Viewpoint discrimination

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The 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals ruled today that Zachery Guiles can wear a T-shirt to school that labels President Bush the “Chicken-Hawk-In-Chief” and accuses him of being a cocaine addict and drunkard. In other news, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals — the one with all the liberal, free speech absolutists — still thinks […]

Godwin's law

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You may not have heard it called that, but you’ve heard about it. Godwin’s law basically states that as any Internet discussion progresses, the probability of someone invoking the Nazis approaches a certainty. Unfortunately this problem has reached the airwaves. First you had MSNBC’s Keith Olbermann giving a Nazi salute (while holding up a Bill […]

Nadagate

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Christopher Hitchens has a great article in Slate on the fallout from the Valerie Plame leak investigation. As most of us have long suspected, the man who told Novak about Valerie Plame was Richard Armitage, Colin Powell’s deputy at the State Department and, with his boss, an assiduous underminer of the president’s war policy. (His […]

Elect me! I'll ignore problems

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The Senate race in Pennsylvania may be the first indication that a change is in store for American politics. Bob Casey Jr., the state’s treasurer and son of one of the few prominent pro-life Democrats in recent decades, is running against conservative GOP firebrand Rick Santorum. When the race started, Casey held a comfortable lead […]