The Texas National Guard reportedly has two RC-26 military aircraft equipped with devices that can record and listen to calls; stop phones from sending or receiving calls; track the user’s location; and collect a host of other data.
2017 was a rocky one for world governments, particularly western democracies. Jerrod Laber studies these trends and writes about them in outlets such as the Washington Examiner, The American Conservative and The Federalist. He joins the podcast today to talk with Stephen about what we should expect in terms of political unrest and volatility in the new year.
A fantastic original reporting piece by Jerrod Laber of Young Voices, including photography. Learn a bit about DC’s housing situation and a subsidy ridden development called The Wharf.
“Located in the southwest quadrant of D.C. on the Washington Channel, The Wharf’s completed phase one features a series of modern, luxury highrises, a hotel, and various retail and dining options on the ground floors of each. One building features a banner that reads “Live Life Amplified”––no clarification of the amplified life’s price tag included. But it includes upscale bike stores, public marshmallow roasts, rooftop cocktail lounges, Shake Shack, ice skating rinks, and dodging troves of people on uncomfortable and thin cobblestone walkways, all as Christmas music is blasted in surround sound.”