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On Free Speech and Cancel Culture, Letter Three

On Free Speech and Cancel Culture, Letter One

People Having Meltdowns Over 'The Little Mermaid' Need to Get a Grip

The Present Age Weekly Recap: September 9, 2022

You have no obligation to subscribe to a newspaper (but you probably should)

NYC Council Member Slams CNN Hire of Muslim Surveillance Program Denier John Miller

What to do When You Accidentally Share False Info Online

Fascists Hate When You Call Them Fascists

The Present Age Weekly Recap: August 26, 2022

What's the deal with Biden's student debt forgiveness plan?

Rewriting history as a hoax

Donald Trump's "Very Fine People"

Stop trying to shoehorn the Salman Rushdie assassination attempt into your weird "cancel culture" BS

The Present Age Weekly Recap: August 12, 2022

'Lightyear' and the weaponization of "woke"

What Cracker Barrel can tell us about culture war

How right-wing commentators like Alex Jones ride mainstream media outlets to fame and fortune

William F. Buckley, a little bit of lying, and a lot of propaganda

The Present Age Weekly Recap: July 29, 2022

1,000 SpongeBobs

The future of marriage inequality?

The Present Age Weekly Recap: July 22, 2022

Bret Stephens, who once said Muslims suffer from "the disease of the Arab mind" and falsely claimed that "bedbug" was a Nazi-era antisemitic slur, regrets... something else.

Isaac Chotiner's Alan Dershowitz Q&A is the blueprint for "cancel culture" coverage

Abortion and the importance of free speech

FiveThirtyEight's anti-trans smear

The Present Age Weekly Recap: July 15, 2022

"The sound of children screaming has been removed"

What "liberal media?"

"Derangement Syndrome" Derangement Syndrome

The Present Age Weekly Recap: July 8, 2022 — Plus, today only, get 20% off an annual subscription

Generating outrage bait? Super easy! Barely an inconvenience!

Nobody is trying to ban the word "woman."

The Present Age Weekly Recap: July 1, 2022

Why Lauren Rankin won't "debate" abortion rights

A moratorium on "cancel culture" stories, please

Free speech for thee, but...

The Present Age Weekly Recap: June 24, 2022

Tucker Carlson: king of cancel culture

On the internet, nobody knows you're a dog

The Present Age Weekly Recap: June 17, 2022

Parker Molloy went on MSNBC's All In with Chris Hayes to discuss anti-LGBTQ rhetoric on the right

Parker Molloy appears on The Daily Show's Beyond The Scenes podcast to talk about attacks on trans rights

The anti-LGBTQ right is going to get people killed

The Present Age Weekly Recap: June 10, 2022

Ilya Shapiro and the media-victimhood industrial complex

Yashar Ali is ready to talk about that magazine profile

Pink slime news, 2022

The bleak spectacle of the Amber Heard-Johnny Depp trial

A look back at the first year of The Present Age, Part 3

A look back at the first year of The Present Age, Part 2

A look back at the first year of The Present Age, Part 1

The Present Age Weekly Recap: May 27

Just like they did in 2015, Republicans are falsely blaming trans people for a mass shooting

Why is Matt Yglesias?

Ricky Gervais, rinse, repeat

Bad arguments about speech, made better

The Present Age Weekly Recap: May 20

Aw, nuts!

No, it does not "say something about society" if you fall for fake screenshots. It just means you're gullible.

Mass shootings, inaction, rinse, repeat

AUDIO: Stefanik staffer twists himself in knots defending "pedo grifters" comment

The Present Age Weekly Recap: May 13

My interview with Tim Herrera for his Freelancing With Tim newsletter

The Right-Wing Culture War Will Result in Women, Minorities, and LGBTQ People Being Relegated To Second-Class Citizens Who Can No Longer Live Their Lives In Peace vs. No It Won't.

The Present Age Weekly Recap: May 6

The words we use: on the mistake of media's use of "pro-life" framing

A history of the "the Democratic Party has been hijacked by extremists" argument

Your Post-Roe reading list

The Present Age Weekly Recap: April 29, 2022

Sure says a lot that people know who the assistant secretary of health at HHS is... and not in a good way.

No, you don't want complete and total free speech. Trust me.

It didn't have to be this way, Twitter.

Bonus content from my new piece for Rolling Stone about Tucker Carlson and precarious manhood

The Present Age Weekly Recap: April 22, 2022

Hell is empty, and all the devils are here

The big lie about the Libs of TikTok Twitter account

Outrage spaghetti stuck to an online wall

The Present Age Weekly Recap: April 15, 2022

My new essay at DAME Magazine on the topic of opinion journalism

Which party is actually trying to censor speech? (Hint: It's not the Democrats)

Am I galaxy-brained enough for the newsletter world?

The Present Age Weekly Recap: April 8, 2022

Bad advice has made life a living hell for trans people

The Present Age Weekly Recap: April 1, 2022

The new Anita Bryant, pt 1.

This art was made by a computer

Twitter needs to get its act together

The Present Age Weekly Recap: March 25, 2022

The SCOTUS confirmation hearings are showing us exactly who Republicans are

Fact-checking in the first month of a war

Fine, let's talk about trans athletes

The Present Age Weekly Recap: March 18, 2022

I've got a bad feeling about this

Is it just me or are the "cancel culture" and "debate" takes getting even lazier?

The Present Age Weekly Recap: March 11, 2022

Who's Afraid of Taylor Lorenz?

Have we learned nothing since Freedom Fries?

The Present Age Weekly Recap: March 4, 2022

Bad brain blog

Getting a lot of "Boss Baby" vibes from this war...

GOP Sen. Rick Scott has a terrifying plan to drive transgender people from public life

The Present Age Weekly Recap: February 25, 2022

Open thread - February 2022

Never thought I'd see someone get upset about being asked not to swim with active diarrhea, and yet...

The Present Age Weekly Recap: February 18, 2022

Here's why right-wing media invented a story about Adele being called transphobic

Discussing "cancel culture" on the "Politics + Media 101" podcast [transcript included]

Why many of the "open everything" COVID-19 arguments are so dishonest

The Present Age Weekly Recap: February 11, 2022

It's hard to trust the press when journalists keep saving scoops for future books

Spotify got exactly what it paid for in Joe Rogan. Now what?

The Present Age Weekly Recap: February 4, 2022

Hit the road, Jeff

Newsweak

The "free speech" crowd sure is quiet about GOP efforts to ban books and criminalize dissent.

The Present Age Weekly Recap: January 28, 2022

Understanding the Twitter pile-on.

I never knew so many people wanted to bang the Green M&M.

The Daily Show's Matt Negrin may or may not be Chuck Todd's nemesis. [podcast + transcript]

Martin Luther King Jr. on the filibuster

The tighter a video is clipped, the less inclined you should be to share it.

Even without the assault on the Capitol, it was still a coup. (Part 2 of 2)

Even without the assault on the Capitol, it was still a coup. (Part 1 of 2)

"But the yelling lady? Not so much."