While everyone is running around worrying about that little election thing today, the Supreme Court will hear oral argument in FCC v. Fox Television Stations, considering the FCC’s policy on “fleeting” or “isolated” expletives in broadcasting. Officially, FCC v. Pacifica and the constitutional lunacy of the entire project of regulating indecent speech is not on the table. But, hey, today is a day for hope.
To that end, let me recommend this Atlantic essay by psychologist Steven Pinker. And this needs no introduction: