Tag Archives: Free Speech Zones

How different would things be now, if Bush, after the 9/11 attacks, had responded, “The answer to violence is even more Democracy”?

The following video is of Norwegian Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg, addressing the press and the people of Norway after the murder of nearly 100 people on the tiny island of Utøya. It is the kind of thoughtful response to terrorist violence that I longed for here in the United States after the attacks of 9/11, […]

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Thank God… American kids can now know the joy that comes with shooting people in the face

In a 7-2 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court sided with the entertainment industry today, ruling that minors had the right to purchase violent video games. The following comes from the LA Times. …”Like books, plays and movies, video games communicate ideas,” said Justice Antonin Scalia in his majority opinion Monday. And he said there was […]

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Tea-Baggers Gone Wild: taking back healthcare town halls

Every year at this time, when Congress goes into recess, our elected officials travel back to their home districts and engage their constituents. And, this year, as you can imagine, most of them are talking primarily about healthcare reform. The problem is, Republican operatives have made it their mission to disrupt such town hall meetings, […]

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The great Ypsilanti Tea Party

When I got home from work tonight, I found a disk in my mailbox containing photos of today’s Tea Party protest in Ypsilanti. What you see here are a few highlights from the event. The photos were taken by Oliva, who I’d like to thank for taking the time and going to the effort. I […]

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