The progressive assault on half of America is more dangerous than any lunatic shooter that shouldn’t have been on the streets in the first place

The mass shooting in Buffalo, NY is the result of the tragic failure of the state’s police, gun laws, and mental health system, but that hasn’t stopped President Joe Biden and his progressive allies from blaming mainstream Republicans and targeting your fundamental rights, politicking before the bodies are cold and lying about the shooter’s own… Continue reading The progressive assault on half of America is more dangerous than any lunatic shooter that shouldn’t have been on the streets in the first place

Musk takes Twitter amid a media firestorm and the changing meanings of free speech

The Twitter board officially approves the sale to the world’s richest man, and the media responds by arguing openly for censorship, turning recently held positions regarding free speech upside down, claiming free speech is racist, and pretending there is transparency in the current social media content moderation regime. Sometimes, you think the media simply has… Continue reading Musk takes Twitter amid a media firestorm and the changing meanings of free speech

The NYC subway shooter, the media, and the strange failure of content moderation

The NYC subway shooter’s social media profile revealed hundreds of anti-racist and other disturbing rants, where he argued the races should be separated and asked “black Jesus” to kill all white people.  The media, however, thinks he’s anti-black, and no one has even bothered to ask how these inflammatory, racist posts made it past the… Continue reading The NYC subway shooter, the media, and the strange failure of content moderation

Plato’s Republic and the persistence of the noble lie

It’s long past time to resign the great Greek philosopher’s vision of government to the ash heap of history, and yet the establishment continues to cling to something eerily close to his vision of a guardian class empowered with the noble lie.  Literally everything has changed since Plato’s day, but some things remain the same…… Continue reading Plato’s Republic and the persistence of the noble lie

Elon Musk: Are much needed changes coming to Twitter?

The world’s richest man and self-proclaimed “free speech absolutist” is now the largest shareholder of the social media platform after haranguing it as a threat to democracy for limiting speech.  This isn’t a purely academic point after the platform blatantly interfered in the 2020 election.  In a more rational and fair world, Twitter would be… Continue reading Elon Musk: Are much needed changes coming to Twitter?

Joe Rogan, Whoopi Goldberg, the Canadian Truckers, and free speech

Jon Stewart and Bill Maher defend free speech for fellow celebrities, but I can’t help wondering if they are speaking up more in sympathy than in support of free speech as a universal principle when few if any are concerned about the truckers in Canada protesting cross-border vaccine mandates under the name Freedom Convoy 2022.… Continue reading Joe Rogan, Whoopi Goldberg, the Canadian Truckers, and free speech

A common sense, conservative approach to social media regulation rooted in the First Amendment

Twitter’s new CEO isn’t concerned about free speech and plans to restrict content sharing, Facebook is clamoring for government regulation in the name of public safety, and there are increasing calls to break up Big Tech, but is any of this necessary when illegal activity is already illegal?  Otherwise, our focus should be the First… Continue reading A common sense, conservative approach to social media regulation rooted in the First Amendment

Free speech for them, but none for you, the media mob privileges its own insanities over open dialogue

From Fox News to Substack, modern day “journalists” seek out dissenting voices, spy on private conversations, out unacceptable speech, often incorrectly, and call for constant policing of everyone’s speech, but don’t dare call them out on it. New York Times reporter, Taylor Lorenz, is very upset with Tucker Carlson and Fox News.  Their crime?  Questioning… Continue reading Free speech for them, but none for you, the media mob privileges its own insanities over open dialogue

Whatever happened to democratic norms? Free speech, the filibuster, nine Supreme Court Justices, and fifty states, suddenly aren’t norms?

Freedom of speech, a norm since 1791.  Filibusters since 1837.  Nine Justices on the Supreme Court since 1869.  50 states since 1959.  All are currently on the chopping block.  It’s almost enough to make you think the raging against Donald Trump breaking political norms was just hard-nosed politics and ginned up outrage. Less than two… Continue reading Whatever happened to democratic norms? Free speech, the filibuster, nine Supreme Court Justices, and fifty states, suddenly aren’t norms?

Happy New Year! Three things to think about as we head into 2021

Free speech shouldn’t be up for debate, no single person has all the answers, and forgiveness and grace are essential What to say at the end of a challenging year? A wannabe pundit like myself has a few choices.  I can share my predictions for 2021 for those who care:  The media will remain obsessed… Continue reading Happy New Year! Three things to think about as we head into 2021