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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Detroit Police Commissioner Campaigns for a Dem Gov in Kentucky

Detroit resident Willie Burton is one of seven elected Police Commissioners, overseeing law enforcement in the troubled Motor City. He is also, according to MichiganLive news, currently living in Kentucky and working on Democrat Jack Conway’s campaign for Governor. Kentucky is one of three states electing governors this November.

Iraqi government forces celebrate while holding an al-Qaeda affiliated flag after they claimed they have gained complete control of the Diyala province, northeast of Baghdad, on January 26, 2015 near the town of Muqdadiyah. Iraqi forces have "liberated" Diyala province from the Islamic State jihadist group, retaking all populated areas …

Eighteen-Year-Old from Minnesota Pleads Guilty to Supporting ISIS

FBI agents intercepted 18-year-old Abdullahi Mohamud Yusuf of Minnesota at the Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport last May while en route to Syria to join ISIS. He had obtained a passport under false pretenses, claiming that he wanted to visit Istanbul on vacation. He was later formally arrested and charged with conspiracy to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization, and entered a guilty plea on Thursday. He could spend up to 15 years in prison.

Oakland Ferguson Protest (AP)

Activists Petition BART to Drop ‘Black Friday 14’ Fines, Charges

Last November, protesters now known as the “Black Friday 14” were charged with criminal offenses and assessed fines totaling $70,000 for actions including chaining themselves to BART trains in West Oakland–offenses for which other “Black Lives Matter” activist groups are