Month: June 2022

  • In Italy for the summer

    In Italy for the summer

    We arrived in Rome this morning and will be in Italy for the next six weeks, other than a brief trip back to Washington in mid-July for work. MaryKate and I are spending this week in Rome and will be heading to Florence next month. I’ll be working remotely and she will be completing a […]

  • Imagine if, in the build up to the Cold War…

    Palmer Luckey, inventor of Oculus who was later fired by Facebook for opposing The Current Thing, spoke last week about Anduril and the importance of reinvigorating America’s military dynamism: “The situation we’re in is pretty weird. This is gonna sound hyperbolic, but bear with me. [Imagine] if in the build up to World War II,…

  • There was never a right to an abortive act

    Clarke Forsythe writes on the history of the “born-alive rule” in Anglo-American law, highlighting the importance of its history and application for refuting any historically-alleged right to abortion: Justice Samuel Alito’s leaked draft opinion could be even stronger in refuting the notion that Anglo-American law ever recognized a right to abortion. The draft addresses the…

  • Let’s not instrumentalize our dead

    Brian Heater reports that “Alexa will soon be able to read stories as your dead grandma”: At its annual re:Mars conference today in Las Vegas, Amazon’s Senior Vice President and Head Scientist for Alexa, Rohit Prasad, announced a spate of new and upcoming features for the company’s smart assistant. The most head turning of the…

  • A majority of Americans support personhood rights for preborn children

    Alexandra DeSanctis reports on our latest AUL/YouGov national poll, which finds that American majorities agree that abortion ends the life of a human being before birth: Americans United for Life (AUL) has partnered with YouGov to survey 1,000 Americans on their opinions about abortion, fetal personhood, and legal rights for the unborn. YouGov conducted the…