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What To Do About Social Media Censorship

Social media censorship is a red-hot topic now. Conservatives are outraged by a perceived bias against their content by the likes of Facebook and Twitter; liberals want to avoid hate speech and misinformation by adopting standards; and techies have all but resigned themselves to some...

Covidtopia: Connecticut's Courts Are Rudderless

The pandemic, I am afraid, is showing no signs of easing, and that means that the courts, at least in Connecticut, my home state, will remain shuttered for the foreseeable future. Amazingly, nine months into this and there is still nothing like a reliable clearinghouse for information...

Biden/Harris: Here Comes The Reparations Locomotive

(Originally published earlier this summer at about the time of George Floyd's death. More timely now.)
We finally learned what all the fuss has been about for the past month. It’s not about police reform. It’s not about systemic racism. It’s about race-based transfer...

Whether Trump Wins Or Not, 2020 Was A Good Year For GOP

I’ve been troubled and deeply pessimistic about the future of the republic throughout the 2020 campaign season. Last night, I sat up, feeling optimistic, and suddenly hopeful.
This was a fantastic year for the GOP.
If you paid much attention to...

Demographics, Destiny And The 2020 Election

If Ronald Brownstein, senior political analyst at The Atlantic, is right, the results of the 2020 election hardly matter at all, at least in the long run. He concluded his most recent piece, published just before the election, with the following:
“The 2020...

What To Do When Public Health And Liberty Collide

We’re approaching the ninth month of this pandemic, and the good news is that books written about it are hitting the press. The most unnerving thing about the pandemic thus far has been a lack of perspective. Good books provide that.
I missed John Fabian...

Confessions of a Reluctant Originalist

I was a horrible law student, so horrible, in fact, that I am surprised my school, the University of Connecticut, graduated me, with honors, no less. I wish I could attend law school all over again.
What made me so horrible?
I blame my high school...

Frankenstein: Artificial Intelligence and the Problem of Evil

Viktor Frankenstein had a vision, a dream, really. Could he create life? He left his hometown of Geneva, Switzerland for a local university. The world learned of his exploits in 1818. Mary Shelley tells his tale in Frankenstein.
I reread the book every so often, and...

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