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Tauranga’s new MP Sam Uffindell is sworn

National MP for Tauranga Sam Uffindell during his swearing in of Parliament. Photo/Mark Mitchell Tauranga’s new MP was formally sworn into parliament, using his maiden speech to lament New Zealand’s “general unrest” and “acceptance of mediocrity”. The former banker won a by-election for the Tauranga electorate in June after the resignation of Simon Bridges. He […]

Courageous Rani Chennamma whom President...

By MK Ashoka Bangalore, July 31 (IANS): Kittur Chennamma, the Queen of Kittur is a common household name in Karnataka. The armed struggle she waged against the British long before the famous First Indian War of Independence in 1857 inspires the younger generation to this day. Drupadi Murmu, the country’s 15th president, mentioned […]

‘Had no intention of underestimating Mar

Amid the row over his speech, Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari’s office quoted him as saying on Saturday that he had “no intention of underestimating the Marathi people”. , that is why many Marathi entrepreneurs are famous today,” the office said in a statement quoted by news agency ANI. {{^userSubrated}} {{/userSubrated}} {{^userSubrated}} {{/userSubrated}} “The contribution […]

Raj Thackeray takes aim at Maha governor...

Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) President Raj Thackeray hit Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari’s speech on Saturday where he said if Gujaratis and Rajasthanis are expelled from Maharashtra then the state will no longer have money and Mumbai will no longer be called the financial capital of India. Sharing a text in Marathi with the caption […]

Democrat Mallory McMorrow raises over $1...

Click to enlarge Courtesy picture Michigan State Senator Mallory McMorrow. Michigan State Senator Mallory McMorrow has raised more than $1 million after a video of her rousing speech targeting hateful Republican ‘nonsense’ went viral earlier this year, fundraising documents show. of the campaign reported Thursday by Politics. In April, McMorrow — an Oakland County Democrat […]

Reviews | Mike Pence’s sad speech shows

Comment this story Comment Specifically, the former vice president deserves at least a modicum of sympathy after everything he’s been through. He came dangerously close, we now know, to what his then chief of staff says “would have been a massacre” on January 6. Secret Service agents protecting Pence called their family members to say […]

Pence will offer a roadmap for conservat...

Pence will speak on a proposed conservative program at the Heritage Foundation, the conservative think tank. The trip – although originally scheduled to take place Monday evening, a day before Trump made his first visit to the nation’s capital since leaving office in January 2021 – was postponed after Pence’s flight to the area of […]

Truckers defy AB 5 ‘free speech zones’,

[Stay on top of transportation news: Get TTNews in your inbox.] A group of truckers attempting to force changes to state labor laws AB 5 brought the Port of Oakland to a standstill on July 22, continuing a multi-day stranglehold on one of the busiest shipping centers from the west coast. Crowds of truckers blocked […]

India snatches all rights from Kashmiris...

India snatches all rights from Kashmiris including right to speak in IIOJK: APHC The All Parties Hurriyat Conference says India has wrested all rights from Kashmiris, including the right to speak in illegally Indian occupied Jammu and Kashmir. In a statement, the leaders said the Modi-led regime does not even allow the people of Jammu […]

O’Rourke pledges to crack down on Texas

(Bloomberg) – Gubernatorial hopeful Beto O’Rourke rallied Texas Democrats on abortion rights, gun control and securing the state’s power grid in an hourly speech. prime time at the Texas Democratic Convention on Friday. Former Congressman O’Rourke told party members in the state that he would fight to reverse some of the conservative social policies enacted […]

Pence will speak in DC on the eve of Tru...

Former Vice President Mike Pence, who plans to run for the White House in 2024, is now expected to deliver a political speech in Washington, DC, the day before the president he served, Donald Trump, will will address Trump supporters. Two-day America First Policy Institute summit, also in Washington. Pence will address the Heritage Foundation […]

Off-campus speech stories at Techdirt.

from not-exactly-‘fuck-cheer’, but-so-what-is-it? department Another school learned that it cannot discipline students for off-campus behavior, particularly in light of the Supreme Court’s “fuck cheer” decision. Teenagers do stupid things. Sometimes they do them at school and the school is free to punish them. Sometimes they do it somewhere else and that’s where the boundaries come […]

Seven Michigan Colleges Dramatically Res...

A recent Academic Free Speech Report gives seven Michigan colleges a red light rating for their written policies regarding student conduct. The Foundation for Individual Rights and Expression evaluated 26 Michigan colleges and universities for the “State of the Speech Codes: Michigan” report, released in March. Michigan Capitol Confidential has previously written about this. Schools […]

Respicio: Delegating “blaming others” in

Del’s final annual speech. Michael San Nicolas as Guam’s only elected representative to the U.S. Congress drew strong condemnation from his rival’s gubernatorial campaign. “(He) took an age-old tradition — the state of Congress address — and turned it into a speech that tore the people of Guam apart instead of uplifted them,” said Rory […]

Parkland’s Dad Interrupts Joe Biden’s Sp

President Joe Biden today delivered a speech marking the signing of a gun safety bill passed in the wake of the recent mass shootings. But even as lawmakers, gun reform advocates and families of victims gathered at the Southern Law ceremony said the new legislation would be meaningful, some also said it falls short of […]

2023: Some major issues Tinubu raised in...

