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  • Harry Stopes on Tightening Up the First Amendment: "This isn’t any different, legally, from Salaita posting photos of himself doing bong hits on Facebook." Really? I'm no Cypress Hill fan, but I'm f...
  • Glen Newey on Tightening Up the First Amendment: Well, the First Amendment explicitly applies to acts by Congress. But as you'll know the Bill of Rights is incorporated into state law via the Fourtee...
  • suetonius on Tightening Up the First Amendment: Well, I think there are several things going on here, and none of them really have to do with the first amendment. The first amendment wouldn't prot...
  • Mona Williams on Tightening Up the First Amendment: As it so often does, the genteel defense of actual savagery wins out over any foul-mouthed opposition to it. Wise has stated that she wants students o...
  • SixthPartWorld on Isis raises the stakes: Effective strategy would be to give to the PKK/PYD better weapons. No one else is up for the fight.
  • SixthPartWorld on Isis raises the stakes: Baathist military command + Chechen jihadi mafia + all-expenses paid Turkish club med vacations/ get out of jail free safe haven = effective fighting ...
  • alynch on Isis raises the stakes: No, you explain why that is an intelligent request. Good luck.
  • telzey on Isis raises the stakes: In what sense is the US opposition to Assad's slaughter of his own people "bankrupt"? Please explain.
  • Emmryss on Isis raises the stakes: What I still don't understand is how ISIS got to be such effective fighters. Where did they train? Who trained them? And who equips them? Wouldn't a m...
  • Locus on Boris Johnson, Agent of Chaos: Yes, that was striking. An LRB contributor without a clue what anarchism or anarcho-syndicalism are. Clearly confident of his own cleverness, though. ...

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