BY ANDREW MOODY To many liberal Americans, Edward Snowden is a hero. To others (like Presidents Obama and Trump) he is a traitor who should be executed. In left wing auteur Oliver Stone’s weak film adaptation of the NSA whistle blower’s life and career, the very important and difficult job of National Security is treated like an all-powerful version of S.P.E.C.T.R.E and Snowden is portrayed … Continue reading Snowden

Do the Lib Dems Still Exist?

BY JOHN ISMAEL Whatever happened to the Liberal Democrats? That bastion of a political party that brought us Jeremy Thorpe, Cyril Smith, Mark Oaten and Lord Rennard? Just a few years ago Nick Clegg and his party comprised a significant part of the cabinet. They were part of the political furniture. Remember names like David Laws, Simon Hughes, Ed Davey and Danny Alexander? Regulars on … Continue reading Do the Lib Dems Still Exist?

Cream of Turkey & Wild Rice Soup

Ingredients: 1 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil 2 cups sliced mushrooms, ¾ cup chopped celery ¾ cup chopped carrots ¼ cup chopped shallots ¼ cup all-purpose flour ¼ tsp salt ¼ tsp freshly ground pepper 4 cups chicken broth 1 cup quick-cooking or instant wild rice 3 cups shredded cooked chicken, or turkey ½ cup sour cream 2 tbsp chopped fresh parsley Method: Heat oil in … Continue reading Cream of Turkey & Wild Rice Soup

Free Speech’s Fair Weather Friends

BY SAM HOOPER A society which looks to the state to deliver retribution for non-harmful offensive speech is a society which no longer values a core tenet of liberal democracy. The battle for free speech is won or lost at the margins, which means that those who call themselves advocates of free speech without being able to point to a history of defending deeply offensive … Continue reading Free Speech’s Fair Weather Friends