December 5, 2002
Idiot on the Bench

Today's winner of the "Idiot on the Bench" award goes to Ninth Circuit (surprise!) Judge J. Clifford Wallace. Wallace turned down an appeal for asylum from a Chinese couple who feared (rightly) forced sterilization if returned to their country. Wallace wrote in his opinion: While one may condemn the way Xu (Ming Li) was treated […]

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December 5, 2002
Goldberg tells it like it is

National Review's Jonah Goldberg has an excellent piece on Muslim leaders' claims that Islam is a religion of peace. Goldberg's argument, in short, is: Denounce violence and don't equivocate.

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December 5, 2002
Civil disobedience, free speech, Christian-phobia and the courts

National Review's Rod Dreher wrote a good backgrounder on the case of NOW v. Scheidler. It's a good read. While I'm pro-life, I'm stridently opposed to violence at abortion clinics. My definition of violence for this case is rather broad. I would include: shooting doctors or clinic employees; stalking the same; bombing clinics; defacing clinic […]

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🧵Please indulge me more on this topic: Yesterday's Bloomberg article misrepresenting Thune's comments on entitlement reform is part of a broader issue:
Most media coverage of Social Security, Medicare & unsustainable debt has long been narrative-driven and, yes, dishonest. (1/)

More broken accountability at the International Fact-Checking Network (@factchecknet) and the @Poynter Institute.

The IFCN allows people to register complaints about the its stable of "verified" signatories to its code of principles. @Google and @YouTube $hould pay attention.
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