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Subbing Out

If you missed today's edition of our Clubland Q&A live around the planet, here's the action replay. Simply click above and settle back for an hour-plus of my answers to questions from Steyn Club members around the planet on everything from the new AUKUS ...

Gun-Control Laws Aren’t about Preventing Crimes

They’re just another way of fighting the culture wars. ...

Fictions of the ‘Carceral State’

‘We take the big sellers, you take the small sellers.” It was a sensible division of labor, the kind that needs to be made when the federal and state governments have “concurrent jurisdiction” over a crime category, such as drug-trafficking. Controlled substances are regulated under the police power that states exercise over their internal affairs. Simultaneously, drugs fall under federal purview, pursuant to penal statutes enacted under Congress’s interstate-commerce authority. In theory, then, any illegal act involving...

Live Around the Planet: Thursday September 16th

Today, Thursday, I'll be conducting another edition of our Clubland Q&A, live across the globe at 11am North American Eastern/3pm Greenwich Mean Time/4pm British Summer Time. We'll try to pin down the rest of the time zones below, but do, as they say, ...

World news

Ohio GOP Rep. Gonzalez Won’t Run Against Trump Primary Foe

One of the 10 House Republicans who voted to impeach former President Donald Trump for his role in inciting the Jan. 6 insurrection at the Capitol announced Thursday night he will not seek reelection in Ohio next year....

Economy

Technology

The Ex-NSA Operative Cyber-Mercenary Scandal Shows the Spyware Industry Is Totally Out of Control

Earlier this week, the Department of Justice revealed that three former U.S. intelligence operatives were facing federal charges in connection with their work for BlackMatter, a foreign cybersecurity company based in the United Arab Emirates.Read more......

Retrokits RK-008 is a robust MIDI sequencer disguised as...

If you're a fan of Korg's Volca lineup, then there's a decent chance you've heard the name Retrokits before. The company builds a bunch of useful tools for making the most of your electronic music setup, but its specially designed MIDI cable that adds features like velocity control to the Volca...

Guillermo del Toro’s New Movie, Nightmare Alley, Finally Has...

Coming off Oscars for Best Picture and Best Director with The Shape of Water, Guillermo del Toro probably could have made anything. What he chose was Nightmare Alley, a noir thriller set at a carnival with the director’s most star-studded cast yet.Read more......

Reports show no ‘practical difference’ between Sony’s PS5 models

At the end of August, YouTuber Austin Evans posted a video on Sony's updated PlayStation 5 "CFI-1100" console. He was one of the first to obtain the revised model and what he found after tearing down the console was that Sony had equipped it with a smaller and lighter heatsink. In...

‘Call Of Duty: Vanguard’ Open Beta Start-Time, How To...

The second Call Of Duty: Vanguard beta weekend kicks off this morning following last week’s PlayStation pre-order beta. ...

‘Wonderlands’ Has Something ‘Borderlands’ Never Did: Character Creation

With my obsession with loot and shooting, needless to say I am very much looking forward to Wonderlands, the new quasi-Borderlands spin-off taking the franchise to a new genre, and leaning more into RPG roots. ...

Science / Health

US Moves to Block Purdue Pharma Opioid Settlement

The Justice Department has challenged a plan that would dissolve Purdue Pharma, manufacturer of the OxyContin drug that has been blamed for the country's opioid crisis, while shielding its founders from lawsuits.The government wants the settlement, which was approved this......

Many Parkinson’s Patients Unaware of Strategies to Improve Walking

Movement can be very difficult for people with Parkinson's disease, as shaking and stiffness play havoc with balance, coordination and gait.There are many different tricks Parkinson's patients can use to improve their walking and avoid injury from a bad tumble - but a new......

LA County Issues Health Order Requiring Proof of COVID Vax in Bars

Los Angeles County has issued a new health order requiring proof of COVID-19 vaccination to enter indoor bars and wineries....

House Panel Rejects Drug Pricing Plan in Setback to Biden

A House committee dealt an ominous setback Wednesday to President Joe Biden's social and environment package, derailing a money-saving plan to let Medicare negotiate the price it pays for prescription drugs.The House Energy and Commerce Committee vote to drop the proposal......

Gd-doped nanoclusters help imaging of early orthotopic cancer

To realize precise diagnosis of early-stage cancer for effective treatment and better prognosis, high-resolution magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is indispensable with the help of contrast agents. Iron-oxide-based T2 MR contrast agent (IOCA) is facing severe question of strong ferromagnetism and thereby weak T2 contrast ability. Although numerous efforts have been devoted to enhance...

New DNA-based chip can be programmed to solve complex math problems

The term DNA immediately calls to mind the double-stranded helix that contains all our genetic information. But the individual units of its two strands are pairs of molecules bonded with each other in a selective, complementary fashion. Turns out, one can take advantage of this pairing property to perform complex mathematical...

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Manchin-McConnell meet amid new voting rights push | TheHill...

Manchin-McConnell meet amid new voting rights push | TheHill  The HillSenate Democrats unveil compromise bill on voting rights  Yahoo NewsDemocrats cut deal with Manchin to get party behind long-shot voting overhaul bill  CNNOpinion | How much damage will Joe Manchin do? A new voting rights push offers a clue.  The Washington PostBlitzing the Senate Parliamentarian  The...

As Newsom leads California recall polls, Larry Elder pushes...

As Newsom leads California recall polls, Larry Elder pushes baseless fraud claims  NBC NewsWith Newsom poised to win California recall, another indication COVID politics may be starting to favor Democrats over Republicans  Yahoo NewsWhat To Know On Eve Of California's Gubernatorial Recall Election  NBC NewsDavid Marcus: Don't put a fork in the California recall  Fox...

John Simpson: Afghanistan, its future, and why China matters...

John Simpson: Afghanistan, its future, and why China matters  BBC NewsTaliban touts Afghan women's education while limiting learning  Global NewsTaliban: Women can study in gender-segregated universities  Yahoo NewsJenna Clarke: Women are the big losers as the Taliban robs them of basic human rights  The West AustralianChina, Pakistan offer aid to Taliban as West hesitates  AxiosView Full...

Biden and Bush Urge Unity as Nation Remembers Sept....

Biden and Bush Urge Unity as Nation Remembers Sept. 11  The New York TimesMany employers like Biden's vaccination push  The Washington PostRepublican Governors Infuriated by Biden's Vaccine Mandates  The New York TimesBiden’s Vaccine Command  The Wall Street JournalOpinion | Vaccine mandates are hard. So is covid.  The Washington PostView Full Coverage on Google News...

Entertainment

Sports

Giants report card: Some positives in disastrous loss

Grading the Giants after their 30-29 loss to Washington on Thursday night. Offense The Giants failed to get points out of a possession that advanced into field-goal range — the fifth time that happened in the first five quarters of the season. Daniel Jones identified a flaw in the Washington defense,...

Giants suffer painful loss after giving Washington second kick to win it

Nothing can stop the Giants from their destiny of starting every season with two straight losses. Not a rare turnover-free and aggressive game from Daniel Jones. Not facing a backup quarterback who tried to give away the win. Not even a gift from the football gods. The Giants celebrated Washington’s missed...

Washington Football Team defeats New York Giants on last-second field goal

LANDOVER, Md. — In a battle of winless NFC East teams and young, unproven quarterbacks, the unheralded Taylor Heinicke out-duked the 2019 sixth overall...

Mets swept away by Cardinals as playoff hopes take another hit

Tylor Megill was thumped in one of his worst starts of the season, contributing heavily to the Mets’ 11-4 loss at Citi Field. ...