"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.
Texas Has Hundreds of Thousands of Coronavirus Carriers. The Governor Is Worried About 'Hundreds' of COVID-Positive Migrants.
Greg Abbott's fear is hard to take seriously, but it jibes with hoary stereotypes about immigrants.
A SWAT Team Destroyed This Innocent Woman's House While Chasing a Fugitive. The City Refuses To Pay for Damages.
"I've lost everything," says Vicki Baker.
We can justifiably hope for normalcy by Independence Day.
The Senate is preparing to pass a $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill that has very little to do with the pandemic, and we all know it. Congress should admit as much.