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RATIONAL REVIEW NEWS DIGEST
The Freedom Movement's Daily Newspaper

Volume XVIII, Issue #4,865
Steemit Headlines -- Thursday, October 14, 2021

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TODAY'S NEWS

Shatner visits, returns from the final frontier
Japan: Kishida dissolves Parliament ahead of October 31 general election
US airlines defy Texas order to stop mandatory COVID-19 jabs
Israel's nuclear weapons are the true Middle East threat, Iranians, Syrians warn UN
IA: Republican flips long-time Democratic state House seat
Artist behind Tiananmen crackdown memorial at University of Hong Kong seeks diplomatic help to relocate Pillar of Shame overseas
Russia: Regime denies weaponising energy amid Europe gas crisis
Netherlands: Same-sex marriage isn't a bar to the throne, Prime Minister says
Logjam at busiest UK commercial port adds to Christmas fears
Social Security increase largest in decades as inflation jumps
IEA Message to World Leaders: Stop Investing in New Oil and Gas
Kenya: Regime rejects UN court ruling in Somalia row, to seek diplomatic solution
Judge holds DC corrections officials in contempt over treatment of Capitol riot defendant
Russia: Putin aims for carbon neutrality by 2060
Facebook to change rules on attacking public figures on its platforms
US beats out China as top Bitcoin miner home for first time
Report: California mom threw teens secret drinking parties, watched sex abuse
Slovakia: ECB banker Kazimir accused of bribery
Vaping: FDA approves e-cigarette in US for first time
Pope OKs crediting miracle to John Paul I on sainthood path

TODAY'S COMMENTARY

What If There Is No Meritocracy?
When Are Secrets Not Secret?
Economic Woes: Biden Blames Trump. Trump Blames Biden. They're Both Right.
Is This Becoming a General Strike?
Amnesty International brief against right to bear arms
The Restaurant-to-Cannabis Pipeline
You Might Be a Blobster If ...
Low Fares. Something to Hide.
Confronting the Supply Chain Crisis
Authoritarian Left, Authoritarian Right
The Real 2024 Election Nightmare
Means Testing: Inhumane, Divisive, and Very Bad Politics
Without Roe v. Wade, Abortion Will Remain Legal in Most States
How I'm Responding to Australia's Techno-Autocracy
Time Is Running Out to Indict Trump for His Sex Hush Money Payment to Stormy Daniels
Cannabis licensing smacks of scam
Why Is Stalking Legal?
Vaccines, Science, Judgment, & Discourse
Abandoning Yemen to War Criminals
The Incredible Shrinking Dollar
Is the old nuke deal with Iran already dead?
Post-Pandemic Authoritarianism Looms in Indonesia
If You Don't Stand Up For The Unvaxxed Now, You Wouldn't Have Stood Up For The Jews Then
Budget Reconciliation And The End Of Liberalism
Poem: Let's Argue About Bisexual Superman
Don't Confuse the Falkland Islands for Taiwan
No, Elizabethtown College, your racially segregated event is not okay.
Protesting More Panic Porn
The Right's Vaccine-Mandate Skepticism Goes from Principled to Paranoid
No kid cares about who Superman kisses
Cities Lead the Way in (Another) Massive Fall Exodus from US Public Schools
No, House of Commons Committee, the UK Did Not Lock Down Too Late. It Should Never Have Locked Down At All.
Why Is PayPal Denying Service to Palestinians?
Due vigilance for global corporations
Eyes on the Politicized Prize

TODAY'S AUDIO/VIDEO

Free Talk Live, 10/13/21
The Vital Center, episode 16
Ron Paul Liberty Report, 10/13/21
The Argument, 10/13/21
The Bryan Hyde Show, 10/13/21
Electric Libertyland, episode 250
NPR Politics Podcast, 10/12/21
IP ... Frequently, episode 103
The Tom Woods Show, 10/12/21
My History Can Beat Up Your Politics, 10/12/21
Cyberlaw Podcast, episode 378
Fintech Beat, episode 112
Declare Your Independence with Ernest Hancock, 10/12/21
Bloggingheads.tv, 10/12/21
Conflicts of Interest, episode 174

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Editors:
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