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Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls: Presenting the 2017 New England Muzzle Awards

Time for hot dogs, fireworks and the annual New England Muzzle Awards, hosted once again by WGBH News. Believe it or not, this is the 20th time that Harvey Silverglate and I have rounded up outrages against free speech and free expression. 36 more words

WGBH News

Monday Reads: The Nation as Dumpster Fire

Good Afternoon!

Living under the rule of a crazy person surrounded by ideologues isn’t any thing I ever thought we’d see in my country. It’s no longer tis of me or thee. 2,391 more words

2016 Elections

Trump: What Comes Next?

There seem to be two explanations for Donald Trump’s attacks on the courts, media, and objective reality: 1) He’s a whining, self-pitying baby who simply can’t stand it when he doesn’t immediately get his own way; 2) He wants to pull a full-Stalin by undermining the institutions that stand in his way — the judiciary and free press — and by creating a false reality in which his followers simply accept his bald-faced lies and self-contradictory statements while ignoring abundant and immediately presented contradictory evidence. 711 more words

Politics

What's wrong with Quebec's Bill 62

As part of its campaign promises, Quebec’s Liberal Party had committed to a bill that would ensure the “neutrality” of the state and provide a more progressive alternative the the Parti Quebecois’ repressive Charter of Values. 700 more words

Discrimination

A FAIR Risk Analysis of Trump's Executive Order (Ban) on Immigration

So, I said I would do a “Risk Analysis” of Trump’s executive order using an actual risk framework to prove the order was dumb and where/why/how it was dumb.   1,356 more words

Risk Management Theory

Refuse. Retract. Resist borders for children!

18 January 2017

The fight against borders in our schools stepped up a notch this week. Against Borders for Children (ABC) hosted its first open conference on Saturday and yesterday they sent an nationwide email, in conjunction with renowned civil liberties group… 1,009 more words

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