In his speech on the choice of Senator Kashim Shettima as the vice-presidential candidate for the 2023 elections, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, presidential candidate of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) party, raised a number of questions. In this article, we highlight some of these issues. COLLECTIVE TASK Tinubu reminded Nigerians that there is a collective […]

USA National Day Speech – Ambassador San

Good evening, I am delighted to welcome you all to the United States Embassy to commemorate the 246th anniversary of the United States of America. Tonight marks the first U.S. National Day ceremony we’ve hosted since 2019. I’m glad global and local efforts to address the pandemic have led to this time when we can […]

Sajid Javid’s speech is one for the hist

Thursday 07 July 2022 06:00 By: Josh Williams Josh Williams is the general manager of The Draft Sajid Javid gave a speech in the House of Commons yesterday Sajid Javid’s resignation speech, delivered to a packed House of Commons yesterday, was, in truth, not very good. His language was lead. Clichés abounded. The metaphors were […]

Celebrity lawsuits amplify America’s war

A series of high-profile lawsuits lend real legal weight to America’s cultural and political debate over free speech. Why is this important: While conservatives oppose censorship perceptions and progressives call for tougher restrictions on misinformation, the courts are where the real-world rules of the road are written. State of play: Legal battles over free speech […]

Ethiopia still grappling with spreading ...

Russia is preparing to bring together African leaders, regional economic blocs, business and civil society for the upcoming summit in Addis Ababa, and it will see another round of glittering speeches reiterating Soviet-era aid to Africa, outlining a broad roadmap indicating possible sectors for investment in Africa. As traditionally, the summit will be characterized by […]

Amid ‘Horrible Week for Women,’ NY AG Ja

New York State Attorney General Letitia James has a contested election this fall — opposed by Republican challenger and attorney Michael Henry on Nov. 8 — but she already has her eye on her future successor. Her name? Nia, a nine-year-old girl who shared the stage with James at a Schneps Media event at Van […]

Halsey responds to fans who left the con...

PHOENIX – Halsey doubled down on his support for abortion rights on Wednesday while responding to fans who left upset at his Sunday night concert at PhoenixArizona. That night, Halsey criticized the Supreme Court’s recent decision to overturn Roe vs. Wadeprompting some fans to quit the show. The 27-year-old singer, who uses the pronouns she/they, […]

Justin Trudeau’s Canada Day speech talks

Governor General Mary May Simon inspects members of the honor guard at the Victorian Legislature on May 20.CHAD HIPOLITO/The Canadian Press On Friday, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau called for unity amid a potentially divisive national holiday, using his official Canada Day speech to call for a deeper commitment to Canadian values ​​like hope and kindness. […]

WATCH: Representative Liz Cheney present...

Rep. Liz Cheney will deliver the “Time for Choose” speech on Wednesday, June 29, 2022. (YouTube screenshot) CASPER, Wyo.– U.S. Representative Liz Cheney is set to deliver her “Time to Choose” speech at 7 p.m. from the Presidential Library and Ronald Reagan Museum in Simi Valley, Calif. The speech, available here via livestream, is part […]

‘It’s Embarrassing’ – Netizens React As

One of the candidates for the governorship of Osun State, Ademola Adelekediscussed following a radio interview. According to a Twitter user identified as @LatmanCity, the future governor gave an interview after months of public pressure over his plans for Osun State. Ademola Adeleke, however, did not come across the quality of many following the reading […]

Free speech events planned for tonight

June 24, 2022 5:56 p.m. Follow @PortlandPolice Tonight, focused in downtown Portland, we anticipate First Amendment rallies taking place related to important issues. The Portland Police Bureau is here to protect First Amendment rallies by helping to keep the peace for everyone involved. There are several events scheduled for this afternoon and tonight in downtown […]

First lady Jill Biden calls for unity du...

WEST PALM BEACH Florida First Lady Jill Biden issued a call for unity Thursday just 4 miles from former President Donald Trump’s perennial home in Mar-a-Lago and the Republican Governor’s lot Ron DeSantis, one of her husband’s most vocal critics. The first lady was promoting the Biden administration’s cancer initiative, which she called a “key […]

Political pioneer? Youngkin to deliver ...

