Displaying items by tag: free speech

On Wednesday, news broke that the Department of Homeland Security — a department that didn’t exist 20 years ago but today spends $52 billion annually — had created a new “Disinformation Governance Board.”

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Social media is all about Twitter over Elon Musk’s latest controversy. 

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Jussie Smollett’s release from jail mere days into his sentence for faking a hate crime reveals another example of entitlement culture run amok. It’s not just that Smollett likely got preferential treatment with his release because of his money and status, but that he never apologized or admitted any wrongdoing from his hoax. When held to account by one judge, the disgraced actor then threw an epic tantrum, weaseling his way out of a few months of prison in Chicago with the help of attorneys.  

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Wednesday, 06 April 2022 13:57

OPINION: Did Elon Musk just save free speech?

Over the weekend, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey made comments that would seem to confirm some suspicions I’ve had.

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A North Carolina woman’s tongue-in-cheek crusade to keep her personalized license plate is making national news and even scored her an interview on “Jimmy Kimmel Live.”

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Before we scold the Richmond County Board of Commissioners for approving another problematic public comment policy, we have to give credit for the positive changes commissioners made.

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Wednesday, 16 February 2022 17:49

OPINION: Free crack pipes? Time to pardon Tommy Chong

Conservative publications have accused the Biden administration of planning to distribute $30 million worth of free crack pipes and other paraphernalia as part of its effort to achieve “racial equity” among “underserved communities.” The original notice for federal grants included provisions to pay for “safe smoking kits/supplies” but the Biden administration insists that no federal funds will be specifically used to purchase crack pipes. But taxpayers will get screwed anyway thanks to federal distribution of free condoms under the same program.

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ROCKINGHAM — The Richmond County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday unanimously approved the new public comment policy, despite a last-minute letter from a civil liberties organization with concerns over the potential chilling of free speech.

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ROCKINGHAM — The Richmond County Board of Commissioners is slated to vote Tuesday evening on its public appearance policy which has been in place for more than 20 years, but open government experts say the draft is still potentially problematic.

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