The Commission on Presidential Debates on Friday canceled the second debate between Donald Trump and Joe Biden after the President declined to do a virtual debate despite concerns over his Covid-19 diagnosis, organizers said. ...She is signaling that Biden is just a puppet. Apparently he cannot do a debate without taking orders on how to do it.
But Biden’s campaign rejected their proposal, with campaign spokeswoman Kate Bedingfield saying in response, “Donald Trump doesn’t make the debate schedule; the debate commission does.”
The London Guardian reports:
The government has accused universities in England of ignoring antisemitism and ordered them to adopt an international definition before the end of the year or risk having funding cut off.So English universities have to accept some Jewish definition of some religious belief?
Gavin Williamson, the education secretary, said in a letter to vice-chancellors that it was “frankly disturbing” that so many universities had failed to adopt the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance’s working definition of antisemitism. ...
A freedom of information request by the Union of Jewish Students (UJS) found that only 29 out of 133 universities had adopted the IHRA definition, and 80 said they had no current plans to do so.
Universities have objected to adopting the definition on the principle of academic autonomy, and in other cases because of conflicts with freedom of speech requirements, which are also strongly backed by Williamson’s government. ...
“If I have not seen the overwhelming majority of institutions adopting the definition by Christmas then I will act,” Williamson wrote.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced Monday that the tech giant would be expanding its hate speech policies to ban any content that "denies or distorts the Holocaust.Okay, I will just assume that whatever I read about the Jewish Holocaust is just some religious belief, with no contrary analysis permitted. Some European countries have laws enforcing those beliefs.
I do not want this blog to be banned, so I will block any comments that give nonstandard opinions about the Jewish Holocaust.
This post claims that the NY Times is pushing some Holocaust denialism.