Category Archives: Freedom

It’s OK as long as you’re hounding the right people

VDH asks “Who and What Threatens the Constitution?” In general, free societies more often become unfree with a whimper, not a bang—and usually due to self-righteous pious movements that always claim the higher moral ground, and justify their extreme means … Continue reading

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The snowflake argument misses the ideological component

From “The Weekend Interview” of Heather MacDonald in today’s WSJ: Ms. Mac Donald doesn’t buy it [the idea of a generation of “snowflakes”]. Minority students disproportionately come from single-parent homes, so “it’s not clear to me that those students are … Continue reading

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Comedy is comedy, public affairs is public affairs

I was unaware Norm Macdonald was in hot water with the SJWs.  I’ve always enjoyed him.  I think “deliberately obtuse in the face of conventional wisdom” is a pretty good summary of his style.  So is this: Macdonald is not … Continue reading

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Bias rooted in peer pressure will be *tough* to solve via regulation

Kevin D. Williamson argues that although there’s undeniable social media bias against the Right, no conservative should want regulation: The restrictions [on Youtube videos et.al., on the basis of ‘safety’ and such – ed] are ridiculous. Prager is one of … Continue reading

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Truer avatars of socialism

From Scott McKay, writing in The Spectator: Venezuela is little different than its predecessors. What is unfolding there is little different than what socialism wrought in Russia, Germany (yes, the Nazis were socialists; it’s right there in the name the … Continue reading

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Too soon to tell

Two stories on the 50th anniversary of the “death,” in 1968, of the Democratic Party, which went on to lose 5 out of 6 presidential elections.  (Woulda likely been 6 straight but for Watergate.)  Coalitions evolve, issues intervene.  I don’t … Continue reading

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Stand up to the totalitarian bullies in your midst

Holman Jenkins reminds that defending somebody’s right to speak is not the same as agreeing with what he says. 30 years ago you could count on good liberals to abide by the old saw, “I may disagree with what you … Continue reading

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