This past week, a federal judge issued a stay on the FDA's approval of mifepristone, which for years has been a common nonsurgical means of abortion, among other things. From a Libertarian standpoint, the FDA's power to decide what is or is not legal for individuals to put in their bodies is a violation of personal liberty and autonomy.
I watched an on-line campaign training seminar sponsored by American Majority on March 23, 2023. The title of the seminar was "Win elections by Influencing People".
I did not attempt to keep notes on the entire conference. But I would like to share a few highlights from it.Read more
Joe Dehn did a great job in the last newsletter summarizing the CA LP convention held in Sacramento, Feb 17-19, 2023. I would like to make some personal observations and highlight some of the things I found especially interesting.
There were several speakers and I want to highlight three in particular.Read more
Once again the federal government is facing a crisis because it has reached its "debt ceiling". This is an artificial limit, set by Congress, because while pretty much everybody agrees that ever-increasing debt is a bad thing, almost nobody in Congress is willing to do what would be necessary to actually stop it – cut spending.Read more
For the past two months, an artificial intelligence system named "chatGPT" has been in the news for its ability to generate plausible written answers, including essays, on a very wide variety of questions. These answers were not always correct, but they were correct often enough to worry people whose jobs depend on their ability to write. As might be expected, this generated special concern among teachers at both the secondary and college levels, frightened by the prospect of their students being able to "cheat" by passing off computer-generated answers to exam questions and term paper assignments as their own.Read more