With Virginia’s budget finally wrapped up and the General Assembly out of Richmond for the summer, Gov. Glenn Youngkin picked an auspicious time for a seasonal trip to speak to fellow Republicans on the Great Plains. Youngkin will deliver the keynote address at the Nebraska Republican Party Convention, which meets July 8-9 in Kearney, Neb., […]

Speech neutralized at school | WORLD

A national religious freedom and free speech law firm intervened earlier this month on behalf of students at a Utah high school after school officials attempted to terminate to an event because of an unpopular message. According to the letter sent by Alliance Defending Freedom, a vice principal at Copper Hills High School in Salt […]

In Mysuru, PM Modi’s full speech on the

Leading the main fitness event against the backdrop of the iconic Mysuru Palace, Prime Minister Narendra Modi sent his greetings on the eighth International Day of Yoga on Tuesday. Thousands of people joined the Prime Minister at the mass yoga demonstration in the city, alongside Governor Thaawarchand Gehlot, Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai, Union Minister […]

Biodun Oyebanji’s full speech on the ele

Following his victory in the gubernatorial elections of Ekiti State held on Saturday, June 18, 2022, Governor-elect and flag bearer of the ruling All Progressives Congress party, Biodun Oyebanji, on Sunday released a statement concerning the ballot which has just ended. Below is Oyebanji’s full speech: Ekiti kete, have a nice day. It is a […]

Lieutenant Governor’s Speech at Maharaja

Lieutenant Governor’s Speech at Maharaja Gulab Singh’s 200th Raj Tilak Celebrations It is a great privilege for me to be part of Maharaja Gulab Singh’s 200th Raj Tilak celebrations. There have been very few kings in pre-partition India who are not known by the boundaries of their kingdom but because of the vastness […]

UF responded well to free speech allegat...

The group that accredits the University of Florida said Thursday that the school has stood by its principles, acted with integrity and taken adequate steps over the past five months to protect academic freedom. The Association of Southern Colleges and Schools, which accredits the universities of the Southeast, launched an investigation in November after reading […]

Hate speech, IPC Sec 295A, and how the c...

Debate surrounding comments by BJP spokespersons Nupur Sharma and Naveen Jindal shed light on the law which deals with criticism or insult of religion. The provisions of the Indian Penal Code (IPC), mainly Section 295A, define the contours of freedom of expression and its limits in relation to religion-related offences. India does not have a […]

Harris takes on GOP-led states in speech...

Vice President Harris slammed Republican-led states that have passed dozens of laws targeting LGBTQ youth during a speech at a Capital Pride Festival in DC on Sunday. “No one should be afraid to go to a nightclub lest a terrorist try to shoot them,” Harris said on Sunday, which also marked the sixth anniversary of […]

2022 Queen’s Birthday Celebration in Nai

Our Guest of Honour, Cabinet Secretary for Health, Honorable Mutahi Kagwe, Excellencies, Distinguished Guests, Ladies and Gentlemen, All protocols are being followed. Hamjambo I am delighted to welcome you all to this celebration of the Queen’s birthday. This year is a double celebration, as we not only mark Her Majesty’s 96th birthday, but also her […]

Zimmerman: Fight hate with words, not ce...

(TNS) — The man accused of killing 10 African Americans at a supermarket in Buffalo, New York, was violently anti-Semitic and racist. Indeed, he blamed Jews for the so-called “great replacement” – a belief based on a racist conspiracy theory that non-whites are used to replace whites. “Jews are the biggest problem the western world […]

Gun control: Matthew McConaughey deliver...

The massacre at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas, in which 21 people died, touched Matthew McConaughey very closely. It was in this Texas town where the Oscar-winning actor was born 52 years ago, and the place he returned to last week to speak with relatives of the shooter’s victims, an 18-year-old named Salvador Ramos […]

2020 Wheeling Park High School Speech Te...

A plaque honoring the seniors of the 2020 Wheeling Park High School speech team now sits in a display case at the school alongside other speech team trophies. Wheeling Park High School’s speech team may have won 42 consecutive state championships since 1979, but until recently there was a blank spot on the wall where […]

Full speech by DP William Ruto after IEB...

Left to right: Senator Tharaka Nithi Kithure Kindiki, MP William Ruto and MP Mathira Rigathi Gachagua receive a certificate after Kenya Kwanza presidential couple clearance by IEBC on June 4, 2022. [Elvis Ogina, Standard] “I am delighted this morning (Saturday June 4, 2022) to receive the certificate that will allow Kenya Kwanza and myself to […]

Full speech: What Oyegun said to APC pre...

On Friday, June 3, the All Progressives Congress (APC) Presidential Selection Committee, chaired by the party’s former National Chairman and former Edo State Governor, John Odigie-Oyegun, delivered its report. Odigie-Oyegun announced during the presentation of the report that 13 contenders were cleared while the remaining 10 were disqualified. The APC Presidential Selection Committee chaired by […]

Uhuru affirms Azimio’s support in Madara

NAIROBI, Kenya, June 1 – President Uhuru Kenyatta has gone all out to campaign once again for his preferred successor Raila Odinga, clearly symbolizing the idea that the August 9 political battle is a contest between running mates. President Kenyatta held up the gender card as bait when he asked the electorate to vote for […]

Speech by Paul Beaudry, Deputy Governor ...

OTTAWA – On Thursday, June 2, 2022, Paul Beaudry, Deputy Governor of the Bank of Canada, will speak before the Gatineau Chamber of Commerce. Topic Economic Progress Report Time 11 a.m. (Eastern time) Square The speech will be delivered by videoconference. Lockdown At 9:15 a.m. (ET), journalists are invited to review copies of the […]

Marina Times – Renouncing freedom of exp

Somewhere between Elon Musk bullying Twitter into submission, the Biden administration launching a “misinformation board” and Florida Governor Ron DeSantis bullying Disney and gay people, the realization is starting to sink in. We are not doing very well with this freedom of expression. Too bad it’s a bit critical for us to do other things […]

Dalton Delan: Free speech can always be ...

