Monthly Archives: July 2013

Wednesday Links

– New Jersey Governor Chris Christie took a swipe at Rand Paul and other libertarian-leaning politicians last Thursday, saying that “this strain of libertarianism that’s going through both parties right now and making big headlines…is a very dangerous thought.” – … Continue reading

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Thursday Links

– A new psychological study calls into question the existence of “sex addiction.” – Following user backlash over changes on Tumblr that rendered “Adult” and “NSFW” blogs unsearchable (both internally and by external search engines such as Google), the site quietly undid the changes, allowing … Continue reading

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The Case Against Hate Speech Laws

Writing at AlterNet, Sean McElwee puts forth an argument for censoring online hate speech–particularly on social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter. McElwee says that, although “stricter regulation of Internet speech will not be popular”, it is “necessary.” McElwee claims that … Continue reading

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Friday Links

– Queen Elizabeth II has given royal assent to a bill legalizing same-sex marriages in England and Wales. Oh, Four Weddings and a Funeral is just crying out for a sequel. – In what is perhaps the most hysterical over-reaction to the … Continue reading

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Zimmerman Verdict Was Not a Failure of the System

Here’s what happened: George Zimmerman killed Trayvon Martin. Zimmerman was arrested and charged with second-degree murder. During the trial, he claimed self-defense. The State of Florida claimed it was murder. Since the burden of proof is on the State, prosecutors … Continue reading

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Tuesday Links

– 5 Mind-Blowing Cases of Mistaken Identity by the Police. – In response to the George Zimmerman verdict, Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Roddy White tweeted that “All them jurors should go home tonight and kill themselves for letting a grown man get away … Continue reading

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George Zimmerman: Not Guilty, But Not Innocent Either

A jury in Florida has found George Zimmerman not guilty in the shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin. Zimmerman, a neighborhood watch volunteer in Sanford (about 27 miles from Orlando), followed and subsequently fatally shot the teenager on the night of February … Continue reading

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Weekend Links

– 14 Authors You Might Not Know Had Bigoted Views. – The American Family Association’s Bryan Fischer–always a voice of reason–has accused The New Yorker of “promoting child abuse” after the magazine put Bert and Ernie on its most recent … Continue reading

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