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Fearless Parent – Free Speech Controversy at US Elite Universities – 04.12.17

Free speech is the right to articulate one’s opinion without fear of retaliation or censorship or societal sanction. The First Amendment of the US Constitution states: “Congress shall make no law… abridging freedom of speech.” Universities have traditionally been a place where burgeoning, radical, heated ideas are first expressed and take hold. Student activism has given rise to important political, economic, and …

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Trends This Week – Holding out for something “new” – 03.29.17

The country wants to “Make It New,” one of Gerald Celente’s Top Trends for 2017. For President Trump, he wants to “Make America Great Again.” For Hollywood movie-goers, they want to channel movies like “La La Land” to bring back a realm of jazz and carefree living. Meanwhile, the government continues to take away basic civil liberties for the sake of keeping us safe but can’t keep people from jumping over the White House fence.

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Leid Stories—Bill Clinton and Foundation Still ‘Saving Lives’—03.23.17

He’s back, Bill Clinton, still selling the myth that his all-but-defunct, corruption-riddled Clinton Foundation saved the lives of millions of HIV/AIDS sufferers around the world through the foundation’s HIV/AIDS program. The former president is one of three “well-deserving” luminaries being lauded tonight at a Manhattan gala commemorating the Gay Men’s Health Crisis’ 35th anniversary. The Clinton Foundation, the GMHC says …

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HENRY GIROUX – Revisiting Orwell’s ‘1984’ in Trump’s America

In a strange but revealing way, popular culture and politics intersected soon after Donald Trump first assumed the presidency of the United States: George Orwell’s dystopian novel, 1984, surged as the No. 1 best-seller on Amazon both in the United States and Canada. This followed two significant political events. First, Kellyanne Conway, Trump’s adviser, echoing the linguistic inventions of Orwell’s …

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Melissa Dahl – Your Brain Gives Up When Discerning Truth From Lies Gets Too Hard

You can call it “post-truth,” you can call it “fake news,” or you can, as Kellyanne Conway helpfully suggested on Meet the Press over the weekend, call it “alternative facts.” Or you can borrow Dan Rather’s phrasing from earlier this year: “A lie, is a lie, is a lie.” In a fantastic recent piece for Politico, psychology writer Maria Konnikova …

President-elect Donald Trump speaks to members of the media in the lobby of Trump Tower in New York, Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Sonali Kolhatkar – Donald Trump Deserves to Be Ridiculed—It’s the One Thing That Terrifies Him

Donald Trump has a thin skin. That personality trait is consistent with his large ego, desire to flaunt his wealth, portray himself as a playboy and aggressively fight every imagined slight. The fact that the president-elect takes time away from the huge job of assembling a transition team and appointing a new Cabinet to watch Alec Baldwin’s caricature of him …

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The Gary Null Show – 12.08.16

Today On The Gary Null Show! Gary gets into the rhytm of breathing and how it can effect your memory, Gary goes into a very important commentary on the mainstream media and with the weather getting colder its good to know your vaccine safety. In the second half of the show after a musical break Gary goes into some audio clips Newsbusters.org investigated network coverage of Jill Stein. They found that ABC, NBC, and CBS only gave Stein 36 seconds of coverage, combined, during her entire presidential bid, while they gave her 7 minutes and 26 seconds of coverage in just 4 days after the election, when she made it apparent that she was championing a recount to contest the election. The Resident breaks it down. all this and so much more!

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Blaming Trump’s Win on the Age Group Least Responsible for It

Before the election, corporate media nonsensically tried to blame the rise of Donald Trump on Millennials (FAIR.org, 10/10/16)—and now, after the election, the Washington Post is still at it. “Yes, You Can Blame Millennials for Hillary Clinton’s Loss” was the headline over a piece by the Post‘s Aaron Blake (12/2/16). “Clinton campaign manager Robby Mook said Thursday that one particular …