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The Moore You Know …

The Moore You Know …

. by Thomas L. Knapp It’s hard to be objective about Roy Moore. Ever since his days as circuit judge of Etowah County, Alabama, he’s been a hero to religious conservatives and the bane of civil libertarians. The former powered his two elections to the office of Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court, on his […]

Google to Employees: Feel Safe Sharing Your Opinions, as Long as They’re Our Opinions

Google to Employees: Feel Safe Sharing Your Opinions, as Long as They’re Our Opinions

. By Thomas L. Knapp Former Google engineer James Damore is suddenly between jobs. He’s been fired, Bloomberg reports, for writing “an internal memo blasting the web company’s diversity policies.” Google has long cultivated a reputation for hiring smart people, turning them loose, and listening to them. This firing puts a giant dent in that […]

Privacy: J. Edgar’s Not the Hoover You Need to Worry About Any More

Privacy: J. Edgar’s Not the Hoover You Need to Worry About Any More

. By Thomas L. Knapp Is your vacuum cleaner spying on you? Hamza Shaban of the Washington Post reports that iRobot, maker of the “autonomous” Roomba vacuum, may eventually sell the internal maps of your home the device builds to facilitate its work to the makers of other “smart home” devices. In the latest phase […]

Send in the Clown: Scaramucci versus the Leakers

Send in the Clown: Scaramucci versus the Leakers

. By Thomas L. Knapp In Italian  comic theater, Scaramouche is a clown, the boastful poltroon whose antics frequently bring him to grief.Presumably new White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci’s name is related  to that tradition. His personality seems tailored to it as well: He’s off to a running start with the boast that he’s […]

Healthcare: A House Divided Cannot Stand

Healthcare: A House Divided Cannot Stand

. By Thomas L. Knapp The latest healthcare initiative from the Trump administration and the Republican Party’s leaders in Congress seems set to sink just like the last version. Mitch McConnell can’t seem to round up the votes to push it through the Senate, if anything the House is more likely to tear apart than […]

Death Panels: Sarah Palin Was Right, Sort Of

Death Panels: Sarah Palin Was Right, Sort Of

. By Thomas L. Knapp In 2009, former Alaska governor and vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin raised the kind of ruckus she’s known for with her comment on the then-notional Affordable Care Act, aka “ObamaCare.” In a Facebook note, she wrote: “The America I know and love is not one in which my parents or my […]

Our Paranoid Society is too Hard on Kids — and on Parents

Our Paranoid Society is too Hard on Kids — and on Parents

. By Thomas L. Knapp In the latest sign that America has gone stark-raving nuts at the expense of its parents and children, the Rochester, New York Democrat & Chronicle reports that a “mother faces child endangerment charges for letting her 10-year-old hang out in a Lego Store while she shopped elsewhere” in the same […]

Everyone Should be Listening to Nobody Speak

Everyone Should be Listening to Nobody Speak

. By Thomas L. Knapp When Terry Bollea, aka Hulk Hogan, sued Gawker Media for invasion of privacy, infringement of personality rights, and intentional infliction of emotional distress, the suit’s chief effect was to amplify the “news” that Bollea had been caught on video having sex with another man’s wife. Par for the course as […]

Mourn on the Fourth of July, 2017

Mourn on the Fourth of July, 2017

. By Thomas L. Knapp I visited Washington, DC for the first time in 1980. I was 13. Jimmy Carter was the president. My family only had one day to see the sights. As I remember it, we went through what seemed a somewhat sketchy  neighborhood (I was a country boy, so it may have […]

What The Deep State Is

What The Deep State Is

. By Thomas L. Knapp Buzzwords come and buzzwords go. Lately, a trending buzzword — or, I guess, buzz phrase — among the politically inclined is “Deep State.” Google News returns 127,000 recent media uses of the phrase. Every time US president Donald Trump finds himself under attack or just stymied in one of his […]

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