"We don't think that depictions of the prophets are freedom of expression," a Muslim scholar recently told The New York Times, explaining the unrest over The Innocence of Muslims. "We think it is an offense against our rights." This notion of rights, says Senior Editor Jacob Sullum, cannot be reconciled with the classical liberal tradition of free inquiry and free expression. But instead of saying that plainly in his speech at the U.N. last week, President Obama delivered a muddled message, mixing a defense of free speech with an implicit endorsement of expectations that threaten to destroy it.
Amy Coney Barrett Thinks the Second Amendment Prohibits Blanket Bans on Gun Possession by People With Felony Records
The SCOTUS contender's 2019 dissent will alarm gun control supporters but reassure people who want judges to take this constitutional provision as seriously as others.
Amy Coney Barrett Demolishes the Qualified Immunity Claim of a Detective Accused of Framing a Man for Murder
The case is an encouraging sign that the SCOTUS contender is not the sort of judge who bends over backward to shield cops from liability for outrageous misconduct.
Yes, the 1619 Project Actually Suggests That Year Was America's True Founding, and Nikole Hannah-Jones Admits It
The New York Times tried to disassociate itself from a claim its reporter made just a few days ago.
Grand Jury Charges 1 Louisville Police Officer Involved in Breonna Taylor Shooting With 'Wanton Endangerment'
The charges are not for killing Taylor, but rather endangering her neighbors with wild shots.