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  1. Douglas Baringer Coolidge

    Most of the time your thinking follows clear, conservative lines. However your cautions about and your remedy regarding the WaPo lawsuit is a bit off. First, a suit of this type does not endanger the first amendment in any way. By your thinking, the first amendment says that a newspaper can destroy a young person’s life and that is just peachy! This is a civil suit that seeks redress for actions that are outside the bounds of the first amendment. Yes, they can say whatever they want but if the actions are malicious, then redress can be sought.

    We can disagree on that and argue back and forth all day long. where you clearly go off the rails is advancing the thought that the courts can determine whom a newspaper can be forced to hire. That smacks of totalitarianism.

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    • February 20, 2019, at 5:37 PM PDT
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  2. Clifford A. Brown Contributor

    The observations, on responses to President Trump invoking the National Emergencies Act of 1976, accord with The President’s Emergency Declaration Is the Congressional Check on Presidential Power, cited in the Link Library Ricochet group, and with “Emergency” Renovation from a month ago.

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    • February 20, 2019, at 7:21 PM PDT
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  3. rdowhower Coolidge

    As with many things, Andrew has a very shallow and immature understanding of what makes good literature. Game of Thrones is not reality, nor was Lord of the Rings. One has lots of garbage in it that has nothing to do with a compelling story. The Iliad, Odyssey, Don Quixote, all reflected reality, but did so without lowering themselves. If Andrew’s goal is to write popular stories, that’s one thing. But truly good art is different and is in now way dependent upon what the average person in any given time and place expects or acts like.

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    • February 21, 2019, at 10:55 AM PDT
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