As the estimable Defending Rights and Dissent organization argues against using the January 6 Capitol coup to gut Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act -- which currently shields social media corporations from accountability for the harm they've caused -- I remain compelled to argue that net neutrality, not Section 230, created the free internet, and to reiterate that any reform to Section 230 should not only distinguish between service providers and content providers, but should also distinguish between "private" and "public" utterances (as Facebook already does). I'm perfectly happy to let people say what they want to each other on Facebook without any interference from the state (friends can still stand up to each other, I would hope!), but we can't keep letting Facebook actually aid and abet white supremacist Trumpholes broadcast their venom in public without fear of being sued.
Natasha Lennard at The Intercept argues that the "Hunts Point Strike Is the Bold Labor Action the Country Needs." Workers at the Hunts Point Produce Market in New York City (through which most of the fruits and vegetables sold in the city pass) worked fearlessly through the pandemic, then asked for a mere $1 more an hour; when management countered with a "slap in the face" offer, workers went on strike for almost a week, and appear to have won significantly more than their original "slap in the face." Some folks say this proves essential workers shouldn't be allowed to strike; I say it proves we better treat our essential workers right.
President Biden issues Executive Order requiring Executive branch agencies to buy American products, which could affect the spending of $600 billion annually and help keep jobs here in America. Of course, the fools who've been whining about TEH NINETIEZ THOUSANDZ JOBZ LOSTZ!!!! after he stopped Keystone XL (actual number of permanent jobs created by Keystone: 30) won't remember the "Buy American" order. That's because nothing can get through their thick skulls. We really shouldn't try to reach them anymore, and we should take comfort in the fact that they're not a majority.
Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL), the man who gives the empty suit a bad name, says that even though Donald Trump "bears responsibility" for some indeterminate part of the January 6 attempted coup, the Senate shouldn't try him for it because that would just "stir it up even more." Your law and order party, ladies and gentlemen! Your accountability party, ladies and gentlemen! Your brave party, ladies and gentlemen! Also, too, you can't avoid "stirring people up" who live to be stirred up anyway; as William S. Burroughs used to say, junkies want junk, and they don't want anything but junk.
Finally, how did Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) respond to news that she used to like posts on Facebook calling for the execution of prominent Democrats? By saying that she can't control all the people who operated her Facebook page on her behalf! She's a star, after all! So, either she's demonstrating a complete inability to lead people, or she's merely throwing her underlings under the bus -- both of which are quite Trumpian.