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Biden’s Nominee to Head the ATF, Who Wants Congress to Ban ‘Assault Weapons,’ Says He Can’t Define Them – Reason.com

President Joe Biden wants Congress to ban "assault weapons," and so does David Chipman, his nominee to run the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF). But neither Biden nor Chipman will say what that term means, and their obfuscation makes it impossible to take their proposal seriously. Chipman, who worked as an ATF special agent for 25 years and later served as a senior policy adviser to the […]

todayJune 21, 2021 3

Music News

Soundgarden Regain Social Media, Will Ban Conspiracy Theorists

The surviving members of Soundgarden have temporarily regained access to their website and social media accounts. The band has also announced a new policy on comments from fans, stating that inflammatory rhetoric about the band’s family members or conspiracy theories regarding Chris Cornell will result in an automatic ban.In a claim filed by Kim Thayil, Matt Cameron and Ben Shepherd earlier this year, the musicians stated that Chris Cornell’s widow, […]

todayJune 17, 2021 4


Facebook says Trump’s ban could end before 2024 presidential election

Facebook says Donald Trump’s account could be reinstated in 2023 — a year before the next US presidential election.The company announced on Friday that Trump‘s Facebook and Instagram accounts will remain suspended for two years, effective from the date of their initial ban on January 7.Nick Clegg, Facebook’s vice-president of global affairs, said the company will then consider allowing him back on the platforms:At the end of this period, we […]

todayJune 4, 2021 3


Florida’s ban on bans will test First Amendment rights of social media companies – 98bmp

Florida governor Ron DeSantis has signed into law a restriction on social media companies’ ability to ban candidates for state offices and news outlets, and in doing so offered a direct challenge to those companies’ perceived free speech rights. The law is almost certain to be challenged in court as both unconstitutional and in direct conflict with federal rules. The law, Florida Senate Bill 7072, provides several new checks on […]

todayMay 24, 2021 3


Call of Duty: Warzone just had another ban wave

Call of Duty: Warzone just had another ban wave - with the promise of more to come.Last week Activision banned 60,000 accounts for cheating in Warzone amid an ongoing furore over hacking. Eurogamer Next-Gen News Cast - Will PlayStation Studios publish more games on Xbox? Yesterday, developer Raven said it had issued another ban wave across the battle royale behemoth, with "more to come"."Stepping up anti-cheat efforts on all fronts," […]

todayMarch 21, 2021 3 3 2


Why Are Members of Congress Trying To Ban the Importation of Kangaroo Meat? – Reason.com

Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) and Rep. Jamin Raskin (D-Md.) don't see eye to eye on much. Gaetz lied about the Capitol riot. Raskin led the impeachment of the man who incited it. On perhaps just one issue, though, they speak with one voice. What issue is so vital that it has united such seeming polar opposites? The apparent need to ban the sale of kangaroo meat in the United States. […]

todayMarch 20, 2021 1


Gareth Southgate explains decision to call up Jude Bellingham amid Dortmund travel ban

England manager Gareth Southgate has confessed that he does not expect to be able to play Borussia Dortmund's Jude Bellingham in March's World Cup qualifiers because of the German side's travel ban.German health officials introduced a new rule late on Tuesday ruling that any players from the region of North Rhine Westphalia, where Dortmund are based, would be forced to isolate for 14 days upon their return if they left […]

todayMarch 18, 2021 4 2


Congress moves to ban military gear for police : politics

1829, Sir Robert Peel established the London Metropolitan Police Force. He became known as the “Father of Modern Policing,” and his commissioners established a list of policing principles that remain as crucial and urgent today as they were two centuries ago. They contain three core ideas and nine principles.9 Policing PrinciplesTo prevent crime and disorder, as an alternative to their repression by military force and severity of legal punishment.To recognize […]

todayMarch 10, 2021 10


House Democrats end controversial consultant ban

“It's an enormous win," Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) said in a recent interview, before Maloney's decision was formally announced, noting the move would open "a door for our party to leverage strength from all parts of it.” “The escalation and aggression against the progressive wing of the party with an explicit forward-facing 'blacklist' created a lot of dissuasion against candidates even considering grassroots organizing firms," she said. Enacted in 2019, […]

todayMarch 9, 2021 3