The Corner

Democrats vs. Free Speech, Again

Beyond our editorial and what I’ve already said, one more thing is worth repeating about the Democrats’ efforts to repeal the First Amendment and gut free speech, something that applies to conventional campaign-finance laws, too: Congress is seeking for itself the power to determine who may criticize members of Congress and challenge them in the public square, and under what conditions such criticism and challenges may be conducted. Congress would have the power to make unlicensed criticism of Congress and its members a crime. The temptation for incumbents in such a situation to stack the deck in their own favor would of course be irresistible, as indeed current campaign-finance laws are an integral part of the incumbency-protection racket. 

Senator Harry Reid’s assault on the First Amendment is not only cynical, it proceeds from deeply corrupt motives. 

Most Popular

World

The Real Reasons American Evangelicals Support Israel

It never fails. Whenever a Republican president makes a controversial or contentious move to support Israel -- such as moving the American embassy to Jerusalem, or yesterday’s decision to recognize Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights -- you’ll see various “explainers” and other stories that purport ... Read More
White House

Mueller Report Delivered to Attorney General

Special Counsel Robert Mueller on Friday evening delivered a report to attorney general William Barr detailing his nearly two-year investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election and possible collusion with the Trump campaign. Barr will now be tasked with deciding what information from the report ... Read More