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Does Berkeley’s Teachers Union Support Free Speech to Suppress Free Speech?

Does Berkeley’s Teachers Union Support Free Speech to Suppress Free Speech?

By ED RING “There is no free speech for fascists. They do not have the right to organize for genocide.” –  Yvette Felarca, as reported by Frances Dinkelspiel writing for Berkeleyside, Nov. 2, 2016 Most anyone who follows current events is familiar with the riots at UC Berkeley that stopped a planned February 1st appearance by […]

‘Milo Bill’ sponsored by Tennessee Republicans would protect freedom of speech at states colleges

‘Milo Bill’ sponsored by Tennessee Republicans would protect freedom of speech at states colleges

Breitbart editor Milo Yiannopoulos and other controversial figures would be welcomed to speak at colleges in Tennessee if the state legislature approves a bill proposed by Republican lawmakers this week. State Rep. Martin Daniel and Sen. Joey Hensley introduced the “Tennessee Freedom of Speech on College Campus Bill” on Thursday in an effort to prevent […]

Hey Antifa: Free Speech is Not Negotiable

Hey Antifa: Free Speech is Not Negotiable

. By Thomas L. Knapp On February 1, a gang of violent thugs managed to shut down a speech scheduled to take place at the University of California at Berkeley, metaphorically making the birthplace of the Free Speech Movement of the 1960s  into that movement’s grave site. The scheduled speaker, sponsored by the campus’s student […]

Protests force cancellation of speech by Breitbart’s Milo Yiannopoulos at UC Berkeley

Protests force cancellation of speech by Breitbart’s Milo Yiannopoulos at UC Berkeley

BERKELEY, Calif. — A speech by conservative firebrand and British writer Milo Yiannopoulos was canceled at the University of California, Berkeley on Wednesday amid violent protests that sparked a fire in a campus plaza. University officials called off the event about two hours before Yiannopoulos was to speak at the student union, where more than […]

Hey, @RealDonaldTrump, Hands Off My Flag

Hey, @RealDonaldTrump, Hands Off My Flag

. By Thomas L. Knapp “Nobody should be allowed to burn the American flag,” writes US president-elect Donald Trump in one of his patented incendiary (pun intended) tweets. “[I]f they do, there must be consequences — perhaps loss of citizenship or year in jail!” You’ve probably heard all the arguments for and against a flag-burning […]

The Virtue of Selfies-ness: Libertarians Fight for Free Speech at the Ballot Box

The Virtue of Selfies-ness: Libertarians Fight for Free Speech at the Ballot Box

By Thomas L. Knapp It’s finally election time — as I write this, early voting is already under way in many states. You may have already voted. Even if haven’t, you probably know who you’re voting for. But if you live in Colorado, it’s illegal to tell anyone who you voted for, or who you […]

Federal Appeals Court rules that IRS still targeting conservative groups 

Federal Appeals Court rules that IRS still targeting conservative groups 

By Michael Hernandez WASHINGTON, D.C.—The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Friday in a 3-0 unanimous decision reversed a 2014 lower district court ruling that previously dismissed a lawsuit filed in 2013 against the Internal Revenue Service for targeting conservative groups. The appeals court found that the IRS had committed some “unconstitutional […]

Conservatives Demand Congress Investigate Liberal Attorneys General Attacking Free Speech

Conservatives Demand Congress Investigate Liberal Attorneys General Attacking Free Speech

Dozens of conservative leaders want Congress to investigate whether Democratic attorneys general in California and New York violated federal tax laws and regulations by requiring public disclosure of confidential donor information. As impeachment hearings loom for Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Commissioner John Koskinen, viagra 40mg leaders of 105 organizations and individuals sent a letter Thursday […]

America now has an official language: Newspeak

America now has an official language: Newspeak

By Michael Cutler, April 5, 2016 The Library of Congress falls victim to semantic tyranny.   George Orwell’s political novel “1984” painted a disturbing but all too prophetic image of how a totalitarian government would come to rule its citizens with an iron fist.  Language — that is to say, the deceptive use of language — was a […]

Is free speech finally dead on College Campuses? Unacceptable Speech at Old Dominon

Is free speech finally dead on College Campuses? Unacceptable Speech at Old Dominon

  . By Thomas L. Knapp With the fall semester beginning at colleges and universities around the US, it’s time for a new round of controversy over student speech. Right out of the gate, Virginia’s Old Dominion University takes an early lead: WTKR News Channel 3 reports that ODU “officials took time from their weekend […]

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