What happened with Huawei at the G20?

What happened with Huawei at the G20?

Nobody quite knows, but the important thing is Trump reversed his policy. While they can now buy from American suppliers. We don't know why the decision was made but I actually think it's the right decision so let's go with it.


Why is the US building 5G on high-frequency instead of mid-band Spectrum?

Well that's the only spectrum the FCC has made available. It's made available high-band spectrum which can carry lots of information, but can't travel very far. What the FCC needs to do is make available mid-band spectrum, which is what the rest of the world is doing. That will certainly help rural communities and probably all of us.

What is Digital Rights Management?

It is the right to have control of the information you load onto your devices. There's a problem, which we recently saw with Microsoft e-book readers, where if you download a digital book but then the company discontinued the reader you can lose the book. You wouldn't lose a physical book. So a little bit of a controversy this week.

The Rant

Last thing: antitrust. It is so important that we get this right. The tech industry is one of the most important parts of the American economy. Antitrust could either cripple it or help it. So let's do this correctly.

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Does Boris Johnson strengthen or weaken the US-UK relationship?

Well I mean strengthens it in so far as he and Trump like each other. They're both oriented towards Brexit. They're kind of right-wing populists that aren't ideologically moored. But will it last? Boris could flip on a dime on any major issue as can Trump. So it's kind of volatile. Plus they both really love the media and when they're in front of each other with other people the potential to - I mean Boris upsets people and Trump easily takes offense. So this could easily go south.

Will Iran release the captured UK oil tanker?

I mean over time I suspect it will. But remember the UK has an Iranian tanker as well, so it's much more likely they work these things out together even if they're not explicitly linked, than suddenly the Iranians say, "Oh I'm sorry. Here's your tanker"

Will protests continue in Hong Kong?

It certainly seems that way. The question is what will China do about it? Xi Jinping is now saying that they are reaching the danger zone and the ability of the Chinese to hit back and hit back hard is real. I worry about those protesters.

Will Robert Mueller reveal anything new when he testifies on Capitol Hill?

I highly doubt it. He said very clearly that he does not intend to go beyond what was in his report. So Democrats looking for bombshells on collusion or obstruction are likely to be disappointed.

Can President Trump expand his electoral college edge in 2020?

Well he thinks he can. He thinks he can win in places like Minnesota and New Hampshire. I think it's more likely that he just hangs on to the Rust Belt states like Pennsylvania, Michigan and Wisconsin that got him there in 2016.

Should the governor of Puerto Rico resign?

Absolutely. Governor Rossello should resign. He's lost the confidence of the island. Puerto Rico needs a fresh start particularly after all these terrible text messages. He should definitely resign.

Finally for The Rant: today's rant is on Elizabeth Warren who put out a report today saying the economy is on the brink of collapse. It was very alarmist, certainly there are problems with the economy. Issues that could be fixed but she risks sounding like she's yelling fire in a crowded theater with calls like that.

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