Feds Act as Muscle for Mosques

The U.S. Department of Justice is acting as the muscle of local mosques and riding roughshod over the zoning laws of local cities and towns in the process. Whether it be 60 foot minarets that violate height ordinances, insufficient parking for the size of the facilities, or crowds gathered until 3:30am in quiet

By | 2017-06-23T21:14:48+00:00 June 21st, 2017|

The Map of Academic Freedom

Once upon a time, in the golden age of yore, colleges and universities sprang up in our great republic. There was discussion about how best to conduct matters in these institutions, and serried solons, professorial and presidential, said, Let there be academic freedom, as principle and institution, so that all may study, all

By | 2017-05-31T21:11:22+00:00 May 27th, 2017|

The Biggest Threat to the First Amendment is the Press Itself

The media has been deceptive and/or outright lying about Trump for a long time now. Mollie Hemingway detailed just a few of their whoppers in a recent piece. When the president exercised his constitutional authority to fire FBI Director James Comey, the New York Times published a story accusing Trump of pressuring Comey

By | 2017-05-26T16:06:06+00:00 May 22nd, 2017|

The Hellscape of an SJW’s “City in Speech”

A curious document has begun to make the rounds on social media. The “Alternatives/Substitutes for Problematic Language” (you now need to request permission to view the document . . . hmmm) is a remarkably candid distillation of what the Social Justice/campus Left in particular and the political Left more broadly have been agitating

By | 2017-05-18T16:24:25+00:00 May 12th, 2017|

Differ with the Southern Poverty Law Center? You’re Evil!

How many far-left groups inspire violent physical attacks on mainstream advocacy organizations or intellectuals and yet still manage to maintain a more or less squeaky-clean image in the media? Chances are you’d be hard pressed to name more than one group―in this case, the highly influential and affluent Southern Poverty Law Center headquartered

By | 2017-05-14T14:26:42+00:00 May 10th, 2017|

Who Will Veto the Hecklers?

President Donald Trump fantasizes from time to time about “opening up” the nation’s libel laws to give himself – and presumably other rich and famous people – a leg up on a “very unfair” press. It’s a far-fetched fantasy. Here’s a better one: Why not confound people’s expectations, be a champion for real

By | 2017-05-10T19:10:02+00:00 May 5th, 2017|

If Speech is Violent, What Next?

In the aftermath of the infamous Battle for Berkeley, the subsequent debacle surrounding Ann Coulter’s invitation to the University of California’s flagship campus, not to mention the attempted infidel-stoning of Charles Murray at Middlebury and the rioting that forced Heather Mac Donald to speak to a mostly empty room at Claremont McKenna College,

By | 2017-05-14T14:57:10+00:00 April 24th, 2017|

Activists Appropriate Holiday Spirit for Political Purposes

It’s the same, every year. If our most cherished holidays aren’t denigrated falsely as pagan anachronisms, they’re indicted as examples of naked consumerism. As Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, or even Easter and Christmas roll around, one can reliably count on the chorus of cynics ever ready with limitless reserves of smug

By | 2017-05-14T15:01:32+00:00 April 20th, 2017|