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  • Why the Spirit of ’68 is Alive in 2020

    Why the Spirit of ’68 is Alive in 2020

    Many cultural observers have noted the parallels between 1968 and 2020: protests, a pandemic, a contentious presidential election, a fierce stock market rally and a historic space launch. But the question remains: why are these two years so similar?

     
  • No Slump for Smut

    No Slump for Smut

    Pornhub, the world’s largest pornography website, has reported an 18% rise in traffic.

     
  • Human Rights Take Back Seat to Government Power

    Human Rights Take Back Seat to Government Power

    Rhode Island has moved to quarantine New Yorkers who cross its borders. Police in New Orleans are jailing people for minor offenses…

     
  • Concept of market collapse with  falling meteorites

    Why Such Fear?

    An article in the Los Angeles Times said that worries about a possible recession are mounting…

     
  • Enchanted by Exclusion

    Enchanted by Exclusion

    The Belgian city of Aalst held a parade featuring caricatures of Orthodox Jews and people dressed in Nazi SS uniforms.

     
  • Pass the Barbecue Sauce

    Pass the Barbecue Sauce

    A recent report notes that sales of meat and poultry grew 1% last year to more than $50 billion.

     
  • The Cannabis Conundrum

    The Cannabis Conundrum

    Fifty years ago, the fabulous Furry Freak Brothers told us, “Dope will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no dope.”

     
  • Going Up?

    Going Up?

    A record 26 supertall skyscrapers were completed last year. The previous record was 18, set just two years ago.

     
  • What Gets to Outer Space First? A Tesla Spaceship or Its Stock Price?

    What Gets to Outer Space First? A Tesla Spaceship or Its Stock Price?

    The price of Tesla stock hit another all-time high recently, while the company’s valuation has exceeded the $100 billion mark.

     
  • Playlist, Doll and Play Reflect Continuing Trend Toward Inclusion

    Playlist, Doll and Play Reflect Continuing Trend Toward Inclusion

    What is believed to be the first transgender children’s doll, complete with male genitals and a red dress, is now on sale.