Spakovsky: Twitter’s Initial Classification of ‘Illegal Alien,’ ‘Criminal Alien’ as Hateful Shows Social Media’s Censorship Potential

9/18: Talking about sanctuary cities and the safe haven they provide for criminal aliens or talking about the often-violent crimes committed by illegal aliens is unacceptable in the eyes of the Twitter censors.

Judge Signals She'll Force Holder to Hand Over Fast & Furious Documents

This column by ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Ken Klukowski was published May 15, 2014 on Breitbart.com.U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson was openly irritated both with Attorney General Eric Holder and with the U.S. House of Representatives over whether executive privilege allows Holder to withhold documents on Operation Fast and Furious. But she also signaled she would rule against Holder in part, making it likely that Congress — and the public — could learn the truth about a gun-running scandal that ended with a murdered federal agent.Berman began today's hearing in Washington, D.C.'s federal district court with an opening statement about this case "concerning the suspected illegal [...]

2014-05-15T14:54:06+00:00Categories: In the Courts, OPED|Tags: , , |

A Lesson on Racial Discrimination

This column by ACRU Policy Board Member and Professor of Economics Dr. Walter E. Williams was published May 14, 2014 on Townhall.com.Donald Sterling, Los Angeles Clippers owner, was recorded by his mistress making some crude racist remarks. Since then, Sterling's racist comments have dominated the news, from talk radio to late-night shows. A few politicians have weighed in, with President Barack Obama congratulating the NBA for its sanctions against Sterling. There's little defense for Sterling, save his constitutional right to make racist remarks. But in a sea of self-righteous indignation, I think we're missing the most valuable lesson that we can learn from this affair — a [...]