Freedom of speech? What freedom of speech? The first step toward criminalizing speech

From The New York Times: When Is Speech Violence? By Lisa Feldman Barrett | July 14, 2017 Imagine that a bully threatens to punch you in the face. A week later, he walks up to you and breaks your nose with his fist. Which is more harmful: the punch or the threat? The answer might …

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A Democrat tells the truth about how he feels.

From The Washington Post: ‘I’m glad he got shot’: Nebraska Democrat caught on tape criticizing Rep. Steve Scalise By Herman Wong | June 23 at 5:48 PM A Nebraska Democratic official has been removed from his chairman post after recordings emerged in which he said he was glad that House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) was shot …

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Tainting the jury pool After Judge Steven O’Neill’s ruling, how can an impartial jury ever be found?

From The Philadelphia Inquirer: Report: 10 of 12 Cosby jurors wanted to convict by Laura McCrystal & Jeremy Roebuck | Philadelphia Inquirer Staff Writers | Updated: June 21, 2017 — 9:52 PM EDT Acting on a petition from media organizations, a Montgomery County judge on Wednesday unsealed the names of the jurors at Bill Cosby’s …

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Is Bernie Sanders responsible for James Hodgkinson? Using his own, stated standards, he must be!

By my standards, no: James Hodgkinson was simply loony tunes, a man who had trouble controlling his temper, coupled with the sore loser attitude among today’s American left. He had some ‘encounters’ with law enforcement due to his temper, but was never convicted of any crimes over them. But what about by Senator Sanders’ standards? …

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It takes a Chinese student to teach the #snowflakes about freedom of speech

From The Washington Post: A Chinese student praised the ‘fresh air of free speech’ at a U.S. college. Then came the backlash. By Simon Denyer and Congcong Zhang | May 23 at 1:03 PM BEIJING — When Yang Shuping spoke Sunday of her eternal gratitude to the University of Maryland for teaching her about “free …

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The unreality based community

From National Review: Chelsea Manning and the Problem with Pronouns By David French | May 19, 2017 | 3:26 PM EDT Intolerance of disagreement in the debate over transgender issues begins to creep into law. Yesterday trans Twitter got very, very angry with me. I wrote a Corner post about Chelsea Manning’s release from prison, …

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Not much of a surprise

Assault rifles are piling up at stores. Big change from when Obama was president and gun sales were booming. https://t.co/nuNjbyKUIX — Heather Long (@byHeatherLong) May 9, 2017 President Obama earned a title he probably finds unsettling: World’s Greatest Gun Salesman Sets Incredible New Record Posted at 9:16 am on June 7, 2016 by Bob Owens …

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Ulrich Baer, The New York Times, and the totalitarianism of the left Conservatives may mock the positions of the left, but the left try to use governing power to muzzle the positions of the right.

The New York Times would be the first to defend the First Amendment’s guarantee of freedom of speech and of the press . . . for itself. Others? Not so much: What ‘Snowflakes’ Get Right About Free Speech by Ulrich Baer1 | April 24, 2017 During the 1980s and ’90s, a shift occurred in American …

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The credentialed media setting the terms of the debate is fake news

Alisyn Camarota interviewed “Gavin” Grimm on CNN’s New Day this morning, and Miss Camarota treated Miss Grimm like any other boy. Trouble is, Miss Grimm is not a boy. From The New York Times: Bathroom Case Puts Transgender Student on National Stage By Sheryl Gay Stolberg | February 23, 2017 WASHINGTON — The bespectacled teenager …

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This is why President Trump says the media are enemies of the American people

I saw part — not all — of a segment on CNN’s New Day this morning, with host Chris Cuomo asking why President Donald Trump hasn’t condemned anti-Semitism. That whole question is designed to lead people to believe that the President might be an anti-Semite. The odious Think Progress website posted an article entitled All …

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