It was time for the City Council of Santa Clarita, California to open the floor to public comments. No one expected anything of note to be said. Then this young Demosthenes stepped up and called for the restoration of civilization. Specifically, she wants the 10 McDonald's restaurants in Santa Clarita to bring back their famous McRib sandwich. Show More Summary
Molly Ball: “It is fun to be here. Even the reporters, to whose perfidy Trump devotes a substantial chunk of his speech, are having fun-you never know what Trump is going to say, and you get a lot of airtime… [...]
UK Prime Minister David Cameron on Saturday ruled out the possibility of Britain’s participation in ground operations against Islamic State militants in Syria in a speech delivered at the Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting in Malta.
Minority students at Amherst, like campus activists elsewhere, have made demands of administrators, and were met with not only sympathy, but criticism that they sought to stifle free speech and intellectual dissent.
In his speech last week, Sanders said what every presidential candidate ought to say about ISIS and the Middle East. Bernie Sanders’ economic populism and domestic agenda receive a lot of attention, and they should – he’s a unique and important voice on these fronts. Show More Summary
Here in the present, we have college students who need "safe spaces" from things that offend their delicate sensibilities. Things like, you know, basic rights (i.e. free speech). That we as a nation have this belief that we can say what we're thinking, even if it upsets just one person is so terribly problematic. Show More Summary
Should people be allowed to say things we find distasteful?
Washington Times, Impeach IRS Chief John Koskinen: Congress Must Halt the Tax Agency’s Partisan Scheming, by Alexander Hendrie: After revelations that the Internal Revenue Service was restricting political speech and targeting conservative and tea party groups, John Koskinen was appointed to head the agency, promising reform and transparency. These promises...
The following speech will be delivered on November 27, 2015 at the Ludovic-Trarieux Human Rights Award ceremony in Geneva. I am in Geneva accepting, on behalf of my client, the most prestigious human rights award in Europe, the Ludovic-Trarieux Human Rights Award, which was first bestowed on Nelson Mandela. Show More Summary
From the very beginning of his campaign (and perhaps before), Donald Trump has gathered a following of supporters using his blunt, no-holds-barred oratory. His speeches are often peppered with blatant racism. He often stretches the truth and even sometimes downright lies to make his point. Show More Summary
Black Friday has come and gone, but now, like many great war documentaries, we can get a peek of what it was like inside the big box stores for the brave men and women who battled the customers that had "bargains in their heads and fire...Show More Summary
This address was given at the UCC Quercus Entrance Scholarship Awards Ceremony at University College Cork in Ireland on November 26, 2015. I thought I would reply the love letter with a speech to youth. Dear Fellow Humans, PresidentShow More Summary
Love 'em or hate 'em, Americans buy what Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are selling—magazines, music, derrière selfies, fashions, arrogance, reality TV shows—even rambling award show speeches about running for president. Now “Kimye” wants us to buy their Bel Air mansion, which just hit the market for $20 million. No [...]
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump denied on Thursday he was mocking the physical disability of a New York Times reporter during a campaign speech in which he flailed his arms and distorted his speech in an imitation of the journalist. Show More Summary
Yes, yes, Cameron, Hollande and all the rest of them marched in Paris after the Charlie Hebdo murders, but if you actually believed what they had to say about the importance of free speech, you hadn’t been paying attention. WritingShow More Summary
What did Donald Trump do this time? Is it worse than suggesting that a black protestor "should have been roughed up" after he was shoved, tackled, punched and kicked by white dudes for disrupting Trump's speech? Is it worse than...
By now, most people should probably know that Donald Trump mocked disabled New York Times reporter Serge Koveleski during a speech Wednesday. If you have not already done so, read my colleague streiff's write up of the incident, which sets forth the backstory pretty nicely. Show More Summary
I think it’s a great mistake to write off what is happening on campus right now as the demands of coddled youngsters for more coddling. Good luck with that approach. We are going to outlive you. There is a much more serious discussion to be had. Forty percent of millennials favor government restrictions on […]
ANALYSIS: TRUE. IF WE’RE SERIOUS ABOUT FREE SPEECH, WE SHOULD SAY ‘JE SUIS DIEUDONNÉ.’ He’s a putz, but he should be refuted, not jailed.