The Other McCain

"One should either write ruthlessly what one believes to be the truth, or else shut up." — Arthur Koestler

Convention Of States Article V Symposium

by Smitty I haven’t had time to delve into this, but I will say this is general idea is a source of tremendous hope.

Joseph Ellis Underscores The Need For The Convention Of States

by Smitty Ellis at the L.A. Times serves a moot point as though it were wisdom: But, seriously, a second Constitutional Convention? It could never succeed, chiefly because the secrecy, elitism and the rest of 1787 reality could never be duplicated in our time. (And ought not be.) Besides — and here I feel an […]

In Which @AceOfSpadesHQ Becomes a First Amendment Cause Célèbre

One June 4, 2012, Ace published a blog post that began, “I’m writing a post about what’s happened to Ali Akbar.” That post was cited by Brett Kimberlin as “evidence” that Ace was part of a vast conspiracy. Now, it’s like a latter-day Dreyfuss case: Convicted bomber Brett Kimberlin’s federal lawsuit against bloggers and journalists […]

Why Keep Feeding the Gay-Rights Tiger, Hoping to Be Eaten Last?

One of the things we must understand about the Left is the essentially totalitarian nature of their ambitions. There is no logical stopping point on the progressive road to the Utopia of Equality that they insist is always ahead of us, a destination never reached. Grant all their demands today, and they will return tomorrow […]

Federal Court Upholds Bloggers’ Rights

Eugene Volokh cites a ruling yesterday by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in the case of Obsidian Finance Group v. Cox: The protections of the First Amendment do not turn on whether the defendant was a trained journalist, formally affiliated with traditional news entities, engaged in conflict-of-interest disclosure, went beyond just assembling others’ writings, […]

‘Emerging Awareness’ Update: Remember the Texas Polygamy Teen Sex Cult?

You have perhaps forgotten the 2008 “underage sex cult” case in which Texas authorities seized 416 children at the Laredo compound of the polygamist Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (FLDS). Facts I noted at the time were that (a) Texas led the nation in teen pregnacy, and (b) in 2005 Texas raised […]

Texas Appeals Court: It’s OK to Talk Dirty to Kids, Because … Shakespeare!

Apparently, the Court sees no distinction between Shakespeare, a Miley Cyrus video and obscene text messages: Talking dirty to minors, just like Miley Cyrus “twerking” on MTV or Janet Jackson having a “wardrobe malfunction” during prime time, is constitutionally protected free speech, the highest criminal court in Texas ruled Wednesday. The Texas Court of Criminal […]

James Fallows, Eminent Fool, and the Surprising Vindication of John C. Calhoun

“The necessary result, then, of the unequal fiscal action of the government is, to divide the community into two great classes; one consisting of those who, in reality, pay the taxes, and, of course, bear exclusively the burthen of supporting the government; and the other, of those who are the recipients of their proceeds, through […]

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