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The Plague Of Censorship

Restricting access to books and knowledge is how tyrants try to control the social narrative. This has been proven time and again throughout history. However, this fact has taken a backseat during the current uptick in the culture wars. Cancel … Continue reading

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Banned

“An attack upon our ability to tell stories is not just censorship – it is a crime against our nature as human beings.”–Salman Rushdie Whenever someone issues an edict or warning with the aim of preventing me from reading something, … Continue reading

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Free Press

We learn in civics or social studies classes about the vital parts of a federal democratic republic. They include the official executive, legislative, and judicial branches. Unofficially, it is important to have an active artistic community, and a free press. … Continue reading

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Offensive

One of the new employees at the thrift store sported a tee-shirt that was emblazzoned with “Warning Offensive”. I was not offended at all by the shirt nor the young man wearing it. I did a double-take and could only … Continue reading

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Bowdlerized (Op-Ed)

As a writer and someone who used to be employed as a media worker, all the recent hoopla about fake news feels terribly wrong. To point fingers and accuse entire news gathering organizations of being fake news is a bald … Continue reading

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End Crimes Against Journalists

Last year, UNESCO reported that a mere eight-percent of the ┬álegal cases involving the murders of journalists have been resolved. This statistic does not include the larger number of journalists who suffer from non-fatal injuries each day. Those regimes and … Continue reading

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Forbidden Reading

Many of us see censorship as a challenge to our intellect. To forbid us from seeing or doing something is more like a dare than a warning. This fact is frequently overlooked by religious and political leaders who strive to … Continue reading

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