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Working-class Mexicans don’t want Central American immigrants, either. Here's why.

Working-class Mexicans don’t want Central American immigrants, either. Here's why.Before you call them hypocrites, there's a good reason why poverty-stricken Mexicans don't want Central Americans in their country.



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The Debate Showed That 2020 Democrats Don’t Have a Plan to Deal with Mitch McConnell

The Debate Showed That 2020 Democrats Don’t Have a Plan to Deal with Mitch McConnellNone of the Democrats on the first debate stage had a convincing answer as to how they would deal with Mitch McConnell if they win



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Samsung is delaying its Galaxy Fold launch so people don’t end up with $2,000 paperweights

Samsung is delaying its Galaxy Fold launch so people don’t end up with $  2,000 paperweightsSamsung's foldable smartphone has been making lots of headlines over the past week, and for all the wrong reasons. After several prominent technology blogs revealed that their review units broke within days (and sometimes hours) of use, it quickly became clear that the nearly $ 2,000 phone isn't ready for prime time just yet. Now, a new report from The Wall Street Journal suggests Samsung is poised to delay the phone's launch for at least another month.The outlet cites unnamed sources within Samsung who claim that the high-profile device failures have forced the company to rethink its launch plans. Most of the reviews have been decidedly lukewarm, especially when considering the phone's incredibly high price point, and very few reviewers are recommending that anyone even consider taking the leap.One particular point of emphasis is on the device's built-in screen protector that is not designed to be removed, but which several early reviewers attempted to pull off anyway. Many smartphones come with a removable layer of film on the display which is typically removed within seconds of opening the box. The Fold is different, and the plastic layer is apparently a vital component of the display.Some of the journalists who spoke openly about their broken devices admitted that they removed that plastic without knowing what it was, while others claim they never touched it but that their phone screens died within days anyway.Samsung devotees have been quick to rush to the company's defense, noting that this is a low-production device and essentially a first-run attempt at an entirely new type of smartphone. That's true, but it's also $ 2,000 and probably shouldn't die within two days. It's clear that Samsung will need to do something to mitigate the number of device failures within days of launch.This report of a planned launch delay comes just hours after Samsung began cancelling launch events in China and elsewhere, citing issues with the venues rather than a problem with the device or a delay that may be in the works. Samsung has yet to confirm the delay, and sources speaking to The Wall Street Journal did not reveal a potential alternative launch date.