It seems so long ago, on Valentine’s Day 1989, that Ayatollah Khomeini issued a fatwa against Salmon Rushdie for blasphemy against Muhammad in the novel “The Satanic Verses”. Rushdie’s logorrhea offended me less mortally by failing my trusty five-page test. Despite my thumbs down, I will defend to the death Rushdie’s right to write, as […]

Cruz delivers speech explaining US natio...

WASHINGTON, DC — U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) gave a speech today explaining why he is voting for the Senate Ukraine Aid Bill this week. He gave several key reasons why a vote for Ukrainian aid is in the best interests of the United States: The bill includes nearly $9 billion to replenish US […]

Licypriya Kangujam delivers inaugural sp...

Dili: Among those present at the inauguration ceremony of East Timor’s new president, José Ramos-Horta, was a 10-year-old Indian climate activist. Licypriya Kangujam was invited as a special guest of honor for the Nobel Peace Prize laureate’s inauguration on Thursday, a day before Asia’s youngest country marks the 20th anniversary of its independence. She gives […]

Jeb Bush urges removal of ‘toxicity’ fro

Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, who now heads a Coral Gables-based private investment firm, appeared before the Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance’s mid-year meeting on Friday and urged an end to politics poisonous in America. Bush, a Republican who served as governor between 1999 and 2007, and who dropped out of a hard-fought primary campaign that […]

Fuel retailers sue over ‘forced speech’

SPRINGFIELD – “Effective July 1, 2022, the State of Illinois suspended the fuel tax inflation adjustment until December 31, 2022. The price of this pump should reflect the suspension of the tax increase.” Both of these phrases can happen at a gas station near you – unless a trade group representing gas stations succeeds in […]

Kathy Hochul is wrong about hate speech

ALBANY — After Sunday’s racist massacre, Kathy Hochul blamed social media. The governor, speaking in Buffalo, said companies that own online platforms should do more to monitor their sites and alleged that too many are hotbeds for spreading conspiratorial hate. On these points, Hochul is probably right. But she also said this: “I fully understand […]

Senator Chris Van Hollen hospitalized af...

US Senator Chris Van Hollen of Maryland said on Sunday he suffered a stroke while delivering a speech this week. He said he was currently hospitalized, but he said he had been advised that there were “no long-term effects or harm as a result of this incident”. In Sunday’s statement, Van Hollen said he was […]

Connecticut Set to Ban “Captive Audience

Recently, the Connecticut General Assembly sent Public Law No. 22-24 (Senate Replacement Bill 163), “An Act to Protect Employees’ Freedom of Speech and Conscience,” to the Governor’s office. Ned Lamont for signing. It’s unclear what action the governor plans to take on the law. If signed into law, effective July 1, 2022, the law will […]

Cabinet travels to Staffordshire to outl...

Ministers will travel to the West of England, Midlands and Wales to hear from communities and businesses on how the new bills will help them thrive Comes as government sets historic legislative agenda to spur economic growth and expand opportunity across the country The Prime Minister and Cabinet Ministers will today meet with communities, businesses […]

Putin’s VE Day speech gives no hint of e

Putin leads Soviet victory celebrations in World War II Russian forces storm Azovstal steelworks Ukrainians claim missiles hit southern port of Odessa Zelenskiy says Ukrainian victory is assured KYIV/KHARKIV, Ukraine, May 9 (Reuters) – President Vladimir Putin urged Russians to fight in a defiant Victory Day speech on Monday but remained silent on plans for […]

Governor Hogan delivers a speech on the ...


Speech by Lawrence Schembri, Deputy Gove...

OTTAWA – On Thursday, May 5, 2022, Lawrence Schembri, Deputy Governor of the Bank of Canada, will speak to the National Association of Aboriginal Capital Corporations (NASCA). Topic Supporting a return to Indigenous prosperity through economic reconciliation Weather 9:55 a.m. (Eastern time) Place Hilton Lac Leamy3 Bd du Casino, Salon MozartGatineau, Quebec Lockdown At […]

Time columnist slams free speech as a wh...

It has become sadly common to read of relentless attacks on free speech in the Washington Post and other newspapers. The anti-free speech movement has been embraced by Democratic leaders including President Joe Biden, as well as academics who now argue that “China was right” on censorship. However, a Time magazine column by national correspondent […]

Free speech concerns mount over DHS ‘mis

NEWYou can now listen to Fox News articles! Federal and state lawmakers, constitutional scholars and other experts are voicing concern about the Department of Homeland Security’s new disinformation committee, which they say is the Biden administration’s attempt to stifle freedom of expression. Mayorkas announced during testimony Wednesday before the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Homeland Security […]

Larry Hogan to throw 2024 marker with Re...

