Time was, critics would make an improvident comparison of patriotic Americans to terrorists, and be met with howls of righteous indignation. Now, a Bush administration official can reportedly refer to Washington Post Executive Editor Len Downie as "Osama bin Downie," and complain about his "jihad" against Dubya, and everyone has a good chuckle. That's progress, I guess! (Link via Romenesko)
If politicians are going to paint their opponents as illegitimate, they should be prepared to receive the same treatment in return.
Journalists and pundits who frantically doubled down on their initial bad takes deserve more criticism.
It’s an attempt to bypass Fourth and Fifth Amendment protections by insisting it’s not an arrest.
Sex offender registries are cruel and unjust.
A 2017 Reason investigation found that black residents in Madison County felt under siege in their own neighborhoods.