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November 10th, 2018 - 5:49 pm § in Bill of Rights, Donald Trump

What Should Acosta Do IF He is Allowed Back?

Trump apologists say that Jim Acosta was impolite even if Trump behaved like a clown.  They also argue that escalating the discussion to Hitler is too easy. PK, Trump is not Hitler.  The American Don is not Hitler anymore than he is Duterte or Mussolini or Franco or Peron.  Trump may be closer to[...]

October 21st, 2018 - 1:00 am § in Bill of Rights, Jefferson

Freedom of speech is not an academic value.

Whether it is a department, a college, a dean, a provost, a learned-journal editor, it is the business of the university to silence voices, not to license them indifferently. Like everyone else these days, I’ve been reading and thinking about what’s happening on campuses when invited speakers ar[...]

October 2nd, 2018 - 9:24 am § in Hypocrisy, Politics

Can China Replace Hollywood?

China’s Qingdao Movie Metropolis, dubbed “Chinawood”,  aims to become the global capital of film production.  © Wang Zhao, AFP | The Qingdao Movie Metropolis was inaugurated on Saturday, April 28, on China’s east coast. Text by Guillaume GUGUEN In the field of new technologie[...]

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.[...]