Zuckerberg Defends Refusal to Censor Political Ads: ‘People Can See for Themselves what Politicians Are Saying’

Facebook Chairman and CEO Mark Zuckerberg testifies at a House Financial Services Committee hearing in Washington, U.S., October 23, 2019. (Erin Scott/Reuters) Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg stood by … [+1870 chars]

Ukraine President Zelensky Denies Negotiating ‘Quid Pro Quo,’ Criticizes Trump’s Stance on Ukraine Corruption

Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskiy attends a news conference in Tallinn, Estonia November 26, 2019. (Ints Kalnins/Reuters) Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky denied that he negotiated with … [+1806 chars]

Aunt Becky and the ‘Underpaid Teachers’ Myth

Teacher Kyle Schwartz works with students in her third-grade classroom at Doull Elementary School in Denver, Colo., in 2015. (Rick Wilking/Reuters) What the college-tuition scandal can teach us abou… [+6674 chars]

No, You Don’t ‘Have to Go to College to Become a Welder’

A welder at work in Port Fourchon, La., in 2010.(Patrick Kelley/Reuters) College is not a guaranteed path to the American dream. Neither are the skilled trades.Did you need to go to college to becom… [+9300 chars]

Hey Christians, Are We a Welcoming Committee?

Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil(Wolfgang Rattay/Reuters) An Advent missionChicago For some reason, the first thing I noticed on my early-morning visit to the beautiful St. John … [+4793 chars]

A Counterintuitive and Compelling Case for Class-Action Lawsuits

(Pixabay) A new book argues that class actions are a market-oriented solution to address real wrongs.Last year, companies spent nearly $2.5 billion defending against class-action lawsuits, according… [+8524 chars]

History Is Short

Visitors at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C.(Jason Reed/Reuters) And theres a reason we fight over it.There is no marriage as stable and enduring as that of ignorance and certitude. Years a… [+6611 chars]

A Weakened Chinese State Presents Its Own Dangers

Voters line up outside a polling station in Hong Kong, November 24, 2019. (Marko Djurica/Reuters) As Chinas authoritarian model begins to show cracks, the West must remain vigilant.You see it in t… [+7175 chars]

Kenneth Clark’s <i>Civilisation</i> After a Half Century

Michelangelo’s David at the Accademia Museum in Florence, Italy.(Max Rossi/Reuters) The 1960s series on art and literature through the ages remains a brilliant (and popular) masterwork, a celebratio… [+16871 chars]

Why Al Pacino Matters

Al Pacino (front) with Robert De Niro and Ray Romano in The Irishman(Netflix) Over the decades, through movies bad and good, he always makes the most of his part.A  lot of movie stars are on the sho… [+6288 chars]