First Amendment Today, August 21, 2018: Reason Blasts Backpage ‘Witch Hunt’; Protesters Topple Confederate Statue; Pearl Jam Fires Up the White House

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Backpage.com ex-owners speak to Reason.com’s Elizabeth Nolan Brown in exclusive interview about their First Amendment battle with the feds

Color photo of Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin, standing in a restaurant, smiling and displaying a legal document.
Michael Lacey (left) and Jim Larkin, in August 2017, after a Sacramento judge dismissed pimping charges against them (photo by Stephen Lemons)

Miami Herald endorses Republican Congressional candidate who claims she was abducted by space aliens

Photoshop image of a UFO hovering in the background of painter Andrew Wyeth's 1948 painting 'Christina's World'
A UFO looks in on Andrew Wyeth’s Christina’s World (AK Rockefeller via Flickr)

Comedian David Cross show will go on at the University of Utah despite “deeply offensive” Mormon underwear joke on Twitter

Protesters at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill topple a 105-year-old statue honoring Confederate war dead

White House burns and bald eagle dines on Trump’s skeleton in Pearl Jam concert poster in support of Montana Democrat

Satanic Temple parks statue of winged, goat-headed Baphomet at Arkansas State Capitol for First Amendment rally

Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Office probes sex-abuse allegations against #MeToo icon Asia Argento

Photo of actress Asia Argento at Cannes in a dress with spaghetti straps.
Asia Argento at the 2013 Cannes film festival (Georges Biard via Wikimedia Commons [cropped from original])

Nationwide prison strike protests slave wages behind bars

White House speechwriter fired for speaking at conference of white nationalists

And…Alyssa Milano mocked by (mostly) conservative wags over Handmaid’s Tale getup

See Also:
“First Amendment Today, August 20, 2018: Asia Argento’s #MeToo Scandal; Ocasio-Cortez Bars Media from Town Hall; Twitter’s @Jack on Alex Jones’ Time Out”

About Stephen Lemons

Stephen Lemons is an award-winning investigative journalist with more than 20 years of experience covering everything from government corruption to white-supremacist gangs. In addition to Front Page Confidential, his work has appeared in Phoenix New Times, the Los Angeles Times, Salon.com, and the Southern Poverty Law Center’s Intelligence Report magazine.

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