April 23, 2003
Castro's crackdown

While the world's attention was focused on the war in Iraq, Cuban "president" Fidel Castro took the opportunity to imprison many advocates of democracy on the spurious charge that they were American agents. The following table was published in Sunday's San Diego Union-Tribune, but did not appear on the paper's Web site. (I know, I […]

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February 9, 2003
China does what it does best

The Chinese government has sentenced a U.S.-based dissident to life in prison after it kidnapped him from neighboring Vietnam.

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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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December 4, 2002
McCain-Feingold a failure

So says its supporters!

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December 1, 2002
Free speech, history and the courts

If you haven't read it, check out George Will's latest column on the Incumbent Protection Act, aka McCain-Feingold. Will points out that the purpose of McCain-Feingold, in the very words of its supporters, was to prevent negative ads run against them -- not to prevent the appearance of corruption. The NRA was one of the […]

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November 26, 2002
Good news for free speech

A federal judge has allowed one of those "corrupting" issue advocacy ads to go on the air in time for a federal special election in Hawaii. This is good news for free speech -- and likely an indication of rough waters ahead for the McCain-Feingold campaign finance reform bill. The most surprising thing? Hawaii is […]

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October 23, 2002
Fins for Totalitarianism

In a letter in this week's Time magazine, we are graced with the following from Jorma Kajaste of Espoo, Finland. The conclusion of your excellent review of the historical Abraham and the three great religions seemed to be that belief in Abraham might help bring Muslims, Jews and Christians closer to one another [Religion, Sept. […]

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August 21, 2002
And I thought McCain-Feingold was bad

But the federal statute is amateur hour when compared to Vermont's Act 64. Both The Wall Street Journal and National Review address the absurdity of the law -- and the fact that the Second Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled it Constitutional. From the Journal: This law doesn't just limit speech. It also creates a […]

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Taped The Argument earlier today, fumbled through some closing remarks; this from @michaelbd is the more eloquent version of what I tried to say:

For some amount of time today, the CA DOJ's new data website leaked name and addresses of people with CCW permits.

Someone PM'd me with video evidence of it (can't share to protect confidential info).

Here is a reddit thread with discussion. https://www.reddit.com/r/CAguns/comments/vm723i/attorney_general_bonta_releases_new_firearms_data?sort=confidence

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