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Don’t Break Up Big Tech

Don’t Break Up Big TechThe worst ideas in Washington are often bipartisan. Big Tech is about to learn this lesson, if it hasn’t already.Elizabeth Warren is out with a headline-grabbing proposal to break up Big Tech companies, the sort of overly ambitious government plan that once would have engendered knee-jerk Republican opposition. Not anymore. Who says we all can’t get along?When the senator tweeted her (understandable) objection that Facebook had taken down her ads attacking Facebook and other tech companies, Ted Cruz agreed that the companies have too much power.Tech is caught in a right–left pincer. Conservatives don’t like these companies because they are owned and operated by sanctimonious Silicon Valley liberals subject to the worst sort of groupthink. Progressives don’t like them because they are colossal profit-making enterprises.That’s why there is some chance Washington might get together and, along the lines Warren proposes, effectively outlaw the business models of some of the most successful and iconic American companies.Warren’s idea to cleave off the platforms of the tech companies and have them run as “platform utilities” separate from the rest of their business is unworkable and is justified by a series of errors and misjudgments.It’s not true, as Warren asserts, that the antitrust suit against Microsoft in the 1990s opened up the space for Google and Facebook to thrive. Microsoft never got the Internet and left the space open for Google and Facebook all by itself, as often happens with a large incumbent wedded to its business model.She charges that the tech companies use mergers to limit competition and cites Facebook’s acquisition of WhatsApp. It’s hard to discern the harm here. When the social network bought it, WhatsApp was available for a fee. Now it’s free, and more people use it than ever. What’s the problem?She calls out Google for allegedly killing off its competitors by burying them in its searches. It’s not obvious that Google actually does this, although its search business inherently involves constantly making choices to try to best serve what people want to see. No government regulator is going to improve Google’s searches, or is qualified to even try.Warren’s proposal is obviously formulated without taking any account of the interests of consumers, who are the ones who made the tech companies so large.Why does Google provide for free a tool without which it’s impossible to imagine contemporary life? Because it can monetize it with advertising. Without the advertising, which Warren insists should be a separate business, Google has no incentive to devote engineers to improving its search engine.By the same token, no one will welcome iPhones that no longer come with or sell Apple apps. And would people really appreciate having to go to two different Amazons, one just a platform, one selling Amazon products?This is all silly, as are the mergers that Warren pledges to reverse, including Amazon’s acquisition of Whole Foods. Amazon doesn’t have anything close to a monopoly in food retail. Rather than taking over the sector, it’s spurring investment and innovation. The nation’s largest supermarket chain, Kroger, was slated to increase its spending on investment 200 percent in 2018.The tech giants aren’t stand-pat companies. Amazon alone spent more than $ 22 billion on investment in 2017. The development of autonomous vehicles, artificial intelligence, and voice recognition wouldn’t be nearly as advanced if it weren’t for the research of the tech companies. The behemoth of yesteryear, General Electric, isn’t making these investments.None of this is to deny genuine concerns about tech companies. They need rules for content that honor the spirit of the First Amendment, and perhaps there should be tighter regulations around privacy. But any real offenses should be addressed with fixes directed at specific conduct, rather than with a massive politically imposed reorganization.That’s a very bad idea, and if you had any doubt, watch it get a respectful hearing from both sides in Washington.© 2019 by King Features Syndicate



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‘I Feel Like a Second-Class Citizen.’ Shutdown Pain Continues for Furloughed Government Contractors Who Don’t Get Back Pay

‘I Feel Like a Second-Class Citizen.’ Shutdown Pain Continues for Furloughed Government Contractors Who Don’t Get Back Pay“I feel like a second class citizen now more than ever"



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'I don’t gotta go to work no more': Truck driver claims $298.3 million Powerball jackpot

'I don’t gotta go to work no more': Truck driver claims $  298.3 million Powerball jackpotDavid Johnson of Brooklyn has claimed a $ 298.3 million Powerball jackpot, the New York State Gaming Commission announced Friday.



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Ocasio Cortez: ‘The World is Going to End In Twelve Years If We Don’t Address Climate Change’

Ocasio Cortez: ‘The World is Going to End In Twelve Years If We Don’t Address Climate Change’“Millennials and people, you know, Gen Z and all these folks that will come after us are looking up and we’re like: ‘The world is gonna end in 12 years if we don’t address climate change and your biggest issue is how are we gonna pay for it?’” Ocasio-Cortez told interviewer Tanehisi Coates at an “MLK Now” event in New York. The timeline Ocasio-Cortez referenced was likely based on a U.N. backed report, released last year, that predicted the consequences of man-made climate change would become irreversible in twelve years if global carbon emissions are not immediately and dramatically reduced.



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We Don’t Owe Syria’s Kurds

We Don’t Owe Syria’s KurdsAmerica should not be in the business of creating another de facto Kurdish state.



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American Missionary John Chau Wrote ‘God, I Don’t Want To Die’ Before Being Killed By Remote Tribe

American Missionary John Chau Wrote ‘God, I Don’t Want To Die’ Before Being Killed By Remote TribeAs the Washington Post reported, Chau had decided to make a trip to North Sentinel Island with the hope of converting the roughly 50 to 150 people living there to Christianity. The report noted that Chau had been writing about the trip, showing that he was well aware of the dangers of contacting them.



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Defense Secretary Mattis On Doubling Troops At The Border: ‘We Don’t Do Stunts’

Defense Secretary Mattis On Doubling Troops At The Border: ‘We Don’t Do Stunts’Defense Secretary Jim Mattis on Wednesday denied accusations that the Trump



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