A 1942 photo from Southington, Connecticut, depicting the Bellamy salute. Francis Bellamy prescribed its use to accompany recital of the Pledge of Allegiance, which he authored in 1892. The salute fell out of favor during the Second World War because it was identical to the Nazi salute.

President Donald Trump’s animus for professional athletes who silently protest police brutality during the national anthem has inspired public-school officials in Louisiana to threaten punishment for any student athletes who dare to emulate NFL knee-takers. This latest flap in the…

This just in from the rip-’em-a-new-one department: Techdirt’s Mike Masnick has administered an online atomic wedgie to Nicholas Kristof in response to the self-righteous scribe’s recent column, “Google and Sex Traffickers Like Backpage.com.” Kristof’s McCarthy-esque guilt-by-association reasoning works this way:…

Supporters of Section 230 of the federal Communications Decency Act (CDA) played defense on Capitol Hill Tuesday during a two-and-a-half-hour hearing before the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee on proposed legislation to amend the federal statute. The bill under consideration…

Talk about scary. Reason.com’s Elizabeth Nolan Brown‘s recent report on two bills that the U.S. Senate passed by unanimous consent on September 11 makes The Walking Dead  seem like the Captain Underpants movie by comparison. Nolan Brown calls out both bills…

Today’s moral panic over the much-hyped issue of sex trafficking echoes the ludicrous “white slavery” hysteria of the early 1900s: That’s the conclusion legal scholar Alexandra F. Levy draws in “The Virtues of Unvirtuous Spaces,” a provocative article published this past spring…