In the Wake of Rittenhouse, Our Defamation Laws Must Be Changed (Part Two of Two)

For background on how America came to have the inadequate defamation laws now in place, please see Part One of this discussion here.
It now has been more than half a century since the liberal Warren Court handed down its many rulings. So much has changed. It used to be that an honest effort at a true story could cause a publication to find itself sued into instant bankruptcy. Not everyone easily could access a copy of the Sunday New York Times or even of a copy of a Time magazine issue two or three weeks after the thing appeared.

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We All Live in the John Birch Society’s World Now

When Lionel Trilling dismissed America’s conservative intellectual tradition as a series of “irritable mental gestures,” it’s a safe bet that he had people like Robert Welch in mind. Welch, the irascible candy executive who founded the John Birch Society, spent an enormous amount of time and energy lovingly crafting irritable gestures in the minds of his hard-right acolytes, from the conviction that the New Deal was a Communist plot to the claim that Dwight D. Eisenhower was also a Communist.

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Jonah Goldberg: I left Fox News after 12 years. Tucker Carlson’s ‘Patriot Purge’ was the final straw

I quit Fox News after more than a decade as a contributor. So did my business partner and friend Steve Hayes.
We explained our reasons on the Dispatch, a media company we founded. But the decision was a long time in coming. Like Ernest Hemingway’s description of bankruptcy, it came gradually and then suddenly.
The sudden part came thanks to Fox host Tucker Carlson’s streaming special “Patriot Purge.” It’s a perfect example of propaganda that weaves half-truths into a whole lie. It insinuates that the Jan.

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Jonah Goldberg: I left Fox News after 12 years. Tucker Carlson’s ‘Patriot Purge’ was the final straw

I quit Fox News after more than a decade as a contributor. So did my business partner and friend Steve Hayes.
We explained our reasons on the Dispatch, a media company we founded. But the decision was a long time in coming. Like Ernest Hemingway’s description of bankruptcy, it came gradually and then suddenly.
The sudden part came thanks to Fox host Tucker Carlson’s streaming special “Patriot Purge.” It’s a perfect example of propaganda that weaves half-truths into a whole lie. It insinuates that the Jan.

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Jonah Goldberg: I left Fox News after 12 years. Tucker Carlson’s ‘Patriot Purge’ was the final straw

I quit Fox News after more than a decade as a contributor. So did my business partner and friend Steve Hayes.
We explained our reasons on the Dispatch, a media company we founded. But the decision was a long time in coming. Like Ernest Hemingway’s description of bankruptcy, it came gradually and then suddenly.
The sudden part came thanks to Fox host Tucker Carlson’s streaming special “Patriot Purge.” It’s a perfect example of propaganda that weaves half-truths into a whole lie. It insinuates that the Jan.

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Two Dems Could Sabotage Bank Regulator Who Opposed Their Deregulatory Agenda

President Biden’s pick to police big banks fended off attacks from Republicans over her scholarship on climate risk, cryptocurrency, and financial regulation, as well as her personal history and background, at a heated confirmation hearing last Thursday.
But if Cornell Law School professor Saule Omarova falls short of confirmation, it will be because Democrats who collaborated with Republicans during the Trump administration on deregulating the financial sector resent that she called attention to their efforts at the time.

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Two Dems Could Sabotage Bank Regulator Who Opposed Their Deregulatory Agenda

President Biden’s pick to police big banks fended off attacks from Republicans over her scholarship on climate risk, cryptocurrency, and financial regulation, as well as her personal history and background, at a heated confirmation hearing last Thursday.
But if Cornell Law School professor Saule Omarova falls short of confirmation, it will be because Democrats who collaborated with Republicans during the Trump administration on deregulating the financial sector resent that she called attention to their efforts at the time.

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Only Democracy Can Save One of America’s Greatest Unions

the United Auto Workers logo is displayed with the US flag in the background. (Pavlo Gonchar / SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)

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Arizona School-Board President Linked to Dossier that Includes Parents’ Personal Info

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Parents at the Scottsdale Unified School District in Arizona discovered that the local school board president had access to a Google Drive with the personal information of parents who opposed mask mandates and critical race theory.
The drive was discovered by parent Kim Stafford, after board President Jann-Michael Greenburg sent Stafford an email accusing her of being anti-Semitic over previous comments against George Soros.

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An Interview With James O’Keefe

How did you get started as a journalist?
While a student at Rutgers University, I founded the newspaper The Centurion with the goal of exposing wrongdoing on my college campus. My first experience in national journalism was in 2009, when I went undercover inside ACORN offices across the country to expose fraud and rampant corruption. Those undercover videos made national headlines and led to congressional action. Under a Democratic House of Representatives, Democratic Senate, and President Obama, the federal government voted to fully defund ACORN, which led to its bankruptcy soon thereafter.

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