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The Best Of The Dish Today

by Dish Staff But first, your moment of dog: Andrew couldn’t do the BOTDT this evening because he’s giving a speech on “The Future Of The Media” at Claremont McKenna College. But there is plenty of Andrew elsewhere on the Dish today; he wondered whether new PrEP drugs will finally bridge the deep divides between […]

Feminist Taylor Swift Praises Emma Watson On UN Speech

Taylor Swift has nothing, but wonderful things to say about Emma Watson‘s recent UN speech on feminism and gender inequality! “I wish when I was 12 years old, I had been able to watch a video of my favorite actress explaining in such an intellectual, beautiful poignant way the definition of feminism,” the 24-year-old singer [...]

The legacy of Berkeley's Free Speech Movement

4 hours agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

To the editor: The article looking back 50 years to UC Berkeley's Free Speech Movement and the specific focus on Mario Savio brought back powerful memories. ("Graying activists return to Berkeley to mark '64 free speech protests," Sept. 27)

How Free Should Speech Be?

Recently, I was invited to speak at Utah Valley University's Center for Constitutional Studies Constitution Day conference. It was a great experience to reach across traditional scholarly boundaries to discover new ways of looking at old problems. Show More Summary

Taylor Swift Thinks Emma Watson Is The Incredible Feminist We Should All Aspire To Be - PREACH.

6 hours agoOdd : Geekosystem

Emma Watson's beautiful speech to the UN supporting feminism and the HeForShe campaign was wonderful - so of course a bunch of people had to go ahead and hate her for it. Taylor Swift doesn't have time for any of your garbage, though, and she wants you to know she's 100% behind both feminism and Watson. Like, figuratively. You get it.

Homer Describing Big Oil: "Lung-Choking, Ocean-Poisoning, Species-Sickening Pitiless Scourge of Humanity"

This post is a reprint of a speech to fiduciaries on fossil fuel divestment at the Boston Carbon Risk Forum, Harvard Law School, September 29, 2014 Preface In 2010, at Cancun, nations of the world set 3.6 degrees F as the permissible increase in global temperature over the pre-industrial level. Show More Summary

Homer Describing Big Oil: "Lung-Choking, Ocean-Poisoning, Species-Sickening Pitiless Scourge of Humanity"

This post is a reprint of a speech to fiduciaries on fossil fuel divestment at the Boston Carbon Risk Forum, Harvard Law School, September 29, 2014 Preface In 2010, at Cancun, nations of the world set 3.6 degrees F as the permissible increase in global temperature over the pre-industrial level. Show More Summary

Hate Speech is Undermining Turkey's Fragile Democracy

Many TV viewers could not believe their ears upon hearing the terms "blood sucking vampires, leeches, traitors, spies, worse than Shiites, and assassins" uttered by then Turkish prime minister Erdogan in his political rallies. Immediately...Show More Summary

Blog: As al-Sisi promises freedom of speech, TV host Youssef is put under investigation

The Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi was given a great platform for his country last week, with a speech at the United Nation's General Assembly in which he said that his "new Egypt" would "guarantee freedom of speech," and his first ever meeting with U.S. President Barack Obama....

A Conservative Politician in the UK Borrowed from 'Trainspotting' in a Speech

Photo via the Conservative Party Flickr account Yesterday, Conservative Chancellor George Osborne gave a big speech in which he outlined his party’s vision for the years ahead. Austerity was the theme, with Osborne pledging to cut £3 billion ($4.86 billion) a year from the welfare budget. Show More Summary

Kendrick Lamar Samples Preacher’s Speech, Getting Sued Because Of It?

Kendrick Lamar recently contributed a verse to Jeezy’s song “Holy Ghost,” which may result in another lawsuit for the rapper. According to Radio.com, Kendrick Lamar’s remixed version of “Holy Ghost” begins with a sample from a speech from well-known preacher T.D. Show More Summary

Mumia Abu-Jamal to Give Vermont’s Goddard College Commencement Speech

Pennsylvania inmate Mumia Abu-Jamal to be their commencement speaker, Reuters reports.

Once upon a time David Cameron had a story to tell; he needs to remember it and tell it again

It is easy to inflate the importance of speeches made at party conferences. Particularly when those speeches are the last such set piece events before a general election. But they… Continue reading The post Once upon a time David Cameron had a story to tell; he needs to remember it and tell it again appeared first on Spectator Blogs.

Tory nerves over Osborne welfare gamble

Will George Osborne get away with his conference gamble that hits working families? The Chancellor’s speech would have received a far worse reception on the front pages of today’s newspapers… Continue reading The post Tory nerves over Osborne welfare gamble appeared first on Spectator Blogs.

Jokes Aside, Where Was The Conservatism In Boris Johnsons’ Speech?

BIRMINGHAM, United Kingdom – There is perhaps no more of a popular Conservative politicians in Britain, and today Boris Johnson confirmed his status as the ultimate conference darling. But today’s speech was further evidence that just below the jokes is a man with very little real handle on the philosophy of conservatism. Show More Summary

Lib Dems respond on Communications Data Bill

Responding to the speech by Home Secretary Theresa May today, Liberal Democrats have again re-iterated their opposition to any kind of Snooper’s Charter. A Liberal Democrat spokesperson said: “We utterly reject the allegation that the blocking of the Communications Data Bill has put lives at risk. “Police already have the ability to obtain data in […]

TM4PM: It’s on

Most Secretaries of State tend to lay low the night before their big conference speech, redrafting and practising. Not so Theresa May. The glammed-up Home Secretary was working the party… Continue reading The post TM4PM: It’s on appeared first on Spectator Blogs.

Where The Gipper and Chesterton Meet

(Steven Hayward) I’m in the throes of doing a close analysis of Reagan’s famous 1964 “Time for Choosing” speech for a lecture I’ll be giving next month on the 50th anniversary.  I rather like this line: “We have so many people who can’t...Show More Summary

BOE’s Miles Lukewarm on Extra Rate Guidance

David Miles, one of nine rate-setters on the BOE's Monetary Policy Committee, said in a speech at the London School of Economics that while he is "open-minded" about refining the central bank's messaging, he is unconvinced that publishing detailed forecasts for interest rates is the right way to go, according to a text of his remarks.

Obama to discuss economy in Northwestern speech

President Barack Obama will deliver a speech on the economy on Thursday at Northwestern University, a source told the Chicago Tribune.

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