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Hamilton Students Deliver ‘Demands’ List

59 minutes agoNews : The Daily Beast

From limiting freedom of speech to discouraging white faculty from leading departments, Hamilton Colleges The Movement wants radical action across swathes of campus life.

Wednesday: Yellen Speech, ADP Employment, Beige Book

An excerpt from Tim Duy at Fed Watch: The Final CountdownBottom Line: Just how data-dependent is the Fed when it comes to December? Not much, I think. They are likely just looking for evidence that basic labor market trends remain intact to justify pulling the pin on higher rates. Show More Summary

Kabila's Speech to the Nation: A Path to President for Life in the Congo?

In less than one year (November 2016), the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is scheduled to hold presidential and legislative elections. However, a tremendous amount of uncertainty surrounds the organizing of the elections, which would ostensibly usher in a new president and mark the first peaceful transition of power in the history of the country. Show More Summary

Appeals court bars Dart from threatening credit card companies,

Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart was using his position to squelch free speech when he threatened to go after Visa and MasterCard for allowing their cards to be used on the online classified site, the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled.Judge Richard Posner wrote for the three-judge...

Muslim cabbie says fare spewed hate speech before shooting

4 hours agoNews : NY Daily News

The FBI is looking into whether the Thanksgiving Day shooting of a Muslim cab driver in Pittsburgh was a hate crime.

Judge Posner to Speech-Squelching Sheriff: Cease and Desist

It's well known that the First Amendment prohibits government officials from acting as censors. So it should surprise no one that officials seeking to suppress speech of which they disapprove choose their words carefully. When Cook County...Show More Summary

Obama’s Biggest Problem in Paris: India or Republicans?

World leaders have made their speeches and announcements and are starting to head home from the Paris climate conference. Before he left for Washington, President Barack Obama was optimistic about the chances for success. “I actually...Show More Summary

Techdirt Podcast Episode 52: The EU Has Set Privacy & Free Speech On A Collision Course

6 hours agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

Privacy and free speech aren't fundamentally opposed, but they do have a tendency to come into conflict — and recent developments in Europe surrounding the right to be forgotten have brought this conflict into focus. This week, we're...Show More Summary

SCOTUS Lets Texas Law Stand Limiting Online Veterinary Advice

SCOTUS has let stand a case decided by the Court of Appeals by the Fifth Circuit involving what has been deridingly called occupational speech limits by civil rights advocates. The High Court's decision not to grant the case cert means continued confusion about just how much limitation states can......

Tygrrrr Express South Florida December 2015 Speaking Schedule.

Florida December 2015 Speaking Schedule December has me in South Florida for 3 weeks. I have several speaking events. Some of these are political speeches to promote my new political comedy book “Ideological Lunacy.” Some of these are religious speeches to promote my new religious comedy book “Jewish Lunacy.” If you are in Florida in […]

Planting the Seeds of Hope in Paris

A lot of the commentary on President Obama's speech yesterday at the UN Conference on Climate Change has focused on his reference to the words of Martin Luther King,...

Donald Trump Just Gave the Dumbest Rebuttal to Obama's Big Paris Speech

On Monday, in Paris, President Barack Obama pressed world leaders to adopt an aggressive international agreement to curb climate change. To do so, he said, would be an “act of defiance” against the terrorists who killed 130 people in French capital on Nov. Show More Summary

Margaret Sanger Once Spoke to the KKK, But This Photo of the Speech Is Very Fake

8 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

There’s a meme going around in conservative social media circles showing Margaret Sanger speaking at a KKK rally. The photo is fake. But... the reproductive rights activist really did address a meeting of KKK members in 1926. Read more...


THIS SHOULD HAVE HAPPENED THE NEXT DAY, AND IT SHOULD HAVE BEEN UNANIMOUS: Yale Faculty Defend Freedom of Speech, Express Support for Christakises in Open Letter.

Emma Watson Was Told Not To Say 'Feminism' In A Speech. She Did Anyway.

8 hours agoNews : Huffington Post

In September 2014, Emma Watson made waves when she gave a moving speech on feminism to launch the HeForShe gender equality campaign. A video of the speech went viral, sparking conversations about how to encourage men to participate in...Show More Summary

Maati Monjib: The Cost of Free Speech in Morocco

Maati Mounjib, a Moroccan intellectual, has suspended his hunger strike after the authorities lifted the travel ban. But the struggle for freedom continues. Morocco is very well known to be one of the most stable countries in North Africa and the Middle East -- or at least this is how it is portrayed to the outside world. Show More Summary

Christian College President Slams Speech Censorship: 'College Is Not Day Care'

The president of a Christian college in Oklahoma has condemned the rise of political correctness on college campuses and told students who seek to silence speech that offends them that they are "self-absorbed" and "need to grow up."

Wake Up!

Pope Francis' message of peace and economic justice has been an inspiration to millions of people all over the world. How's his music? Um?...?infallible! Wake Up! sets his speeches and prayers (in Spanish, Italian, Portuguese and English) to pop, rock and classical compositions performed by Italian session musicians, several with...

World Leaders Set High Bar For Climate Talks - And Then Leave The Negotiators To Reach A Deal

The UN climate conference in Paris kicked off with a fanfare of speeches by global leaders, commitments to tackle climate change and boost research and development in clean energy technologies. Here’s what you need to know. Who said what France’s President Hollande set the bar high in opening the summit by saying: “The [...]

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