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Just Say No to the FCC’s Router Power Grab

Just Say No to the FCC’s Router Power Grab

    By Thomas L. Knapp The Federal Communications Commission is at it again. After its massive, illegal “net neutrality” power grab in February, you might think Washington’s chief ministry for the suppression of information freedom and restraint of digital trade would take a break to digest its prey. But no. Now they’ve set their […]

Religious Liberty: Some Unsolicited Career Advice for Kim Davis

Religious Liberty: Some Unsolicited Career Advice for Kim Davis

Politics as Usual: Hillary Clinton “Takes Responsibility”

Politics as Usual: Hillary Clinton “Takes Responsibility”

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Is free speech finally dead on College Campuses? Unacceptable Speech at Old Dominon

Is free speech finally dead on College Campuses? Unacceptable Speech at Old Dominon

  . By Thomas L. Knapp With the fall semester beginning at colleges and universities around the US, it’s time for a new round of controversy over student speech. Right out of the gate, Virginia’s Old Dominion University takes an early lead: WTKR News Channel 3 reports that ODU “officials took time from their weekend […]

Whose Nuts? Deez Nuts! (Who’s Nuts?)

Whose Nuts? Deez Nuts! (Who’s Nuts?)

  . By Thomas L. Knapp He’s polling at 8% or better for President of the United States in Iowa, Minnesota, and North Carolina, despite the fact that he doesn’t actually exist and that the young man behind his candidacy is 20 years short of constitutional eligibility for the office. He’s Deez Nuts, also known […]

After the Circus, Consider Your Options

After the Circus, Consider Your Options

.   . By Thomas L. Knapp Maybe I don’t get out enough, but among people I’ve talked with about next year’s presidential election there’s a deep feeling of disgust. Watching the Republicans debate and the Democrats speechify, their feeling so far is “Really? We can’t do any better than these clowns?” I feel their […]

The GOP, the Boxes, and the Uber

The GOP, the Boxes, and the Uber

    By Joel Schlosberg On August 4, Vikas Bajaj devoted a New York Times op-ed to the politics of Uber. The headline contends that “Republicans Are Trying to Turn Uber Into a Partisan Issue,” and that companies like Uber and Airbnb based in the “gig economy” rather than the 9-to-5 realm “hardly fit into […]

August 1945: Let’s Talk About Terrorism

August 1945: Let’s Talk About Terrorism

By Thomas L. Knapp On August 6, 1945, the United States of America became the first — and, to this day, the only — nation to use atomic or nuclear weapons in actual hostilities (as opposed to testing). The unconditional surrender of Japan quickly followed, bringing an end to World War II. For 70 years […]

Twenty-Five Years Later: A Look Back at “The Other Good War”

Twenty-Five Years Later: A Look Back at “The Other Good War”

    By Thomas L. Knapp On August 2, 1990, the Iraqi army invaded Kuwait, a tiny Persian Gulf emirate. Three days later, US president George HW Bush fielded questions from reporters on the South Lawn of the White House. The key line from, and substance of, those remarks: “This will not stand, this aggression […]

Comey vs. Crypto: The Last Banzai Charge

Comey vs. Crypto: The Last Banzai Charge

    By Thomas L. Knapp At the end of World War II, Second Lieutenant Hiro Onoda of the Imperial Japanese Army dismissed rumors of his country’s surrender, fading into the Philippine jungle to fight on. He held out for 29 years before, still dressed in his dilapidated uniform, he surrendered his sword to his […]