Category Archives: free expression

Federal judge, to city of Cleveland officials: Uh, no, you will NOT restrict free speech during the upcoming RNC

Cleveland.com has the story. U.S. District Judge James Gwin’s ruling comes 25 days before Republican delegates and leaders will descend upon Cleveland and forces the city to redraw the lines to the so-called “event zone,” which would encompassed a 3.5-square-mile … Continue reading

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Is fear pervasive on America’s college campuses?

Writing in the Chronicle of Higher Education, a Purdue University professor suggests “a pervasive culture of fear” has enveloped America’s college campuses. Few within the American university system could avoid recognizing UIUC’s actions as a further erosion of faculty independence. … Continue reading

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Florida mayor kicks man out of public meeting for refusing to stand for an invocation and the Pledge of Allegiance

Think Progress details the decision made by a Florida mayor to have a citizen booted from a public meeting after that person refused to stand for an invocation and the Pledge of Allegiance. Winter Garden Mayor John Rees, a nonpartisan … Continue reading

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ESPN reporter calls homosexuality a “sin”

The Hollywood Reporter notes Chris Broussard is taking lots of heat for his remarks. “If you’re openly living that type of lifestyle, the bible says you know them by their fruits, it says that that’s a sin,” said Broussard, comparing … Continue reading

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If you want to criticize your boss on Twitter or Facebook,…

…then this New York Times story ought to interest you. The National Labor Relations Board says workers have a right to discuss work conditions freely and without fear of retribution, whether the discussion takes place at the office or on … Continue reading

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“Our yielding and our silence has not brought a return of our freedom”

The New York Times examines the overt challenge to China’s leadership by one newspaper. The unrest at the influential newspaper Southern Weekend began last week when censors appeared to have toned down the paper’s New Year’s letter to readers — … Continue reading

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Disrespectful cowards profiting from their trash

The sad, desperate persona that is Ann Coulter, who suggested President Obama is a “retard,” is symbolic of American society that continues to believe it is acceptable to tear down anything or anyone who has the audacity to get in … Continue reading

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