Freedom of Speech works both ways

From The Washington Post: ‘It’s BS’: MLB player who knelt during national anthem denied service at Alabama restaurant By Jacob Bogage | October 24, 2017 | 3:19 PM Bruce Maxwell (@Bruu_truu13) was barely home in Huntsville, Ala., when he met a rude welcome. Out to lunch with Huntsville city councilman Devyn Keith (@DevynsKeith) and another …

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Schadenfreude! Salon can’t pay its bills I wonder if @AmandaMarcotte is getting paid?

From the New York Post: Salon struggling to pay its rent By Keith J. Kelly | August 3, 2017 | 10:0 PM Salon, the struggling digital publisher, is having trouble paying its rent. A landlord who late last year evicted Salon from its New York offices for nonpayment of $90,000 in back rent is now …

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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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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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Ignore the bovine feces: this is with what they are really concerned!

From Twitter: Ivy League Students Vote To Install Free Tampons In Men’s Room… https://t.co/RGN9pRrnnd — Ƭαвιтнα Ɓℓιѕѕ ❤ (@BlissTabitha) December 20, 2016 The tweet sounds humorous enough, so I went to the linked article: Ivy League students vote to install free tampons in men’s room By Toni Airaksinen | December 18, 2016 | Thought man-pons …

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