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Wednesday, June 10, 2020
A New High-Tech Bloodless Reign Of Intimidation?
“We’re in the dawn of a high-tech, bloodless Cultural Revolution; one that relies on intimidation, public shaming, and economic ruin to dictate what words and ideas are permissible in the public square,” David Harsanyi writes for National Review.
“‘Words are violence’ has always been an illiberal notion meant to stifle speech and open discourse. Popularized by a generation of coddled and brittle college students, it now guides policy on editorial pages at newspapers such as the Philadelphia Inquirer, the New York Times, and most major news outlets.”
“Minneapolis was a beautiful city with a promising future and unlimited potential. Gateway to the ‘Land of 10,000 Lakes.’ Home of the Mall of America and a top tourist destination for sports fans, families, and college students. Notice I say was,” Tom Tradup writes. “Because over the past two weeks Minneapolis has pretty much hung out the ‘Going Out Of Business’ sign on the outskirts of town.” Read more in Townhall.
“Attorneys general across the country are pushing back on calls to defund law enforcement agencies in the wake of the protests over police brutality and racial injustice–arguing that cutting budgets to police departments would be ‘extremely dangerous and reckless,’” Andrew O’Reilly writes in Fox News.
“For the first time in history, half of the senior leaders of the National Security Council are women . . . While the White House press corps has not yet noticed that fact, and Vanity Fair didn’t have Annie Leibovitz come do a photo shoot, as would have been obligatory in the previous administration, women in the White House noticed and appreciated the historic first,” Madeline Osburn writes in The Federalist.