Bret Stephens should show the same respect to the man who called him a bedbug that he demands we show to Nazis on campus.

“So I was surprised to receive an email from Bret Stephens last night. The subject line read “From Bret Stephens, New York Times.” The provost of my university was cc’ed on the message. Stephens had found a tweet that I had written earlier that afternoon. Riffing on the headline “Breaking—there are bedbugs in the NYT newsroom,” which was drawing rounds of Twitter jokes, I had written “The bedbugs are a metaphor. The bedbugs are Bret Stephens.” The tweet had landed with a thud (nine likes, zero retweets), and I went about my day.”

Republican attempts to shut down free speech on campus because his feelings were hurt. None of the free speech concern trolls who stand up for Nazis could be reached for comment.

From: esquire.com https://www.esquire.com/news-politics/amp28829576/bret-stephens-bedbug-david-karpf-interview/?__twitter_impression=true

Richard Spencer: The Alt-Right Is Not Pro-Free Speech

Richard Spencer, one of the leading figures in the white supremacist alt-right movement, told his podcast co-host that the alt-right didn’t actually believe in free speech and that the alt-right only claimed to advocate for it for “radically pragmatic” reasons.

via Richard Spencer: The Alt-Right Is Not Pro-Free Speech

This should be a bigger story. Anyone paying attention would have noticed how disingenuous they are when defending free speech.

Goodbye 1st Amendment: New Bill Seizes Assets of Anyone Who Plans or Participates in Protests that ‘Disturb the Public Peace’

Under SB1142, Arizona’s racketeering laws are expanding to include rioting. This gives the state government the right to criminally prosecute and seize the assets of everyone who planned a protest that turned violent and everyone who participated.

via Goodbye 1st Amendment: New Bill Seizes Assets of Anyone Who Plans or Participates in Protests that ‘Disturb the Public Peace’

This hasn’t gotten coverage, it should. If you care about free speech, you should care about this.

Statement for the BBC on the Disruption of Berkeley Speaker Event on February 1, 2017

Statement for the BBC on the Disruption of Berkeley Speaker Event on February 1, 2017

How to Write a “Political Correctness Run Amok” Article

How to Write a “Political Correctness Run Amok” Article

4 Things Everyone Gets Wrong About Free Speech and College

4 Things Everyone Gets Wrong About Free Speech and College

A clash between administrators and students at Yale went viral. Why that is unfortunate for all concerned.

A clash between administrators and students at Yale went viral. Why that is unfortunate for all concerned.