As much as we’d like to think that things are going to snap back to normal, it’s not likely to happen. That’s the bad news. The good news is that just because politics won’t fix the American decline, doesn’t mean that we can’t restore order in our own hearts. Zachary Yost explains how this works.
The violence at the Capitol last week is being used to justify what’s being billed as PATRIOT Act 2.0. JD Tuccille sounds a timely warning not to let last week’s events become another 9/11-style excuse for greater authoritarianism.
Some say that we live in a post-truth era. I’m not sure what that is supposed to mean but I’m pretty sure that the truth still matters. Anders Koskinen says there is no monopoly on post-truth and we should be very careful not to allow ourselves to be steered into newspeak.
If you’ve found yourself wishing the government would do something about the tech giants, here’s something to consider: Families, not government, should be the first line of regulation for big tech. Kerry McDonald has an excellent explanation of why.