Sunday Open Thread 

“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.”

Supporting free speech is not being neutral and does not […]

Friday Open Thread 

The “Bridge of Sighs” from the Doge’s Palace to tbe prison, Venice, Italy

The High Road to China

I promised to write something up about my two week sojourn to China so here goes. Let me start with bit of backstory. Last January I met a woman — “Jane”, a law professor from the China University of Political Science and Law (CUPL) in Beijing. She was looking for a base of operations […]

Tuesday Open Thread

A lawyer's Christmas card…

Disre(Charlie)gard

“Great” Britain joined Moloch today as it enforced the order to kill, excuse me, let die, Charlie Gard.

And forever shame on Pope Francis… shame shame shame.

Saturday Open Thread 

For 2 weeks in late July I will be teaching a course in American constitutional law at a university in Beijing, China. I got final visa approval yesterday. 

Tower of Babble

Grenfell Tower, London, UK

Conservative MP Daniel Hannan has some bracing and true words about the recent tragedy — the Grenfell Tower fire this past week. As in the UK so in the States when it comes to exploitation and manipulation of the victims, public, and their emotions. From CapX:

Do you remember the […]

Perilous Pain Pill Public Policies

Who’d a thunk that well meaning policymakers could screw things up for others? I don’t pretend to know what the solution to the opioid addiction epidemic is — and it is a big problem… but people never seem to remember that any move to resolve an issue always creates other problems. Anyway… this is […]

Campus Injustice

You’ve probably heard about how, over the last few years, the feminist Left has started setting up kangaroo courts on college campuses to try and punish students accused of rape, sexual harassment, etc. with minimal or no involvement from the police or other outside authorities. The government has allowed this, on the condition that […]

Tuesday Open Thread 

Fly United