The Supreme Court Strikes a Blow for Religious Freedom

March 11 2021

While one might have thought that the Bill of Rights renders the entire United States a “free-speech zone,” at Georgia Gwinnett College, a state school, the term is applied only to two small areas, open only eighteen hours a day—where students are allowed to speak freely only after securing advance permission from the administration. Such activities as distributing pamphlets or holding up picket signs are elsewhere forbidden, or, at the very least, can be stopped by the authorities. On Monday, this policy was sharply rebuked by an eight-to-one Supreme Court ruling in the case of Uzuegbunam v. PreczewskiDan McLaughlin comments:

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Why a Government Victory in Southwestern Syria Is Bad News for Israel

Sept. 17 2021

Last week, Russia negotiated a ceasefire between the Syrian government and rebel forces in the city of Daraa, where the initial protests that sparked the uprising against Bashar al-Assad began. The agreement ended a 75-day assault on the city, located near the country’s southwestern border, by Russian, Iranian, and Syrian forces. Jonathan Spyer explains the significance of these events:

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More about: Golan Heights, Iran, Israeli Security, Russia, Syrian civil war