Charles Krauthammer is one of America's most interesting writers. He takes on the rise of the Left-Wing Thought Police in his April 10 column for The Washington Post.
If you are an intellectually honest liberal or like to call yourself a "progressive," this might be a good time to take a hard look in the mirror to see if the values you originally thought you stood for have been devalued by extreme radicals who reject rational argument in favor of screaming to deny other people their rights of free speech.
The idea of "thought police" first appeared in print in the George Orwell novel 1984. Orwell also warned about the crime of "wrong think." There is nothing liberal or progressive about the idea of "wrong think" unless you love the methods of a totalitarian state.