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The banning of Alex Jones is a warning shot against dissent

The celebration on the Left at the quick-fire purge of Alex Jones and InfoWars from social media has been disturbing – not because Jones’ views deserve to be defended, but because his banning is a warning shot against dissent.

It’s important to note at the outset that I have no love for Jones whatsoever – lest this be read as some kind of endorsement or defense of InfoWars. It is not.

78,000 Transgender Americans Could Be Denied Voting Rights in 2018

The study, from the Williams Institute, an LGBTQ think tank at the University of California-Los Angeles law school, estimates that there are 137,000 transgender people who have transitioned in the states of Indiana Wisconsin, Kansas, Virginia, Tennessee, Mississippi, Alabama, and Georgia. But an estimated 57% of them, or 78,000, will likely be turned away from voting because they lack proper documentation or identification that accurately reflects their gender identity.

One month before the election, Sweden’s ruling government obtained the ability to silence opponents on Facebook

Sweden’s government has been given a direct hotline to Facebook to remove “unreasonable things” and “problematic campaigns”, news outlet Samhällsnytt reports, and this is just in time to silence their opponents in the upcoming elections.

Academia Doesn’t Get to Define ‘Racism’ for the Rest of Us

Instead, as Alexander writes, “we have a case where original coinage, all major dictionaries, and the overwhelming majority of common usage all define ‘racism’ one way, and social justice bloggers insist with astonishing fervor that way is totally wrong and it must be defined another.” I am not entirely sure if this is a conscious effort to redefine the word — and by pretending it’s already defined this way they’re “gaslighting” us — or if they have drunk so much Kool-Aid that they can say this in all sincerity. When called on it, many simply point to academic definitions, as though academia had the power to redefine words for the rest of society; that, of course, is not how language works.

Who Determines ‘Universal Values’?

Is it any of Canada’s business whether Saudi women have the right to drive?

Well, Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland just made it her business.

Repeatedly denouncing Riyadh’s arrest of women’s rights advocate Samar Badawi, Freeland has driven the two countries close to a break in diplomatic relations.

“Reprehensible” said Riyadh of Freeland’s tweeted attack.