Tag Archives: freedom of speech

Richard Spencer told by MSU that he and his fellow Nazis are not welcome in East Lansing

Yesterday, Michigan State University confirmed that the National Policy Institute, a fascist think tank led by white supremacist Richard Spencer, had requested the opportunity to have Spencer speak on campus. Today, the university’s president, Lou Anna K. Simon, issued the following statement, making it clear that he and his organization are not welcome. “After consultation […]

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U-M pulls a screening of American Sniper, coach Harbaugh responds

We all knew it was just a matter of time before Harbaugh exerted himself. Well, it’s happened. CONTEXT: Earlier this week, the University of Michigan announced a campus screening of the controversial film American Sniper. As one might expect, the announcement was met with a significant student protest. UM, in response, cancelled the screening. Then […]

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All that comes to mind is, “I hope the people of Ypsilanti react this way when I die”

In other news, dissident Czech playwright turned politician, Václav Havel, has died. I feel bad for him that he had to die on the same day as Kim Jong Il. He deserved better than to be eclipsed by the little cult leader in the olive green track suit. But, people would rather talk about how […]

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