“Right to Repair” is a buzzword that has been going around a lot lately. But what does it mean and why is it a source of controversy? Right to Repair refers to advocacy groups and laws that support consumers’ rights to repair electronic goods post-purchase.

The movement is a response…

From the pandemic, a direct healthcare boom was born.

Lockdowns and social distancing created a market for pharmacy delivery, video appointments, and home testing kits. But of these new ventures, the most opportunistic are companies selling prescriptions for stimulants, like Adderall and Ritalin, over the internet. As a lawyer who…

As a recently-registered Seattle voter, I was confused when a packet containing something called “Democracy Vouchers” arrived in my mailbox. How did they relate to voting? Could I use them for booze? So, I hit the WWW to find out.

Essentially, each registered voter gets four $25 vouchers. They select…

In the wake of recent killings at the hands of police, many believe that the American police force needs to be defunded, less funded, or otherwise reformed. The outcry takes aim at qualified immunity, over-policing, white supremacy, no-knock warrants, and more. But, almost all of the criticism of police brutality…

Until recently, a pair of glasses was a big purchase. It probably wasn’t that long ago that you tried-on dozens of frames in your optometrist’s office, only to realize that your favorite pair carried a price tag upwards of $300. The price may or may not have included the lenses…

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