Tag: Free Speech
The Moderate Left Tries to Thwart a New Reign of Terror of Its Own Making

Moderate voices on the Left, fearful that the current cultural revolution has/will devolve into tyranny where opposing voices are forcibly silenced, have signed an open letter pleading with the radical Left. Signatories include Gloria Steinem (feminist and journalist), Garry Wills (historian), and J.K. Rowling (author of the Harry Potter books). Signed by 150 movers…
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July 4th or July 14th? Today’s Upheaval Isn’t George Washington’s Revolution

America is experiencing a revolution. But it is a far different revolution than the one we celebrate every Fourth of July. In fact, it has much more in common with the French Revolution of 1789 than the Spirit of 1776. The American Revolution is often called a lawyers’ revolution. This is based on the…
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“First Amendment Is First for a Reason.” The Wisdom of Dave Chappelle

On college campuses, the new film No Safe Spaces explains, the First Amendment, intellectual freedom, and the very idea of free speech are under attack with threats, bans, and even violence. That threat has come to the attention of comedian Dave Chapelle, latest winner of the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor. Chappelle, 46,…
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Berkeley Is No Longer a Gas – and You Better Watch Your Mouth

Berkeley now mounts a war against free speech and natural gas. In California, just about everything is under threat these days. 

New Spying Charges Against WikiLeaks Founder Demand Espionage Act Reforms

If the new Assange indictment is any indication, the commitment to freedom of the press may be changing under Trump.

Remembering the Tiananmen Square Massacre

Let us not forget the events of this tragedy and join the efforts of people across the world in commemoration.

Should Trump Block Federal Funds from Universities that Deny Free Speech?

President Trump announced plans for an executive order that would deny federal research funds to universities that do not support free speech.

Does Ideological Dystopia Await Us?

Imagine a world in which the great majority has no respect for facts or for truth of any sort, where ideological convictions rule almost everyone’s understanding of the world, where truth has become an endangered rhetorical species on the brink of extinction.

Nicaragua’s Ortega Assaults Remaining Champion of Free Speech

Ortega tightens grip on power amid widespread rebellion.

More Evidence of FDR’s Hostility Toward Free Speech

“As the supper [in May 1939] progressed, I found myself revising my previous concept of [Franklin D. Roosevelt]… I had long admired him for his sagacious statesmanship. Hearing him in this informal atmosphere, I realized how much I had idealized him. He was as neither wise nor as proud as I had supposed him…
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