'Enough of this madness against refugees. Enough suffering. Enough despair.' Refugee advocate Nick Riemer delivered this speech to the Sydney March in March rally yesterday
By KATHLEEN KERR email@example.comDr. Howard Brand says he had one goal when he gave a speech at a Miami hotel in the early 2000s -- to tout the diabetes pill Starlix for the pharmaceutical company Novartis.The giant Swiss drugmaker,...Show More Summary
From World War II Today: Alan Moorehad 16 March 1944: >And then Montgomery’s speech would go like this: ‘I wanted to come here today so that we could get to know one another: so that I could have a look at you and you could have a look at me – if you think that’s worth doing. Show More Summary
Los Angeles, CA—Pornography, hate speech and Rock & Roll music have all come under attack in America. The religious misfits of the Westboro Baptist Church disrupt funerals of our fallen soldiers carrying their disjointed messages of hate. Show More Summary
The National Book Critics Circle has posted a video of the awards ceremony Thursday night in New York. Among the highlights: 42:15 Frank Bidart’s acceptance speech for this year’s poetry prize for “Metaphysical Dog.” The celebrated poet joked that every time he’s nominated for an award but doesn’t win, he saves his remarks and adds a […]
This week, a ‘feminist studies’ professor at the University of California Santa Barbara was accused of attacking a 16-year-old female student for opposing abortion with a graphic pro-life sign. The incident is a reminder of the battle over free speech on school campuses. Show More Summary
The Blogs Editor doesn't much like it when I post speeches, but I'm going to make an exception for this one. It sums up how I feel about the English-speaking peoples, about the uniqueness of our patrimony and the burden of our responsibility, about the relationship between state and citizen and about the miracle of [...]
The ARTPOP provocateur’s Doritos-sponsored SXSW show in Austin, Texas, featured light S&M, projectile vomit, and a nice speech dedicated to victims of the auto melee, which you can read below in full....
A lot of people are arguing that we ban the word “bossy” to describe girls who assert themselves. But maybe the word doesn't need to be banned at all.
Turn your speakers on and listen up – it's experiment time. Sometimes, the only thing separating speech from music is repetition, and the speech-to-song Illusion proves it. Read more...
Canadian and British PM's reject Israel's Isolation; Obama Accepts It
Don’t mess with the Kremlin. The editors at Lenta.ru were reminded that free speech is not all that welcome in Russia when last...
Declan Kearney’s blog over at the BelTel on the Secretary of State’s 7th March speech is worth highlighting for a number of reasons. One, it comes a full seven days after the Villiers speech. And two the argument begins with an odd reference to ‘narrative’: By setting out the primacy of a single narrative, and […]
Lady Gaga would rather quit music than be forced to create songs like Katy Perry... Or at least that's what we can extract from her SXSW keynote speech this morning.
The president said Afghanistan's military is ready to go it alone, in his last speech before the country's parliament
The only good thing about the concession speech of Tasmanian Premier Lara Giddings - other than the tribute to winner Will…
How Republican of them! Refusing the ACA Medicaid expansion is somehow a 'fiscally sound' decision, but spending a lot of money on lawyers and lawsuits to squelch MoveOn's criticisms are perfectly fine. Nola.com: Louisiana is suing national...Show More Summary
Last week, at her ceremonial swearing in at the imposing atrium of the Federal Reserve Board in Washington, D.C., Janet Yellen gave a remarkable speech. Short -- less than three pages double-spaced -- it nevertheless conveyed what Chair Yellen brings to the table. Her remarks began with a few standard points about the mission of the Federal Reserve. Show More Summary
We do not like Seuss filibusters. Such lengthy speeches are full of bluster. We do not like them in the House. We do not like them from Todd Palin’s spouse. We do not like them here or there. We do not like them anywhere. 404 Error — Dear Mr. President, the next time you invite […]