18 August 2009

It’s time to teach them Academic Freedom 101

Students should know better than to oppose the appointment of professors they disagree with. Uniformity of opinion only breeds complacency.

30 June 2009

In defence of the right to discriminate

The attempt to force religious groups to embrace gays and non-believers is an intolerable assault on the freedoms of religion, speech and association.

18 May 2009

Resist this assault on freedom of thought

America’s new Matthew Shepard Act will punish criminals for their thoughts as well as their acts. But we should defend the freedom to hate.

22 April 2009

Pass the death sentence on mandatory sentencing

The United States has five per cent of the world’s population yet 25 per cent of the world’s known prison population. What is going on?

25 March 2009

The politics of gay marriage

The referendum in California that banned gay marriage raises tortuous questions about the clash between majority rule and minority rights.

19 February 2009

Beware predatory prosecutors online

Laws ostensibly designed to protect children online are being used to punish them for sexual shenanigans or for ‘harassing’ their teachers.

15 January 2009

Preachiness at Obama’s inauguration

Wendy Kaminer recalls her run-ins with (and creepy emails from) the right-wing preacher who is giving the invocation at Obama's inauguration.

2 December 2008

Why we shouldn’t ban the F-word on American TV

The attempt to punish utterances of the F-word and the S-word on American TV exposes the arbitrary and patronising nature of censorship.

27 October 2008

Liberty and democracy are at stake in this election

Obama may be a pragmatist likely to disappoint liberals, but he will do far more than McCain to undo Bush’s damage to freedom in America.

29 September 2008

Sarah Palin: a campaign built on female chauvinism

In her new column, Wendy Kaminer says the hockey mom has come to bury liberal feminism… and Hillary Clinton provided her with the shovel.