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Using the Constitution’s protections — all at once
On the occasion of this week's 225th birthday of the US Constitution, I wanted to embrace our culture's all-or-nothing ethos, by not just exercising all of my Constitutional rights, but using as many as possible all at once.
In my rights mind
| September 21, 2012
A libertarian's view of the Barstool/Brady child-porn fiasco
Sophisticated First Amendment scholars, lawyers, and media commentators, all of whom are strongly free-speech/free-press supporters, were critical of Coakley for allegedly engaging in a legal bluff — the veiled threat of possible prosecution under the st
| August 26, 2011
Do the fight thing
Union flags were flown, loud music roared, and fleets of motorcycles rumbled, as several thousand people marched for civil rights and human dignity, and, in at least one case, to scold moguls for banking gross salaries at the expense of workers.
Bostonians rising in anger -- and action -- against ableism, racism, Verizon, and Fox News
| August 12, 2011
Cruelty, compassion, and a capuchin, a decade later
I had tried not to look at the monkey's tits — the result, Janet told me later, of a glandular disorder. They bounced whenever the monkey moved. If you shaved them, they would have been a pretty nice set.
The baby in the box
| August 05, 2011
Air travel choices have evolved.
| December 03, 2010
The ultimate negative liberty: Privacy
Privacy, in the scheme of things, is a relatively new invention.
The right to be left alone
| September 24, 2010
Uh, race still matters, folks
In a few short days Barack Obama will go from being our first black president-elect to our first black president. Yes siree, the black guy is finally going to be in charge. We finally did it. Welcome to post-racial America!
| January 07, 2009
The problem with liberals' dislike of Rick Warren
The need to be consistent in the defense of the rights of all in our country — even those whose views we may find abhorrent.
MARY ANN SORRENTINO
| December 23, 2008
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