Category Archives: Civil Liberties

A Kinder, Gentler Philly

Well, at least when it comes to Philly’s criminal justice system (boldface mine): The most significant and groundbreaking reform is how he has instructed assistant district attorneys to wield their most powerful tool: plea offers. Over 90 percent of criminal … Continue reading

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Seven Deadly Words At The CDC

So Il Trumpe is doing this to the CDC: The Trump administration is prohibiting officials at the nation’s top public health agency from using a list of seven words or phrases — including “fetus” and “transgender” — in official documents … Continue reading

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But The Greatest Threat To Free Speech Is Some Dumbass College Kids

Or maybe not. From the Great State of Alabama (boldface mine): “Stand for Decency, Reject Roy Moore,” read the bold headline in Birmingham, Mobile and Huntsville, all part of Alabama Media Group. Arguing that the credible sexual-misconduct charges against the … Continue reading

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But The Greatest Threats To Liberty and Freedom Are Some Stupid College Kids

Or something (boldface mine): You may have seen this photo of President Donald Trump’s motorcade winding down a wooded road last week as a woman on a bicycle pedaled by ― giving the middle finger to Trump. The picture, snapped … Continue reading

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We Dodged A Bullet With Former HHS Secretary Price

Admittedly, it’s not Tom Price, but his wife and Georgia lawmaker Betty Price (boldface mine): State Rep. Betty Price, a Republican from Roswell, suggested quarantining people living with HIV during a House study committee meeting addressing the barriers HIV-positive people … Continue reading

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The Derp State: Erdogan’s Goons Humiliate The U.S.

Tuesday, Turkish security forces loyal to President Erdogan launched an invasion into U.S. federal park regions in order to beat and harass opposition-aligned dissidents. Well, that’s how the headlines should read. If you haven’t heard, on Tuesday, protestors outside of … Continue reading

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Is Fox News Now The Government Approved ‘News’ Station?

Well, this isn’t good (boldface mine): The memo above has been puttering around Facebook for a day or so. It describes a top-down, command-and-control approach to cable-news watching at a unit of the Food and Drug Administration. Fox News, it … Continue reading

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An Actual 1950s Style Witch Hunt In Brooklyn

Some on the left have referred to the attempt to determine if Russia affected the election–or has its hooks into the Trump clan–as a ‘Red scare’ or even McCarthyism. Well, an ongoing investigation of a Brooklyn, NY high school principal … Continue reading

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ICE And Freedom

If you’re Latino, or even just ‘look’ or ‘sounds’ Latino, you might want to carry a passport with you at all times (boldface mine): A Gunnison man born in Colorado was picked up by immigration officers after a court appearance … Continue reading

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All Your Genetic Testing Results Are Belong To Us!

And by us, I mean your employer. Because freedom (boldface mine): A little-noticed bill moving through Congress would allow companies to require employees to undergo genetic testing or risk paying a penalty of thousands of dollars, and would let employers … Continue reading

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