What’s the Big Deal about SOPA?

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Late last month, Texas Congressman Lamar Smith introduced H.R. 3261, more commonly known as the Stop Online Piracy Act, or SOPA. The goal of the bill is to provide the US Government, specifically the Attorney General, with the tools to crack down on copyright infringement and counterfeit goods. The intent of SOPA seems fair enough. Writers and musicians and other … Read More

BaseballChica03What’s the Big Deal about SOPA?

My So-Called Life: She Woke Up

Hattie McDoogalLadyGhosts of TV Past1 Comment


It’s amazing sometimes how things come together. In a week where the blogosphere is obsessing over the memoir of the Tiger Mother, and discussing the idea of tough-love parenting, I have occasion to re-watch an early 90s TV show featuring a tough-talking substitute teacher. Episode 6, “The Substitue,” is all about shaking up the status quo.  A blunt, sometimes-harsh man … Read More

Hattie McDoogalMy So-Called Life: She Woke Up

The Power of Censorship

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Simmering just below the surface of all the drama in the news over WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange’s alleged crimes is a very interesting debate about censorship, freedom of the press, and what even counts as being “the press.” Frankly, Assange has done his beliefs and supporters a real disservice by being such an asshole. If he hadn’t allegedly done the … Read More

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Amazon Promotes Freedom of Speech via E-Book for Pedophiles

[E] Sally J. FreedmanOp Ed2 Comments


Yesterday as I scrolled my Twitter stream, I kept seeing references to an e-book which had many tweeters’ panties in a bunch. I explored a little more and figured out that it’s come to the attention of Twitter that Amazon carries a most disgusting book — a book called “The Pedophiles Guide to Love and Pleasure”  (oh how I wish … Read More

[E] Sally J. FreedmanAmazon Promotes Freedom of Speech via E-Book for Pedophiles