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Centrist Democrats Launch Smear Campaign Against Young Transgender Woman, All to Keep an Old, Straight, White Man in Power

Why are establishment Democrats so determined to prevent the first transgender woman from becoming a U.S. senator?

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The Same Democrats Who Denounce Donald Trump as a Lawless, Treasonous Authoritarian Just Voted to Give Him Vast Warrantless Spying Powers

How can the rhetoric about Trump from Democratic leaders be reconciled with their actions to protect his unchecked power to spy on Americans?

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Governos do Brasil e da França querem censurar a internet sob pretexto de coibir notícias falsas

O que é uma ameaça mais grave: pessoas divulgando afirmações falsas (que estão sujeitas a correções), ou governos censurando conteúdo político sob a alegação de considerá-lo "falso"?

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First France, Now Brazil Unveils Plan to Empower the Government to Censor the Internet in the Name of Stopping “Fake News”

Which is the more serious threat: people publishing false claims (which are subject to correction), or governments censoring political content they have judged to be false?

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Facebook Says It Is Deleting Accounts at the Direction of the U.S. and Israeli Governments

The Silicon Valley giant says it deleted the accounts of the Chechen Republic’s tyrant — followed by 4 million people — because the U.S. government required it to do so.

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Leandro Demori Joins The Intercept Brasil as Executive Editor

Demori comes from Piauí Magazine, where he was digital editor, and starts in January.

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Comment Sections Are Essential for News Sites. We’re Making Changes to Improve Ours.

While many other news organizations have outsourced or outright abolished their comment sections, we are taking steps to make ours better.

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The U.S. Media Suffered Its Most Humiliating Debacle in Ages and Now Refuses All Transparency Over What Happened

How did ”multiple sources” all innocently feed the same false information to multiple media outlets? The refusal of CNN and MSNBC to say only compounds the damage they have caused.

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Four Viral Claims Spread by Journalists on Twitter in the Last Week Alone That Are False

Factually false assertions about Donna Brazile, the DNC, and WikiLeaks documents were widely spread this week by U.S. journalists.

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Rescue at Oakland Slaughterhouse Shows New, Potent Tactics of Growing Animal Rights Movement

As industrial animal abuse worsens, the animal rights movement is transforming and growing, and its new tactics are finding success.

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The FBI’s Hunt for Two Missing Piglets Reveals the Federal Cover-Up of Barbaric Factory Farms

Systematic abuse of animals lies at the heart of U.S. industrial farms, which are protected by the government. Despite a crackdown on activists, the public is seeing the barbarism.

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Yet Another Major Russia Story Falls Apart. Is Skepticism Permissible Yet?

Now we have the "Russia-hacked-the-voting-systems-of-21-states" to add to this trash heap of debunked official claims. Is this a healthy climate?

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Brazil’s Latest Outbreak of Drug Gang Violence Highlights the Real Culprit: the War on Drugs

The only way to stop drug violence and other drug-related pathologies is by ending drug criminalization.

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A única solução para a violência como na Rocinha é a descriminalização

A única maneira de impedir a violência das drogas e patologias a elas relacionadas é acabando com sua criminalização.

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Sean Spicer Is Honored Because — As Bush Officials Have Shown — D.C. Elites Always Thrive

If aggressive war, torture, and illegal spying didn't result in Bush officials getting ostracized, then why should anything?

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The Clinton Book Tour Is Largely Ignoring the Vital Role of Endless War in the 2016 Election Result

Any discussion of why Hillary Clinton lost, or what the Democrats must reform, is woefully incomplete if it excludes this issue.

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Charlie Hebdo May Now Be Criticized Because It Mocked White Texans Rather Than Muslims

The key free speech principle has been rediscovered: One need not celebrate and praise ideas to defend their right to be expressed.

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The NY Times’s Newest Op-Ed Hire, Bari Weiss, Embodies its Worst Failings — and its Lack of Viewpoint Diversity

As the Paper of Record boasts of its own diversity, the range of opinions it airs continues to shrink.

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In Europe, Hate Speech Laws are Often Used to Suppress and Punish Left-Wing Viewpoints

If hate speech laws existed in the U.S., their prime targets would be pro-Palestinian groups, Muslims, atheists, Black Lives Matter activists, and antifa.

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The Misguided Attacks on ACLU for Defending Neo-Nazis’ Free Speech Rights in Charlottesville

The impulse to curtail civil liberties in the wake of terror attacks, and blame those who defend them, is always wrong and dangerous.

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