Who should be Donald Trump's vice president? Bernie Sanders, says Fareed Zakaria. "As a psychiatrist, I diagnose mental illness. And, sometimes, demonic possession." Aspen Ideas Festival tackles campus free speech: views from Greg Lukianoff,...Show More Summary
The eighth Huawei User Group Meeting (HUGM) opened today at the Shanghai Expo Center. David Wang, President of Huawei Wireless Solution, gave a speech on "Embracing a Digital World and Driving Business Transformation Using the 4 MOREs Strategy". Show More Summary
Elizabeth Warren is on fire in this speech at a New America Open Markets conference on monopolies this week in DC; Senator Warren is pitiless, lucid and laser focused on the way that corruption creates monopolies, and monopolies suborn corruption. (more…)
This is just the latest installment of "oh god, Stacey Dash why are you still talking?! Please please stop!"
Greg Lukianoff is the president and CEO of the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE), an organization that opposes speech codes and other forms of censorship on college campuses. He's also an executive producer of Can We Take a Joke?, a feature-length documentary that premiered at the DOC NYC film festival last November. Show More Summary
Twitter was ablaze with support for Jesse Williams's moving speech at the BET Awards this week. Other big names showed up for the event, including Jennifer Hudson, Samuel L. Jackson, and Stevie Wonder. (Who didn't attend? Justin Timberlake.)Inspirational in its own way was Grindr's pride party, "SLUMBR." The leather-wrapped event was hosted ... More »
For a political party known until quite recently for its virtually unanimous support for the dictates of conservative ideology, the GOP has got some shockingly large divisions on issues today, thanks to Donald Trump. His speech earlier this week on trade is an example: There is no way to identify ... More »
On 'The Nightly Show,' Vic Mensa explained the backlash against Justin Timberlake. Continue reading…
During a question-and-answer session following a trade policy speech by Donald Trump in Manchester, New Hampshire on Thursday, a member of...
Tomi Lahren doesn’t care what you blacktwitter warriors think of her….
Dear Tomi Lahren, After watching your recent rant on Jesse Williams' humanitarian award acceptance speech at this year's BET Awards, I thought I should take a moment and write you a letter. Who knows if you'll ever read it, but I'll certainly feel better for writing it. A little about me. Show More Summary
The structural oddity of the speech pattern of the Star Wars character Master Yoda is probably one of the most instantly recognizable of all TV and film characters, even to those unfamiliar with the Star Wars series of films themselves. Show More Summary
Britain’s chancellor George Osborne has abandoned his target to restore government finances to a surplus by 2020. In a speech in Manchester, in the north of England, on Friday, the chancellor said that the government needs to be “realistic," given the uncertainty in light of Britain's decision to leave the European Union (EU). Show More Summary
Jesse Williams’s speech on BET last weekend wasn’t just for black people — it was the speech America needed to hear and act on, including LGBT Americans.
The United States touts its commitment to free speech but American discourse has degenerated into self-absorbed info-tainment and trivia, ignoring many of the most pressing issues of the day, writes Michael Brenner. By Michael Brenner Freedom of speech’s centrality in…Read more ?
In the latest edition of "Last Politician Standing" starring upcoming comedians Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, it seems that ad-libs continue to work against the performers. During a speech in New Hampshire, Don "Chuckles" Trump began...Show More Summary
In the ancient world, the Spartans were (in)famous for their culture of silence. Ancient “Laconophiles” collected alleged examples of Spartan speech all characterized by pithiness, and Xenophon stresses the – evidently unusual – ability of Spartan youth to hold their tongues except when directly addressed. Show More Summary
Safe to say Stacey Dash was not a big fan of Jesse Williams’ impassioned, viral speech at the BET Awards last weekend. At all. Dash called Williams racist... and didn't stop there. “You’ve just seen the perfect example of a HOLLYWOOD plantation slave!” Dash wrote on her blog, excoriating the actor's remarks. “Sorry, Mr. Show More Summary
Solicitors acting on behalf of Jewish Human Rights Watch have made a formal complaint to the Labour Party about Jeremy Corbyn, accusing him of "modern anti-Semitism." Corbyn compared Israel to ISIS in his speech at the launch of a report into anti-Semitism within the Labour Party on Thursday. Show More Summary
Last month, Techdirt noted that the Turkish President, Recep Tayyip Erdo?an, had broadened his assault on free speech in Germany with even more ridiculous actions. As well as demanding that the German comedian Jan Böhmermann should be...Show More Summary