• August 2, 2022

    Offenses of the Month, February to July

    February
    If You Can’t Say Something that Cannot Possibly Be Misinterpreted, Don’t
    The story is as short as it is brutal. […]

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  • July 27, 2022

    As I have mused in many earlier posts, offensiveness is not easily defined and what makes a word or phrase offensive to some, or all, […]

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  • June 14, 2022

    I thought I’d wait until you’ve forgotten Ilya Shapiro for the second time. We last contemplated his plight back in mid-February, when […]

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  • February 16, 2022

    On January 31, as practically everyone who scans headlines will recall, Whoopi Goldberg, the actor, comedian, and conversationalist, waded into a racial […]

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  • February 16, 2022

    Offense of the Month, January 2021

    Our designated offender of the month is Ilya Shapiro, the once-about-to-be-and-perhaps-future-executive director of the Georgetown Center for the Constitution, […]

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  • December 31, 2021

    It’s that time of year when earnest greetings arrive on every puff of air and cloud extending heartfelt wishes of good cheer and universal joy […]

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  • December 31, 2021

    Offenses of the Month, 2021

    When 2021 began, I thought it was a year destined for quiet and change, one that I could devote to[…]

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  • November 17, 2020

    What would you do if you discovered that one of your good friends has been physically abusing his wife for as long as you’d known […]

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  • November 17, 2020

    Offenses of the Month, Fall 2020

    Dr. Thomas Bowdler (1754–1825), for those of you who can’t quite place the name, was the family sanitizer of […]

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  • October 9, 2020

    Offense of the Month, August 2020

    It’s been remarked (in these pages, at least) that the wages of giving offense are often worse than actual […]

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