June 1, 2022 2:00 pm

James Kirchick: How Homophobia Warped the Cold War

The Secret City author explains how panic about homosexuality led to discrimination, bad policy, and, eventually, freedom.

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June 1, 2022 1:40 pm

Bipartisan Support for Red Flag Laws Elides the Practical and Constitutional Issues They Raise

Because there is no reliable way to identify future mass shooters, it is inevitable that many innocent people will lose their Second Amendment rights.

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June 1, 2022 11:45 am

ACLU Would Like You To Ignore Partisan Activism, Mission Drift

National Legal Director David Cole insists that the critics are wrong, but he fails to contend with much of the substance of their critiques.

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May 31, 2022 12:22 pm

Destroying Islamic Fundamentalism With Books

Ideas Beyond Borders is bringing ideas about pluralism, civil liberties, and critical thinking to hotbeds of Islamic extremism.

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May 31, 2022 5:15 am

If You Want Protection for Your Loved Ones, Do It Yourself

No hollow promise can replace our attachments to our children, spouses, friends, and our own lives.

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May 24, 2022 10:45 am

He Heckled a District Attorney on TV. Now He Faces 10 Years Behind Bars.

On Wednesday, a Massachusetts judge will decide whether Joao DePina will face the possibility of a decade behind bars for publicly criticizing a district attorney.

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May 24, 2022 3:00 am

Drivers Successfully Challenge Debt-Based License Suspensions

Civil liberties groups argue that debt-based license suspensions are unfair and illogical since they deprive people of transportation, preventing them from earning money to pay off debts.

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May 23, 2022 6:45 am

Meet Newton Howard, the Brain Scientist Who Put Giant Transformers in Front of His D.C. Home

The Georgetown professor isn’t a toy lover—he’s trying to convey a philosophical idea about the nature of free will and the capacity of humans to remake the world around them.

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May 20, 2022 2:06 pm

The Inevitable #MeToo Allegation Against Elon Musk Is Weak

It seems like an ambiguous episode that was handled appropriately.

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May 18, 2022 11:30 am

Nina Jankowicz’s Faulty Record, Not Her Critics, Doomed the Disinformation Board

And The Washington Post‘s wildly one-sided account of Jankowicz’s fall was an exercise in government PR.

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May 17, 2022 6:17 am

Former FDA Official: The Prohibition on European Baby Formula Isn’t About Safety

“The knot in getting that product into the U.S. isn’t safety, it’s a regulatory issue,” says Peter Pitts.

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May 16, 2022 1:40 pm

The First Amendment Protects the Right To Put a Tiny Penis on a Beer Label

A federal judge ruled Monday that North Carolina bureaucrats violated the Constitution when they tried to ban a Flying Dog beer over a possible penis on the label.

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