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January 6, 2020

‘Come up, accept your little award, thank your agent and your god, and f**k off.’

Comedian Ricky Gervais hosted the Golden Globes for the 5th – and possibly last – time last night. He used his slot to take aim at the wokeness that has made Hollywood more insufferable th...

Everywhere you looked this week, culture was busy trying to correct the mistakes of the past. The new Broadway production of West Side Story has cut Maria's song "I Feel Pretty": the director explains he wants a rendition fit "for the 21st century".

Because, as we know,...

It’s all too easy and gives you a high, but nothing is achieved by name calling

Cancel culture has been cancelled by Barack Obama. Rejoice! Now a long-established ritual of social media, to be “cancelled” or “called out” means to be subject to severe public contempt on...

Believe it or not: some academics and writers, who wouldn't be caught dead in Donald Trump's MAGA hats, have started complaining about language policing and other forms of intellectual bullying on the left. So says Meghan Daum in her new book, The Problem With Everythi...

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Pia Rayner is a businesswoman and social commentator. She ran for Congress in Philadelphia in 2010 and has written for Mises, Glenn Beck's Fusion Magazine and The Libertarian Republic. She currently resides in the United Kingdom with her husband and son. She runs her business, Just A Splash, and sings in a folk rock band. Her goal with the Laissez Faire Lounge is to create a place where the events and issues of the day are presented with a rational and balanced voice which counters the hype and polarization that pervades modern media. 

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