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Posts Tagged ‘Free Speech’

May 16th, 2018 - 2:02 pm § in Bill of Rights, Jefferson

Net Neutrality Survives

Senate Approves Overturning FCC’s Net Neutrality Repeal Several Republicans joined Democrats in voting to overturn the FCC’s controversial decision. But the measure has little chance of success in the House.[...]

May 7th, 2018 - 9:34 am § in America, Bill of Rights

The Last Three Newspapers

“No one except the Wall Street Journal, The New York Times and now probably the Washington Post has come up with a digital product that really in any significant way will replace the revenue that is being lost as print newspapers lose both circulation and advertising,” said Buffett as he fielded[...]

May 1st, 2018 - 10:36 am § in America, Bill of Rights, Hypocrisy, Jefferson, Schools & Colleges, UW

Are Public Universities for Sale?

FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) — Virginia’s largest public university granted the conservative Charles Koch Foundation a say in the hiring and firing of professors in exchange for millions of dollars in donations, according to newly released documents. The release of donor agreements between George Mason[...]

April 6th, 2018 - 7:51 pm § in Donald Trump, Repugnants

Homeland Security to watch journalists, bloggers

“The Department of Homeland Security posted a contract request this week for ‘Media Monitoring Services,’ which will compile a database of hundreds of thousands of journalists, bloggers and ‘media influencers’ for the federal government,” CBS News reported Friday [...]

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[...]