• 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • August 8, 2020

    Whether or not the spring and summer of 2020 will be seen in hindsight as a Great Tipping Point, it is already clear that we […]

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  • May 13, 2020

    At least four times a week for the past several months I’ve had phone calls from Robogal.

    “Hello, it’s Linda,” she begins, in her unvarying, always […]

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  • January 8, 2020

    Let’s get serious. For four years I’ve been commenting on a range of behaviors, most of them verbal outbursts, that everyone seems to agree were […]

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  • June 24, 2019

    Several hours ago as I write, the Supreme Court knocked out the Scandalous Clause in the Lanham Act, the federal trademark statute, […]

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  • January 17, 2019

    It seems I overstepped nineteen months ago in claiming that in a unanimous ruling involving disparaging trademarks, “the Supreme Court, presumably once and for all, has […]

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