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    What exactly is illegal about any of this?...

    What exactly is illegal about any of this? Russian trying to interfere with elections is illegal because they're a foreign entity, but American corporations like Google have considerable latitude to...
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    Reminds me of how the one and only time a...

    Reminds me of how the one and only time a political commercial ever affected was my vote was that it convinced me to vote for the other person.

    Basically, it was an attack ad on one of the...
  3. Does it? I thought the Civil Rights Act was about...

    Does it? I thought the Civil Rights Act was about stuff like getting service in places like restaurants, hotels, and movie theaters. I don't think it applies to anything online.

    There might be...
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    As John Hart Ely pointed out in his critique of...

    As John Hart Ely pointed out in his critique of Roe v. Wade (which I know I keep bringing up, but only because it's so endlessly quotable on the issue):
    In his famous Carolene Products footnote,...
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    Short and useful analysis of the opinions...

    Short and useful analysis of the opinions courtesy of SCOTUSBlog:
    https://www.scotusblog.com/2019/06/opinion-analysis-justices-allow-peace-cross-to-stand/
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    Roe v. Wade was in no way "necessary" because...

    Roe v. Wade was in no way "necessary" because those restrictive state regulations ran afoul of no part of the Constitution. Well, to be fair, a reasonable argument could be made they were (as worded...
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    Except the "balance" attempted was the state's...

    Except the "balance" attempted was the state's interest in health/potential life against... nothing. What "right" of the woman was being removed? The prohibition of abortion is a prohibition of a...
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    I think the continued support is less about Trump...

    I think the continued support is less about Trump himself and more about increasingly fractured US political system where it seems candidates and parties seem to gather their support mostly by not...
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    The question of how many people want Roe v. Wade...

    The question of how many people want Roe v. Wade overturned is an odd one. When asked directly whether they want it overturned the numbers aren't that high, but from what I can tell a good chunk of...
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    I believe no change has occurred in English. This...

    I believe no change has occurred in English. This was an adjustment to the Italian liturgical translation of the prayer. Many do expect a similar change to occur in English, but it hasn't happened...
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    seer and carpedm, didn't you guys start a thread...

    seer and carpedm, didn't you guys start a thread in another area of the forums a while ago so you could have your endless moral relativism debates without causing lengthy derails on the subject in...
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    Is Biden the most moderate of the Democrats...

    Is Biden the most moderate of the Democrats running for president?
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    To be honest, I'm confused about what grmorton is...

    To be honest, I'm confused about what grmorton is arguing. He just sort of jumps into all of this without any context.
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    What I find noticeable is the difference in...

    What I find noticeable is the difference in rhetoric from the past.

    I've recommended John Hart Ely's "The Wages of Crying Wolf" article before, because it's such a great explanation as to why Roe...
  15. I'm not sure I agree with a permanent ban... but...

    I'm not sure I agree with a permanent ban... but I would be perfectly happy with a lengthy suspension (say, 10-20 years) from doing so.
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    Christianity existed for its first several...

    Christianity existed for its first several hundred years as a minority religion; I don't see why it can't do that again.

    Heck, the things churches are dealing with in the Western world are small...
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    When did I say anything about "exceptions"? It's...

    When did I say anything about "exceptions"? It's not a matter of "exceptions" because the question is what they count as for the purpose of sports. Is the number of true intersex (by which I mean...
  18. Enh, I'd argue a primary is a bit different from...

    Enh, I'd argue a primary is a bit different from the presidential election. Honestly, if the parties wanted they could just choose their candidates internally without any primaries, as they used to;...
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    The problem is the intersex. What objective...

    The problem is the intersex. What objective standard exists to determine which gender they get counted as for sports?
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    The problem I have with that argument is this: It...

    The problem I have with that argument is this: It is true there is no explicit description of infant baptism in the New Testament (the household baptisms could have included them, but that is nothing...
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    I'm a pretty big fan of screenjunkies (the guys...

    I'm a pretty big fan of screenjunkies (the guys who make Honest Trailers)
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    Where can verification of this be found?

    Where can verification of this be found?
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    I don't really care much either way, I just don't...

    I don't really care much either way, I just don't have a problem with the idea of them voting after finishing their prison sentence and any probation/parole. Given that more severe crimes generally...
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    This seems to be less the government and more the...

    This seems to be less the government and more the fact none of the distributors want to touch it, though.
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    I do find it somewhat ironic that some pro-life...

    I do find it somewhat ironic that some pro-life politicians--most notably Rand Paul--seem to be of the opinion that Lochner v. New York (and the other cases of the "Lochner era") was correctly...
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