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Should the Media Downplay the New Murder Spike?

Depending on your politics, the FBI’s new stats can look scary or meaningless. Here’s a more honest reading.

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Elon Musk Is Dead Serious About His Crazy Plan to Colonize Mars

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Does Not Compute

The poorly designed Computer Fraud and Abuse Act has failed for 30 years to protect Americans from cybercrimes.

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The Vertical Video Revolution

We all watch video on our phones now. Does that mean the widescreen movie is on its way out?

The Computer Fraud and Abuse Act Is 30 Years Old. It’s More Confusing Than Ever.

Does the Growth of Vertical Video Mean the Death of the Widescreen Movie?

I Wrote a Book About Texas Prisoners. The Texas Prison System Banned It.

The Cost of Health Care Is Rising Faster for Pets Than for Humans

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