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Trump’s Threat to Democracy

Two political scientists specializing in how democracies decay and die have compiled four warning signs to determine if a political leader is a dangerous authoritarian: 574 more words


Al Perry "Censored" by Youtube and PC Police

Alt-country player Al Perry’s song and video, “Jukebox Jihad,” has evidently fallen victim to the PC police — outraged by, what else?, “islamophobia” — and has been taken down by Youtube. 162 more words


Why the #Khadr settlement was the right thing to do #cdnpoli #humanrights

The summertime leak and subsequent announcement of the Khadr settlement by the Liberal government continue to attract media attention. Concerted efforts by Christopher Speer’s widow to claim the settlement funds and the failed attempts by Canadian conservatives to make political hay of the issue have sustained both the controversy and the objections to the settlement. 816 more words

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The Black Bloc and Free Speech

Over the last week, we’ve seen several violent clashes between Nazis and counterprotesters. (Nazis might call themselves “alt-right,” “white separatists,” etc. Rather than give any credence to such rebranding, we’re calling them what they are: Nazis.) 709 more words


Stand with Charlottesville

The murder of Heather Heyer was carried out by a neo-Nazi terrorist who went to Charlottesville to join armed militia groups, who despise the core principles of American democracy. 814 more words

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

Previously published at WGBHNews.org.

The public square has long since gone private. As far back as 2003, we bestowed a New England Muzzle Award upon a mall that ordered a 60-year-old customer arrested and charged with trespassing because he refused to remove his antiwar T-shirt — a T-shirt he’d bought at said mall. 3,570 more words