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Mizzou Protest: Brownshirts on Parade

Mizzou Protest: Brownshirts on Parade

    By Thomas L. Knapp Yes, I understand that invoking the Sturmabteilung, aka the SA, aka the stormtroopers, in relation to protests at the University of Missouri falls squarely into the discourse domain covered by Godwin’s Law (“as an online discussion grows longer, the probability of a comparison involving Nazis or Hitler approaches 1”). […]

Teen Sexting: Time to Decriminalize Childhood Mistakes

Teen Sexting: Time to Decriminalize Childhood Mistakes

  . By Thomas L. Knapp Disturbing: Reports of a “sexting ring” involving a large number of Colorado teens. More disturbing: The legal response. “Hundreds of students at Cañon City High School who gave little thought to taking and sharing nude pictures of themselves or classmates could now face criminal charges of child pornography,” reports […]

Arbitration Isn’t The Problem

Arbitration Isn’t The Problem

  , By Thomas L. Knapp Jessica Silver-Greenberg and Robert Gebeloff of the New York Times claim to have discovered “a far-reaching power play orchestrated by American corporations” (“Arbitration Everywhere, Stacking the Deck of Justice,” October 31). They’re missing the forest for the trees. Arbitration is not the problem. Corporate preference for private arbitration instead […]

“Papers, Please” is Un-American

“Papers, Please” is Un-American

, , By Thomas L. Knapp When police in Corinth, Texas stopped Dorothy Bland to caution her against walking on the right side of the street (she was out to get some exercise with a “power walk”), Bland — a former newspaper editor and current dean of the University of Texas’s Mayborn School of Journalism […]

Declaring War: It’s Not Just a Good Idea, It’s The Law

Declaring War: It’s Not Just a Good Idea, It’s The Law

  . By Thomas L. Knapp The US Constitution confers upon Congress the legal power to declare war. Or, to put it a different way, if Congress hasn’t declared war, then the United States is not, in any legal sense, AT war. No, an “authorization for use of military force” is not a declaration of […]

CISA (the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act): Eternal Vigilance is the Price of Internet Liberty

CISA (the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act): Eternal Vigilance is the Price of Internet Liberty

. . By Thomas L. Knapp Well into the third decade of widely available Internet access for regular people, it’s getting more and more difficult to focus public attention on threats to our freedoms in cyberspace. We’re tired of having to constantly keep track of and squash the latest political and bureaucratic schemes to seize […]

Crowdsourcing: The Best Defense

Crowdsourcing: The Best Defense

  ., By Thomas L. Knapp Sometimes unfortunate events spark good ideas. Ask restaurateur Art Bouvier. After his Cajun eatery, Papa Roux, fell victim to an allegedly armed robber, he decided to offer a 25% discount to customers who show their concealed carry permits. “I don’t see that it makes anything worse by letting those […]

US Military Adventurism: The Definition of Insanity

US Military Adventurism: The Definition of Insanity

. , By Thomas L. Knapp On October 22, US Army Master Sergeant Joshua L. Wheeler died near Hawija, in northern Iraq, while taking part in a mission aimed at rescuing prisoners from Islamic State forces. Wheeler is the first American soldier — or at least the first one we’ve been told about — to […]

Spoiled Rotten: Who Owns Your Vote?

Spoiled Rotten: Who Owns Your Vote?

  , . By Thomas L. Knapp There’s a word that sets my teeth on edge, bubbling up among the commentariat every other year as election campaigns heat up. In this cycle I’m starting to hear it earlier than usual, mainly because prominent candidates — first Donald Trump, now Jim Webb — are rumored to […]

The Death of an American Political Prisoner

The Death of an American Political Prisoner

  . By Thomas L. Knapp Irwin Schiff spent much of his later life in prison. He died in prison on October 16, blind and suffering from lung cancer, having been denied “compassionate release” to die at home with his family. So, who was this Schiff fellow? A mass murderer? Perhaps a serial rapist? Well, […]