The Trump administration is coming under increased pressure from Congress to kill a landmark deal between Boeing and an Iranian airline known for engaging in terrorism over concerns the Western airline company would enable Tehran’s transfer of militant fighters across the region, according to multiple sources who told the Washington Free Beacon the administration is likely to nix the multi-billion dollar deal.
The president of Michigan’s Albion College told a student who said his girlfriend was physically and verbally harassed by anti-racism protesters on campus that it was “appropriate that all of us of privilege feel uncomfortable from time to time,” according to audio of the meeting obtained by the Washington Free Beacon.
Americans like capital punishment. Support for the practice has remained at or above 60 percent since 1972, sometimes reaching as high as 80 percent. In 2016, a plurality of those surveyed said the death penalty was imposed “not enough,” while voters in Nebraska, Oklahoma, and California voted yes on pro-death-penalty referenda.
There’s a principle for evaluating new technology that receives less attention than it deserves. The principle might be phrased this way: The flagship is not the fleet. Which is to say, the best use of any new technology—the most striking and morally praiseworthy use, and the use for the sake of which we were urged to adopt something new—will rarely prove to be the most common use. Any technology distributed to a large number of people will quickly take on a life of its own, for good and for ill, as users turn the new technology toward the old ambitions, anxieties, and debaucheries of human nature.