Freedom of speech includes the right to remain silent

WASHINGTON — Governments routinely behave badly, but sometimes their mean-spiritedness comes to the Supreme Court’s attention. On Tuesday, it will hear oral arguments concerning the constitutionality of measures that California’s government has taken to compel pro-life entities to speak against their own mission.

United’s bulldog blunder

Last April, United Airlines obliterated its customer service reputation by having a passenger dragged off an overbooked flight at O’Hare. As part of its mea culpa, here’s what CEO Oscar Munoz pledged to fliers: Every customer deserves to be treated with the highest levels of service and the deepest sense of dignity and respect.