The Corner

Free Speech 1, Bloomberg 0 on the Ground Zero Mosque

A group opposing the Ground Zero mosque attempted to run ads against the project on New York City buses and trains, but the Metropolitan Transportation Authority refused to permit them because they diverged from the politically correct message (i.e., the Bloomberg message) that the giant Islamic center cum mosque is a beautiful thing. My friend David Yerushalmi took them to court, arguing that the MTA thought police had clearly violated the First Amendment by regulating the content of political speech. Now, the MTA has backed down and the ads will run. WPIX in New York has the story, here, and New York Post coverage is here.

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Culture

Road Trip

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is Jonah Goldberg’s weekly “news”letter, the G-File. Subscribe here to get the G-File delivered to your inbox on Fridays. Dear Reader (Especially future contributors to my GoFundMe page), I am currently in the passenger seat of our family fun mobile, passing mile marker ... Read More
Politics & Policy

Answering my Critics

My post on Elizabeth Warren’s cynical/bonkers proposal to effectively nationalize every American firm with revenue of $1 billion or more has met with predictable criticism. I will address two points here. One, some have complained about the use of the word “expropriation,” or more broadly about ... Read More
Culture

Winslow Homer’s Art, through the Camera Lens

The Bowdoin College Museum of Art's show Winslow Homer and the Camera takes a perceptive, original look at one of America's great art visionaries. It's special for many reasons. It takes a much-considered artist — Homer (1836–1910) is among the gods atop the heap of American artists — and finally makes ... Read More