Category Archives: Freedom of Speech

One Step Forward, Two Steps Back

I caught up with some friends this past weekend, who had recently visited Istanbul with their daughter in late May.  We had recommended the wonderful guide we had when we visited various parts of Turkey in 2009. All in all, … Continue reading

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Cyber-Bullying, Hacking, Guns, And Our Freedoms

I happened to be listening to WHYY‘s Fresh Air with Terry Gross last night in the kitchen as she interviewed Emily Bazelon, senior editor of Slate, who wrote a book entitled, Sticks and Stones. (Yes, I was totally ignoring Beau … Continue reading

Posted in bullying, Cyberbullying, First Amendment Rights, Freedom of Speech, Guns, Hacking, Human Rights, NPR, NRA, second amendment rights | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

Nothing Like A Good Mouth Washing!

Yesterday, on my way to work, I was listening to David Greene of Morning Edition on NPR, when he reported that in Middleborough, Massachusetts, the residents recently passed an ordinance that prohibits public profanity.  The local police have been given the … Continue reading

Posted in Culture, First Amendment Rights, Freedom of Speach, Freedom of Speech, mindfulness, Profanity, social issues, Swearing | Tagged , , , , , , , | 10 Comments

I Can’t Keep Quiet About This Anymore!

I have been quietly restraining myself for the last few weeks from screaming and yelling at the multitude out there.  But I am losing my patience.  First, there was the ruling by the Obama Administration that all health insurance plans … Continue reading

Posted in Freedom of Speech, Health Care, Human Rights, Planned Parenthood, Religious Freedoms, Roman Catholic Church, Sandra Fluke, Susan G. Komen for the Cure, Women's Reproductive Rights, women's rights | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 9 Comments