Supreme Court unanimously reaffirms: There is no ‘hate speech’ exception to the First Amendment – The Washington Post

Opinion by Justice Samuel Alito (for four justices) in Matal v. Tam, the “Slants” case: [The idea that the government may restrict] speech expressing ideas that offend … strikes at the heart of the First Amendment. Speech that demeans on Continue reading Supreme Court unanimously reaffirms: There is no ‘hate speech’ exception to the First Amendment – The Washington Post

How To Hold Cyber Attackers Accountable When the State Denies Responsibility

The public attribution of a malicious cyber incident consists of identifying the responsible party behind the activity. A cyber attribution finding is a necessary prerequisite for holding actors accountable for malicious activity. Recently, several cyber incidents with geopolitical implications and Continue reading How To Hold Cyber Attackers Accountable When the State Denies Responsibility

Unwarranted Religious Assumptions Require NO Merit: Maintained by Tradition

NOT long ago, an American philosopher, John Searle, ruefully observed that his colleagues seldom bothered to discuss the existence—or otherwise—of God: “It is considered in slightly bad taste to even raise the question. Matters of religion are like matters of Continue reading Unwarranted Religious Assumptions Require NO Merit: Maintained by Tradition

Portland mayor wants permits pulled for two ‘alt-right demonstrations’ after train attacks – The Washington Post

As his city mourns two men who were killed after confronting a man screaming anti-Muslim slurs, Mayor Ted Wheeler is calling on federal officials to block what he called “alt-right demonstrations” from happening in downtown Portland, Ore. His concern is that Continue reading Portland mayor wants permits pulled for two ‘alt-right demonstrations’ after train attacks – The Washington Post

Marx’s Legacy Is Slander and Smearing: Not about Making Sense

Friday marked the birthday of probably the most influential social scientist of the last two centuries, Karl Marx. Enormous amounts of ink, digital and actual, have been spilled interpreting Marx, reinterpreting Marx, exegeting Marx, applying Marx, criticizing Marx, refuting Marx, Continue reading Marx’s Legacy Is Slander and Smearing: Not about Making Sense