A Win for the First Amendment

Today the Supreme Court ruled that the Westboro Baptist Church has the right to protest at the funerals of soldiers.  The “church”, which is really just the family of its founder Fred Phelps, somehow finds the resources to travel throughout the country wave ugly, hateful signs at the funerals of soldiers.  They believe that soldiers’ … Continue reading

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Jon Stewart and the abdication of the watchdogs

This is an interesting read from the New York Times. It’s a telling piece, if only for this sour grapes comment from Brian Williams – “Jon gets to decide the rules governing his own activism and the causes he supports,” Mr. Williams said, “and how often he does it — and his audience gets to … Continue reading

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