|Tuesday 21 May 2013|
|No sex talk, please, |
The latest diktat from the Obama administration bizarrely treats students' sexual come-ons and flirting as sexual harassment.
|Tuesday 23 April 2013|
|A city shut down, liberty surrendered|
Wendy Kaminer reports from locked-down Boston, where Obama’s promise that ‘a bomb can’t beat us’ rang hollow.
|Wednesday 30 January 2013|
|Obama: selling out civil liberties|
Obama’s inaugural address confirmed that the left and right agree on one thing: freedom can be curbed in the name of some greater good.
|Wednesday 9 January 2013|
|Gun laws shouldn’t be written by ghosts|
Second Amendment rights are important, but the idea that they should never change, even in the light of new facts, is just irrational.
|Tuesday 11 December 2012|
|Why we must tolerate hate|
To punish racist vandals more harshly than run-of-the-mill vandals is to veer dangerously close towards instituting thoughtcrime.
|Wednesday 14 November 2012|
|No country for old white Republicans|
As the presidential election showed, the Republican Party is at odds with the permissive mainstream of America.
|Tuesday 6 November 2012|
|The political storm over climate change|
The fallout from Hurricane Sandy confirms how hard it is to have a rational debate about climatic issues.
|Thursday 11 October 2012|
|What about our right to be offensive?|
Claims by an American newscaster that she had been ‘bullied’ about her weight take hypersensitivity to new heights.
|Monday 1 October 2012|
|Sacrificing free speech to the heckler’s veto|
The defacement of anti-Muslim ads on the New York subway was not an act of free speech - it was an act of censorship of offensive views.
|Thursday 20 September 2012|
|The president who would divide and rule|
Romney’s attack on ‘the 47 per cent who pay no income tax’ conveyed his contempt for ordinary Americans.
|Monday 10 September 2012|
|US politics: a punch-up between mythmakers|
Partisanship is the lifeblood of politics, but in America we now have hyperpartisanship, where blind groupthink is trumping tough debate.
|Monday 25 June 2012|
|How NYC is colonising|
CUNY students’ minds
Recent events at City University of New York show that diversity policies treat students like children and assault academic freedom.
|Thursday 17 May 2012|
|‘I've never seen people smiling so broadly’|
US civil libertarian Wendy Kaminer says progressives should welcome the rise of gay marriage.
|Wednesday 18 April 2012|
|The right to be|
US civil libertarian Wendy Kaminer answers your questions on Obama, the Tea Party, Leveson and loads more.
|Wednesday 11 April 2012|
|In America, atheists are still in the closet |
No, non-believers don’t face legal discrimination, but their rhetoric about ‘coming out’ is not mere melodrama.
|Thursday 16 February 2012|
|No, Barack Obama is not Torquemada|
Religious people’s rights to follow their conscience must not impinge on women’s rights to access contraceptives.
|Wednesday 11 January 2012|
|Wanted: a president who believes in liberty|
Aside from kooky Ron Paul, all the Republican candidates, as well as President Obama himself, have a very un-American attitude to freedom.
|Thursday 1 December 2011|
|The hypocrisy of Occupy Wall Street|
By asserting a First Amendment ‘right to occupy’, the occupiers seem to want one rule for themselves and another for everyone else.
|Monday 14 November 2011|
|We can’t be free without the right to be offensive|
In Washington DC, anti-bullying campaigners want to restrict ‘offensive speech’ in public. That would be a disaster for liberty and progress.
|Thursday 20 October 2011|
|The disenfranchised majority kicks back|
Occupy Wall Street may be incoherent, but it’s a long overdue reaction to an out-of-touch political class.