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UK opens door to Assange extradition to US on spying charges

A British appellate court opened the door Friday for Julian Assange to be extradited to the United States on spying charges by overturning a lower court decision that the WikiLeaks founder’s mental health was too fragile to withstand incarceration in America. The High Court in London ruled that U.S. assurances about Assange’s detention, received after


Opinion: Activism vs. Academia at Smith College

“Comfort or freedom?” former Smith College employee Jodi Shaw asked her growing YouTube audience after announcing her resignation from the notoriously progressive school located in Massachusetts. “More and more of us will have to make [this] choice.” Sadly, she’s right. American higher education has gotten to the point where expressing a viewpoint that deviates even


Opinion: The Value of Rights

You play stupid games, you win stupid prizes. Wise words from Taylor Swift, who was name-dropped last week not by TMZ, but by the U. S. Supreme Court. What’s the price tag on constitutional rights? That was the question the justices were discussing when Justice Kagan brought up Swift and her case against a radio


City of Prescott’s Statement Regarding Offensive Signs

The City of Prescott recently learned of offensive and abhorrent signs posted at a local business.   We absolutely reject the message on the signs, and similar rhetoric, however the City is bound to uphold the Constitutional rights of all citizens. City Code inspectors spoke with the manager of the establishment, who moved the signs from