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Religious Censorship Deserves No Respect

DAVID FRENCH, ACLJ The brazen intellectual bankruptcy of campus censorship never fails to impress. Yesterday, the Chronicle of Higher Education was the latest prestige publication to cover the...

The Difference Between Rescue and Ransom

DAVID FRENCH, ACLJ One of the most extraordinary and costly rescues in American history occurred in April 1972, after Iceal “Gene” Hambleton’s electronics-warfare plane (call sign...

A Matter of Honor: Why So Many Soldiers Are Angry at the Bergdahl Deal

DAVID FRENCH, ACLJ I’ve spent the last two weeks on vacation — the first real family vacation since shortly after I returned home from Iraq...

Attacks on Memorial Crosses Multiply

DAVID FRENCH, ACLJ Last week a “humanist” group filed a lawsuit in Prince George’s County, Md., demanding the removal from public land of a 40-foot cross memorializing...

The IRS: The Government’s Most Pathetic Agency

DAVID FRENCH, ACLJ As Lois “Not Even a Smidgen of Corruption” Lerner asserts her Fifth Amendment rights against self-incrimination yet again, it’s useful to take a bit broader...

It’s Time for Britain to Be Great Again

DAVID FRENCH, ACLJ As Europe stares at the reemergence of classic power politics, I’m struck by the weakness of our European allies. As a matter...

Partial Victory? No New IRS Rules Before the 2014 Elections

DAVID FRENCH, ACLJ The Washington Times has just reported a key development in the battle against IRS censorship. The IRS may be backing down: The IRS said Wednesday...

Check and Balances Victory

DAVID FRENCH, ACLJ Today is a good day for constitutional governance. To recap, at issue was whether NLRB appointments made while the Senate was not...

ACLJ: New Year’s Resolutions to Defend Liberty

DAVID FRENCH, ACLJ A favorite family tradition takes place each New Year’s Eve. At dinner, our oldest daughter takes out a piece of paper that...

The Seventh Circuit Blocks the HHS Mandate for a Private Business

DAVID FRENCH, ACLJ Late Friday afternoon, the Seventh Circuit granted an emergency injunction against the HHS mandate — preventing its enforcement against an Illinois business...

No Words

DAVID FRENCH, ACLJ There are no words that can adequately convey our sense of sorrow at the horror in Connecticut. We mourn for and with...

Ninety Seconds of Truth: American Weapons for the Muslim Brotherhood

DAVID FRENCH, ACLJ As Jay Sekulow explained Tuesday, the United States government is set to deliver 20 advanced fighters and 200 advanced main battle tanks...

‘The U.S. Military Approves Killing Children?’

DAVID FRENCH, ACLJ That was the subject line of The Nation’s e-mail yesterday (yes, I’m on their list) promoting this story, by Tom Engelhardt. At...

America’s Terrible Habit of Rewarding Lawlessness

DAVID FRENCH, ACLJ Senator Barrasso’s timely post on Thursday calling for substantial financial consequences not only for the Palestinian Authority but also for those states...

The Essentiality of Religious Argument in the Public Square

DAVID FRENCH, ACLJ I just finished my second reading (the first was many years ago) of James McPherson’s outstanding single-volume history of the Civil War, Battle...

Maintaining Clarity in the Debate over Gaza Tactics

DAVID FRENCH, ACLJ If the past is any guide, increased conflict in Gaza will be accompanied by international demands for Israeli restraint, frivolous accusations of...

Israel’s Right of Self-Defense: The Legal Brief

DAVID FRENCH, ACLJ This week, my colleagues at the American Center for Law and Justice and the European Centre for Law and Justice sent a comprehensive...

Defending Religious Liberties in California Schools

DAVID FRENCH, ACLJ It’s stunning that in the roughly quarter-century since the Supreme Court began deciding a series of cases that guaranteed Christian groups equal...

Maintaining Clarity in the Debate over Gaza Tactics

DAVID FRENCH, ACLJ If the past is any guide, increased conflict in Gaza will be accompanied by international demands for Israeli restraint, frivolous accusations of...

Benghazi: Don’t Fall For The Misdirection

DAVID FRENCH, ACLJ For the Washington Post, David Ignatius has obtained a CIA timeline of the September 11 attack. He begins: A detailed CIA timeline of the assault on U.S....