As former President Donald Trump hopes to celebrate his Senate nominee’s victory in Ohio’s Republican primary, Maryland Governor Larry Hogan will be across the country delivering a scathing speech urging the GOP to avoid the former president and to choose a new leadership. This split-screen storyline offers a glimpse of a 2024 White House primary […]

Speech by the Secretary for Internationa...

I’m delighted to speak at City Week for the first time and welcome you to today’s exciting FinTech program. Since becoming Trade Secretary seven months ago, I have traveled the world, beating the drum for UK financial services wherever I go. I’m so glad we were able to have the Ambassador from Ukraine, an amazing […]

No, Disney’s freedom of speech has not b

OPINION: Editor’s Note: This is part of a series examining the Constitution and Federalist documents in America today. Click on HERE to read the series. Since the state of Florida disbanded the Reedy Creek Improvement District, in part in response to Disney’s opposition to legislation banning teachers from talking about sex and gender with kindergartners, […]

Oklahoma Governor Signs Bills Affecting ...

As state lawmakers prepared a massive economic development proposal to lure an anonymous company to northeast Oklahoma, Gov. Kevin Stitt signed half a dozen measures affecting educators and students. The bills varied in scope and impact, from a new free speech advisory council for colleges to requiring student ID cards to include suicide prevention phone […]

‘This is unconscionable’: Biden attacks

AUBURN — President Joe Biden focused on steadily rising health care and prescription drug costs as the driver of soaring inflation during a speech in Auburn on Friday, calling for action bolder moves to limit drug prices. Biden has called for a $35 monthly cap on the cost of insulin; for a new tax on […]

Osinbajo will win, says campaign CEO Kab...

Senator Kabiru Gaya of Kano South today took office as the chief executive of Osinbajo’s campaign, known as The Progressive Project (TPP). He immediately took a jab at another presidential hopeful, stating that: “For Professor Yemi Osinbajo, this race is not a matter of personal ambition but a positive response to the populist call for […]

Yellen and Powell leave G20 meeting duri...

Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen and Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell left a G20 meeting on Wednesday when Russian Finance Minister Anton Siluanov began speaking, according to a source familiar with the matter. State of play: Yellen and Powell were joined by other world leaders, including European Central Bank Director Christine Lagarde, Canadian Deputy Prime Minister […]

Murathe confronts Raila after Homa Bay s...

Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) leader Raila Odinga is the recipient after a speech he delivered in Homa Bay on Monday April 18, calling for a six-part voting model, rubbed his allies in the wrong way. Azimio coalition party presidential hopeful La Umoja One Kenya had urged Luo Nyanza’s electorate to choose only ODM candidates in […]

COLUMN: Musk’s Twitter investment could

It was definitely big news when Elon Musk bought a $3 billion stake in Twitter Inc. He could do it because when you’re the richest man in the world you can toss billions like tokens of poker. Then, last week, the even more shocking news — he offered to buy Twitter. × This page requires […]

Kentucky senator talks viral speech agai...

State Senator Karen Berg called the bill a “medical sham.” April 18, 2022, 5:05 PM • 6 minute read Share on FacebookShare on TwitterEmail this article Kentucky State Senator Karen Berg went viral last month for an impassioned speech in the Senate chambers against the state’s new law that bans abortions after 15 weeks, calling […]

Guber’s speech from Omo-Agege shows he c

The Delta State Government has said that Ovie Omo-Agege, Deputy Speaker of the Senate, does not have the capacity to govern Delta State because he has not told Deltans and Nigerians what he intended to do differently if elected governor next year. Charles Aniagwu, the state information commissioner, who spoke to reporters in Asaba on […]

Bird appears to poop on Joe Biden during...

President Joe Biden’s day in Iowa took a colorful turn when he got pooped by a bird while speaking to a crowd about his plan to help Americans struggling with runaway inflation in a barn of the town of Menlo. The president, who is conducting a “rural infrastructure tour,” announced on Tuesday that his administration […]

Dividing Concepts Against the FORUM Act,...

The Ohio House of Representatives unanimously passed Senate Bill 135 on April 6. Therefore, she must defeat House Bill 327. Senate Bill 135, if signed by Governor Mike DeWine, will enshrine free speech rights in law for all members of the university and college campus communities. It will also force higher education institutions to create […]

Tales from the coffeeshop: Democrat supp...

What are cookies As is common practice with almost all professional websites, (our “Site”) uses cookies, which are tiny files downloaded to your device, to improve your experience. This document describes what information they collect, how we use it and why we sometimes need to store these cookies. We will also share how you […]

Indiana Leaders Protect Teachers’ Free S

This article by Megan Chalfant and F. Vincent Vernuccio originally appeared on the Workers For Opportunity site on April 7. When Indiana teachers look at their union membership forms this fall, they’ll see something new. In readable text in 14 point bold, there will be these words: The State of Indiana wishes you to be […]

Their take: Will Youngkin’s keynote addr

Governor Glenn Youngkin is an intriguing choice as Virginia Tech’s 2022 commencement speaker. Certainly, his business background and prowess leading Republicans to statewide victory in this blue-leaning Commonwealth suggest a more than worthy resume. In fact, every Virginia governor since 1990 has delivered the commencement address at Tech in their freshman year. It’s a long-standing […]

Bill proposing banning free-speech zones...

