I am reading Facebook less and less now and contributing even less. The stuff I read angers me intensely and what Facebook has the potential to become is something that was never intended.
Last week former Georgia Senator and Governor, and lifelong Democrat, Zell Miller passed away at the age of 86. His life and legacy are immense. From creating Georgia’s HOPE scholarship to assist academically gifted poor Georgian children in achieving a higher education, to his over 45 years in public service, the former Marine and professor from rural Appalachia undoubtedly left his mark on this country.
The Brexit Scrum and Bracing for Impact
In the wake of the horrific attack last month on a Florida high school, the discourse of these past few weeks have focused on how to best protect American children and citizens from violent harm and particularly in regards to firearms.
Last week, President Donald Trump publicly praised entrepreneur Elon Musk at a cabinet meeting, applauding the Tesla and SpaceX leader for his work in producing aeronautical technology and rockets.
Thanks to a combination of luck, as other major stories were few the past few days, and a still volatile attitude towards Big Tech in the political world, Facebook's Cambridge Analytica scandal has gone from what could have been a seemingly relative minor incident to one that is both threatening Facebook's business model and suddenly increasing regulatory concerns for the company. Zuckerberg even issued a rare public apology, as users are deeply troubled by this seeming breach of privacy.
This D.C. ain’t your grandfather’s D.C. – that’s one very understated way of putting it.