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Sunday, February 25, 2018

Poland’s Holocaust Bill Is a Hate Speech Ban

In Poland, as in several other European countries, it is a crime to deny the Holocaust. Soon, thanks to a bill that was approved by the lower house of the Polish parliament on Friday, it may also be a crime to discuss the Holocaust too frankly.

The pending ban on references to Polish complicity in Nazi genocide, which has provoked outrage in Israel and around the world, may seem inconsistent with the ban on Holocaust denial. But the two taboos are of a piece with each other and with Poland’s prohibition of ethnic insults — a fact that should give pause to American fans of European-style speech regulation.…

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Trump Is Tearing Apart Our Civic Fabric And Democratic Institutions

The United States is coming undone. It is dis-united. Its citizens are bitterly divided along a widening chasm, each side believing the other is despicable; its democratic institutions are under assault; its ideals of equality and respect for the rule of law, once so widely admired around the world, are now ignored, even scorned, by some of its highest-ranking officials.

I had always believed that only a shooting war could tear us apart in this way, but I was wrong. Our civic fabric is being ripped to shreds, lacerated by a petty and divisive president and the people who enable him.…

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#EndorseThis: Lee Camp Shreds Trump For Weaponizing Religious Freedom

To President Trump, the world may appear as nothing but dollars and assets. While it’s true that leaders like Barack Obama bartered with quasi-hostile countries to forge alliances, what makes Trump so abnormal – and such a mortal threat to world peace – is a total lack of scruples. He is willing to lie outright to other nations, just as he deceives his own.

On Redacted Tonight, journalistic lion Lee Camp exposes the White House for putting Pakistan on a “religious freedom watch list” only a day after the Pakistani government said it would not exchange American dollars with China.…

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