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Editorials

The Gift of Gab: Pennsylvania AG abuses authority to chill Internet speech

on Tuesday, 13 November 2018. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

By Thomas Knapp On November 8, Pennsylvania attorney general Josh Shapiro's office issued a subpoena to web host and domain registrar Epik, pursuant to “an ongoing civil investigation.” The subpoena demands “any and all documents which are related in any

Trump ‘goes postal’. But in a good way.

on Tuesday, 06 November 2018. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

By Thomas Knapp On October 17, president Donald Trump announced plans to withdraw the United States from the Universal Postal Union, a 144-year-old international agreement which coordinates postal policies between 192 member nations. Trump left open the

For better or worse, early voting is changing American elections

on Tuesday, 30 October 2018. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

by Thomas L. Knapp In the US, “Election Day 2018” falls on November 6 this year. But Election Day isn’t what it used to be. The New York Times reports that “millions have voted early” -- nearly a million of them by mail in the Sunshine State alone, even

One Libertarian’s free, well, nearly free, college plan

on Tuesday, 23 October 2018. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

By Thomas Knapp In 2015, president Barack Obama unveiled a proposal -- “America’s College Promise” -- to waive tuition at community colleges, allowing students to complete an associate degree (or the first half of a bachelor’s degree) at little or no cos

Facebook meddles in the 2018 midterm elections

on Tuesday, 16 October 2018. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

By Thomas L. Knapp On October 11, Facebook announced the removal of 559 pages and 251 accounts from its service, accusing the account holders of “spam and coordinated inauthentic behavior.” The purged users stand accused of posting “massive amounts of co

We need more, not less, separation of state and journalism

on Wednesday, 10 October 2018. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

By Thomas L. Knapp “Newspapers are dying,” writes Rob Kall, Editor-in-Chief of progressive (but refreshingly open-minded) opinion site OpEdNews, in a (recently updated) 2010 op-ed. “Let them. There may have been people who wanted to rescue the buggy whip

A longing for autumn

on Wednesday, 26 September 2018. Posted in Editorials

A longing for autumn
I have always liked autumn. It has always been my favorite season. The colorful leaves, the promise of cooler weather, and apple cider.

Human connection and the Internet

on Tuesday, 18 September 2018. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

This week I received an email from a man who had the same name as I do. Same first, middle, and last name.

Doggy day care gone wrong

on Tuesday, 11 September 2018. Posted in Editorials

Doggy day care gone wrong
Last weekend two of my friends went out of town and they needed someone to watch their three, yes three, dogs. I agreed to help them out because that is the nature of friendship and I really honestly didn’t mind.

How old are you now?

on Tuesday, 04 September 2018. Posted in Editorials

How old are you now?
This week’s edition actually comes out on my birthday. On September the 5th some twenty-four years ago my mother spent 12 hours in labor for her first child.

Final stretch of 2018

on Tuesday, 28 August 2018. Posted in Editorials

It’s time for a nap

on Wednesday, 08 August 2018. Posted in Editorials, Articles

When it rains, it pours

on Tuesday, 31 July 2018. Posted in Editorials, Articles

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