Utah State Trial Judge Disciplined for Anti-Trump Remarks in Courtroom

The charges also involved some nonpolitical bad conduct in a dispute with court personnel (omitted from the excerpts below), and also out-of-court public advocacy for and against political candidates, which are also forbidden by Utah judicial ethics rules. Judge Kwan challenged most of the out-of-court commentary charges (but not the charges based on in-court speech)… Read More »

What We Should Remember on Memorial Day

Monday will be a sad day for far too many people who have lost sons, daughters, husbands, wives, brothers, sisters and friends to war. Unfortunately, the takeaway from this day – that they died for freedom or some other bromide – only helps ensure future parents, husbands, wives, siblings and friends will share their pain.… Read More »

North Dakota’s Food Freedom Law Dodges Another Bullet

Powerful forces in North Dakota have once again targeted the state’s popular food freedom law, but it appears the laws’ supporters have successfully beaten back these attacks from state lawmakers and regulators. The 2017 law, found here, “allows direct sales of many foods by a producer in the state to consumers in the state,” I… Read More »

When Did We Get So Scared of ‘Screen Time’?

“Too Much Screen Time Damages the Brain,” says Psychology Today. “A Dark Consensus About Screens and Kids Begins to Emerge in Silicon Valley,” announces The New York Times. “Finally, we’re all wising up about the dangers of screen time for kids,” adds the Los Angeles Times. Then there’s the New York Post, which in 2016 ran a Nicholas Kardaras… Read More »

Iran Is a Danger to No One

Justin’s note: Tensions are flaring in the Middle East. If you read yesterday’s Dispatch, you know what I mean. In short, the U.S. and Iran have been exchanging words lately, even threatening one another with force. And neither side’s backing down. But this is more than just tough talk. The U.S. recently sent a carrier strike group to… Read More »

Envy, Inc.

Presidential aspirant Kamala Harris promises to compel private companies with more than 100 employees to disclose what they pay employees to the Equal Opportunity Employment Commission. Companies that don’t pay women “enough” will pay fines until they demonstrate an acceptable level of gender parity. South Bend, Indiana’s “Mayor Pete” Buttigieg thinks America needs a federal “Equality… Read More »

Professional Assange Smearers

Rachel Maddow has aired a segment condemning the new indictment against Julian Assange for 17 alleged violations of the Espionage Act. Yes, that Rachel Maddow. MSNBC’s top host began the segment after it was introduced by Chris Hayes, agreeing with her colleague that it’s surprising that more news outlets aren’t giving this story more “wall to wall” coverage, given its immense significance.… Read More »