With increasing frequency, especially on college campuses, speakers presenting unpopular views — or views unpopular with a vocal minority of the audience — are being disrupted or “shouted down” until they leave the stage. This has happened at my own campus and many others.
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While interrupting a speaker or a group of speakers in public forums is certainly rude, such an action, by itself, does not meet the threshold of what the founders of the United States considered to be an abridgment of freedom of speech.
In recent years there has been a growing trend in Hollywood that has always bothered me. Some say it is the movie studios trying to milk movie-goers for as much as they can, while others say it is a sign that the movie industry is running out of original ideas. I prefer to use the term “sequelitis” for Hollywood’s ability to unfailingly create a sequel out of anything that proves to be profitable.
Recently, our church has been studying the book of John, and this past Sunday we got to the story of Jesus Christ raising Lazarus from the dead. It is an amazing story and miracle that ultimately got Jesus Christ crucified so that He might become our salvation.
Dave Granlund cartoon on tornado season.
The world will be a poorer place without John Nash, one of the pioneers of game theory, who died Saturday at 86 in a car crash along with his wife.
Dave Granlund cartoon on Texas flooding.
The income gap between smokers and nonsmokers has grown. And it’s something companies may need to address directly in their efforts to help employees kick the habit.
Here’s something you will never hear any of the crop of Republican presidential candidates say on same-sex marriage: “With today’s vote, we have disclosed who we are: a generous, compassionate, bold and joyful people.” Those soothing words came from Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny after 62.1 percent of his nation voted in favor of marriage equality on Saturday.
If you look at early polls, fundraising, campaign staffing and media acumen, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., appear to be the two strongest opponents to take on Jeb Bush. What are Walker and Rubio doing right, and why have they separated themselves from the rest of the pack?