Right to reap profits

It’s Wednesday. Let’s all celebrate National Wienerschnitzel Day!

Ben Sasse wants to make the Senate great again. He has some reasonable suggestions for doing so.

The right to repair ballot question is being framed as a data security issue and a threat to privacy. But the folks lined up against it are not privacy advocates. Shira Schoenberg reports that General Motors, Toyota, Ford, Honda, Nissan, Fiat Chrysler, Kia, Subaru, Chrysler, Hyundai, BMW, Daimler Mercedes-Benz and Volkswagen have pitched in $25 million dollars to defeat the initiative. This sounds to be more about money than about privacy.

State police in New Hampshire pulled over eight drivers doing over 100 mph last weekend. Their Special Enforcement Unit was on the lookout for aggressive and speedy violators. I’d be curious to know if Massachusetts is doing something similar. I don’t see much enforcement on our state roads.

It looks like one of the most promising front-runner vaccines under development is running into problems. Adverse effects are being reported in the AstraZeneca/Oxford University trials. Things are on hold for now.

And, this is disappointing. I was hoping they might come bearing vaccines.

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