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The Fourth and the First

On this bizarre and disturbing Fourth of July, I ran into a fascinating and inspiring history of the founding of the ACLU. Which, of course, has a lot to do with the First Amendment and how the ACLU has defended … Continue reading

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Let’s think about the First Amendment

Today the Times has two excellent articles on the First Amendment. Both of them provoke thought–always a good thing. First, After Backing Alt-Right in Charlottesville, A.C.L.U. Wrestles With Its Role – The New York Times. Two paragraphs from the article: … Continue reading

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March 24, 1925: “Tennessee Bans The Teaching of Evolution…”

Yesterday’s New York Times printed this headline from their March 24, 1925 front page, under “On This Day in History”: TENNESSEE BANS THE TEACHING OF EVOLUTION; GOVERNOR SAYS THE BIBLE DISPROVES THEORY “This bill is a distinct protest against an … Continue reading

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