So-called college free-speech zones may soon be just a memory in Georgia after the Senate passed a bill on Monday to expand free-speech zones in Georgia public schools. campus-wide. “House Bill 1 will protect and clarify the First Amendment rights that our students should enjoy at our public colleges and universities,” said Sen. Bruce Thompson, […]

Reviews | The free speech choice I face...

Anyway, someone responsible for the attacks on my family was supposed to speak to my university the very day the state launched its efforts to tear us apart. Let’s be clear: it is an evil fueled by ignorance and hatred. Families like mine are already terrified. If the fanatics succeed, we will be broken. I […]

Stone’s speech at the dedication of the

Photo courtesy of Jim Holding A monument erected in honor of Dr. Joseph Warren at his grave, Forest Hills Cemetery in Jamaica Plain, Mass. One thing newspapers of old sometimes did was publish speeches in their entirety. In a modern context, this translates to quite boring column inches. But in 1910, […]

Terrorism bulletin does not attempt to c...

A recent federal government terrorism bulletin warned that misinformation about voter fraud and COVID-19 is contributing to an increased threat of domestic extremist attacks. Some are using this February document to falsely claim that President Joe Biden is trying to criminalize free speech. A Facebook post by former Alaska Governor and Vice Presidential candidate Sarah […]

Attorney General Jason Miyares comes ful...

The Madison Hotel’s Shenandoah conference room was packed with people in formalwear on March 24. The clink of forks and knives hitting plates and scattered murmurs filled the air as attendees eagerly awaited the arrival of JMU alumnus, former College Republicans (CR) president and now attorney General Jason Miyares (R). CR President and Junior Juliana […]

Full text of Buhari’s speech at the 2022

“This Convention comes at a crucial time as we prepare for another round of general elections. Therefore, the need to remain strong and united for the Party to harness the rich and abundant potentials at its disposal cannot be overemphasized. We value the right to have different opinions and aspirations, however, these differences should not […]

WATCH: Youngkin takes aim at critical ra...

Virginia gsee Glenn Youngkin made an appearance at Liberty University Friday morning to deliver a speech to the critical race theory, the anti-police sentiment and policy division. Youngkin encouraged students to recognize a duality in political topics. “We can teach our history in our schools – the good and the bad, all this,” he said. […]

Free speech is under attack, but we stil...

After watching Vladimir Putin brutally but regularly violate fundamental freedoms in Russia and Ukraine, it is reassuring to think that free speech is alive and well in America. Yet recent polls and events show that free speech is under attack again here too, and often from both political sides. Disputes over free speech are nothing […]

When the professors’ discourse is disqua

Nor is the Dunning School itself an anomaly in the history of American academia. As scholars of literature, we can add that the field of American literary study, from its origins in the 1920s, was also almost exclusively an all-white affair, and remained so until the 1980s. Part of the first half of the 20th […]

Campus free speech bills move forward

Indiana students and student organizations have a new tool to protect free speech. Supporters say a new state law will protect against a campus culture that’s increasingly hostile to unpopular views. Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb, a Republican, on Tuesday signed HB 1190, codifying First Amendment free speech protections that currently rely on a combination of […]

Letters to the Editor – Teacher Shortage

Ask a teacher Re: “Task Force Makes Room for Teachers – Group Seeking to Address State’s Educator Shortage Plans to Add 24 Members,” Wednesday’s Metro & Business article. I am a public school teacher in Texas. I have followed news of this task force with interest and severe skepticism. Many of my fellow educators feel […]

الوكالة الوطنية للإعلام – Bassil in a hi

“The party of corruption is like a chameleon that enjoys gains during the time of trusteeship and then rides the wave of freedom” “Even if the criminal is physically released from prison, he remains mentally imprisoned” —————– NNA – The leader of the Free Patriotic Movement, MP Gebran Bassil, said during the seventh annual conference […]

Speech by Beto O’Rourke SXSW 2022

The Democratic nominee discussed his campaign Saturday during a featured session with Texas Tribune CEO Evan Smith. AUSTIN, Texas — Texas Democratic gubernatorial candidate Beto O’Rourke was back in Austin on Saturday for a stopover in South by Southwest (SXSW). O’Rourke was selected as the keynote speaker for a conversation with Evan Smith, CEO and […]

Virginia Bill to Protect Public Servants...

(The Center Square) – Legislation that would allow public sector workers to speak out against their workplace policy proposals in public hearings has been passed by both houses of the Virginia General Assembly and will be sent at the office of Governor Glenn Youngkin. House Bill 384, sponsored by Del. Glenn Davis, R-Virginia Beach, passed […]

Russian Ambassador’s speech canceled |

Russia’s ambassador to Australia has been stripped of an invitation to deliver a national address following war crimes allegations in Ukraine. The National Press Club had invited Russian Ambassador Alexey Pavlovsky and Ukrainian Chargé d’Affaires Volodymyr Shalkivskyi to speak separately. But club CEO Maurice Reilly said it was no longer appropriate for the Russian envoy […]

Two BJP MPs suspended for disrupting Gov...

