In a 6-3 vote the Supreme Court struck down as unconstitutional a campaign finance rule regulating the repayment of loans by a candidate to his own campaign, handing a win on May 16 to Republican Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas, who challenged the Federal Election Commission (FEC) regulation.
The word “billionaire” didn’t even exist until 1844. Fifty years later, we got “multibillionaire,” and for the next 127 years, that was enough. But in 2020, the rich got so much wealthier, we needed a new word: “centibillionaires.”
Walter Kirn, a novelist, essayist, and journalist, has witnessed individuals give up reason to obey authority figures’ COVID-19 guidelines and mandates, he says, pushing us to further resemble a dystopian society.
I wanted to take a moment to recognize Novak Djokovic and his heroic defiance of the COVID regime, lending his enormous platform and status to the millions of people around the world who have been denied their unalienable rights in the name of a virus.