In this week’s Electric Libertyland, Brian McWilliams welcomes in comedian Owen Benjamin, who makes his debut on the podcast. Owen responds to comments comic/writer Jake Weisman made on last week’s episode and dives into transgender issues, before Brian and Benjamin move on to other topics including the ongoing culture war for free speech, Babe.net’s Aziz Ansari sexual misconduct article and male feminism, plus the Golden Globes. It’s a show that’s not to be missed. Download this episode (right click and save) Discussed
Imagine an alt-right group organizing a rally at a park in your hometown. The group—wanting to create as much publicity for itself as possible—decides that it wants to document the event for a promotional video. The group goes to a local videographer, who has covered political events for the Democratic Party, seeking to hire her to cover the demonstration. The videographer, who happens to hold deeply progressive beliefs, declines to serve the group upon learning that they are affiliated with
In this week’s episode of Electric Libertyland, host Brian McWilliams gives his take on the Trumpian circle-jerk that was the 2017 Emmy Awards, and how politics and entertainment need to take a break from each other. He then turns towards more serious topics including the utter failure of the Federal Reserve’s quantitative easing programs, the GOP’s last-ditch effort to repeal Obamacare (kind of) with the Graham-Cassidy plan, the state of the 1st Amendment, new climate research and an idiotic idea
Welcome to your Tuesday edition of The Morning Roar! Supreme Court Rules On Prayer The Supreme Court ruled on Monday that town officials in Greece, NY did not violate the Constitution by allowing a prayer at the start of their public town meetings. Officials in the small town, near Rochester said that all faiths and atheists were welcome to give the prayer or message at the beginning of the meeting. In practice the volunteers were mostly Christian. Two town residents
Man Sues Baltimore PD For Deleting Videos of Arrest; Wins Big Let’s preface this by saying that you are allowed to record police already, but for some reason many officers believe they have the right to confiscate cameras and delete videos that they feel may be unflattering to them. This was the case in Baltimore, when police made an arrest four years ago and a man named Christopher Sharp recorded the act. “Do me a favor and turn that off.
In this weeks edition of TSA Tuesdays we take a step outside the TSA’s comfort zone of the airport, and into the courtroom! Last week the TSA lost an appeal seeking to reject a ruling that they had violated the First Amendment rights of college student Aaaron Tobey when they called police and had him arrested and charged with disorderly for removing his shirt at a TSA checkpoint, underneath which he had written the 4th Amendment. The charges were later dropped,
President Obama has further eroded the rights granted to us by the First Amendment. He signed the Honoring America’s Veterans and Caring for Camp Lejeune Families Act of 2012 into law yesterday. As reported by The Huffington Post: Under the new legislation, protests must be held at least 300 feet from military funerals and are prohibited two hours before or after a service. This may seem like a harmless law that will serve to protect the burial of those who