"There is no denying it now: Venezuela's government has crossed the line and become a full-fledged dictatorship," writes Javier El-Hage at National Review, reporting on the country's recent Constituent Assembly elections.
- Sen. John McCain has joined Ted Cruz and other senators in sponsoring a bill to punish web publishers and platforms for user posts, comments, and interactions. Meanwhile, a wide array of tech groups, web-policy wonks, sex workers, and law scholars have come out in opposition.
- An international consortium of researchers that includes Boston Children's Hospital, George Washington University, and Vanderbilt University are undertaking a massive study—"researchers have extracted DNA from the blood samples of 10,000 people, 3,000 of them transgender and the rest non-transgender, or cisgender," NBC reports—to search for a genetic component to gender identity.
- "Sending weapons to Kiev makes no more sense today than it did two years ago," writes Michael Brendan Dougherty.