San Francisco’s facial recognition technology ban, explained

San Francisco’s facial recognition technology ban, explained

The city’s ban on the technology could set a nationwide precedent. San Francisco is the first major city to ban local government agencies’ use of facial recognition, becoming a leader in regulating technology criticized for its potential to expand widespread government surveillance and reinforce police bias. The “Stop Secret Surveillance” ordinance passed 8-1 in a vote by the city’s board of supervisors Tuesday. The ordinance will implement an all-out ban on San Francisco city agencies’…

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Democrats have an ambitious plan to save American labor unions

Democrats have an ambitious plan to save American labor unions

Republicans will hate it. House Democrats have a plan to make unions great again. They’re trying to get support for a sweeping labor reform bill that would reverse decades of Republican-backed policies meant to crush labor unions. The Protecting the Right to Organize Act (PRO Act), introduced earlier this month by Rep. Bobby Scott (D-VA), would push back on a series of Republican-backed laws that have cropped up in more than two dozen states in…

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The problem with Joe Biden’s Republican “epiphany” theory of bipartisanship

The problem with Joe Biden’s Republican “epiphany” theory of bipartisanship

No Republican “epiphany” will be forthcoming. All successful politicians traffic in feel-good fantasy. After all, who doesn’t want to hear that hard problems have easy solutions and that whatever feels troubling today is but a passing storm cloud. Perhaps it is in this spirit, then, that we should interpret candidate Joe Biden’s campaign trail remark that once President Joe Biden kicks Donald Trump out of the White House, Republicans will have an “epiphany” and start…

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