July 12, 2003

Remedial First Amendment Studies

The other night I flipped to C-SPAN2, where Barbara Boxer was telling a radio exec that, because his country stations had stopped playing the Dixie Chicks for a month, she wanted to use the powers of government to intervene in his business-- and she was accusing him of totalitarian tendancies.

Most of the subcommittee, chaired by John McCain, seemed to be confused about the meaning of free speech. Jacob Sullum tries to explain.

Posted by John Tabin at July 12, 2003 07:47 AM