Rex Huppke

Unfettered freedom of speech or continued employment. You decide.

Unfettered freedom of speech or continued employment. You decide.

Hello, working people. As you may have noticed, we're experiencing what might politely be called a tumultuous moment in our nation's politics and that has people feeling angry, defensive, outraged, elated and, in some cases, mean-spiritedly cocky.

There was a time when turmoil of this sort might not have mattered as much in the working world, back when the primary means of spouting a political opinion was via mouth. That would often temper opinion-spouting, as face-to-face debates tend to be more civil.

But now we have social media and, as evidenced by a number of stories over the past week, political opinions or jokes can easily get out of hand and damage...

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