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Nolte: Trump Calling Chuck Todd a Son of a B*tch Is Good for America

The theory goes that if you put a frog in a pot of water and slowly turn up the flame, the frog will not notice it is being boiled to death. This is exactly what is happening to free speech in our country, and President Trump’s greatest service to America might be the example of his belligerent refusal to stay in the pot.

DALLAS, TX - SEPTEMBER 21, 2017: A woman uses her smartphone while waiting to board a plane at the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, located roughly halfway between Dallas and Fort Worth, Texas. (Photo by Robert Alexander/Getty Images)

Hayward: The State of Free Speech in 2017

Free speech remained in a perilous state in 2017, as Big Tech became increasingly comfortable with censorship, applying inscrutable rules through enigmatic algorithms that looked an awful lot like old-fashioned political bias to outside observers.

U.S. President Donald Trump waves next to Chinese President Xi Jinping after attending a joint press conference at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. China's main official news agency is warning U.S.-Chinese relations will face "more pressure and challenges" following President Donald Trump's decision to label Beijing a rival. (AP Photo/Andy Wong, File)

China’s ‘Sharp Power’ Cuts into Western Societies from Australia to America

China’s efforts to exert political and cultural influence in Australia produced a major scandal with the fall of Senator Sam Dastyari, who took money from a billionaire linked to the Chinese government and ended up parroting Beijing’s propaganda line on the South China Sea. The United States Senate recent convened a bipartisan commission to study Chinese influence efforts, which include meddling in Western higher education as well as politics. Now The Economist warns that China’s “sharp power” is cutting into Europe as well.