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First They Came for the Lawnmowers

Sometimes you want to follow your dreams, but dreams don’t pay the bills, so you mow lawns… The year was 2011, the season was Summer, and my job? My job sucked, but at least it paid. My next door neighbor...

/ July 6, 2018

Italian and Polish neo-nazis join forces to patrol beaches to “protect women from migrants”

The members of Italian far-right party Forza Nuova (FN), in coalition with Polish neo-nazi group National Radical Camp (Obóz Narodowo-Radykalny, ONR), launched beach patrols in order to “protect women and children from migrants” in the Italian town Rimini. Additionally, the...

/ July 6, 2018

Free Our Health Care, Stop Big Insurance

Whether it’s a government bureaucrat or an insurance underwriter, a middleman between you and your doctor means your health and your life aren’t in your hands. Yet, nearly all proposals coming from both parties in Washington D.C. are based on...

/ July 6, 2018

Free Our Health Care with Sen. Rand Paul

Whether it’s a government bureaucrat or an insurance underwriter, a middleman between you and your doctor means your health and your life aren’t in your hands. Yet, nearly all proposals coming from both parties in Washington D.C. are based on...

/ July 6, 2018

Meet the New EPA Boss, Bad as the Old EPA Boss

When former EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt first ran for office back in 1998, he challenged a sitting, four-term Oklahoma state senator named Gerald “Ged” Wright. Pruitt, just a few years out of law school, was considered a long shot, but...

/ July 6, 2018

Poster crew run #spycop takeover of London ad spaces

In their latest adventure occupying advertising real estate across the capital, subvertisers the Special Patrol Group have set giant posters up on bus stops and on the Tube. In a statement, the group said: These posters are up on the...

/ July 6, 2018

Remembering Ed Schultz

I first met Ed Schultz in 2011, when he came to Wisconsin bringing the entire set of his MSNBC show with him, to set up shop near the capitol building in Madison. He had parachuted in to cover the uprising...

/ July 6, 2018

In Seattle, a Mechanic Garage Manager Takes Aim at a War Machine Backed Democrat Incumbent

In the wake of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s historic victory to unseat the number four House Democrat, New York Representative Joe Crowley, the stage may be set for more stunning upsets of incumbent Democrats across the country. In Washington state, Sarah Smith...

/ July 6, 2018

The Troubling Internal Logic of the Far Left’s Calls for Violence

Before comedian Louis CK was drummed out of show business for sexual misconduct, he offered a prophetic insight into the increasingly hysterical and abusive state of American politics. “People always say abortion protesters are so shrill,” (I’m paraphrasing) “But they...

/ July 6, 2018

Calling for Writers at Free the People

At Free the People we believe that the best way to communicate the ideals of liberty is to tell stories. And now, we’re opening up our forum to talented writers here on freethepeople.org. You can help us tell the story...

/ July 5, 2018

Bollywood Should Do More Movies Like Veere Di Wedding | Op-Ed | NowThis

Here's why this progressive, women-led Bollywood movie is the change the industry needs. » Subscribe to NowThis: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe There are plenty of iconic Bollywood films like “Dil Chahta Hai” and “Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara” — but “Veere Di Wedding” is...

/ July 5, 2018

‘Humans Belong to a Complex Ecosystem’: Watch Diana Thater Transform a Museum Into an Immersive Underwater Experience

Once condemned, a 15,000-square-foot industrial building on East Boston’s waterfront has been transformed into an otherworldly dimension where dolphins bob and dive against washes of red, purple, and magenta light. This aquatic ballet comes courtesy of video artist Diana Thater,...

/ July 5, 2018

Michelangelo Mania Rocketed the Metropolitan Museum of Art to Break Its Record for Annual Attendance

Some good news from the Metropolitan Museum of Art after ups and downs with senior management and budgetary woes: Today the storied New York museum announced attendance of 7.35 million visitors in its fiscal year ended June 30. The number represents...

/ July 5, 2018

Take A Better Look At How Audi’s Virtual Mirrors Work

Don't those displays look at little small to you? One of the weirder aspects to the new Audi E-Tron electric SUV is its virtual side mirrors that replace traditional glass pieces with rear-facing cameras mounted to stalks. Videos now provide...

/ July 5, 2018

How Sculptor Angela de la Cruz Uses Twisted Metal to Explore the Vulnerability of the Body at Lisson Gallery

“I have been thinking about this concept of ‘Bare’ for some time—considering what is open to view, what is exposed, what the future holds,” the Spanish-born artist remarks in a statement for the show. “I feel like we are walking...

/ July 5, 2018

Poland’s government sacks a third of its Supreme Court

JUDGES are a pampered caste of crooks, according to Poland’s governing Law and Justice party (PiS). On July 3rd its new law on the Supreme Court took effect, the culmination of a series of judicial changes pushed through by the...

/ July 5, 2018

Europe is moving towards the tough immigration policies of Sebastian Kurz

IT WAS all smiles this week as Austria assumed the rotating presidency of the Council of the European Union, one of the club’s law-making bodies. But behind the scenes Sebastian Kurz, Austria’s young chancellor, provokes knotted brows. Mr Kurz’s political...

/ July 5, 2018

Angela Merkel’s flawed deal on migrants

THE drama roiling German politics lately had little to do with the bare facts. Notionally the dispute between Angela Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union (CDU) and the Christian Social Union (CSU), its more conservative Bavarian sister party, concerned asylum-seekers who are...

/ July 5, 2018

Europe’s anti-immigrant parties are becoming more gay-friendly

AMID a sea of rainbow flags, Sebastian Tynkkynen sings along to ABBA’s “Dancing Queen” and waves a pro-gay placard. “Christians, don’t hate us. Islam, don’t kill us” reads his sign. Like many others at an LGBT pride parade in Kokkola,...

/ July 5, 2018

French vegans are tormenting France’s butchers

THICK, fleshy, severed cow’s tongues, their tips curled neatly on to the butcher’s tray. Skinned whole rabbits, limbs stretched taut as on a rack, eyes glassy. A moist pink blooded pig’s brain, decorated jauntily with a sprig of parsley. A...

/ July 5, 2018