Day: March 17, 2015

Americans’ growing support for free speech doesn’t include racist speech

Washington Post: Americans tend to pick and choose who should be afforded civil liberties to some degree, a centuries-old issue that has flared up once again after a video of racist chants by University of Oklahoma fraternity brothers went viral. The university’s president David Boren last week expelled two students filmed making the racist chants. […]

Elton John opposes Georgia religious freedom act

cnbc.com: Sir Elton John disagrees with a bill in Georgia that would allow individuals and businesses to use their religious beliefs to discriminate against certain groups of people, including gay residents. The English pop star, a champion for LGBT social movements worldwide, wrote an op-ed in the Atlanta Journal Constitution […]

Can Putin Survive?

Source:Stratfor There is a general view that Vladimir Putin governs the Russian Federation as a dictator, that he has defeated and intimidated his opponents and that he has marshaled a powerful threat to surrounding countries. This is a reasonable view, but perhaps it should be re-evaluated in the context of recent […]