Posts Tagged ‘Free Speech’

June 25th, 2022 - 4:20 pm § in Foreign Affairs, Politics

Cuba reminds us what it’s like to lose freedom

“A Cuban court has sentenced two artists critical of the communist state to … prison,” Raw Story reported on Saturday, June 25, 2022 (read story here). “Rapper Maykel Castillo, 39,… was sentenced to nine years, while 34-year-old performance artist Luis Manuel Otero Alca[...]

May 16th, 2022 - 1:21 pm § in Politics

Ted Nugent again urges fans to assault Democrats

Read story here. And if you see this guy, punch him in the snoot. Hey, just kidding! I don’t really want anyone to actually do that, I’m just blowing off steam at a repeat offender. It’s not a crime for me to say that, because we have free speech in this country, and I have [&helli[...]

May 9th, 2022 - 10:10 pm § in Law and Courts, News Media, Politics

Where should protesters protest?

Let’s start with the First Amendment, which says, “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Gove[...]

April 22nd, 2022 - 6:11 pm § in Biden, Law and Courts, Politics

Why Florida’s attack on Disney is monstrous

Florida’s legislature, which is controlled by Republicans (specifics here), passed a bill requested by GOP Gov. DeSantis, which he signed, that repeals the special taxing district established in 1967 for Disney’s Florida theme parks (details here) to retaliate against Disney for criticiz[...]

February 11th, 2022 - 11:17 pm § in Donald Trump, Law and Courts, Politics

Should Rep. Cawthorn be banned from re-election for “aiding insurrection”?

Rep. Madison Cawthorn (R-NC) is controversial, to say the least; see his profile here. And while he’s not popular everywhere, he’s certainly popular in his district; in 2020, he easily defeated a retired Air Force colonel and former Guantanamo prosecutor, 54%-42% (details here). Some of [...]

February 1st, 2022 - 5:42 pm § in Biden, Democrats, Donald Trump, Law and Courts, Politics, Schools & Colleges

2/1/22 free speech roundup

Georgetown Law Center, one of America’s top law schools, suspended a newly hired lecturer a day before he was to start work for tweeting that Biden, instead of choosing “the objectively best pick” for the Supreme Court, instead plans to pick “a lesser black woman,” whic[...]

January 26th, 2022 - 3:05 pm § in Health, Misc., Politics

YouTube bans vocal anti-masker

YouTube, owned by Google, “permanently banned conservative commentator Dan Bongino” on Wednesday, January 26, 2022, “saying he attempted to evade a previous suspension,” The Hill reported here. The suspension was for calling masks “useless,” in defiance of a YouTu[...]

January 22nd, 2022 - 11:29 pm § in Health, Politics, Racism

Studies show racial disparity in Covid-19 treatment

Treating Covid-19 is still a work in progress. (So is preventing infections, but we won’t go into that here.) Disease experts, drug developers, and doctors are still learning what treatments and drugs are helpful to save severely ill Covid-19 patients. When Trump was hospitalized, and apparent[...]

January 16th, 2022 - 3:18 pm § in Democrats, Politics

Gov. Inslee’s stupid idea

“I guess it was inevitable, as political tribalism rises, that the impulse would also grow to simply suppress stuff that one camp or another sees as wrong or dangerous or uncomfortable,” Seattle Times columnist Danny Westneat writes here. Republicans certainly are doing that with their l[...]

September 9th, 2020 - 1:09 pm § in Law and Courts, Politics

Guns vs. free speech: Richmond bans guns at protests

This article contains news with liberal commentary. The Richmond, Virginia, city council with the police chief’s support has adopted an ordinance prohibiting carrying guns on public property at protests and other events, despite complaints from gun advocates that the ordinance violates their &[...]