• December 23, 2015

    In what may prove to be a major First Amendment ruling in favor of offensive trademarks, a federal appeals court in Washington on December 22 […]

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  • December 5, 2015

    A curious species of the penchant for feeling offended is what, henceforth, I will call “Offensive Inoffensiveness.” For the past several years a frenzied form […]

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  • November 17, 2015

    ‘Tis the season — though I’m not sure why. (Should I be offended at Santa Claus showing up before Halloween?) Anyway, some retailers got in […]

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  • November 16, 2015

    Just when you thought you’d heard it all: In 2014, you may recall, a federal trademark appeal board cancelled the trademark registration of the Washington, […]

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  • November 12, 2015

    Stuffed into folders, stacked on my desktop, and strewn about elsewhere are random piles of articles more or less about “offense.” It’s time to put […]

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  • November 6, 2015

    Offense of the Month, November 2015

    A little hard to classify, this one. You’ve probably already read the story. A black woman in a hoodie […]

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  • August 31, 2015

    Like you, I’ve been offended, off and on, by one thing or another, on this day or that, all my life. But I’d be hard-pressed […]

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  • July 17, 2015

    Offense of the Month, July 2015

    The most widely remarked offense of the month was Donald Trump’s bad-mouthing Sen. John McCain for being held captive […]

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