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The January 6 Hearing Was a Warning

The January 6 Hearing Was a Warning

Committee chair Rep. Bennie Thompson, Democrat of Mississippi, outlined how future hearings would focus on the particulars of the conspiracy and the careful construction of Trump’s knowing lies—committee members explained that they saw in Trump’s behavior a “sophisticated” seven-step plan for overturning for election—but Thursday’s hearing mostly focused on reminding Americans of the stakes involved. …

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Alas, Elon Musk May Have a Point About Trump's Twitter Ban

Alas, Elon Musk May Have a Point About Trump’s Twitter Ban

From the moment Elon Musk announced his intention to buy Twitter and impose upon it his version of free speech, speculation swirled about whether he would let Donald Trump, the ultimate Twitter scofflaw, return to the platform. Well, the suspense is over. On Tuesday, Musk confirmed what most people suspected, announcing at a FinancialTimes conference …

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The Crypto Industry Is Getting Too Honest

The Crypto Industry Is Getting Too Honest

There’s a commercial for the cryptocurrency-trading platform FTX that has been airing throughout the NBA playoffs. It features superstar Steph Curry going through a goofy version of his day—eating cereal, making pasta, carving an ice sculpture—while narrator Shaquille O’Neal insists that Curry knows everything there is to know about crypto. An exasperated Curry repeatedly denies …

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