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The constant struggle of focusing on what matters

Each of these bills had the potential to provide some benefit to society – some corrected historical wrongs while others aimed to improve government functioning or enhance the lifestyle of certain subgroups. But are they important enough, impactful enough to make the 115th Congress’ top 400 enacted laws? Would you want your representative or party spending their political capital to pass them?

Xenophobia is back

This morning, I was sent an innocuous-looking op-ed in the Stanford Review from more than a week ago, entitled “How China Leverages Stanford’s Expertise in Artificial Intelligence.” With a title like that, I expected the piece to be about some specific, concrete incidents of tech transfers or even thefts (like this Daily piece on Huawei,…