Saturday, March 17th, 2018

Free Speech and the Politics of “Shut Up”

“ALL IN FAVOR, SAY ‘AYE.’ ALL OPPOSED — SHUT UP.” In this “transformative” era of Obama, those who raise their voices in legitimate opposition to government policies or actions are routinely subjected to ridicule and false accusations. Is free speech in this country now only a privilege of the “enlightened few” — or is it […]

Are Tea Party Conservatives Racists?

FOR THE LAST TWO DAYS, I’ve wrestled with what to write about the latest charges of racism and bigotry being leveled at the Tea Party movement. If you’d like to read more on those allegations, please search online for the alleged racial and homophobic epithets made by a few Tea Party protesters on March 20, […]