Federal judge refuses to block armed right-wing extremists from Arizona polls

Federal judge refuses to block armed right-wing extremists from Arizona polls

A federal judge ruled Friday that conspiracy theorists — some of them armed and wearing military-style tactical gear — have the right to continue posting ballots while people vote in Arizona. Judge Michael Liburdi, appointed by former President Donald Trump, refused to issue a restraining order against members of a right-wing activist group gathering at … Read more

Brazil’s left is trying to stifle political speech

Brazil’s left is trying to stifle political speech

Brazil’s next presidential election — scheduled for Oct. 30 — between former two-term president Luiz Inácio “Lula” da Silva and incumbent Jair Bolsonaro is watching closely. How close is reflected in the latest moves by Brazil’s seven-member Electoral Tribunal, or TSE. Led by a notoriously anti-Bolsonaro judge, Alexandre de Moraes, the TSE has seized extraordinary … Read more

Big Tech has no constitutional right to censor

Big Tech has no constitutional right to censor

Social media stocks have taken a beating this year, but it’s nothing compared to the smack-down their companies recently received in court. “We reject the idea that corporations have a First Amendment free rein to censor what people say,” the Fifth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals declared in its Sept. 16 decision upholding Texas’ anti-censorship … Read more

‘Democracy’ by and for the elite

‘Democracy’ by and for the elite

President Biden’s Sept. 1 speech in Philadelphia on “unity” is a poignant example of the confusion surrounding the concept of democracy. Mr. Biden declared that MAGA Republicans threaten “the very foundation of our republic.” The phrase a “threat to American democracy” is so common these days that it has almost no meaning—except that it encapsulates … Read more

I got involved in journalism and Princeton told me not to communicate

I got involved in journalism and Princeton told me not to communicate

Princeton, NJ You’ve read stories in these pages about campus censorship, hostility toward pro-Israel Jews, and the excesses of Title IX sexual misconduct rules. I have one that combines all three – and an attack on freedom of the press to boot. In March, my college’s director of student life, Momo Wolapaye, told me by … Read more

God save our basic freedoms

God save our basic freedoms

18 September 2022 at 18.08 ET Princess Anne and Prince Andrew walk behind Queen Elizabeth II’s coffin in Edinburgh on September 12. Photo: Robert Perry/Getty Images I can’t understand why anyone would vandalize a hearse. Then again, I’m a Scotsman who loved the Queen. My country is holding a referendum next October on independence from … Read more

My High School’s ‘Anti-Racist’ Agitprop

My High School’s ‘Anti-Racist’ Agitprop

I was educated in the school district ranked by Niche.com as the third best in the United States. Immigrants from all over the world come to Great Neck, NY to raise their children. My best friend’s father was at the Tiananmen Square massacre. My classmates left their families behind in El Salvador. My mother escaped … Read more

In Hong Kong, children’s books are now ‘outrageous’

In Hong Kong, children’s books are now ‘outrageous’

14 September 2022 at 18.27 ET Ronson Chan, chairman of the Hong Kong Journalist Association, poses outside the office of his former employer Stand News, which was shut down after police raided their offices and arrested seven people in Hong Kong on January 7. Photo: peter parks/Agence France-Presse/Getty Images You know a government has gone … Read more

Dark Brandon strikes again: Joe Biden hits Heckler with scathing 1-liners

Dark Brandon strikes again: Joe Biden hits Heckler with scathing 1-liners

President Joe Biden showed his cool side on Monday when an army interrupted his speech in Milwaukee. It’s not clear what the criminal was yelling about, but Biden responded with a “God loves you.” As security moved toward the heckler, Biden urged them to retreat. “Let him go,” Biden said. “Look, everyone has the right … Read more

Biden’s second Title IX outrage

Biden’s second Title IX outrage

Updated August 29, 2022 at 7:34 PM ET A sign for an all-sex restroom at LaSalle Elementary Language Academy in Chicago, Dec. 9, 2021. Photo: Erin Hooley/Zuma Press When Congress passed the Education Amendments of 1972, Title IX was a simple provision designed to ensure equal opportunity for women. It prevents schools that receive federal … Read more