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California Targets Free Speech and Charities

After the Supreme Court issued a 6-3 ruling Thursday that invalidated California’s practice of demanding that charities disclose their largest donors to the state attorney general, lawyer Casey Mattox of the conservative Americans for Prosperity Foundation marveled at the coalition that came together to fight the machine. Read More ›
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justice lawyer / judge gavel working with legal documents in a court room

Gov. Newsom, Kevin Cooper Is Guilty

Kevin Cooper used to tell reporters that he wanted DNA testing, which didn’t exist when he went to trial, to prove that he was not guilty of the four 1983 murders that put him on California’s death row. If the tests implicated him, he said, he would drop his appeals. Read More ›
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President Donald J. Trump delivers remarks and answers questions from members of the press during a COVID-19 Coronavirus update, Tuesday, July 21, 2020, in the James S. Brady White House Press Briefing Room. (Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead)
Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead (Public Domain)

Discovery Institute Welcomes Former White House Correspondent as New Chapman Center Fellow 

Veteran journalist Debra J. Saunders will join Discovery Institute’s Chapman Center for Citizen Leadership as a fellow on May 1st. Saunders explained that her goal will be to look beyond the well-worn talking points, and challenge big media’s predictable take on major stories and put events in context. Read More ›
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Unidentified young demostrator with megaphone and notebook protesting against austerity cuts

Free Speech, Fair Speech Vs. Woke

Free speech in American life is protected by the First Amendment—when the government is involved—but also by a broader understanding that differing views should be heard and respected in private academic settings, at meetings open to the public, and even in corporate settings. Read More ›