The ACLU Should Keep Representing Deplorables – The Atlantic

In the ACLU’s long history of First Amendment advocacy, it has repeatedly defended Nazis and racists on the premise that free speech rights are indivisible: that “restricting the speech of one group or individual jeopardizes everyone’s rights because the same Continue reading The ACLU Should Keep Representing Deplorables – The Atlantic

Ethics of the New Atheists Don’t Solve the Problem of Religious Extremism

In the wake of the religiously motivated atrocities of 9/11, Sam Harris, Daniel Dennett, Richard Dawkins, and Christopher Hitchens have penned best-selling books in which they condemn religious belief as destructive to human life and as lacking any basis in Continue reading Ethics of the New Atheists Don’t Solve the Problem of Religious Extremism

Librarian Deems Dr. Seuss as ‘Racist Propaganda’: Was it Reaction To Trump?

First Lady Melania Trump tried to donate ten Dr. Seuss books to a school library in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and because we live in the most frustratingly partisan times ever, this act of charity was deemed problematic by librarian Liz Phipps Continue reading Librarian Deems Dr. Seuss as ‘Racist Propaganda’: Was it Reaction To Trump?

The Flag and Anthem Belong to You, not to Donald Trump

President Trump apparently slept on it overnight and woke up early on Sunday morning thinking: “Yes, I will fight a cultural war against black athletes.”In two Sunday morning tweets, Trump urged a boycott of the National Football League until owners Continue reading The Flag and Anthem Belong to You, not to Donald Trump

The Problem With Making Hate Speech Illegal | Foreign Policy

This weekend’s deadly melee in Charlottesville, Virginia, is bound to fuel calls for increased regulation of hateful speech. The confrontation triggered by white supremacist marchers offered a frightening demonstration of how racist, anti-Semitic, and other noxious messages can ignite clashes Continue reading The Problem With Making Hate Speech Illegal | Foreign Policy

Charlottesville’s Legacy Shaping Up As Exact Opposite of What Alt-Right Wanted – Hit & Run : Reason.com

  Before last weekend’s “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville devolved into violence and tragedy, the gathering’s ostensible goal was to preserve a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee. Earlier this year, city officials announced plans to remove the statue, erected Continue reading Charlottesville’s Legacy Shaping Up As Exact Opposite of What Alt-Right Wanted – Hit & Run : Reason.com