MARK STEYN: The Remorseless Assault on Free Speech (cont.). “It’s not a small thing when the President of the United States chooses for political advantage to inflict significant damage on America’s commitment to free speech. One thing the western left shares with Islam is a ferocious need to punish dissent – or (to give it its proper name) apostasy.”

Related: John Fund: When Political Speech Comes Under Fire. Punch back twice as hard. In particular, people on the right need to start filing civil rights lawsuits against organized efforts to censor their speech.