Benchmark Blog

Section 230 Symposium

Section 230 is at the core of the internet. It is also at the core of policy debates across all branches and levels of government.
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The American Dream

On the whole, the research on millions of genealogy records shows that there’s nothing new about modern immigration. In fact, the only hint of something new is that immigration is becoming more popular—though a segment of the population is also becoming more anti-immigration at the same time.
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Feeding the world

Every June and July Ukraine starts harvesting winter wheat. The war with Russia may complicate things this year.
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Farming out work

Farming is starting to look more like a Star Wars than Little House on the Prairie as they start to implement drones and more technology.
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Total blackout

October 4, 2021, Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp were down for almost six hours. What did people do? Will Rinehart dives into the data.
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Narrative

The United States has always been a nation of immigrants. What has driven political hostility toward immigration and how can we change it?
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Our very own Project Hail Mary

With the fate of the world at stake, Project Hail Mary shows Earthlings how to innovate to save the planet. What lessons about working together and working quickly can we learn to not only address climate change but also cooperate with other life-forms in the universe?
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No regrets

Josh Smith makes the case for why the US should grant Temporary Protected Status (TPS) to Ukraine refugees after the Russian invasion.
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