Compelled Speech and Public Accommodation

The Supreme Court sided with an anti-gay website designer.

‘True Threats,’ Insanity, and the Supreme Court

Is a threat in the eye of the receiver or the issuer?

Fox Hosts Knew Election Claims Were B.S.

They went all-in on the Big Lie and we now have the receipts that they knew what they were doing.

White House Rudderless, Aimless, and Hopeless?

Some Democrats are less than pleased.

SCOTUS Strikes Down NY Gun Law

The 6-3 ruling broke down on predictable lines.

Princeton Fires Creepy, Lying Professor Who Happened to be Conservative

There’s much more to the story than meets the eye.

Disinformation Governance Board Killed by Disinformation Campaign

The combination of a horrendous rollout and a social media onslaught was disastrous.

Protesting at Officials’ Homes

Is harassing judges, mayors, Senators, and the like in their private lives just free speech?

Elon Musk Buys Twitter

It’s happened. What does it mean?

Florida Abolishes Professor Tenure

Because they’re indoctrinating the youth with their biased agendas and liberal, unfactual diastribes.

Musk, Twitter, and “Legal Speech”

A brief obeservation.

Has Trump Finally Gone Too Far?

Republicans are aghast that he’s abandoned his principles.

Democratic Backsliding and the American Right

The only way to save our freedom is to destroy it.

Content Moderation, Free Speech, and Community

Unlimited dialog makes conversations harder.

Descending into the Particulars of Cancel Culture

Generalities about an elusive and controversial phenomenon are unhelpful.

More Rogan (but not Just Rogan)

Musings about US politics and culture.

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[Updated 1/31] Both Sides Are NOT the Same: “Banned” Book Edition

People, details do in fact matter!

Cruz Challenges Campaign Finance Law

Is a contribution after an election different from one during an election?

If It Was an Insurrection, Why Hasn’t Anyone Been Charged with ‘Insurrection’?

It doesn’t matter what I believe. It only matters what I can prove.

Is Autocracy Really Winning?

A depressing magazine piece argues it is.

Today in Asked and Answered (Voting Rights Edition)

The Biden administration is not doing enough.

F- Biden Signs and Free Speech

I know obscenity when I see it and this ain’t it.

Florida’s Campus Speech Law

Ron DeSantis and friends are afraid of higher education.

SCOTUS Says Cheerleader’s Snapchat F-Bomb Protected by 1st Amendment

Another narrowly-crafted but overwhelming opinion from the Supreme Court.

No, Flynn Shouldn’t be Court-Martialed

Retired generals are no longer in the military.

Nikole Hannah-Jones Suing for Tenure at Place She Doesn’t Work

A truly bizarre controversy at Chapel Hill.

Republicans and the COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act

A third of the party’s Members of Congress voted against a popular bill.

Arguing Against Democracy

National Review’s Kevin D. Williamson advocates for less democracy in America.

Florida Governor Bans Vaccine Passports

He probably lacks the legal authority. And business interests in is state will fight hard against him.

Transphobia, Academic Freedom, and the First Amendment

The 6th Circuit is allowing a professor fired for misgendering a transwoman to sue his state university.

Yale Fires Prof for Trump Mental Health ‘Diagnoses’

What at first blush appears a case of hypocrisy and cancel culture is a violation of professional ethics.

On Coups, Insurrections, and Security Theater

Reflections on the events of 6 January two months later.

The Equality Act

What was mere signaling under a Republican Senate and President could now become law.

The Filibuster Needs to Go

It is not a tool to foster compromise. It is tool of obstruction, plain and simple.

Trump Wants to Push ‘Stolen Election’ Claim in Senate Trial

The man still can’t get out of his own way.

On Constitutionality and Impeaching a Former President

The problem is theoretical at best and cannot stop the Senate from acting.

Turley on Impeachment

His column for The Hill feels more like concern trolling than anything else.

Why Was Capitol Security Inadequate?

A large, well-trained police force was unprepared for a foreseeable crisis.

Party of Grievance

Not of governance.

What’s a Republic?

What meanings might the Founders have had? How should we understand the term?

The Dark Side of “It’s a Republic, not a Democracy”

I couldn’t help myself.

This Guy Is Not An Academic

Sorry, UC Irvine, as long as Navarro is on the faculty, no donations from this graduate.

Andrew Sullivan’s Complicated Legacy

The one-time wunderkind, blogging pioneer, and same-sex marriage champion is now on the outs.

62% of Americans Afraid to Share Political Views

An interesting if frustrating new survey from Cato.

Reaction to Letter on Justice and Open Debate Proves its Point

Free speech is not for everyone.

Charlie Daniels Dead at 83

The Country Music Hall of Famer is gone.

A Diminished, Surreal July 4th

The crowd for DC’s fireworks celebration was small but weird.

Joe Rogan, Bernie Sanders, and the Intellectual Dark Web

Politics makes strange bedfellows.

No, Citizens United Didn’t Ruin Our Democracy

Money has increasingly dominated American politics but the court case had little to do with it.

Ocasio-Cortez Settles Lawsuit Over Twitter Blocking, Apologizes

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has apologized for blocking constituents on Twitter as part of a legal settlement.