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Topic - George Orwell
Over the past few years, bullying has become a hot topic of conversation. Perhaps I should amend that: Bullying has become a hot topic in the media as it has been pushed by progressives to force mainstream acceptance of their agenda.
President Obama's policy maneuvers regarding Syria just don't add up. While some may attribute them to incompetence, I think they are a deliberate attempt by a desperate White House to divert attention from the critical issues at hand, such as GOP-led efforts to defund the Affordable Care Act and break the "comprehensive immigration reform" bill into logical and manageable steps that don't make the problem worse.
The First Amendment took a hit in San Antonio last week, but the Constitution is still breathing. The San Antonio City Council voted to consider a city ordinance disqualifying anyone who believes homosexual conduct is wrong from serving, ever, on a municipal board.
It's the stuff of George Orwell's 1984. A new iPhone app – aptly named Heard — allows users to "capture audio after you've heard it," up to five minutes later, company executives say.
Controversy has engulfed the National Security Agency after it was revealed the office - and others like it - were collecting citizens' phone and e-mail records. The public revelations have split Congress, with some lawmakers defending the program as an effective way to fight terrorism, and others viewing it as the first step to the totalitarian "Big Brother" depicted in George Orwell's classic, 1984.
George Orwell once remarked that we have less sympathy for the 7 million victims of Stalin's famine in Ukraine and the Caucasus than we do for the dog that we just hit on the road. The dog is an audible yelp and visible carnage: flesh, blood, bone and fur scattered over the highway. The 7,000,000 dead Ukrainians, on the other hand, are just a number.
For a former senior lecturer in constitutional law, President Obama sure has an interesting viewpoint on the U.S. Constitution. It's a position that likely would mystify the Founding Fathers and most other presidents in our nation's history.
In George Orwell's allegorical novel "Animal Farm," all animals were equal, but some animals were more equal than others. "Hate-crime" laws treat some victims more equally than others, converting thoughts into crimes. Orwell would understand, but not applaud.
Senate hearings, even confirmation hearings, don't always live up to their billing (except in the movies). Not every committee can deliver Watergate-era theatrics, either from the panel of senators or in a retort from the witness table, as in Joseph Welch's famous question to Joe McCarthy: "Have you no sense of decency?"
As science fiction turns to fact, many college students are noticing the striking resemblance that the modern era has begun to bear to George Orwell's "Nineteen Eighty-Four."
It is disconcerting how casually we are willing to vote for and accept expropriation of property from the most successful among us, the so-called "1 percenters."
The Council on American-Islamic relations, the largest Muslim advocacy group in the country, is all but demanding journalists drop the word "Islamist" from their vocabulary. But CAIR is not interested in definitions. Like The Party in George Orwell's "1984," they want to erase all trace of dangerous ideas by eliminating the words that contain them.
Homer didn't tweet.
In George Orwell's futuristic novel "1984," a tyrannical government masks its activities through the use of Newspeak -- saying or doing something opposite of a word's meaning.
With the ebb and flow of major clashes in Cairo's Tahrir Square since the Arab Spring began nearly two years ago, it's easy to get bogged down in the details of who's doing what to whom on any given day. Americans must take a step above the fray and look at Egypt and beyond from a broader, strategic level.
In 1949, George Orwell wrote the ground-breaking book "1984."
In the classic novel "1984," George Orwell described the technique of erasing someone from society as creating "unpersons."