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Ocasio-Cortez Admits Defeat, Apologizes for Blocking Twitter Critic 8.11.2019 NewsBusters
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) was forced to eat a slice of humble pie after she lost a lawsuit over free speech. The far-left Democrat apologized Monday for blocking one of her critics on Twitter, and as the Wall Street Journal summarized, she “agreed to settle a First Amendment lawsuit that challenged her practice of barring people from her account.” WSJ recounted how this particular lawsuit lawsuit filed back in July accused Ocasio-Cortez of “trying to suppress views contrary to hers in violation of the First ...
Preaching ‘hate’ for Islam, speaker arrives in a divided Willmar 7.11.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
A man who’s made his mark across Minnesota and around the country characterizing Islam as a dangerous cult will speak Thursday at a Willmar elementary school. Critics are planning an interfaith rally to protest the event.
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Ocasio-Cortez Settles Lawsuit Over Twitter Blocking, Apologizes 5.11.2019 Outside the Beltway
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has apologized for blocking constituents on Twitter as part of a legal settlement.
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Twitter’s political ads ban is a distraction from the real problem with platforms 2.11.2019 TechCrunch
Sometimes it feels as if Internet platforms are turning everything upside down, from politics to publishing, culture to commerce, and of course swapping truth for lies. This week’s bizarro reversal was the vista of Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, a tech CEO famed for being entirely behind the moral curve of understanding what his product is platforming […]
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Mark Zuckerberg offers a choice: The Facebook way or the China way 23.10.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Business
In prepared remarks to Congress, the CEO acknowledges Facebook is not "the ideal messenger" for its digital currency plan, but says innovation is essential to American financial leadership.
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Beto O’Rourke Would Violate Constitution To Punish ‘Wrong Thinking’ On LGBT Rights 16.10.2019 Outside the Beltway
Beto O'Rourke wants to use government policy to punish religious institutions that don't recognize same-sex marriages.
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Facebook: EU Speech Police Violate ‘Freedom of Expression’ 14.10.2019 NewsBusters
Facebook has finally realized it’s impossible to uphold the American concept of freedom of speech while appeasing other governments around the world. Global Policy Management VP Monika Bickert complained in an October 14 post for Facebook that an EU court order “raises critical questions for freedom of ...
Kevin McAleenan: US Homeland Security chief steps down 12.10.2019 BBC: Front Page
Kevin McAleenan was the fourth person to head the agency and oversaw Donald Trump's border policies.
Lawyers for former Tinder execs file to dismiss defamation lawsuit 8.10.2019 TechCrunch
Last week, former Tinder CEO Greg Blatt filed a defamation lawsuit against Sean Rad and Rosette Pambakian, who are part of a group of Tinder founders and former executives who accused Blatt (pictured above) of sexual harassment and assault as part of a broader suit. Now Rad and Pambakian’s attorneys have filed their own motion […]
Federal Judge Blocks California Law Requiring Disclosure Of Candidate Tax Returns 7.10.2019 Outside the Beltway
Late last week, a Federal Judge in California placed on hold a state law requiring candidates to provide copies of their tax returns.
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Editorial: California's ongoing fight for Trump's tax returns is a waste of public resources 3.10.2019 LA Times: Opinion

A federal judge was right to block California's partisan presidential primary tax return law. California officials are wrong to fight it.

Opinion: Good luck to the whistleblower who reported Trump's Ukraine call. He or she needs it. 3.10.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Federal laws to protect whistleblowers aren't effective, and in the Trump impeachment case that could be a problem.

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BREAKING: Beta Testing for Jordan Peterson’s Free Speech Platform Thinkspot Goes Live! 2.10.2019 NewsBusters
Dr Jordan B Peterson’s meteoric rise in popularity has started intense intellectual conversations on topics from free speech to gender politics. Now, after seeing free speech threatened by Big Tech censorship, he worked with experts to create his own platform for people to have just those kinds of discussions. MRC Techwatch, which covered the creation of this new platform, was selected as one of the first ...
‘Dangerous situation’: Bush ethics chief Richard Painter says Trump must be impeached — and Bill Barr with him 27.9.2019 Raw Story
Donald Trump rarely hides his apparent illegal and corrupt behavior because he has yet to face negative consequences. Given Trump’s many apparent mental health issues and moral deficits (including a profound lack of impulse control and self-regulation), why should he force himself to stop when — at least to this point — he has gotten […]
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Christianity at the Supreme Court: From majority power to minority rights 24.9.2019 Raw Story
A movement for religious rights is transforming the place of religion in American public life. From the 1960s until very recently, liberals successfully argued at the Supreme Court that the tyranny of the majority cannot define the lives and experiences of secular citizens. For decades, the court regularly ruled that laws imposed by local majorities […]
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Town of Fraser changes sign code restrictions amid First Amendment lawsuit over anti-Trump signs 20.9.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
Amid a lawsuit alleging the town of Fraser is violating residents' First Amendment rights, the town board changed its sign code -- again.
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Applause as federal court blocks ‘unconstitutional’ South Dakota law that would hit pipeline protesters with up to 25 years in prison 19.9.2019 Raw Story
“The so-called ‘Riot Boosting’ Act was clearly intended to suppress constitutionally-protected, peaceful protests of the Keystone XL pipeline.” Environmentalists celebrated Wednesday after a federal court temporarily blocked enforcement of a recently enacted South Dakota law that aims to hit pipeline protesters with fines and up to 25 years in prison. Legal experts and green groups […]
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How the Dystos Defeated the Technos: A dystopian vision 18.9.2019 BuzzMachine

History 302 — Fall semester, 2032 — Final essay [This is not prediction about tomorrow; it is extrapolation from today -Ed.] Summary This paper explores the victory of technological dystopians over technologists in regulation, legislation, courts, media, business, and culture across the United States, Europe, and other nations in the latter years of what is […]

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Arizona Supreme Court hands major pro-discrimination decision to anti-gay Christian conservatives 16.9.2019 Raw Story
The Arizona Supreme Court has just ruled in favor of a calligraphy and wedding invitation company whose owners claim their religion forbids them to sell to same-sex couples. Brush & Nib Studio owners Joanna Duka and Breanna Koski are represented by Alliance Defending Freedom. ADF also wrote their business operating agreement, according to ABC 10, before filing the […]
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Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad seeks to dismiss wildfire lawsuit 12.9.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
A Colorado railroad company has filed a motion to dismiss a $25 million lawsuit blaming it for starting the sixth largest wildfire in the state's history.
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