Category Archives: Censorship

Censorship Con

A profound reversal in attitudes has taken place in the last twenty years. While in the 1960’s the cries of “freedom” and “liberty” came from Progressives, today it is the right that sees liberty under attack. The campaign rhetoric of … Continue reading

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Liberty, Anarchy & The Digital Age

About a year ago I was at the house of my friend David Fanning on the Massachusetts coast when a call came in that messed up our weekend plans. David has been the Executive Producer of PBS’s flagship show Frontline … Continue reading

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So True

From this week’s New Yorker, the amazing Roz Chwast.

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Bush's Constitution-Lite Zone

The U.S. Government has long maintained a policy that they have the right to stop and search anyone at the border. The Department of Homeland Security is now taking the position that “the border” is the 100-mile wide strip that … Continue reading

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Mormons and Prop 8

The Mormon Church has poured almost $18 Million into the campaign in California to ban gay marriage. Recently they have been running the classic scare ads saying that without Prop 8, all the homosexual teachers in California schools would be … Continue reading

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Only The Paranoid Survive

Some of us have smiled when our correspondents talked about the possibility of martial law and the election being cancelled. “Oh those paranoids”, I thought. Then a friend sent me this little dispatch from the Army Times. The 3rd Infantry … Continue reading

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Stopping Students From Voting

Late last month local Virginia Republican officials began to worry about the thousands of students at Virginia Tech who were being registered by the Obama Campaign. So they put out a series of press releases incorrectly asserting dire consequences for … Continue reading

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Rage Against Gitmo

We have been carrying on a great discussion about the role of culture and politics since early August. One band, Rage Against The Machine is still walking the walk. After having been prevented by the St. Paul Police from playing … Continue reading

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Republican Doublethink

The last night of the Republican Convention was probably the most vivid exercise of George Orwell’s theory of Doublethink, in the modern political era. As Orwell wrote, If one is to rule, and to continue ruling, one must be able … Continue reading

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Palin's Faith

The Wall Street Journal reports about Gov. Palin’s church. At the Pentecostal church where Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin worshipped for more than two decades, congregants speak in tongues and are part of a faith that believes humanity is in its … Continue reading

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