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NAACP warns black passengers about traveling with American Airlines

The NAACP has warned African-American travelers to be careful when flying with American Airlines. The group issued an advisory late Tuesday, saying it has noticed “a pattern of disturbing incidents reported by African-American passengers, specific to American Airlines.” It said the incidents “suggest a corporate culture of racial insensitivity and possible racial bias” and advised

What Happened to the First Amendment?

Congressman Francis Rooney, Our First Amendment right to free speech is under assault on many college and university campuses around the country.  Under the guise of protecting students, the freedom to express views not deemed acceptable to an intolerant, judgmental elite is being attacked and denounced by students, professors and, in many cases, administrators. Protection

Masterpiece Cakeshop Is Fighting for the First Amendment, Not Against Gay Marriage

David Harsanyi, This week, the Supreme Court agreed to hear the case of Masterpiece Cakeshop owner Jack Phillips, the man who refused to create a specialty wedding cake for a same-sex couple in Colorado in 2012. Yet the stories that dominate coverage distort the public’s understanding of the case and its serious implications. For one

‘Extreme Vetting’ Also Threatens Privacy of Americans

Noah Feldman, The “extreme vetting” proposals floated this week by Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly include the idea of making visitors to the U.S. open their phones and disclose their contacts, passwords and social media handles to immigration authorities. This might potentially be constitutional, because visitors outside the U.S. don’t necessarily have privacy protection. But