The BJP’s two West Bengal lawmakers – Sudip Mukhopadhyay and Mihir Goswami – were suspended for the remainder of the budget session on Wednesday for creating unrest in the House during Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar’s March 7 inaugural speech. After Question Time, State Parliamentary Affairs Minister Partha Chatterjee tabled a motion calling for the two MPs […]

Cooperation at the center of the speech ...

The Missouri Chief Justice is urging state lawmakers to work with him and the governor to maintain the state’s judicial strength. While the separation of powers is outlined in the state constitution, Missouri Supreme Court Chief Justice Paul C. Wilson said Tuesday during a joint session of the state House and Senate that being separate […]

Chaos at World Bank Assembly as Governor...

The West Bengal Assembly witnessed chaotic scenes on Monday as opposition BJP MPs rioted against violence allegedly perpetrated by the ruling Trinamool Congress in recent civic polls. As expected, Governor Jagdeep Dhankar entered the Assembly after paying homage to the statue of BR Ambedkar. But as soon as the national anthem finished playing, opposition BJP […]

Ex-governor Cuomo rails against ‘cancell

Former Governor Andrew Cuomo blamed ‘cancellation culture’ for his own resignation last year during a speech at a Brooklyn church on Sunday morning – his first public address since stepping down the year last. The former state chief executive says James’ investigation, which detailed allegations of sexual misconduct against Cuomo by 11 women, amounted to […]

Virginia Governor Youngkin delivers spee...

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WVIR) – Virginia Governor Glenn Youngkin was in Charlottesville Friday on the grounds of the University of Virginia. He addressed students at the Federalist Society, a conservative law organization, and picked out words for some key institutions. Youngkin made the UVA Law School tour one of his first stops in the Charlottesville area […]

Gun lobbyist wrote GOP lawmakers’ ‘carry

Last April, two Ohio House Republicans told lawmakers their “constitutional carry” bill would ease the bureaucratic hassle of training and background checks to get a license to carry a concealed weapon. They didn’t write the speech. Chris Door, the “no compromise” gun lobbyist and executive director of Ohio Gun Owners, did. Metadata attached to a […]

Governor hails verdict on Ahmedabad blas...

Gujarat Governor Acharya Devvrat mentioned the death sentence handed down to 38 defendants in the serial blast cases by a specially appointed court in Ahmedabad in his address to the state assembly at the start of the budget session on Wednesday. He praised Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister Amit Shah under whose […]

Mass walkout at UN for Lavrov’s speech a

First it was sport now musicians boycott Russia British singers Louis Tomlinson and Yungblud along with the band Franz Ferdinand have canceled upcoming performances in Russia in light of the Russian-Ukrainian war, following in the footsteps of other musical groups to do so. Taking to Twitter on Tuesday, Scottish indie rockers Franz Ferdinand said they […]

At CPAC, Trump delivers keynote, wins st...

Former President Donald Trump delivers a primetime speech to a packed house at CPAC in Orlando. (via: Talia Blake/WMFE) The Conservative Political Action Committee ended on Sunday. Former President Donald Trump spoke for about an hour and a half over the weekend during a keynote address to a crowded ballroom at the Rosen Shingle Creek […]

Donald Trump’s CPAC speech reminds Repub

Former president donald trump crowned himself king of the GOP at CPAC on Saturday, delivering a speech to a large crowd that featured all the makings of the man keen to take over the White House “We did it twice. And we’re going to do it again,” Trump told a roaring crowd inside the Rosen […]

McGeachin delivers taped speech at white...

By KEITH RIDLER – Associated Press BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Republican Idaho Lt. Gov. Janice McGeachin and Republican Georgia Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene were among speakers at a white nationalist rally in Florida. McGeachin gave a taped speech at America’s first political action conference on Friday and Greene appeared in person. McGeachin appears to be […]

Conservative Texas students sue universi...

Blurred discussion group of students sitting in class (iStock/Getty Images) (NEXSTAR) – Three University of Houston students are suing the school, claiming the school’s anti-harassment policies limit their freedom of speech. The students, who consider themselves conservative, say what UH considers hate speech is just their opinion. The Houston Chronicle reports that one of the […]

Governor Sisolak’s State of the State Ad

Governor Steve Sisolak and former Raiders President Marc Badain with a Las Vegas Raiders proclamation event at the stadium site. By Alan Snel of It’s an NFL stadium and Las Vegas’ favorite plaything, the place politicians like to use both as a stage and as a backdrop for talks and publicity. It was the […]

Governor Bowman’s speech on high inflati

Before we begin our conversation on community banks, I would like to briefly discuss my outlook for the US economy and my vision for appropriate monetary policy.1 In my view, the main challenge for monetary policy now is to reduce inflation without harming the ongoing economic expansion. Inflation is way too high. Last year, I […]

British High Commissioner Robert Chatter...

