What does it mean to be “against free speech” in America? There is not a large political constituency for government censorship in general, and although specific outrageous situations—the Westboro Baptist Church, say, or “Piss Christ”—sometimes galvanize opposition, free speech is generally considered a core national value. Show More Summary
It’s not uncommon for Hollywood stars to mark Memorial Day with a tribute to fallen troops. However, the most touching tribute as part of Memorial Day 2016 came from Jurassic World star Chris Pratt. According to Twitchy, Chris Pratt took to Twitter to share his support for the country’s armed forces, with a Bible verse... Show More Summary
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday called for Muslims to reject contraception and family planning in order to “multiply” the country’s population. "We will multiply our descendants," he said in a televised speech in Istanbul. Show More Summary
IF TRUE, A DISPLAY OF THE LEFT’S REVERENCE FOR FREEDOM OF SPEECH AND DIFFERING OPINION: A writer for The Huffington Post is still waiting for an explanation as to why editors deleted his piece reporting that the FBI will pursue an indictment...Show More Summary
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HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE: When Protests Obstruct Free Speech. This is not a hard question. Students who block others’ events should be arrested, and expelled. It’s only a hard question if you’re troubled by the idea of lefty activists facing consequences for their actions.
NYT: Last week, none of the three major cable news networks — CNN, Fox News, or MSNBC — carried Mrs. Clinton’s speech to a workers’ union in Las Vegas, where she debuted sharp new attack lines against Mr. Trump. Instead, … Continue reading ?
SOME RARE GOOD NEWS IN THE ERA OF THE EDUCATION APOCALYPSE: Arizona Shuts Down College Campus Free Speech Zones in the Name of Free Speech. My free speech zone is called the United States of America.
Tonight it is time for the new Roots remake, and Snoop Dogg is speaking out about it. Snoop Dogg is not happy at all about this remake that is going to be starting airing on Memorial Day. Rolling Stone shared about his big speech and how Snoop Dogg doesn’t think that this show should even... Show More Summary
In a short and somber speech on his final Memorial Day as president, Barack Obama hailed the service of three American service members killed in combat in Iraq since October.
a katz / Shutterstock.com Donald Trump says so many ridiculous, hateful and nonsensical things that it's all turning into a blur of idiocy, but this week in his speech about his so-called "energy policy" (which is basically: abolishShow More Summary
The Federal Reserve missed clues that should have alerted them of the financial crisis, Fed Chair Janet Yellen said on Friday during a speech at Harvard University. “We saw trees, and the house price bubble was a tree,” Yellen admitted. Show More Summary
Arab media aren't facing up to their responsibility of not fanning the flames of hate speech and sedition, and should exert more effort to mitigate conflicts they help provoke. "A hashtag I never wanted to use. A Christian 70yo woman...Show More Summary
The New York Times made a curious editorial decision yesterday regarding the picture they went with in their article about Donald Trump's speech before the Rolling Thunder motorcyclists.
THE ONLY TRUE ‘SAFE SPACE’ IS LIBERTY AND FREEDOM: Heather Mac Donald’s Hamilton Awards Speech: At Emory University, students stormed the office of the president shouting “We are in pain!” What caused their anguish? The sight of the words “Trump 2016” that had been chalked on walkways around campus. Now it is just possible that there […]
I didn’t have a strong opinion on Hulk Hogan’s lawsuit against Gawker Media for posting his sex tape, until I found out that Peter Thiel was secretly funding it. (You may remember him as the billionaire libertarian who’s against democracy in general and women’s suffrage in particular.) Thiel has held a grudge against Gawker since [Read More...]
One of the candidates for Libertarian Party chair used his two minute speech to strip. pic.twitter.com/K9UyWpM4A0 — Byron Tau (@ByronTau) May 29, 2016 Chuck Tingle continues to knock the wind out of the sails of folks like the Rabid Puppies by pounding them in the butt with kindness. (Thanks to OI for the link!) […]
Vin Scully, the longtime Los Angeles Dodgers broadcaster, will retire at the end of this season. He has a voice for baseball, if he isn’t THE voice of baseball. People will come, Vin. Vin Scully recites the most iconic speech from a baseball film ever. #HallofFameTourhttps://t.co/ci59idkKOW — MLB (@MLB) May 26, 2016 Photo by Mayor […]
ASHE SCHOW: Hating Hate Speech. College students across the country are finding offense in the most inane things — but we already knew that. Newsweek’s cover story, entitled “The battle against ‘hate speech’ on college campuses gives rise to a generation that hates speech,” takes a look, in great detail, at the state of free […]
With the US closed for Memorial Day and UK markets offline due to a bank holiday, overnight volumes have been weaker than normal on little newsflow. The main story remains the stronger USD following Yellen's hawkish Friday speech, which not only led to the lowest Yuan fixing since February 2011... ... Show More Summary