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Headlines from the Ongoing Battle for American Civil Rights – 7/13

The big news this week has been the implosion of the McCain campaign. The ironic thing is that his efforts to suppress political speech may have helped fund his undoing:

The McCain-Feingold effect: Where has all the money gone? (WSJ’s OpinionJournal)

Speaking of speech (!), another excuse for suppression is being actively contemplated in the Upper Chamber:

U.S. Senate prepares to vote on dangerous hate-crimes bill (CitizenLink.org)

Fortunately, lots of senators are lining up against the assault on talk radio:

Fairness Doctrine target of new measure by GOP senators (CNSnews.org)

You may not like her message or the way she is drawing attention to her message, but protests are protected by the First Amendment. The only question is (should be) whether this lady was in violation of her private community’s code:

Upside-down flag protest raises outcry (Denver Post)

He is often worthy of our scorn, but in this case Senator Arlen Specter (R-PA) deserves our praise and applause:

Specter leads revolt on stalled judicial nomination (The Politico)

Liberals have a problem with Clarence Thomas; he has strayed from their ideological, unconstitutional, race-obsessed plantation:

Justice Thomas v. race-based school plans (The New York Times)

The Democrats’ own brand of racism (Star Parker)

The ethics of affirmative action (Steven Yates/The Freeman)

The Ivory Tower loves Marx, but hates Christianity:

University of Florida sued for refusing to recognize Christian group (CitizenLink.org)

Good article on the origins and dangerous effects of the PC movement, in terms of its war on language:

Better dead than rude (John Derbyshire/The American Conservative)

Finally, this type of thing has become so common that it almost doesn’t warrant news coverage – except for that fact that it is un-American: Since when has our right to the pursuit of happiness morphed into a guarantee to wear school pom-poms?:

Parents sue after daughter fails to make cheerleading squad (Victoria Advocate)

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