free speech

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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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Street Battle :
Street Battle : "Barricades" - 19th century (1830)

The French Revolution is Attacking the American Revolution

“That’s insane!” These days, how often do we say those words? The litany could go on and on. Dr. Seuss is suddenly persona non grata, six of his books removed from publication because they are “racist” and “hateful.” That’s insane! 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 ›
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Evangelical church in the city of Dali (Yunnan Province - China).
Evangelical church in the city of Dali (Yunnan Province - China).

Use Language to Change the World

Despite the news reports I have read about human rights abuses in China, the reality of the situation never struck me until I felt the fear and thrill of exercising the basic human rights I have always taken for granted. Read More ›
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politiician speaking to business people in conference room during meeting

Just Because it is Called “Reform” Doesn’t Mean It’s Progress;

This summer the Congress is expected, finally, to take up the subject of campaign finance reform. If you believe the interpretation put upon this issue by most of the media and the permanent, self-designated “reform” lobby, the only reason to oppose the proposals being made is the self-interest of politicians and their major backers. But this simplistic view increasingly is Read More ›