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media bias

Media Censorship

Media censorship is snowballing way outside the box. The protective box of the First Amendment. Why? First one should comprehend this kind of word abortion was never intended for protection by the First Amendment. Next, that Conservative sources are being shut down, and out, one-by-one. Conservatives and the First Amendment—therefore—are [Read More]

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Education

The raw courage of an open conservative at UC Berkeley

Meeting representatives of Berkeley’s College Republicans in the Trump era, you learn that courage is not limited to men in uniform on foreign battlefields. In 1964, the Free Speech Movement came to the University of California, Berkeley. It began as a protest against Berkeley’s extremely strict rules regarding political speech. [Read More]

Culture

In the Pronoun Wars, Be Thankful for the Founding Fathers

The Daily Signal by Jarrett Stepman It is sometimes astounding the kind of foresight the Founding Fathers had in protecting future generations from tyranny. The current international push to criminalize free speech in the name of various social movements should make us thankful that we have the First Amendment. Most [Read More]

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Social Issues

Cakes show the Left’s and Right’s different understanding of “equality”

Today’s must-read: Vincent Phillip Muñoz’s article about Progressives’ and Conservatives’ different ideological approaches to equality. To the extent we conservatives look to the Constitution as the alpha and omega of our political ideology, we’ve thought a lot about equality in theory and in practice. Problems arise, though, when Progressives push [Read More]

Christianity

If a Christian Baker’s Rights Are Violated, We All Lose. Here’s Why.

There is something very wrong with Progressives wanting to force a Christian business to bake a cake for a homosexual wedding knowing that doing so is against the business owner’s religious convictions. Let’s be honest, Progressives would support the refusal of any business owner who objects to baking a cake [Read More]

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Faith

Trump Kills The HHS Mandate: CNN Preaches To Christians; The NYT Preaches To Progs

Whether it’s CNN telling Christians or the NYT telling progs, the message is the same: Christians have to get with the program; socialism trumps principles. CNN is at the vanguard of a progressive jihad to drive Christian voters away from Trump.  CNN’s two openly gay (one married) hosts, Don Lemon and [Read More]

Donald Trump

Trump Tweet Tempest

By: Mike McDaniel   The First Amendment to the Constitution reads: Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government [Read More]

Education

Satirizing Self-Satire

By: Mike McDaniel    As I tell my students when we’re dealing with common literary terms, satire is a form of comedy where one makes fun of individuals or institutions by exaggeration, or by telling the whole truth about them. I suppose I should update the definition a bit, because [Read More]

PC-Silliness

Is Twitter censorship Constitutional?

It is no secret that Twitter (Facebook AND Google) has been censoring Conservatives, Independents, and Libertarians under the guise that they are private entities and have the right to decide who can use their sites and who cannot. The extent of Twitter and Facebook’s purging of non-Progressives are sending up [Read More]

Politics

National Review cruise — The First Amendment

On behalf of Bookworm, I’m reposting her account of an NRO Cruise she’s embarked on . Enjoy! November 14, 2016 Today’s seminars were about the First and Second Amendment discussions. Both panels were interesting but I was absurdly gratified to discover that, with few exceptions, nothing was said that we [Read More]

Politics

The Bookworm Beat 10/21/16 — the “politics as usual” edition and open thread

The American media suddenly discovers antisemitism in America. You know it’s not a coincidence when several mainstream media outlets that every non-conservative Jew reads suddenly announce that Donald Trump’s supporters are crazed antisemites. These are, of course, the same media outlets that have been silent for years about the antisemitism at [Read More]

Education

Studies In Relative Morality: College v. High School

By: Mike McDaniel   In recently discussing the aphorism: “all that is necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing,” with my students, I recounted the tragedy of Kitty Genevose, the young New York City Woman, who, on March 13, 1964, was stabbed to death outside her [Read More]