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French Court Dismisses Hate Speech Case Against Dylan

24 minutes agoArts : ArtsBeat

An interview with Rolling Stone resulted in a charge against Bob Dylan that has now been dropped.

Snowden Asks Putin Live On TV If Russia Carries Out Mass Surveillance; But Why?

1 hour agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

Edward Snowden has generally been staying out of the limelight so that the NSA story is about the surveillance not the whistleblower. He's given occasional interviews and delivered a few short speeches via videolink, but usually of a fairly low-key nature. Show More Summary

Snapchat Uses A Hokey-Sounding Success Strategy And Makes Employees Talk About Their Feelings Every Week

Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel recently gave a keynote at an LA Hack event, which focused on building human relationships. Snapchat shared the speech on its Tumblr. In it, Spiegel gets pretty philosophical: " Tonight, I ask you to listenShow More Summary

Picture Perfect: Shake Your Groove Thang

With dinner done, cupcakes eaten and speeches spoke, it was time to really get the party started. Truth be told, once everyone was done eating dinner, the dance floor was immediately packed. One of the only really important things to … read more

The Washington Post Is Confused About Inflation, Economists Are Not

In an article reporting on a speech by Federal Reserve Board Chair Janet Yellen, the Post told readers: "One of the puzzles currently confounding economists is why inflation has remained so low even as the recovery has picked up steam. Show More Summary

SO WE HAVEN’T RECOVERED YET? “In her first monetary policy speech as Federal Reserve chair, Janet Y…

SO WE HAVEN’T RECOVERED YET? “In her first monetary policy speech as Federal Reserve chair, Janet Yellen said Wednesday that the nation’s economic recovery will be nearly complete within two years, but cautioned that the economy still needs the central bank’s support.” This has to be the slowest “recovery” since the Great Depression.

A tale of two wars (well two divergent accounts of the same war)…

4 hours agoNews : Slugger O'Toole

Two conflicting responses to the Secretary of State’s speech, first from Gerry Kelly… “Her comments on the past are deeply offensive to the hundreds of victims of state killings and loyalist collusion. Many of these killings were ordered from the very top of the British establishment during the Thatcher era. “Around 15,000 republicans were imprisoned […]

Andrew Napolitano on Easter and the Necessity of Freedom

4 hours agoNews : Reason

When America was in its infancy and struggling to find a culture and frustrated at governance from Great Britain, the word most frequently uttered in speeches and pamphlets and editorials was not safety or taxes or peace; it was freedom. Show More Summary

WATCH: Seahawks' Russell Wilson talks to NC State players

Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson provided a motivational speech to NC State players during their spring game.

Wall Street Breakfast: Must-Know News

Wall Street Breakfast Editors submit: Economy Low inflation is a larger threat to the U.S. economy than rising prices, said Janet Yellen in her second public speech since taking the reigns at the Fed. Being careful not to talk timing...Show More Summary

Fed Chair Janet Yellen to Follow Reagan's 'Taylor Rule'

U.S. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen gave her first speech on monetary policy since she took office from retiring Chairman Ben Bernanke. Yellen made it clear she is was focused on moving Federal Reserve (Fed) policy back to the “Show More Summary

What Abbott's business delegation can learn in Japan, Korea and China

Prime Minister Abbott's team for his current visit to Japan, South Korea and China is certainly business-heavy. So too was his warm-up speech, which one observer suggested might be seen as 'a tad too mercantilist'. Nothing wrong with that. Show More Summary

If Speech Never Offends You, Then There Isn’t Free Speech

Mark Steyn points out some really horrific actions around the Western world of late suppressing free speech. In Galway, at the National University of Ireland, a speaker who attempts to argue against the BDS (Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions) programme against Israel is shouted down with cries of ‘Fing Zionist, fing pricks… Get the f off […]

Julie Bishop’s first six months (and first 43 speeches)

Last week marked Julie Bishop's first six months as foreign minister. When she was sworn in as Australia's 38th minister for foreign affairs on 18 September 2013, she could have not been better prepared for the job. As shadow minister from 2009 to 2013 she had developed both her knowledge and her networks around the world. Show More Summary

In playing the race card, Obama pulls a joker

It was disappointing the other day to see President Barack Obama embracing the vulgar race hustler Al Sharpton. President Obama once eloquently confronted race in a memorable speech in Philadelphia in 2008. That speech was remarkable...Show More Summary

Abbott sees a more liberal China ahead

[youtube:07jGa74twUA] Well, all glory is indeed fleeting. Having just given The Interpreter a pat on the back for our Asia coverage, I'm embarrassed to admit that we are late to Prime Minister Abbott's Asia Society speech, deliveredShow More Summary

Conflict Minerals

On Monday, the US Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia issued a ruling in National Association Of Manufacturers, Et Al.,v. Securities And Exchange Commission(SEC). Citing freedom of speech, the court ruled that companies...Show More Summary

Are Political Lies Constitutional?

Are political lies constitutionally-protected free speech? That's an intriguing question, and one that the Supreme Court is going to take up next week. What makes the question interesting is how a valid argument could be made either way, no matter what your personal politics. Show More Summary

Janet Yellen's 3 questions for the economy

Today, Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen delivered a speech on the economy and monetary policy at the Economic Club of New York, offering attendees a chance to quiz the first female Fed chair on the state of the economy and what the central bank will do next. Show More Summary

After Market: Yellen Speech, Industrial Production Spur Buying

Stocks posted solid gains for a third straight day on Wednesday, helped by some decent economic numbers. The Dow Jones industrial average (^DJI) gained 162 points, the Standard & Poor's 500 index (^GPSC) rose 19, and the Nasdaq composite...Show More Summary

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