(WaPo) “Antarctic sea ice hit 35-year record high Saturday.” As one could predict without reading the article, the Washington Post (progressive publication) attributes the expanding sea ice to…wait for it…”Global Warming”. The article cites suspicious vortexes as the potential cause even while predicting that the ice will melt, seas will rise, etc. To assert anything else would be to reveal themselves as “climate deniers”, repudiating “settled science”.
(h/t John D. for putting me onto this)
(Daily Caller) Canada passed a law Thursday making it illegal to use the wrong gender pronouns. Critics say that Canadians who do not subscribe to progressive gender theory could be accused of hate crimes, jailed, fined, and made to take anti-bias training.
Canada’s Senate passed Bill C-16, which puts “gender identity” and “gender expression” into both the country’s Human Rights Code, as well as the hate crime category of its Criminal Code by a vote of 67-11.
“Great news,” announced Justin Trudeau, Canada’s prime minister.
USA – Supreme Court Declares that “Hate Speech” is Free Speech
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(National Review) With the Left feverishly attempting to squash unwelcome speech on college campuses, with the president of the United States musing about tightening libel laws, with prominent liberals asserting that so-called hate speech is not protected by the First Amendment, free speech in America at least has one reliable friend — the Supreme Court of the United States.
In a firm 8-0 decision, the court slapped down the Patent and Trademark Office for denying a band federal trademark registration for the name “The Slants,” a derogatory term for Asian-Americans. The case involves a very small corner of federal law, but implicates the broader logic of political correctness, which is that speech should be silenced for the greater good if there is a chance that someone, somewhere might be offended by it.
Read the entire article.