Against National Sovereignty
An Economist blogger defends the right of corporations to make unlimited campaign contributions only if foreign corporations are granted the same right.
"Corporate-financed political speech in coordination with a political campaign remains legally out of bounds. All the same, I wish to stand up for the right of foreigners to take to America's street corners, printing presses, and airwaves with political messages, whether as individuals or as legally incorporated groups. The United States is no hermit kingdom. If America decides it is going to invade a place, impose sanctions, or otherwise meddle in another country's business—and it has been known to do such things—it only seems fair to hear what others around the world think about it."
A federal judge ruled that the Trump administration likely violated the reporter's Fifth Amendment rights when it stripped his press credentials earlier this month.
- Acosta will be allowed to return to the White House on Friday.
- The judge described the ruling as narrow, and didn't rule one way or the other on violations of the First Amendment.
- The case is still open, and the administration may choose to appeal the ruling.
Protected animals are feared to be headed for the black market.
New research identifies an unexpected source for some of earth's water.
- A lot of Earth's water is asteroidal in origin, but some of it may come from dissolved solar nebula gas.
- Our planet hides majority of its water inside: two oceans in the mantle and 4–5 in the core.
- New reason to suspect that water is abundant throughout the universe.
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