Shubho oporannho. (Hello.) Ami ekhane ashte pere anondito. (I’m very happy to be here.) I am delighted to address the Dhaka Reporters Unit this afternoon, the last day of the Bengali winter – my favorite season. Free media is the cornerstone of a free society. The role of the press in holding the powerful to […]

kerala: Kerala Guv’s Dam Speech Contempt

CHENNAI: Kerala Governor Arif Mohammed Khan’s announcement of Kerala’s proposal to build a new dam in place of the existing Mullaperiyar Dam has sparked strong reactions from political parties in Tamil Nadu. TN Water Resources Minister Duraimurugan said the move amounted to contempt of court. In a statement, Duraimurugan said the Supreme Court’s May 7, […]

Pence was met with protests ahead of the...

article Protesters against Mike Pence’s visit to Stanford distributed these pamphlets. PALO ALTO, Calif. – Former Vice President Mike Pence delivered a speech to a sold-out crowd at Stanford University on Thursday night. This is the third leg of his 2021-2022 campus tour. But former President Trump’s second-in-command was met with protests ahead of the […]

Burgum wants property tax cuts and incre...

BISMARCK, ND (AP) — Local governments should refrain from raising property taxes and lawmakers must invest more to guard against ever-escalating cybersecurity attacks, North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum said Wednesday. , in his State of the State address. “The state of our state is strong and growing stronger every day thanks to our unwavering faith […]

Budgeting in person? NJ lawmakers vote ...

What there is to know New Jersey lawmakers voted to delay the governor’s legally required address for two weeks in hopes that falling COVID-19 numbers mean the return of in-person speech. Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy had requested the extension “hoping the number of cases will allow the speech to be delivered” in the Assembly chamber […]

Threats to Free Speech Are Not New, They...

United States Attorney General Merrick Garland gave a speech last month marking the anniversary of the January 6, 2021 riot at the United States Capitol. Vowing to prosecute the perpetrators of that day and anyone who commits or threatens violence in the name of political passions, Garland also vowed to uphold free speech rights. Outlining […]

Governor Kay Ivey touts jobs and fights ...

Governor Kay Ivey, in her re-election kickoff speech in Birmingham on Thursday, ticked off a list of popular talking points, noting the state’s fight against President Joe Biden’s COVID-19 vaccine mandates and the low rate unemployment insurance from Alabama. “We’re going to hear a lot of talk in this campaign from politicians making big promises,” […]

4 Key Moments From Janet Mills’ State of

Governor Janet Mills highlighted areas of agreement on budget issues while defending her record on the COVID-19 pandemic in her State of the State Address Thursday that preceded a 2022 re-election campaign with the former Governor Paul LePage. The Democratic governor did not mention his likely Republican opponent by name in his hour-long speech to […]

Speech from the Throne outlines plans to...

Janet Austin, Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia, delivered the Speech from the Throne, outlining the government’s plans to build a stronger British Columbia for all, while continuing to support British Columbians through difficult times. “From rebuilding after fires and floods to riding through this difficult wave of COVID-19, we’ve shown we can accomplish anything by […]

Oklahoma Governor’s Speech to Launch Leg

By SEAN MURPHY, Associated Press OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Improving health care, education, infrastructure and the business climate in Oklahoma was to be a priority set by Gov. Kevin Stitt on Monday during his fourth speech on the state of the state. The first-term Republican, who faces re-election this year, will present his executive budget […]

Prime Minister’s speech on Waitangi Day:

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern used her Waitangi Day speech to call on people to come together and overcome the challenges facing the country now and in the future. A pre-recorded speech by Ardern was played as part of today’s Waitangi Day commemorations. Due to the pandemic, the Waitangi Trust has shifted the focus of this […]

Drink shots of Gaumutra, Trinamool MP Ma...

Trinamool’s Mahua Moitra tweeted a challenge to what she called ‘the heckler squad’ New Delhi: Trinamool Congresswoman Mahua Moitra gave a glimpse of what is to come during her speech at Lok Sabha today. She tweeted a challenge to what she called the “heckler squad” to prepare for her speech, a day after Congressman Rahul […]

Speech by the Chief of the Defense Staff...

With this strategy, the Ministry of Defense will protect and promote UK interests in space; and we will play a leading role in the coalition of like-minded nations and organizations that have come together to ensure space is there for the benefit of all. Space is fundamental to our national security and our way of […]

Ahead of President’s budget speech, MPs

The Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly had passed a bill on September 13, 2021 to exempt the state from NEETs Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MP Stalin NEW DELHI: Ahead of the start of President Ram Nath Kovind’s address to parliament, MPs from the DMK and Tamil Nadu Congress protested that the governor had ‘delayed’ a National […]

Letter: A random speech from Governor Co...

Governor Cox’s speech was hopeful and mostly positive. I’m glad he spoke out against conspiracy theories and pointed out the danger of focusing on Fox news for information. I wish he had omitted the beards against Washington. Many of the things he blamed are due to people’s resistance to following science. I also wish his […]