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Posts Tagged ‘Free Speech’

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 &[...]

May 28th, 2020 - 12:39 am § in China

Is YOUR Website Blocked in CHINA?

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March 29th, 2020 - 7:57 am § in Jews

Sunday Revelation: San Francisco to Ban Male Jews, Will Not Solve Budget Crisis

Lloyd Schofield, and his supporters, have until April 26 to gather 7,200 valid signatures to ban male circumcision under age 18. Their website is www.sfmgmbill.org. The measure would make it “unlawful to … to circumcise, excise, cut, or mutilate the whole or any part of the foreskin, testicl[...]

December 8th, 2019 - 1:47 am § in China, Foreign Affairs, Hypocrisy

China’s Ministry of Truth

Minitrue: Delete Parodies of Jack Ma’s 996 Comments CHINA Digital Times, reports: The following censorship instructions were issued to the media by government authorities.  The China Digital Times obtained the leaked text from an issuing body whose name has been omitted to protect the source. All[...]

September 25th, 2019 - 1:33 am § in China

China Touts Restriction on Fress Speech

China’s propaganda arm, The Global Times, brags that China’s “continuously improving management over the internet” is becoming a trend in other countries and regions.  The Times says  “the US is losing a major front to China in the new cold war,” as a  “a[...]

January 16th, 2019 - 2:45 pm § in Uncategorized

If you see this man, turn your back on him.

Max Misch is a white supremacist who harassed Vermont State Rep. Ruqaiyah “Kiah” Morris “with so many racist messages that she resigned.” Then he showed up at her press conference after the state attorney general said he wouldn’t be prosecuted because his actions fell within f[...]

November 10th, 2018 - 5:49 pm § in 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 Uncategorized

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[...]