Europe is burning

By Jonathon Van Maren It’s happened again—and who, really, is surprised? Ottawa, Colorado, Paris, and Paris once more—even the apocalyptic Mark Steyn could only write a column of resigned anger, betraying a palpable fatigue and an underlying worry that these sporadic explosions of bloodshed are simply now the way things are. French President Francois Hollande…

The Free Speech Apocalypse

By Jonathon Van Maren The Free Speech Apocalypse begins with President Barack Obama taking the podium on an ice-cold January day in 2013, thundering his loyalty to the Constitution to a roaring, adoring crowd. Well, almost all adoring. I was there that day watching Obama’s Second Inauguration, and I remember the sense of dread I…