by | Feb 13, 2020

The coronavirus started quietly enough in a seafood market in Wuhan, China, where a few dozen people fell victim to a mystery pneumonia. Once optimistic that the disease would remain an isolated incident, the international community has watched as over…

by | Jan 21, 2020

The essence of democracy is free speech, and the essence of free speech is assertion. For instance: Privately owned firearms should be confiscated. Everybody should own a firearm. No Republican’s any good. No Democrat’s any good. “The current president ……

by | Nov 15, 2019

Artists have the right to block “haters” on social media, but politicians do not. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is learning this the hard way. One week ago, she settled a lawsuit that compelled her to unblock former New York State Assemblyman…

by | Oct 19, 2019

When a scholar meets soldiers, he should not argue with them, for he surely will lose. — Chinese proverb Recently I was invited by the “China Goes Global” conference in Winter Park, Florida, to give a keynote speech on the U.S.–China…

by | Jun 23, 2019

Remember when Hank Williams Jr. was fired from his Monday Night Football gig when he compared then President Barack Obama to Adolf Hitler? This led Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood to sing “You can’t compare the president to Hitler!” in…

by | Jun 7, 2019

Wow. It’s hard to get more misleading than this. Mediaite and my old CNN colleague and fellow Red Sox fanatic John Berman stepped up and said something so wildly misleading that it needs to be politely called out. Yesterday, Fox’s…

by | May 7, 2019

The inevitable headlines went like this one at NPR: Facebook Bans Alex Jones, Louis Farrakhan and Other ‘Dangerous’ Individuals The NPR version of this latest adventure in virtue signaling and censorship went like this: Right-wing conspiracy theorist Alex Jones and…

by | Mar 2, 2019

NATIONAL HARBOR, Maryland President Trump invited a conservative activist who got punched in the face at the University of California-Berkeley to share the stage with him during a two-hour CPAC speech in which he promised to sign an executive order…

by | Jan 25, 2019

Rhode Island has been exercising an oversized influence on climate change litigation that costs taxpayers and attempts to inhibit free speech. In 2018, Rhode Island became the first state to file climate change litigation against 21 fossil fuel producers, a…

by | Nov 30, 2018

Twitter suspended Canadian feminist Meghan Murphy last week. Her offense? She wrote on the site that “men aren’t women.” A is A. 1 + 1 = 2. Water is wet. In North Korea, students learn that the United States started…

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