Government is now so huge, powerful and callous that citizens risk becoming proverbial serfs without the freedoms guaranteed by the Founders. Is that perennial fear an exaggeration? Survey the current news. We have just learned that the Internal Revenue Service before the 2012 election predicated its tax-exempt policies on politics. Show More Summary
``Protesters scolded Holder's remarks as they marched from Freedom Plaza to the main entrance of the Justice Department, which was barricaded by DC police and officers from DHS. After a handful of impassioned speeches, several struggling homeowners jumped the barricade. Show More Summary
In a recent Corner post, I reviewed some of the good things about the new State Department International Religious Freedom Report, released on May 20. Now some bad news. The report very properly highlights growing anti-Semitism worldwide,...Show More Summary
[Content Note: Misogyny; FGC; domestic violence; rape culture.]"In the last two-and-a-half years, we have seen remarkable and hopeful development in world history. Just think about it: More than 50 million men, women and children have been liberated from two of the most brutal tyrannies on earth—50 million people are free. Show More Summary
Ever wondered who those guys skateboarding near the Casmir Pulaski monument in Freedom Plaza are? [ more › ]
Facebook said Wednesday that it joined the Global Network Initiative, an advocacy group that promotes online privacy and freedom. The organization already features several other technology giants such as Microsoft, Yahoo and Google, as well as rights groups such as Human Rights Watch and Human Rights in China.
Susan Wright, activist, writer, and founder of the National Coalition for Sexual Freedom, sits down to discuss the recent Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders updates, and what they mean for the kink community.
An escaped goat halted New Jersey traffic for over an hour yesterday. The goat likely escaped from a vehicle, transporting her to a slaughterhouse. Embracing her freedom, the goat proceeded to run around and jump back and forth over the Pulaski Skyway divider. The goat escaped around 7 am, stopping rush hour traffic until just [...]Show More Summary
Alai’ja Freedom Corbin Boyfriends From Hell: Jordan Everhart arrested for his girlfriend’s daughter, 18-month-old Alai’ja Freedom Corbin, child abuse homicide Jordan Everhart’s trial in death of toddler begins Ada County toddler killed because baby sitter wanted to play Xbox, prosecutor says Man found guilty of killing toddler gets 20 years to life Boise-area man gets […]
Well done to English PEN for a successful charity book auction of annotated first editions last night. The sale raised £439,200 for English PEN’s campaigns for freedom of expression, reports the BBC. A rare first edition of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, with annotations and drawings by author JK Rowling, has sold for a [...]
A DeviantART website user wrote how South Korea's Children and Youth Protection law can greatly undermine freedom of expression. Rough English translation appears in the latter half of the post. (There soon will be a detailed GV post on this issue) Written by Lee Yoo Eun · comments (0) Share: Donate ·...
James Goodale, the lawyer for The New York Times in the Pentagon Papers case against the Nixon administration, declared in the Times on Tuesday that Obama is going to be worse than Nixon. “It is a further example of how President Obama will surely pass President Richard Nixon as the worst president ever on issues of national security and press freedom,” he wrote. read more
The subject, Exxon, is a reliably low-ranking company on the gay rights spectrum. The lawsuit, however is a first of its kind. Basically, Freedom To Work has filed suit with Illinois' Department of Human Rights, claiming that the oil giant...
Facebook joins the Global Network Initiative: Facebook announced Wednesday that it is joining the Global Network Initiative, which asks companies to commit to certain standards when it comes to protecting the freedom of expression and Internet privacy rights. Read full article >>
Protesters gathered at Freedom Plaza Wednesday to march on Covington & Burling, a law firm where Holder was once a partner. [ more › ]
Unless President Assad engages in peace talks, the U.S. will help rebels "fight for the freedom of their country."
2. Begin with character. Make her flawed and believable. Let her live and breathe and give her the freedom to surprise you and take the story in unexpected directions. If she’s not surprising you, you can bet she’ll seem flat to your readers. Show More Summary
Dear President Salva Kiir Mayardit: We are writing to express our deep concern about the deteriorating state of press freedom in your country. In the past six months, CPJ has documented several cases of attacks, intimidation, and detention...Show More Summary
Rep. John Mica (R-FL) literally waved the Constitution at former IRS Commissioner Douglas Shulman at a House Oversight Committee hearing on the IRS scandal Wednesday, arguing that the IRS had suppressed the freedom of speech of Americans. Show More Summary