Americans — not uniquely, but powerfully — wallow in political hypocrisy about online rhetoric. We're not consistent in our arguments about when vivid political speech speech inspires, encourages, or promotes violence. We're quicker to accept that it does when used against our team and quicker to deny it when used on the other team. We're […]
By Marc J Randazza The Oregonian reports, delightfully, Man arrested after 'masturbating vigorously' in public because he 'hates Portland'. So would his rationale change this from just a run-of the mill date with Palmela Handerson into protected activity? It just might. After all, nudity can be so ennobled, so why not evicting the testicular squatters? […]
By Marc Randazza Barry (Obama, that is) is cashing in now. He's going to rake in $400,000 to give a speech to Cantor Fitzgerald, a Wall Street investment bank. Some on the Left are flipping out that it cuts against everything Obama was supposed to stand for. The Right is screaming about it as well. […]
by Marc Randazza Well, something that is at stake. Whoever gets elected as French president will also become a co-prince, or co-princess, of Andorra. Yes, the French revolution did away with the French monarchy. Nevertheless, the President of the Republic of France is also the co-sovereign of the tiny Pyrenees micro-nation. Andorra itself has been […]
By Marc Randazza I've never been the biggest fan of Infowars. I'm glad it's there, but it wasn't my thing. When I got asked to be a guest on it, I expected hostility. I have to say, the interviewer, David Knight, was better than any I've had on CNN, Fox, or any other mainstream media. […]
By Marc Randazza The "March for Science" seemed like a great idea. Science is awesome. Making decisions based on evidence and the scientific method is superior to making decisions based on superstition and emotion. So yay science. I'm certain (or at least willing to believe) that the organizers were truly motivated by a desire for […]
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The LA Times, surely against its better judgment, has printed my thoughts about Alex Jones' "I'm playing a character" defense, complete with a slightly sanitized version of the Rule of Goats.
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I told a childhood story, as I sometimes do, on Twitter, and Storified it.