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Sunshine Week Commentary: The U.S. is alone among western democracies in protecting “hate speech.” Chalk it up to a healthy fear of government censorship.

By Peter Scheer An inebriated John Galliano, sitting in a Paris bar, unleashes an anti-semitic rant (“I love Hitler”) that is captured on a cellphone camera and posted on the internet. Within days the Dior designer is not only fired … Continue reading

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Should the Berkeley Police Department Use Facebook?

By Thomas Lord Recently, the local blog Berkeleyside wondered aloud whether or not Berkeley Police should be using Facebook to communicate with the public. They cited examples of other cities that have started using Facebook and Twitter, apparently to good … Continue reading

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The New Berkeley Census Data–and What You Can Learn From It

By Thomas Lord Editor’s Note: We’d like to see what Berkeley Daily Planet readers can do with this information. This is  our old Berkeley Free Press blog site, which we started before we took over the Planet. We hope to … Continue reading

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