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Freedom to Boycott Is Free Speech, Too

From the Left / Froma Harrop /

It takes a certain inconsistency to argue, as Elon Musk has, that activists are "trying to destroy free speech in America" by pressuring companies to pause advertising on Twitter, the social media platform he just overpaid for. A "free speech absolutist," as Musk describes himself, would surely understand that activists saying their piece to ...Read more

Putin Sends Renewable Energy -- and Efficiency -- into Even Higher Gear

From the Left / Froma Harrop /

Russia has many reasons to regret its savage war on Ukraine, but a very lasting one will be how it supercharged Europe's plans to end its dependence on that country's oil and gas. Europe was already well into a campaign to replace fossil fuels with clean renewable energy, mainly to slow climate change. The invasion and weaponization of Russian ...Read more

The Republic Will Survive Drag Queens

From the Left / Froma Harrop /

Drag queens are men who perform dressed up as women. Once an underground art form, drag shows have gone mainstream. Today they are widely regarded as innocent fun: The wildly popular "RuPaul's Drag Race" is in its 14th season.

So accepted has this kind of entertainment become that some public libraries are holding drag queen story times. These ...Read more

 

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