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January-February World Literature Today

The January-February issue of World Literature Today is now available, in part, online, including the video of Mia Couto's 'Re-enchanting the World: The 2014 Neustadt Prize Acceptance Speech' as well as Lane Ashfeldt's Q & A, Translating...Show More Summary

Jim Harbaugh says goodbye in final 49ers press conference

He thanked the organization and reflected on the relationships he built. Jim Harbaugh's postgame press conference after the San Francisco 49ers beat the Arizona Cardinals ended up being a goodbye speech, as Harbaugh reflected on his time with San Francisco. He even got a Gatorade bath and the game ball from his players. Show More Summary

How Not to Reinvent the Wheel in College Accountability

At a well-publicized speech in Buffalo, New York on August 22, 2013, President Barack Obama announced that he would create a plan for sweeping reform of higher education. The details were sketchy, but the projected plan would institute a rating system of colleges and universities nationwide. Show More Summary

Yeah, That Sounds Like Flacco

8 hours agoSports : Deadspin

Joe Flacco made a passionate halftime speech: "Let's go win a game!" — Baltimore Ravens (@Ravens) December 28, 2014 Read more...

Pakistan Furious over Homeland; Russia, Libya Likely Next…

13 hours agoNews : Mediaite

Call it the North Korean effect, as the fear of free speech advocates (See: Everyone) who slammed Sony for initially pulling The Interview appears to be coming to fruition. And right on cue, Pakistani officials are now furious over Showtime's depiction of Islamabad in the Claire Daines hit, Homeland.

Cary Nelson: Embarrassment

Cary Nelson continues to embarrass himself through his attacks on Stephen Salaita. One time AAUP head and supposed defender of academic free speech once again decides that free speech only counts if he agrees with the person. Otherwise, Nelson takes it upon himself to decide who an American Indian Studies program should hire and engages […]

Elizabeth Warren: Can this scourge of Wall Street make it to the White House?

yesterdayNews : The Raw Story

The Democrats’ new darling is, like Barack Obama, a former law professor and a gifted orator whose speeches address America’s ‘rigged’ economy. Hopes are rising that the senator will run for president Elizabeth Warren is an unlikely looking rock star. The 65-year-old Massachusetts senator, with her...

Science fiction writer Ursula Le Guin: ‘We will need writers who can remember freedom’

yesterdayNews : The Raw Story

In the midst of all the end-of-the-year lists and reminiscences, there is a speech that made the social media rounds recently that we thought deserved a special mention here at BillMoyers.com. In accepting the Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters at this year’s National...

North Korea's Internet Is Out Again After They Call President Obama A 'Monkey'

Call it karma! Kim Jong-Un's people recently came out and decided to call President Barack Obama a 'monkey' over his feelings about free speech and The Interview. [ Related: Kim Jong-Un's People Call President Obama A Racial Slur After The Interview Is Released ] Well, coincidentally, the country's internet is down again! Previously, when their web went down on [...]

Cuomo Defends NYPD from ‘False and Abusive’ Attacks During Ramos Memorial Speech

yesterdayNews : Mediaite

Governor Andrew Cuomo spoke today at the memorial service for Officer Rafael Ramos and gave a rousing defense of the NYPD against attacks and threats over the past few weeks.

Man Who Allegedly Threatened To Kill Cops Says It Was Just "An Opinion"

The Queens man who was arrested on weapons charges after he allegedly threatened cops this week says his outburst was merely "an opinion" and protected as free speech. [ more › ]

Kim Jong-Un's People Call President Obama A Horrible Racial Slur After The Interview Is Released

It's disgusting that people still use this kind of language! Much to Kim Jong-Un's chagrin, The Interview was released on Christmas day, bringing people the gift of free speech! [ Related: President Obama Is SUPER Happy About Sony's Decision To Release The Interview! ] But the North Korean leader was predictably not happy, and had his National Defense [...]

The Reason for Free Speech

Without "honest reflection" via freedom of speech, we all suffer. The media and the academy will be the first to go.

20th Anniversary of the detention and historical speech of chairman Gonzalo from the cage-PCM Italy

We recall and celebrate the 20th anniversary of the historical Speech from the cage by Chairman Gonzalo, held in isolation for 20 years in the prisons of the Peruvian regime and imperialism. The 25th of September 1992, from the obscene cage in which the corrupt genocidal and anti-people Fujimori’s regime, supported by imperialism and [...]

‘Patriots’ Sing ‘Proud To Be An American’ At ‘Interview’ Screening

“Patriots” stood up for freedom of speech my making sure no evil dictator will tell them what mediocre movie they are allowed or not allowed to watch. To prove how much they love America, they sang Lee Greenwood’s “God Bless the USA at a screening of “The Interview”. Similar moments of pre-movie singing were reported [...]

Filtering Your Speech: Christians Using OMG and WTF

Other than a much more liberal use of the word ‘crap’ in the last few years, I am somewhat guarded in my speech, at least when there are ladies, small children, or anyone else present. As a writer, I’m also very conscious of changes in language. So back a decade, I couldn’t help but notice […]

Jeff Stelling delivers the King’s speech, rounding up football in 2014 [Video]

Soccer Saturday host Jeff Stelling delivered the King’s speech just a day after Queen Elizabeth delivered hers. The 59 year old Hartlepool rounded up the year with an excellent speech delivered to the masses. Jeff Stelling will surely be kept busy today on Sky Sports with all 20 teams playing in a Boxing Day extravaganza. […]

Some Kind of Patriots Sang "Proud To be An American" at The Interview

Among the self-proclaimed heroes who went to a movie theater Christmas Day and "defended" their right to freedom of speech by seeing Seth Rogen-James Franco comedy The Interview were a ragtag group in an Austin Alamo Drafthouse that sang Lee Greenwood's "God Bless the USA" at their screening. Read more...

Mercedes teams with LG to keep drivers awake, brake cars automatically

CES 2015 is shaping up to be a big event for Mercedes-Benz, which will discuss its plans for self-driving cars in a keynote speech and show off a crazy prototype. LG has now revealed that it will supply the mono and stereo camera systems that will ke...

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