Browsing All posts tagged under »freedom of speech«

May a Corporation Limit Its Own Speech? — Sinclair, Part 2

May 13, 2018


It is easy to believe in freedom of speech for those with whom we agree. — Leo McKern Conservative, n: A statesman who is enamored of existing evils, as distinguished from the Liberal who wishes to replace them with others. — Ambrose Bierce Not long ago, a friend and I discussed Sinclair and the Zombie […]

Rude or Rape?

December 17, 2017


If you’re a person who complains about everything all the time, then you’re just the boy who cried ‘wolf.’ But if you do it on occasion and about the right reasons, then people listen. — Bryan Cranston At the height of the Vietnam War sit-ins, The New Yorker admonished protesters about using the word “totalitarian” […]

The Chancellor Resigns — a short story

December 13, 2015


Dean Mary Spellman at Claremont McKenna stepped down after she sparked a campus protest and hunger strikes by two students this week over her email to a Latina student saying she would work to serve those who “don’t fit our CMC mold.” — news item Is this on? … Okay. Can you hear me? Good. […]

Progressives Are Eating Their Own

November 22, 2015


If you have always believed that everyone should play by the same rules and be judged by the same standards, that would have gotten you labeled a radical 60 years ago, a liberal 30 years ago and a racist today. — Thomas Sowell Like Saturn, the revolution devours its own children. — Georg Büchner A […]

Disloyal — a short story

November 1, 2015


In war-time, the word patriotism means suppression of truth. — Siegfried Sassoon “This place has great draft beer.” “You got that right.” “Anyway, where was I? Oh, yes. All these wars! It seems like we’re fighting everyone.” “The price of freedom.” “What, to barge in and push other countries around? Why can’t they settle their […]