hate crimes on Townhall

Jacob Sullum - Wed Feb 29

The day Tyler Clementi discovered that his roommate at Rutgers University had used a webcam to spy on him as he kissed another man, he described the incident to a friend during an instant-message chat. "It could be interpreted as a hate crime," the friend suggested, according to a recent New Yorker article by Ian Parker. Clementi's reply: "hahaha a hate crime lol." ... more

America - Mon Nov 21

Bill Randall, an African-American running for congress, is subject to a hate crime. And no one cared. So his campaign made this video. ... more

Jeff Jacoby - Wed Oct 12

"The Coptic Hospital tried its best to deal with the sudden influx of casualties," wrote Carr, a Cairo-based journalist and blogger, in her firsthand account of Sunday's deadly attack on Christian protesters by the Egyptian military. "Its floors were sticky with blood and there was barely room to move among the wounded." ... more

St. Louis - Thu Sep 29

He wrote a poem in support of Israel - and he has scars to prove it. ... more

Robert Knight - Tue Mar 8

You know the Westboro folks. They’re the media darlings from Topeka, Kansas, who have picketed nearly 600 funerals. ... more

Robert Knight - Thu Mar 3

As one who helped draft the first version of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), I regard Obama’s order to Attorney General Eric Holder to abandon DOMA’s legal defense as lawless, reckless, arrogant and a violation of his oath of office. I think it is an impeachable offense. ... more

Matt Barber - Tue Dec 21

Sometimes the most effective way to deal with a bully is to simply pop him in the chops. While it may not shut him up entirely, it usually gives him pause before he resumes flapping his toxic jaws. It also has the effect of showing the other kids in the schoolyard that they have nothing to fear. Though the bully struts about projecting the tough-guy image, he's typically the most insecure pansy on the block. ... more

Michelle Malkin - Fri Dec 10

When jihad-bent American Muslims target American soldiers on American soil, why does America yawn? ... more

Jeff Jacoby - Wed Dec 8

Is America Islamophobic?" When that provocative question appeared on the cover of Time in August, the accompanying story strained to suggest, on the basis of some anecdotal evidence, that the answer might be yes. The FBI's latest compendium of US hate-crimes data suggests far more plausibly that the answer is no. ... more

Star Parker - Mon Nov 2

Sen. Harry Reid, our brave Democratic majority leader, slipped the hate crimes bill into the defense authorization bill to avoid having to have our senators consider the controversial hate crimes bill on its own. ... more

Ashley Herzog - Mon Jul 20

I’ll grant supporters of hate crimes legislation one thing: they certainly understand the tactical advantage of being hateful when accusing others of hate. ... more

Erik Stanley - Wed Jun 3

FactCheck.org recently posted an article that proposes to “answer” some questions about the impact of the Hate Crimes Bill, currently pending in the Senate as S.909...but perhaps they ought to check their facts. ... more

Matt Barber - Wed May 27

Author and educator Peter S. Drucker wrote, "When a subject becomes totally obsolete, we make it a required course." Congress takes the inanity a step further. When a subject becomes totally obsolete, they make a law. ... more

Steve Chapman - Sun May 10

Federal law enforcement officials are not plagued by idleness these days, thanks to the demands on their time from terrorists, drug traffickers, human traffickers, Ponzi schemers and crooked politicians. ... more