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August 10, 2021
The Arrest of Dora María Téllez Marks a New Low for Nicaragua
One of the beliefs that animated the Central American solidarity movement then was that we were not powerless. We are not powerless now, either.
June 7, 2021
When Sensitivity Becomes Censorship
A restrictionist mentality is taking over certain segments of the left.
February 25, 2021
The Resplendent Radicalism of Lawrence Ferlinghetti
What made Ferlinghetti so refreshing was his delight with each new generation’s readiness to challenge the status quo it had been handed.
February 12, 2021
Cancel Culture’s Latest Victims
These conservative intellectuals have been silenced forever.
January 25, 2021
The High Cost of Quieting Down Trump
In a misguided effort to create the illusion of balance, centrist institutions are silencing voices that make conservatives mad.
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May 29, 2020
Trump’s Twitter Tirade Is the Tantrum of a Troll
Social media probably does need public regulation—but make no mistake, Trump’s latest move is a would-be tyrant’s attack on truth-telling.
March 19, 2020
Trump Isn’t the First President to Attack the Press
Woodrow Wilson’s presidency threatened to censor critical media using the US Postal Service over a century ago.
October 16, 2019
China Is Exporting Its Anti-Muslim Strategy to India
Muslims in Kashmir may find themselves in a Xinjiang-style dystopia thanks to Chinese technology and Narendra Modi’s Hindu nationalism.
May 31, 2019
Trump’s Charges Against Julian Assange Would Effectively Criminalize Investigative Journalism
Ever since the Pentagon Papers case, an Espionage Act loophole has been waiting for a president thuggish enough to make use of it.
August 30, 2018
Svetlana Alexievich: ‘Freedom Is Long and Hard Work’
The Nobel Prize laureate in literature believes a new generation in the countries of the former USSR will make the dreams of 1991 a reality.