just that much smarter than the rest of us. He isn’t better with computers than everyone else, either. Well, maybe better than some of us.

What Gates did have was unlimited access to a university computer long before anyone else did.

He was smart enough, and curious enough about computer programming to start putting in his 10,000 hours…

The idea thrills young progressives, but faces bitter opposition from party moderates. It is a distraction or the future of the Democratic Party?

Black Lives Matter — Sit In — Occupy Bay Street — College Street — Toronto Police Headquarters — June 19, 2020 — Creative Commons. (photo: Jason Hargrove)

When future historians study this era in American history, after sorting through all the chaff of pop culture, advertising, and reality television, what grains of truth will they find?

How will the social movements of today be remembered? What will their ultimate contribution, or lack thereof, to American society be?

On the death of George Floyd, formerly of Minneapolis, the jury is already in. …

The trial that terrorized a nation isn’t over: It has only just begun.

BLM quote signs. PPG Paints Arena @ Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. May 31, 2021. (photo: daveynin)

After nearly a year spent reeling in the aftermath of George Floyd’s murder, and in spite of a guilty verdict, Derek Chauvin is neither gone nor forgotten.

A collective sigh of relief greeted the news of his conviction on all charges two weeks ago. Across the nation, large cities had been taking precautions against rioting, in the event of a not-guilty verdict. The Precautions, as it turned out in most places save Portland, which cannot kick its habit of near-nightly unrest, whatever happens, proved unnecessary.

Our national…

Good luck stamping out “misinformation”.

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There are three types of liars at work in society today; three levels of lies.

The first is the merely untruthful person who lies to other people. You can probably think of a few examples, and you’ve probably told a few tiny little fibs yourself.

People lie all the time, for different reasons- to cast themselves in a more favorable light, to avoid trouble. Lies are usually composed on the spot to inconvenient questions like “Why are you late?”.

The second type of liar lies to themselves.

They fool themselves about all sorts of things…

If someone is immune compromised, not healthy enough for the vaccine, or pregnant, they shouldn’t feel pressured to disclose their health status.

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This past year has been very difficult for everyone. It’s true.

Even wealthy celebrities and tech titans, cloistered in their 20,000 square-foot compounds with every modern convenience and luxury money can buy, have struggled.

Whatever our particular walk of life, on the subject of Covid, worldwide, we’ve all had just about as much quarantining, masking, and social distancing as we can stand. Depression rates are sky-rocketing, there is a mental health crisis of epic proportions brewing in teenagers…

When everything is being recorded, anything we say can and will be used against us in a court of public opinion.

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Now that everything we do is potentially being recorded, and everyone has a high-quality, readily available recording device in their pocket at all times, a few new guidelines regarding public behavior might be worth considering.

For example, if you are ever arrested by police, they will likely inform you of your right to remain silent. …

Why Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot and other prominent Democrats aren’t on board with defunding the police.

“Defund the Police” sign held during a protest on June 5, 2020. (photo: Taymaz Valley)

There aren’t many Democrats who don’t believe in the need for criminal justice and policing reforms in America, if any. Democrats disagree, however, and vehemently, about defunding the police.

While some Democrats believe nothing less than defunding and abolishing will eradicate what is broken in our criminal justice system, there are more than a few prominent Democrats who believe reforms can be accomplished without such drastic measures.

They tend to be more moderate, practical in terms of what voters are likely to support and…

Covid-19’s deadly grip on India is tightening, even as restrictions are lifting around the world.

A patient, wearing an oxygen mask, sits outside Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Narayan Hospital (LNJP), one of India’s largest facilities for coronavirus disease (COVID-19) patients only, in New Delhi, India, April 22, 2021. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY. (photo: Ninian Reid)

As the second deadly wave of coronavirus infections in India devastates the country, the government announced that vaccination centers in Mumbai, India’s largest city, would be closed for three days following Friday.

Though India is one of the world’s leading vaccine manufacturers, it has struggled with its own vaccination rates. India has administered over 15 million vaccinations, a small portion of its population of just under 1.4 billion people, according to the Health Ministry.

The municipal government said in a tweet on Thursday evening that…

Can it do what Biden says it will do?

President Joe Biden listens during a tour of the African Americans in Service corridor that honors the contributions of African Americans in the military, the Pentagon, Washington, D.C., Feb. 10, 2021. (DoD photo by Lisa Ferdinando)

On Wednesday, President Biden unveiled his $1.8 trillion American Families Plan during his first joint address to Congress. The legislation would build on the American Rescue Plan, which was the $1.9 trillion bill signed into law last month and aimed at helping the country recover from the coronavirus pandemic.

The massive package of $1 trillion in new spending and $800 billion in tax credits is aimed at expanding access to education, reducing the cost of childcare, and supporting women in the workforce. The proposal seeks financing for universal preschool and a…

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