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Teen Suspended for Gun Snapchat Before Trip to Range…with Mom!

A Colorado teen gets suspended from school and investigated for posting a pic of his gun on social media, and expressing his joy about a trip to the range with Mom. Is there anyway to escape from the media’s gun panic? Do we have two Americas — one where impressive firearms are admired, and the other where every trigger triggers hysteria?

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Get Off the Plane: Your Social Credit Score Just Went Negative

China expands its system of tracking a citizen’s behavior with a social credit score, and limiting his freedoms if it goes negative. Your neighbor reports you smoking a cigarette at your house, and when you try to fly to Hong Kong the flight attendant says, your score is too low, get off the plane. Is this just a dystopian nightmare spawned by communism, or could measures taken by American companies to nudge consumer behavior lead to such a scenario in the land of the free?