Will smartphones and other technology make your grandchild look like ‘Mindy’ — a tech-driven dsytopian vision of species devolution with a pronounced hunch, thickened skull, extra eyelid, ‘tech claw’ and other adaptations that conjure a creature which might be called Darwin’s demon. Some say Mindy already walks among us.
Iranian attacks on U.S. and allied assets has made strange bedfellows of Americans who support and who oppose President Trump. Are these Iran war drums a symptom of unquestioning support for the president, or of Trump Derangement Syndrome?
Stephen Green finds a way to talk about one of Google’s forbidden topics without going broke. He’s forced to refer to certain companion robots as “knitting” bots to avoid getting flagged and demonetized for appealing to prurient interests. Together with Bill Whittle and Scott Ott, Steve examines the benefits and drawbacks of these high-tech “knitting bots” while trying to avoid Google and YouTube’s secret defamation.
As pandering Democrats push reparations for slavery, what’s the Republican answer to address issues like institutional racism, poverty, unequal justice, failing schools, and other problems and grievances? Is it enough to just say ‘No’ to reparations, or should the GOP have a positive, creative program to address problems, many of which are caused by government?
Facebook outsources screening of gruesome, cruel videos, to a sick sweatshop where workers suffer PTSD and other effects of horrifying work under terrible conditions. How does that square with the social media giant’s happy mission of uniting people around the world? And if violent videos of animal abuse pass the rigorous screening, why is it so hard for limited-government conservatives to get their message out.
As President Trump honors tax-cut champion Arthur Laffer with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, NPR says the Laffer Curve that describes the beneficial effect of those cuts, doesn’t work, and never has. Why are Republicans so in love with this economic theory that Democrats think is fake news?
Quick hot takes on weird and wonderful news of the week — Stephen Green brings you Right Angle Lightning Round XXI, with Scott Ott and Bill Whittle.
Salon, ThinkProgress, Vox and other Progressive media outlets struggle to stay out of bankruptcy despite the growing popularity of socialism in the United States. Is this proof that free enterprise is a failed economic model when a good-hearted Progressive can’t make a profit trying to destroy capitalism?
William Montanez maybe an unlikely hero for civil libertarians, but the Florida man — arrested on drug and weapons charges — did 44 days in jail for refusing to unlock his phone for police. Would you endure that to guard your liberties, or perhaps just racy pics of your partner? Should the law prevent police from cracking phones to solve crimes?
A transgender actor in a skirt attacks a Trump 2020 campaign sign, stomps it, and steals it, until challenged by the man who owns the sign. We’ve got the video. Why does the peace-loving Left, seem to be the instigators of violence? Why would a Progressive trans person find a campaign sign so disturbing as to physically attack it? And how can conservatives even understand this kind of behavior?
Leftist virtue often comes from victimhood, so Progressive “truth” requires a story of oppression or abuse to give it credibility. Thus, the victimhood hoax has become more common than rational argument on the Left, since rationality lacks the emotional punch to break through the noise and hit the heart. Bill Whittle conjures Richard ‘Wretchard the Cat’ Fernandez to explain the connection between Leftist hoax and the ancient Donatist Heresy.