The world of animal liberation continues to buzz with the potential that Spain will soon grant human-type rights to great apes. I weigh in on this issue in today’s San Francisco Chronicle, by pointing out that not only do animal not understand the concept of rights, but that granting rights to animals would cause tremendous harm to humans, both by preventing crucial medical research and undermining our self-concept as the world’s most important species–from which flows the drive to enact universal human rights and our distinctly human duty to treat other animals humanely. Check it out.
On the menu today: GameStop’s rally, Andreessen Horowitz’s new media venture, Biden’s renminbi policy, and how Reddit rallies around stocks.
The 80-year-old senator’s hospitalization comes hours after he was sworn in to preside over the Senate impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump.
Students and families suffer while the teachers’ unions flex their muscles.
The administration hopes to have enough vaccine supply for almost the entire U.S. population by the end of summer.
Michael Ryan, the executive director of WHO’s health emergencies program, made his comments on Friday.
The point of order resolution was put forward by McConnell's colleague from Kentucky, Rand Paul.