‘Free Speech’ Won’t Rescue Dumb Ideas

Neither the 1st Amendment, nor any moral or intellectual notion of free speech grants me a right to be taken seriously. No one has a 1st Amendment right to appear in a particular media platform. No one has a 1st Amendment right to be invited to speak on campus, be interviewed on TV, teach a class in a university, or get a featured column in The Atlantic. Freedom of speech is not equality of ideas.

Link Round Up, April 7, 2018

What costs the U.S. Treasury $250B a year in lost revenue and is also a subsidy? https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/07/health/health-insurance-tax-deduction.html Which states stand to lose the most federal funding if people skip the U.S. Census? Are Visa holders at greater risk by using social media? https://www.propublica.org/article/extreme-digital-vetting-of-visitors-to-the-u-s-moves-forward-under-a-new-name How much do you really know where …

Women Rise Up as a Powerful Political Force in 2018 Mid-Term Elections

“Men should be glad women want equality, not revenge.”  (alexandra@thegr8ethan, March 28, 2018) Progressive women streamed out of their comfort zones on January 21, 2017, taking to the streets by hundreds of thousands to express their shock from the 2016 election and their need to stand up for equal rights …