Fresh off its spirited defense of Sarah Jeong, the Verge has just published a lengthy piece arguing that free speech is a “dangerously naïve idea,” at least when applied to social media sites like Twitter:
Twitter, which once identified itself as “the free speech wing of the free speech party,” has long listed toward the sort of free speech absolutism that says absolutely anything goes, so long as it isn’t overtly criminal. It’s a popular idea among the Silicon Valley cyberlibertarians who hold some the most powerful positions at tech companies and, not coincidentally, a founding principle of the internet itself.
“This is a guy who spends all day, every day, meticulously designing flowers out of icing,” says America’s Conscience about Masterpiece C
Karen Monahan is the woman who claims she was screamed at and dragged off a bed by Rep. Keith Ellison back in 2016. You may recall that t
To hear the news about Omarosa Manigault-Newman these days you would be forgiven for thinking that she’s made more recordings than the he
You may have noticed there’s a lot of stress floating about the country these days, little of which you can do anything about.
Eager, but probably not so eager that he’ll nuke all of them at once. Gotta save those revocations for rainy-day news cycles.
After all the sturm und drang gripping the nation over why Colin Kaepernick still hasn’t been given a starting QB position in the NFL and
Like many airlines, Southwest has been working on new policies to rein in passenger abuse of generous “emotional support” animal guidelin
Before you begin cheering too loudly, I’ll warn you in advance that this is a problematic story. It deals with two residents of New York
It’s sure looking like that fired White House aide with the impossible name was planning her betrayal by book over a very long time.
As you may have heard by now, Obama era Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) chief Richard Cordray has his eyes on a new governmen
So it’s settled then? Both left and right want a blue wave this fall?
To think, some people say there’s no common ground between th
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi is being urged to not seek House speakership by The Sacramento Bee. SacBee’s editorial board implored
The Washington Post reports that Democrats are taking a “wait-and-see approach” to allegations of abuse surrounding Rep. Keith Ellison. B
A true patriot would have run it 7,000 percent over budget, just to show how much he loves America.
On the other hand, given how th
John covered an interesting story out of Sweden the other night which really struck me as a bit odd. It’s a tale of arson and vandalism,
As Ed noted on Tuesday, the defense team in the Paul Manafort case chose to rest without presenting any witnesses. Legal blogger Popehat
On the one hand, this is another example of him looking to use state action to punish someone who’s made trouble for him.
On the ot
All the recent talk about bans on plastic straws has led to differing reactions on the left and right. Many progressives favor such a ban
Last May a suicide bomber named Salman Abedi blew himself up after an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England, killing 22 people and
Can’t say I’m looking forward to the debate over whether Admiral McRaven is a globalist traitor.
But I’m sure it’s coming whether I
This is an interesting story mostly because of what it says about experts. Tania Singer is a recognized expert on the science of empathy.
We’re a couple of days out from the primary races in Minnesota at this point but the news remains interesting. Personally, I think the No
The media likes to focus on President Donald Trump’s war on #fakenews (whatever the devil that means) but there appears to be an actual w
It’s Angela Rye, whom you might remember from the time she called for tearing down statues of Washington and Jefferson alongside those of
Elizabeth Warren announced a new bill this week which doesn’t have a snowball’s chance in hell of becoming law anytime soon, but which mi
My column on the unfolding disaster.
Two Chinese academics have proposed a controversial idea to encourage childbirth as their country faces an ageing population:
On Thursday evening, three players from the Philadelphia Eagles stayed behind during the national anthem before their game against the New E
Once again, the Left has taken a swing at one of the most qualified SCOTUS nominees in history. Once again, it has missed.
Some Republicans think that President Trump would be better off if the party loses control of the House this fall. It’s not a crazy idea.
Formal protections for free speech are important and necessary, but they do not amount to very much without a free-speech culture to back th
This is a "tragedy" in the original Greek dramatic understanding: people undone by their fatal flaw, based on pride.
Hey, media! Slightly more than Omarosa’s lies.
Via Fox News:
The Pentagon warned in a startling new report that China is li
The federal judge overseeing the Paul Manafort criminal trial said he is “optimistic” a verdict would come Friday as jurors start their seco
“If we dismiss them in a sort of capsule, an aberration of history, saying ‘well, they weren’t really human, so they don’t count,’ then we’r
The essence of James Bond is not identity politics, but shooting a villain with a spear gun, making a joke, and getting the girl.
Pen and Phone Obama ‘governed’ largely unconstitutionally, by rule that violated the Constitution. Trump tries to correct it and he gets
Elon Musk is a genius but is he pushing himself too hard?
A few of us were discussing the topic of the "Growth and Opportunity Project," universally known as the post-2012 election "GOP Autopsy Repo
The jury in the bank and tax fraud trial of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort will deliberate for a second day on Friday after as
Fear and Loathing of Jordan Peterson - Suzanne Fields: Ah, men! This is the ultimate exclamation of women, frustrated, .08/17/2018 0:56:30AM
The potential impact of this bill should not be downplayed.
Researchers may have discovered a jar of the world's oldest cheese in the tomb of an ancient Egyptian mayor, but - frustratingly for turophi
China's military has expanded its bomber operations in recent years while "likely training for strikes" against the United States
William McRaven, commander of the US Navy SEAL raid that killed Osama bin Laden, condemned President Donald Trump on Thursday for revoking t
The North Korean authorities have reportedly stepped up a crackdown on “non-socialist” behaviour, including unapproved hairstyle
Tonga's prime minister on Friday backed down on calls for Pacific island nations to collectively lobby China to forgive their mounting debts