Lee Kuan Yew’s Legacy

Modern Singapore’s founder passed away at age 91 earlier this week.

Denmark Terror Attacks and Machine-Gun Censorship

Yet another attack on religious freedom in Europe.

Obama Faults Sony For Pulling ‘The Interview’ From Theaters, Vows Response To North Korea

President Obama criticized Sony for backing down, and said that the U.S. would respond to North Korea’s cyber attack “at a place and time we choose,”

‘Tom and Jerry’ Cartoons Get ‘Racial Prejudice’ Warning

The classic “Tom and Jerry” cartoons of the 1940s and 1950s come with a “racial prejudice” warning from Amazon.

Texas High School Student Suspended For Refusing To Stand During Pledge Of Allegiance

A pretty clear violation of the First Amendment.

We’re 46th! USA!

Conservative Group Calls For Boycott Of Radio Shack For Not Using “Christmas” In Ads

It’s the return of the most absurd meme of all time.

Is Prayer At The Start Of A Legislative Session Constitutional?

Do prayers opening legislative sessions violate the First Amendment? The Supreme Court is set to decide that issue.

NSA Chief Apparently Finds Free Press To Be Very Inconvenient

NSA Director General Keith Alexander really doesn’t like the idea of a free press.

Washington Post To Be Sold To Amazon Founder Jeff Bezos

One of the nation’s papers of record is changing owners for the first time in 80 years.

Military Coup Underway In Egypt [Update: Morsi Deposed]

if reports are to be believed, there is a coup d’etat underway in Egypt.

Turkey On The Brink?

Has the Arab Spring come to Turkey?

29% of Facebook Users Have No Filter Whatsoever

Alex Madrigal reports that “71% of Facebook Users Engage in ‘Self-Censorship.'” That strikes me as low.

Charlie Murphy on Racism, The ‘N-Word,’ and Political Correctness

Charlie Murphy, Eddie’s funny brother, has some interesting thoughts on racism and free speech in an interview with Esquire.

Report: U.S. Knew Benghazi Attack Was Terrorism Within 24 Hours

The Administration’s decision to stick with the meme that the Benghazi attack was about a movie becomes more puzzling.

London Olympics Censorship

Nick Cohen dubs this year’s London Games the “Censorship Olympics.” Had he called them the “London Censorship Olympics,” the “2012 Censorship Olympics,” or titled the piece “Censorship Takes London Gold” he might have faced civil or criminal penalties.

Spanish Artist Facing Prison For “Insulting” The Catholic Church

There is a disturbing trend in Western nations toward enforcement of laws against “insulting” religions.

New Twitter Policy Leads To Misguided Cries Of Censorship

Censorship or sound business practice?

Wikipedia To Go Dark Wednesday To Protest Online Piracy Bills

Wikipedia’s English language site will be offline for 24 hours tomorrow to protest two controversial online piracy bills.

The Death Of Kim Jong-il: Intelligence Failures And What Comes Next

How can we know what happens next in North Korea when we didn’t even know Kim Jong-il had died?

Herman Cain Now Says He Might Sue Politico

When in trouble, sue the messenger.

Former Congressman’s Defamation Suit Against Pro-Life Group To Proceed

A somewhat surprising First Amendment decision arising out of the 2010 Elections.

Alabama State Senators Refers to Blacks as “Aborigines”

Wearing a wire can come back to bite you.

Ninth Circuit: Lying About Military Honors Is Protected Speech

Xavier Alvarez lied about having been awarded the Medal Of Honor. Should that be a crime? The Ninth Circuit Court Of Appeals says no, and they’re right.

Is Internet Access A Human Right?

The events in Egypt have led some to ask if the mere act of cutting off access to the Internet is, in itself, an human rights violation.

Hungary’s Media Laws and Europe’s Growing Pains

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán was greeted with protests from some EU parliamentarians when he addressed them as its rotating president of the European Council.

Ohio Congressman Sues Pro-Life Group After Election Defeat

Ohio Congressman Steve Driehaus is suing a pro-life PAC for “defamation” and “loss of livelihood” over its role in his defeat in the 2010 Elections.

Amazon Pulls E-Book Promoting Pedophilia After Protests

Yesterday’s outrage of the day involved an odd book written by a creep, and it has lessons galore for everyone.

Censorship?

Waterboarding and ‘Torture’ in the American Media

Did the American media cover up torture by the Bush Administration?