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Supporters of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, left, face off with protesters after a rally on the campus of the University of Illinois-Chicago was cancelled due to security concerns Friday, March 11, 2016, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

Power, Obedience, and the End of American Debate

Freedom of speech is very inconvenient to the ruling class, which likes to set the acceptable boundaries of discourse. For that reason, the populace is likely to lose free speech as soon as they stop insisting on it, without qualification or reservation — and once free speech is gone, all else is put at risk.

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Hundreds of Yale Students Protest Alleged Racism on Campus

A twisted string of allegations about racism on the campus of Yale University led hundreds of students to protest Monday, just days after a conference on the future of free speech was disrupted by allegations of racism and two weeks after protests against alleged racism and cultural insensitivity were held over student Halloween costumes.

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Students Boycott, Destroy Newspaper that Criticized Black Lives Matter

A group of students at Wesleyan University are demanding “safe space” for students of color and declaring they intend to “dispose of” copies of the school newspaper found on campus until their demands are met. The demands arose after the paper ran an opinion piece critical of the Black Lives Matter movement last week.

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Actress Julianne Moore: Anti-Palin, Anti-Gun, Anti-History

Julianne Moore’s life off-screen is quickly becoming a tale of everything the actress abhors. From Sarah Palin, to guns, to Civil War history relating to the Confederacy, Moore can’t keep from stating her opposition to certain people, places, and things.

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No H8: Clarence Thomas Is a ‘Clown in Blackface,’ Says Gay Activist Takei

Star Trek celebrity and gay marriage activist George Takei told a Phoenix news station Monday that Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas is a “clown in blackface.” Takei was referring to Thomas’s recent dissent in Obergefell v. Hodges, the 5-4 decision in which the Supreme Court found that there is a “fundamental” right to same-sex marriage in the Constitution. “He is a clown in black face sitting on the Supreme Court. He gets me that angry. He doesn’t belong there,” Takei said.

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Naval Chaplain Files Formal Complaint over Christian Persecution

Chaplain Wes Modder spends his days basically alone in the base chapel. He is no longer allowed into his office. By order of his commanding officer, he is not allowed even to speak to the sailors in his unit. If anyone from his unit comes into the chapel, he may not speak with them.

Cities Start Rolling Back LGBT Agenda

Despite the intervention of the powerful LGBT Human Rights Campaign and donations from at least one billionaire, an LGBT nondiscrimination ordinance passed in October by the City Council of Springfield, MO, has fallen at the hands of Springfield voters.

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Boy George: I’d Still Play in Indiana

Openly gay pop singer Boy George stopped by Ora TV’s Larry King Now Wednesday, where he admitted that if given the opportunity, he would play a show in Indiana, despite calls to boycott the state over the newly adopted Religious Freedom Restoration Act.