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  • Corbly: The Troubling Rise of Surveillance Cities

    September 21, 2022

    Houston has put in place a new mandate that places business owners in the service of state functions by requiring certain businesses such as nightclubs, bars and convenience stores to provide police access to private surveillance footage.

  • Matthews in Morningstar: Sen. Toomey tells SEC chief that Supreme Court May Overrule New Climate Rules

    September 20, 2022

    Republicans on the U.S. Senate Banking Committee, in particular, Sen. Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania, challenged Securities and Exchange Chairman Gary Gensler's plan to implement new rules requiring public companies to report risks related to climate change and their own greenhouse gas emissions by predicting that the SEC would lose the battle before the Supreme Court.

  • Steven B. Smith: In Defense of Liberalism

    September 14, 2022

    Steven B. Smith writing for the Witherspoon Institute’s Journal, Public Discourse, summarizes in depth Francis Fukuyama’s book Liberalism and its Discontents, which presents a defense of Liberalism that despite its faults, it is still the best system for society.

  • Wooldridge: China's Surveillance State Goes West

    September 13, 2022

    Adrian Wooldridge writing for Bloomberg reports how the Chinese surveillance state is spreading westward, highlighting Wall street journal reporters Josh Chin and Liza Lin’s new book  “Surveillance State: Inside China’s Quest to Launch a New Era of Social Control,” which explores how the explosion of data harvesting and artificial intelligence is leading to tyranny.

  • Putin: 'impossible' to isolate Russia, Moscow will turn to Middle East

    September 07, 2022

    Following Western sanctions after Russia’s military campaign in Ukraine, Russian President Vladimir Putin said that Russia would not be isolated due to the sections from the West and that they would seek the opportunities presented in the Middle East and Iran.

  • U.S. Department of Homeland Security officially shuts down its Disinformation Board

    August 30, 2022

    The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has officially disbanded its controversial disinformation board, whose goal was to survey and control what they considered disinformation aimed at the U.S. population.

  • EU and US Envoy Meet with Serbian President

    August 26, 2022

    U.S. and EU envoys met with the Serbian president following escalated tensions between Serbia and Kosovo late last month when Kosovo’s government declared that Serb-issued identity documents and vehicle license plates would no longer be valid in Kosovo’s territory.

  • DeSantis Bans ESG Strategy for State Pensions

    August 24, 2022

    Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has targeted environmental, social and governance (ESG) investment strategies this past week by passing a resolution along with other trustees of the State Board of Administration to eliminate ESG criteria for state pension funds. 

  • DeSantis Unveils Plans to Fight ‘Woke’ Financial Institutions

    August 10, 2022

    Gov. Ron DeSantis has declared his support for a series of legislative proposals put forward to protect Floridians and Florida-based institutions from being blacklisted by financial institutions who use woke and environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) metrics.

  • Deibert: Spyware is Threat to Human rights and Democracy

    August 10, 2022

    As countries around the world struggle with the rapid growth of unregulated, powerful surveillance tools, cybersecurity expert Ron Deibert warns that the mercenary spyware industry is “one of the greatest contemporary threats to civil society, human rights and democracy”.

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