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America now has an official language: Newspeak

America now has an official language: Newspeak

By Michael Cutler, April 5, 2016 The Library of Congress falls victim to semantic tyranny.   George Orwell’s political novel “1984” painted a disturbing but all too prophetic image of how a totalitarian government would come to rule its citizens with an iron fist.  Language — that is to say, the deceptive use of language — was a […]

Millennials: Government should ban speech that offends minorities

Millennials: Government should ban speech that offends minorities

  Forty percent of millennials support government censorship of speech offensive to minority groups, there according to a survey released Friday. The Pew Research Center found that millennials were the most likely of any age group to agree that government should have the authority to stop people from saying things that offend minorities, while Democrats […]

Love of Power Wins – Now the Yezhovschina Can Begin

Love of Power Wins – Now the Yezhovschina Can Begin

By William Norman Grigg, July 1, 2015 The Secret Police in Orwell’s dystopian society were employed by the Ministry of Love. In that ironic designation we find the genuine meaning of the insistent refrain that “love” triumphed when the US Supreme Court consummated the long campaign to bring the most intimate human institution fully under the […]

RFRA Riff-raff

RFRA Riff-raff

By Phil Erwin First it’s Mark Benioff, CEO of Salesforce.com. Next comes Tim Cook, CEO of Apple. Stunningly successful gentlemen, both; and very rich guys. Jeff Immelt, CEO of GE weighed in. All of them at the Executive helms of American-based, powerhouse global corporations. People whose word gets attention; who you would hope know whereof […]

The Battle for Free Speech: Santa Barbara News Press speaks out

The Battle for Free Speech: Santa Barbara News Press speaks out

By Michael Greer Saturday I drove to Santa Barbara for a brunch where the Director of News Operations at the Santa Barbara News-Press, Don Katich was going to speak about the newspaper’s recent battles for free speech. Santa Barbara is my home town. I was raised in Santa Barbara, I graduated from Santa Barbara High […]

Don Katich of Santa Barbara News-Press speaks out on free speech, “illegals”

By George Miller The Santa Barbara News-Press (SBNP) is no stranger to being attacked over 1st Amendment issues. In 2006, its own staff tried to prevent the new owners from eliminating what they believed was bias in news content. This made national headlines. More recently, a political pressure group attempted to coerce them into using only politically correct […]

Charlie Hebdo and Santa Barbara News-Press–Free Speech Threatened!

Charlie Hebdo and Santa Barbara News-Press–Free Speech Threatened!

By George Miller   The world is outraged about the Islamic fundamentalist attack on Charlie Hebdo, as revenge for its cartoons about the Prophet Muhammad. Although offensive to some, they were fact-based and a legal action of a free press. “Newspeak” Now, much closer to home, the headquarters of the Santa Barbara News-Press, a regional newspaper, has been vandalized with graffitti, […]

Politically Incorrect Zone–The double standard of free speech

Politically Incorrect Zone–The double standard of free speech

Team Tebow Too Much?

Team Tebow Too Much?

    Todd Starnes, Conservative author and news commentator, reported that Wisconsin-based Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) was taking Seminole High School to task on behalf of all religion-oppressed residents of Sanford, Florida. Seems a player on the football team fell injured, and as he was being attended by coaches and trainers, his teammates gathered […]

Feinstein’s Bill to Kill Free Speech of Independent Journalists ‘Has Votes’ to Pass Senate

Feinstein’s Bill to Kill Free Speech of Independent Journalists ‘Has Votes’ to Pass Senate

By Bick Bernabe – First published on The Anti-Media   After fending off numerous attacks on the freedom of the internet last year, activists and independent journalists alike are now facing another hurdle that flies in the face of freedom of the press, the “Journalist Shield Law“. Although the bill is being sold by the Obama administration […]

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