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18 Jul. 2021
“If You Do Not Have Free Speech You Are Not Free”
“There was no free speech, you could not share values or thoughts if they were not Mao’s values and thoughts….” — Lei Zhang, Carolina Journal, July 2, 2021. “You have people who now say, ‘Math is white supremacy,’ or that calculus was invented by this
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2 Mar. 2018
Indian fugitive in Hong Kong court under heavy security
HONG KONG (AP) — An Indian man sought in his home country for a long list of alleged offenses including terrorism appeared in a Hong Kong court Friday on robbery charges.Ramanjit Singh was taken to court under heavy security after he was arreste
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2 Mar. 2018
Azerbaijan: 25 die in morning fire at drug rehab center
BAKU, Azerbaijan (AP) — Authorities in Azerbaijan say at least 25 people have been killed in a fire at a residential drug treatment center in the country’s capital.Police and prosecutors said in a joint statement that the fire broke out at 6 a.m
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30 May. 2017
Why Conservatives Still Attack Trump
When people you know well, admire, and who share your values do something you strongly oppose, you have two options: 1) Cease admiring them or 2) try to understand them and change their minds. In the case of my conservative friends who still snipe (or worse) at President Trump, I have rejected option one. The
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17 Jul. 2021
The EU Leaders Join North Korea in Welcoming Iran’s Mass Murderer President
By handpicking a mass murderer to be president, the Iranian regime is sending a strong message to the Iranian people and the world that it will not respect human rights. How could a leader of a democratic country congratulate a mass murderer? The people
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7 Oct. 2019
A US Diplomat’s Wife Appears To Have Fled England After Killing A Kid In A Crash
‘Nobody can be above the law’
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7 Oct. 2019
‘The Trick Is Not To Expect It But To Delight In It When It Comes’ – Did Charles Dickens Say This Quote About Happiness?
‘It doesn’t even sound like him’
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8 Oct. 2019
Conservative Leader Calls Trudeau A ‘Fraud’ And ‘Phony’ In Election Debate
‘He’s very good at pretending things;’
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2 Mar. 2018
Indonesia considers house arrest for ailing radical cleric
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — The Indonesian government is considering house arrest or other forms of clemency for the ailing radical cleric who was the ideological leader of the Bali bombers and is now in prison for helping to fund a jihadist training cam
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18 Apr. 2017
Two Weeks of Great Clarity
If you prize clarity, then these past weeks were some of the best in memory. 1. When America leads, the world is better. For the first time in eight years, the allies of America and the world’s decent people celebrated America’s return to leadership. Just about all of them understand that if the United States
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8 Oct. 2019
US Blacklists Chinese Firms For Role In Abuse Of Muslim Minorities
‘Repression, mass arbitrary detention and high-technology surveillance’
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16 May. 2017
Feminism and Intelligence
The number of foolish statements made by men and women who consider themselves feminists is essentially equal to the number of people who strongly identify as feminists. I write “strongly identify” because if asked, “Are you a feminist?” most women will say yes. They will do so for two reasons. One is that there is
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