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The right to be heard and easily offended

I must certainly be getting old. Or, at least, my mind is or always has been living in a different era.

I’ve been observing the “younger generation” for some time now. 503 more words

Culture

The right to discriminate includes the right to fire people

A news editor is suing his old employer after they fired him for writing an article on his personal blog that ran afoul of the Commissariat for External Thought Crimes. 1,319 more words

Libertarianism

Utah Teacher: Gag Order on Teachers Hurts Students, Keeps Parents in the Dark about Tests

Wake up, Utah parents.

Diane Ravitch recently posted a letter from a Utah teacher who tried to let parents know that they ought to opt children out of the Common Core AIR/SAGE standardized tests.  81 more words

How The Common Core Initiative Hurts Kids, Teachers, And Taxpayers

Obama's Greatest Speech

On June 15th, 2015, Obama will deliver his greatest speech. For on that day he will commemorate the signing of the Magna Carta and what it meant to the English at the time, and to all English-speaking countries (as well as all other peoples) into the present day. 154 more words

Freedom Of Speech

The campaign continues for Al Jazeera staff behind bars

A version of this piece was first published on The Global Panorama.

 More than 200 days has passed since Mohamed Fahmy, Peter Greste and Baher Mohamed were first arrested whilst reporting for news network Al Jazeera in Egypt.  432 more words

News

Graphical Manipulations #93: Small Steps, Freedom, Books, Ratticisms, Jobs And Monkey Business!

It’s been a bleak and tragic week passed made much worse by blatant brutality, machinations, cover-up and political opportunism. We can only think gently of those who lost loved ones and hope that the lost will requiescat in pace. 325 more words

Money Talks

Why do American politicians need to be dragged kicking and screaming to pass a law which allows its citizens, not free healthcare, but the right to buy insurance regardless of pre-existing conditions? 865 more words

America