* this was a news story last week, and while this would have been the weirdest story for a whole half-year before 2012 I think we expect a story like this every other month in 2017.
* the political cartoonist and activist Aseem Trivedi talks to ABC (the Australian one) about the state of free speech in his world five years after he ran afoul of some severe legal trouble for making cartoons. It's worse now, he says. I have no doubt. I suspect it's much more complicated as well.