Month: February 2011

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And the Crackdown Begins

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On February 28, 2011
Not surprisingly but still depressingly, the authoritarian faction of Wisconsin politics is beginning to assert itself over the pro-speech/pro-dissent faction, as Scott Walker has closed the Capitol to any citizens not already there. In fairness, if he didn’t start to shut off the protest this might lead to even more speech that violates arbitrary etiquette […]

Priorities

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On February 28, 2011

To CBS and Time Warner, the lead actor repeatedly assaulting women won’t stop your extremely profitable, extremely bad show. But insulting the boss will shut things down immediately. Carr: Holly

Shorter Ann Althouse: “Political protest should be stamped out by the state if it offends my exceedingly delicate aesthetic sensibilities.” Alas, she makes no attempt to square this position with her recent arguments that principles of “free speech” mean that conservative commentators should have permanent vested rights to Fox News sinecures. Well, “IOKIYAR” is a […]

Your Liberal Media

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On February 27, 2011

Heavily tilted towards the Republicans, despite Democratic control of the White House and Senate. And the media’s crush on President John McCain continues despite his rejection by the electorate

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