#FreeSpeech

Politics | BDS

Boycotting Israel - Is It Really Free Speech?

There's almost no end to the claims that boycotting Israel is "free speech," protected by law. But this actually reflects a misunderstanding of how the US

History | The Constitution

Foundation Wins Campus Free Speech Settlement Against UC Berkeley

The Young America’s Foundation has won a legal battle, forcing a major college campus to give conservative speakers the same freedoms they give to others.

Politics | Politics

Twitter bans far-right activist Laura Loomer

The far-right activist had more than 260,000 followers on the platform before her suspension.

Miscellaneous | Interesting & Helpful Information

Heather Heying: Free Speech on Campus

Heather Heying at the US Department of Justice forum on Free Speech on College Campuses - 9/17/2018. Help support Heather's work on patreon: https://www.patr...

History | The Constitution

Facebook Censors Star Spangled Banner Video

Facebook has come under fire lately from right-leaning users for censoring and banning conservative content. President Trump tweeted about the censorship of conservatives again today. Social Media Giants are silencing millions of people. Can’t do this e

History | The Constitution

Legal scrutiny of the National Enquirer risks free speech rights: Do we want the government second-guessing decisions to publish or not to publish? - NY Daily News

What happens when a media organization finds itself at the center of an investigation into alleged campaign finance violations? Does it plead the Fifth, or the First?

History | The Constitution

President Trump Has Paved The Way For A Free Speech Comeback

Resistance to growing attacks on free speech and expression is evidence of how truly transformative President Trump has been.

History | The Constitution

Devin Nunes just put Google on notice for censoring conservatives - Patriot Pulse

Earlier this year, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg was grilled on Capitol Hill for the social media giant’s bias against conservatives. Now Google could be next to face the music. And Devin Nunes sent a...

News | Interesting Links

Free Speech: Taking Action Against College Speech Police

A splendid new organization, Speech First, headed by Nicole Neily, is not content merely to respond after the fact to violations of students' constitutional rights. It is suing to invalidate the University of Michigan's "elaborate investigatory and d

Politics | Politics

UC Berkeley must face lawsuit alleging bias against conservative speakers

In a decision late Wednesday, U.S. District Judge Maxine Chesney in San Francisco said two conservative groups could pursue claims that the school applied its "high-profile speaker" and "major events" policies in a manner that unfairly

Politics | Op-Ed

Why does California hate free speech?

California’s legislature is poised to approve one of the most serious attacks against freedom of speech ever contemplated in U.S. history this week. Assembly Bill 2943 is legislation that would place that state in an Orwellian society by banning books,

Politics | Politics

Nazi speech on campus opposed by half of Americans - Washington Times

Nearly half of Americans support banning Nazis and white supremacists from speaking on college campuses, a poll shows, but higher education critics warn that such a move would be imprudent and legally dubious.

News | News

Tech Giants Are Biggest Threat Facing Trump Supporters

Illustration by Ben Garrison After tech giants testified before Congress on Tuesday, Americans should realize the richest and most powerful U.S. companies wield power and influence in a way not seen since the railroad tycoons and John D. Rockefeller’s S

Psychology | Psychology & Psychological Research

This College Professor Is Under Siege for Challenging Transgender Orthodoxy

“There’s a kind of feeling that there’s a mob. And you don’t run across a mob,” says a Boise State professor.

News | Interesting Links

First, They Came for the Biologists - WSJ

The postmodernist left on campus is intolerant not only of opposing views, but of science itself.

News | Interesting Stories

Supreme Court: Rejecting trademarks that ‘disparage’ others violates the First Amendment - The Washington Post

The outcome is likely to affect the legal case of the Washington Redskins, whose trademark registration was revoked in 2014 under the same disparagement clause.

Politics | Politics

Actually, hate speech is protected speech - LA Times

Here are the most popular slogans about speech, and why they're wrong

Politics | Other Politics

A Violent Attack on Free Speech at Middlebury

Liberals must defend the right of conservative students to invite speakers of their choice, even if they find their views abhorrent.

Politics | Politics

Trump bans EPA employees from giving social media updates

EPA grants have reportedly been frozen, with agency employees barred from speaking about it.

Politics | Politics

At least 10 people injured at California rally, authorities say - CNN.com

Ten people were injured Sunday after violence broke out between a white supremacist group and counter-protesters, said authorities in Sacramento, California.

Politics | Political Science

Does Free Speech Offend You?

Should offensive speech be banned? Where should we, as a society, draw the line where permitted speech is on one side, and forbidden speech is on the other? ...

News | Fun With Islam

Pro-Islam Billboard Campaign Launching Across America | Truth Revolt

A new evangelizing campaign by the Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA) has launched in California and is expected to cross America in the coming weeks with billboards inviting the public to come to Islam and "discover" the Muslim prophet Muha

Politics | Politics

Free Speech Can't Be Taken for Granted | Works and Days

The wish to silence, censor, and impede thought is just as strong a human emotion as the desire for free expression -- especially when censorship is cloaked in rhetoric about fairness, equality, justice, and all the other euphemisms for not allowing the f

Politics | The American Experiment

The First — and a Half — Amendment | National Review Online

Politics | The American Experiment

No, there’s no “hate speech” exception to the First Amendment - The Washington Post

Asking “is this free speech or is it hate speech?” is like asking “is this free speech or is it rude speech?” or “is this free speech or is it evil speech?”

News | Societal Evolution

The Free-Speech Crisis - The New Yorker

The murder of Washiqur Rahman highlights a trend: around the world, free speech is under threat. George Packer on the dangers of censorship.

News | Fun With Islam

We must not call Charlie Hebdo killers 'terrorists', says BBC boss - Telegraph

Tarik Kafala, the head of BBC Arabic, says using the term 'terrorism' is too 'loaded'

Politics | Liberal "Tolerance"

French court convicts three over homophobic tweets, in case hailed as a 'significant victory' by LGBT rights campaigners

A French court has handed out convictions for anti-gay hate crimes on Twitter for the first time, after three people used the hashtag “let’s burn the gays”.

News | The News

UC Berkeley students: Drop Bill Maher from commencement - CNN.com

Students at the University of California, Berkeley are petitioning to have Bill Maher removed as their 2014 fall commencement speaker.

Politics | Op-Ed

Liberals champion freedom of speech -- except in politics | Human Events

Where does this speech-squelching impulse come from? Perhaps a sense of victimization.