To Know Your Country Is To Love Your Country
There’s been a lot of talk about socialism vs. capitalism, and how the U.S. is not in any way a socialist country. In fact, we have managed to mix in a little bit of socialism with our capitalism…without becoming a totalitarian state. It’s about time we learn that socialism vs. capitalism is a false choice.read more
Last week, AI LA held a symposium called “AI, Ethics, and Fairness.” The panel discussion took place at the Phase Two co-working space in Culver City, California and its members included a computer scientist, a technology ethicist, a legal expert in AI and an AI...read more
As one of the founders of the ultra-conservative Freedom Caucus, Congressman Justin Amash may be the last person you'd expect to call for the impeachment of President Trump. But after completing his reading of the full 486-page Mueller Report, Amash became...read more
I have only voted three times in my life, in three presidential elections in 2008, 2012, and 2016. I have never voted in a midterm election. But given the importance of this midterm election, which I will certainly vote in, I thought it was worth explaining to you why my position on this has changed so drastically.read more
Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker is the latest Republican to take a verbal swing at President Trump. The insulting remark was made during last night’s final gubernatorial debate, in which Baker faced off against Democratic rival Jay Gonzalez.read more
Robert Bowers—the man accused of slaughtering 11 people at a Jewish synagogue this past Saturday—frequented a website called Gab.ai, which The Washington Post described as “an online hub for racists, anti-Semites, and white nationalists.”read more
On Tuesday, President Trump sent shockwaves throughout the country when he suggested putting an end to birthright citizenship—a Constitutional right protected by the 14th Amendment. The move has drawn ire from both sides of the political aisle.read more
Voters in Texas are crying foul over an alleged glitch in the state’s electronic voting system. According to the Associated Press, the machines are used in approximately 30 percent of counties statewide. Both Democratic and Republican voters have reported the issue.read more
Immigration opponents are spreading misinformation about the migrant caravan in the hopes of manipulating the American public. One such rumor, perpetuated by President Trump, is that there are “unknown Middle Easterners” amongst the travelers.read more
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— Thomas Jefferson
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— Ted Koppel, National Geographic “Explorer,” March 6, 2017 (source)