TL;DR: Like A 5G, Renewable Ruin, And The Campaign Against Campaign Finance Here’s what you need to know… With the latest confusion surrounding the Trump Administration’s policy on a nationwide 5G network, companies and industry groups got a taste of what will become increasingly common as 2020 approaches: trying to decipher policy cues from both The White House and the Trump reelection campaign when they seem to...

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TL;DR: Gearing Up For USMCA, AI’s Risky Business, And Going Low Here’s what you need to know… In an October edition of TL;DR, we wrote about the “other machinations in Washington” that overshadowed the announcement of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement, or USMCA, which was negotiated to replace NAFTA. Since then, the agreement has stayed somewhat under the radar and in fact, the Administration has...

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TL;DR: Not All Research Is Created Equal, Free Shipping Under Attack, And Deepfake Drama Here’s what you need to know… Last Friday, a page from Virginia Governor Ralph Northam’s 1984 medical school yearbook was published, which showed a disturbing photo of a man wearing blackface and another wearing a Klan outfit. The Old Dominion state was plunged into political chaos (which has only sunk deeper),...

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TL;DR: Are You Ready For Your Viral Moment, The Referendum Confusion, And Punting On Politics Here’s what you need to know… Instead of a reflective and relaxing weekend celebrating the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., many Americans found themselves wading into the debate surrounding the interaction between red MAGA-hat wearing high school students and a Native American elder just steps from where Dr. King...

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TL;DR: Be Careful What Unicorn Wish For, Cheezy Lawsuits, And Bursting The Bubble Here’s what you need to know… The new year has begun, and some of the most valuable private tech companies – including Uber, Lyft, Airbnb, Slack, and other so-called “unicorns” valued at more than $1 billion – are preparing for their initial public offerings (IPOs) in the early part of 2019. Thirty-eight tech and internet...

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TL;DR: New Deal Here Again, Chicago Shenanigans, And House Hunters: Oregon Here’s what you need to know… As Democrats had no clear path to combat climate change only a few weeks ago, the Green New Deal has seemingly come out of nowhere, gaining national attention as influential House members, Senators, and potential 2020 presidential candidates voice their support for more urgent action. With some...

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TL;DR: France’s Carbon Tax Revolution, Investing In Vice Or Virtue, And Robocopping Robocalls Here’s what you need to know… Those pushing for a Green New Deal here at home should be careful what they wish for – just look at what’s been happening in France. On November 17, 282,000 protesters showed up in high-visibility yellow vests in Paris to protest the government’s recent carbon tax, which has been followed...

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Driving Into The Future, No Bad Attitudes Allowed, And Cold As (Slurpee) Ice Here’s what you need to know… This Thanksgiving will see the most Americans traveling since 2005, and of those, nearly 48.5 million Americans will be hitting the road in their vehicles to be with family and friends. With the recent advances in automobile technology, it’s not farfetched to envision many Americans unplugging their self-driving...

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