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  • Supreme Court errs on Texas' Confederate-themed license plates

    Supreme Court errs on Texas' Confederate-themed license plates
    Many Americans who find the Confederate battle flag offensive will have no problem with the Supreme Court's ruling Thursday that Texas was free to reject a specialty license plate that incorporated that flag in its design. But the 5-4 decision was a mistake that undermines an important principle: that once the government creates a forum for private expression, it can't pick and choose among the messages that are conveyed.
  • Iraqi militias preparing to take on Islamic State in Ramadi

    Iraqi militias preparing to take on Islamic State in Ramadi
    Thousands of Iraqi paramilitary fighters were mobilizing for a fresh assault on the western province of Anbar on Monday, one day after Islamic State militants overran the provincial capital, Ramadi, dealing a major strategic and symbolic blow to the U.S.-...

    Cliven Bundy reaches out to man who pleaded guilty to threatening BLM

    Cliven Bundy reaches out to man who pleaded guilty to threatening BLM
    Cliven Bundy is worried about one of his supporters. On Monday, the recalcitrant Nevada rancher, who has waged a running battle of words and lawsuits with the federal government over public lands, made a phone call to an out-of-state supporter facing...

    Rookie Scots flood into British Parliament amid excitement and concern

    Rookie Scots flood into British Parliament amid excitement and concern
    The Stand comedy club is not an obvious place for a revolution. On weekend nights, people pack the charmingly grungy venue to tilt back drinks and take in the expected observations about work and relationship foibles. Signs promote upcoming gigs like...

    Anti-Muslim event is protected free speech even if offensive

    Anti-Muslim event is protected free speech even if offensive
    Pamela Geller, whose organization's Muhammad Art Exhibit and Cartoon Contest was attacked by two gunmen Sunday, has made offensive comments about Islam. But that in no way undermines her right to free speech or legitimizes violence against her or anyone...