politics

As many long-time readers know, Section 2(a) of the Trademark Act is one of my pet peeves. This is the section of the Trademark Act that gives pretty much unfettered discretion to a trademark examiner to deny a trademark registration on the basis that the mark itself is "immoral"...

I used to have neighbors in Flori-duh, whose argument (to me anyhow) against gay marriage was "what am I supposed to tell my kids?" Louis CK had a funny reply to that. "It doesn't have ANY effect on your life. What do you care? People try to talk about it like...

In an online flame war spanning across party lines, conservative bloggers say they have been targeted recently for blogging about Brett Kimberlin, a man who was convicted in the 1980s of bombings in Speedway, Ind. (Source). The bloggers started  “Blog about Brett Kimberlin Day” movement to make the public more...

By Tatiana von Tauber I’m embarrassed to be an American woman with witness to the current state of the Union. Being a woman is without a doubt the most difficult process of becoming I’ve ever undertaken especially since I began my role as a mother 14 years ago. Nothing prepares you for the experience...

On the side of kicking him off the air, Jane Fonda, Robin Morgan and Gloria Steinem. On the side of protecting his right to free speech, Marc J. Randazza. This is not the same debate over whether the subject of his diatribe has a valid defamation claim against him. I wrote...

This is a pretty compelling idea. For the first 140 years of the republic, the House increased in size with the population in varying degrees, going from 65 members originally to 435. A Republican Congress and president enacted the Reapportionment Act of 1929, which arbitrarily capped the number at 435 members....

by Tatiana von Tauber Would you find your spouse immoral if s/he asked you for an open marriage? If you’re like the general population, probably so and that’s because monogamy in marriage is so entrenched in our Judeo-Christian culture as the best way that it’s very difficult to pull out of such...

The public and the media won another battle recently in Nevada, when the state’s Supreme Court ruled that the Nevada open records law should be expanded to allow the public access to logs of e-mails. The Nevada Supreme Court ruled in favor of the Reno Gazette-Journal, which previously had been denied...