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04/30/2016 - 12:00am

    The Washington Redskins are headed for the Supreme Court - in the guise of a dance rock band called The Slants. The Department of Justice has asked the court to review a lower court's holding that the Patent and Trademark Office violated the band's free-speech rights by denying it a registered trademark on the...

04/29/2016 - 9:00pm

    James Tracy is certainly a crank and also seems to be a terrible person. But Florida Atlantic University violated his academic freedom when it fired him from his tenured professorship in January, and he should win the lawsuit he's just brought against the school....

04/29/2016 - 4:00pm

    Campaigning for her mother in Maryland last week, Chelsea Clinton said the Supreme Court could issue a "definitive" ruling on gun control in the near future. Clinton didn't define "definitive," let alone "gun control." But with a...

04/29/2016 - 1:00pm

    It is intuitively appealing to connect the number of fighters a country sends to the Islamic State with poverty and inequality. The more desperate and economically downtrodden people are, the more likely it is that they'll join a terrorist group, right? Wrong,...

04/29/2016 - 11:00am

    In preparing for a White House conference this week, I've reviewed the recent data on the fight against crime. And it's depressing. For example, the share of violent crimes in the U.S. for which arrests are made is shockingly low -- less than half in 2014, the...

04/29/2016 - 12:00am

    For the members of Harvard's super-elite "final clubs," perhaps nothing produces a more immediate shiver of Not Our Kind of Thing than comparison to fraternities of the Greek system, with their herds of suburban business majors and their abundance of...

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