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October 18th, 2017 - 1:37 am § in America, Jefferson

A Boon to Trump’s Churches

The Johnson Amendment is a 1954 federal law (named for sponsor and then-Senator LBJ) prohibiting churches and charities from endorsing political candidates, at the risk of losing their tax exempt status. Donald Trump has vowed to “destroy” the law, which would be a boon to some of the ch[...]

September 7th, 2017 - 10:23 am § in Jefferson, Misc.

Quotes from Jefferson

No government ought to be without censors; and where the press is free no one ever will.[...]

July 18th, 2017 - 10:41 am § in Misc.

Alt Right KOMO owner defends “must-run” pro-Trump stories.

Sinclair Broadcasting, the conservative network , now owns KOMO Sinclair executive defends company from ‘biased’ media in internal memo Sinclair is trying to rally the troops against what they say is inaccurate media coverage by competitors and biased media. POLITICO.COM|BY HADAS GOLD[...]

June 28th, 2017 - 10:09 am § in Donald Trump, Foreign Affairs, Hypocrisy, Jefferson, Politics

Is Freedom of the Press the Real Reason for the Trump-Led Alliance of Arab States Expulsion of Qatar?

UAE crown prince ‘asked US to bomb Al Jazeera,’ leaked cable reveals Reporters Without Borders condemn the crackdown on Al Jazeera. “We are really worried about the implication and consequences of such requirements if it will ever be implemented,” said Alexandra El Khazen, head of M[...]

June 5th, 2017 - 9:32 am § in Bill of Rights, Hypocrisy, Jefferson, UW

Racism at Evergreen, WASTATE’s Ohso Progressive Campus

50 EVERGREEN FACULTY CALL FOR DISCIPLINARY ACTION AGAINST BIOLOGY PROFESSOR These faculty call on the College to: Demonstrate accountability by pursuing a disciplinary investigation against Bret Weinstein according to guidelines in the Social Contract and Faculty Handbook. Weinst[...]

May 24th, 2017 - 1:00 am § in Foreign Affairs, Jefferson

BANNED IN CHINA

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March 1st, 2017 - 7:21 am § in America, Bill of Rights, Donald Trump, Politics

When Trump Bans the Real Media

David Brewster A case just decided in New York underscores that barring media from briefings, based on “viewpoint discrimination,” is likely unconstitutional. This obviously bears on Trump’s press secretary’s recent action barring certain media from a briefing. An expert expl[...]

February 15th, 2017 - 1:17 pm § in America, Schools & Colleges

ATTACKS ON TENURE

Colleges, faced with funding cuts, target tenure trims Douglas Belkin Updated Feb. 14, 2017 5:19 p.m. ET For decades, tenured professors held some of the most prestigious and secure jobs in the U.S. Now, their status is under attack at public and private colleges alike. In states facing budget[...]

February 13th, 2017 - 9:46 am § in Donald Trump, Jefferson, Misc., Repugnants

BREAKING NEWS: Trumpist Governor Blocks Town Hall

Commander in Chief of National Guard Cancels MSNBC Town Hall Event The All In With Chris Hayes town hall event scheduled for Monday morning at the National Guard Armory in Welch, WV has been abruptly cancelled. The purpose of the event was to discuss jobs, infrastructure and McDowell’s (as wel[...]

February 1st, 2017 - 1:07 am § in Schools & Colleges

Professors Will Not be Silenced:

IS YOUR NAME ON THE LIST? Over the past century, lists like the Professor Watchlist have been used to intimidate faculty, and have a chilling effect on free speech. Add your name to the list and stand in solidarity with colleagues who have been singled out by this website. The Professor Watchlist, w[...]