First Amendment


Progressives Suddenly Care About George Orwell’s ‘1984’

As the headlines say, George Orwell’s classic 1984 has started flying off the shelves since Trump’s election. People are rushing to read through the dystopian classic as they fear impending fascism. From the Washington Post: Almost 70 years after “1984” was first published, Orwell suddenly feels doubleplus relevant. Considering the New Trumpmatics, it’s impossible not to remember Winston…


Hamilton’s Cast, Safe Spaces, and How We Yell About Free Speech

By RU Twisted Another day, another sad display of how America understands things like “freedom of speech.” As you have no doubt already heard, Vice President-elect Mike Pence attended the Broadway musical Hamilton and, at the end, heard some words from the cast regarding his and Trump’s future time in office. Actor Brandon Victor Dixon…


Hi, I’m the Constitution

Hi. I’m the Constitution. Although large groups of people out there are suddenly just now realizing that I exist, I’ve actually been here for over two centuries—even through the last few presidents, as hard as that is to believe. True story. I was here when President Obama championed legislation that punished people for not purchasing…


The Bill of Rights is a Better Unifier than the National Anthem

By RU Twisted Often with big news stories, the public in general seems to grab hold of an issue that is divisive, but perhaps not in the most meaningful way. The “sexy” parts of the story are placed front and center while the fundamental, philosophical grounding of the problem is either buried or forgotten entirely…


Tim Cook and Apple: American of Americans

By RU Twisted, aka RU Twisted A friend texted me today, “Tim Cook, a gay, obnoxiously intellectual billionaire, is the most American of Americans in America right now. And I have nowhere to vent about that.” I have a hard time disagreeing with that, which is why I thought I’d vent for him and offer a…

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