Shallow Dive #2: Chaos in Iowa, and the case for regulating Facebook

 

The Iowa Caucuses descended into chaos, Russian police have been convicted of busting their own drug den, and we ask: should the government step in to save Facebook from itself?

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Further reading

The Iowa caucuses were utter chaos.

Doing well in Iowa is important, but only if you can get media attention out of it.

Pete Buttigieg: who he is.

Buttigieg controversially fired South Bend’s first African-American police chief.

Buttigieg’s town-regeneration project has also come under criticism from minority communities in South Bend.

Partly as a result, Buttigeg has a major problem with nonwhite voters.

Buttigieg started off with a fairly left-wing campaign, but has pivoted to the centre recently, leading to accusations of opportunism from leftists.

Bernie Sanders: who he is.

Sanders’s healthcare proposals are maybe half as left-wing as what the UK currently has.

Romney voted to convict Trump.

Nancy Pelosi tore up a copy of Trump’s speech.

State election fiasco in Germany.

Land grab in Vietnam.

Iraqi protests shaken up.

Irish elections.

Chile protests.

murder mystery in Lesotho.

Iceland says you can’t name your child after the devil, apparently.

Russian police convicted of busting their own drug den.

Shallow Dive #1: Huawei, & the case for open borders

 

The government decides to allow Huawei into the UK’s 5G infrastructure, a rare sighting of a Bolivian glass frog, and we ask: are open borders the way to go?

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Further Reading

Johnson’s controversial decision to allow Huawei in.

The Huawei move is unpopular with his own party.

British foreign policy, caught in an awkward place between the US and China.

Context to US concerns over Huawei.

Huawei: a security issue? Or a trade issue?

5G technology, explained.

The Chinese are not – as was asserted in the podcast – believed to have infiltrated election infrastructure in the US. They are, however, engaged in an increasingly aggressive espionage operation against the US.

5G technology might ruin our weather forecasts.

Peru’s opposition leader arrested.

Netanyahu indicted.

Ex-King Albert of Belgium forced to take a DNA test.

job going at the Tate.

rare sighting of a Bolivian glass frog.