March 14, 2022 1:00 am

Brickbat: Keeping It Off the Streets

Fresno, California, police sergeant Donnie Dinnell has been charged with robbery, illegal possession of meth, and DUI after police say he stole drugs from a suspect, used them and then crashed his patrol car into a tree in the department’s parking lot. Police Chief Paco Balderrama said officers who rushed to the crash at first…

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March 13, 2022 3:53 pm

Jeff Kosseff Guest-Blogging About “The United States of Anonymous”

I’m delighted to report that Prof. Jeff Kosseff (U.S. Naval Academy) will be guest-blogging this week about his new book, The United States of Anonymous: How the First Amendment Shaped Online Speech. From the publisher’s summary and jacket blurbs: In The United States of Anonymous, Jeff Kosseff explores how the right to anonymity has shaped American…

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March 13, 2022 3:33 pm

The Legal Battle Over Texas SB 8 is Far From Over

Opponents of this dangerous law have a variety of options left to pursue in state and federal courts, despite their recent defeat in the Texas Supreme Court.

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March 13, 2022 12:20 pm

“We Will Never Be Brothers” I came across this poem yesterday; it was written in 2014 by Ukrainian Anastasia Dmitruk, reacting to the Russian invasion of Crimea. As I understand it, it prompted many pro-Russian poems in response; regardless of what you think of their ideological merits, it seems to me a sign of a lively poetic culture. But…


March 13, 2022 3:00 am

How the War on Sprawl Caused High Housing Prices

Since the 1960s, planners have convinced many state and regional governments to limit the physical spread of urban areas.


March 12, 2022 4:23 pm

University Adjunct Prof Fired for Labeling Flyers About “Microaggressions” as “Garbage”

may have had his First Amendment rights violated, if the facts are as he alleges them to be, says a federal court.

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March 12, 2022 5:30 am

Booze News: Party Bikes in Rhode Island, Hard Seltzer in Utah

Plus: tasting rooms in Alaska and liquor delivery in Alabama


March 12, 2022 5:01 am

Laura Kipnis on Lockdowns, #MeToo, and Sexual Paranoia on Campus

The essayist and cultural critic talked about her new book Love in the Time of Contagion, at a live event in New York City.


March 11, 2022 7:16 pm

DC Circuit Issues Mixed Decision in Title 42 “Public Health” Expulsion Case

The court ruled the CDC can continue to use its public health power to expel migrants, but not to countries where they are likely to face persecution or torture.

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March 11, 2022 1:48 pm

EU Orders Google to Vanish Russian Government Sites (RT and SputnikNews) from European Search Results

This happened last week, but I just learned about it today. Here’s what appears to be the EU order, from a takedown request archived in the Lumen Database; I used a VPN to do searches from Belgium and France, and indeed saw that no search results from those sites come up, and Google gives the…

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