The phrase "show me the person, and I'll show you the crime" is often attributed to Lavrentiy Beria, former head of the Soviet secret police under Joseph Stalin. Did he ever say those exact words? Probably not, but that's not what's important.
The Beria phrase and "Al Capone" are the talk of the internet. Of course, I'm sure you know why. A Manhattan grand jury indicted former United States president Donald Trump in an unprecedented move. There's no playbook here; uncharted territory.
Maybe a trending quote or two is the worst of this episode. Unfortunately, with a precedent now set, we'll likely start hearing the phrase, "show me the president, and I'll show you the crime."
🧨 Trump Indictment: Former President Donald Trump is expected to surrender to New York officials to face charges of paying hush money to a porn star, with high-security measures surrounding the courthouse where he will appear and his lawyer saying there is "zero" chance of him taking a plea deal. - WSJ
🏦 Banking Crisis: Charles Schwab's stock has plummeted 31% since the collapse of Silicon Valley Bank and Signature Bank. Schwab was swept up in the recent banking turbulence due to around $28 billion in bond losses. - NYT
🧯 Crisis Continued: The recent collapses of Silicon Valley Bank and Signature Bank have caused customer panic and led to deposit swings in smaller banks. The 25 largest U.S. banks have gained $120 billion in deposits, while smaller banks lost $108 billion. - WSJ
🚓 Blame TikTok: New York City Mayor Eric Adams blames TikTok for a growing number of car thefts in the city, citing the "Kia Challenge," a Tik Tok-based viral video showing how to steal Kia and Hyundai cars. According to Adams, the challenge has resulted in about 109 arrests this year. - Bloomberg
🤫 RESTRICT Act: The U.S. government's attempt to ban TikTok has led to a proposed bill, the RESTRICT Act, which would give broad powers to the government. The bill's vague language and lack of specificity threaten individual liberty. - Reason
👩🏫 Future of Education: The rise of A.I. writing programs like ChatGPT has raised concerns about college writing and higher education's outlook. Lee Trepanier, chair and professor of Political Science at Samford University, believes A.I. could save liberal education. - Law & Liberty
🚘 Electric Downside: Electric vehicles (E.V.s) with low mileage that have been in minor accidents are being totaled by insurance companies because the cost of repair is exorbitant, sometimes more than half the cost of the car. Are E.V.s the Yugo of the 21st century? - Issues & Insights
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🏈 International Football: The NFL is reportedly considering the creation of an international division, an anonymous NFL owner told Front Office Sports, with no specific timetable provided. The league has played international games nearly every season since 2007. - FOS
🏀 The Kyrie Effect: Kyrie Irving has been a model teammate and played exceptionally well for the Dallas Mavericks but has not made them better. He has almost no track record of improving a team since leaving Cleveland. - Brad Botkin, CBS
🏴 Banner Day: The Tampa Bay Rays unveiled a banner commemorating their 2022 Wild Card appearance on Opening Day, drawing criticism because they lost in it. - N.Y. Post
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📺 Bernie Sanders vs. Howard Schultz: Senate EPW Committee Chair Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) questions former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz on unions. - Watch
🎙️ The All-In Podcast: Is AI the next great computing platform? ChatGPT vs. Google, containing AGI & RESTRICT Act - Watch
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