After a high school cheerleader in Pennsylvania dropped a series of F-bombs about her school in a Snapchat post over a weekend in the spring of 2017, she was suspended from the cheerleading team and sued the school dis… Learn more.
Free speech, a staple of modern democracy, has become the focal point for political and cultural forces impacting the university. Universities thrive in an environment of open inquiry. But recent controversies in u… Learn more.
I write often of the culture of fear on campus…because I get reminders how that fear only increases: Making jokes at Portland State gets you reported to its bias response team I know, “I was just joking” … Learn more.
I’ve mentioned many times the lockdown the Left (aka “Progressives,” among other names for them) has on our campuses, but you sure don’t read about it much in the news. I hardly cover specific cases, myself, … Learn more.
Free speech is in the news. Not least because several leading universities have adopted a “model code” to protect it on campus. And then there’s the Israel Folau saga, and debate over whether his Instagram po… Learn more.
Trump recently issued an executive order denying Federal funds to campuses which restrict free speech. It’s a bit toothless, since it would only affect research funds (i.e., not the bread-and-butter of student loan… Learn more.
It has now become customary for academics to debate the line between free speech and hate speech. Yale, for instance, recently hosted a panel discussion whose central topic was the difference between hate speech and … Learn more.
The idea of universities being a “safe space” was until recently an issue that was unique to the US. Now the UK has experienced an upswing in incidents in which so-called “safe space” policies have reportedly… Learn more.
“Show me the man, and I’ll show you the crime.” --Beria, head of Stalin’s Secret Police Only an idiot could have thought the Left agenda of shutting down Conservative speakers on campus would stop at… Learn more.
Around the country, state lawmakers have been talking about – and legislating – ways intended to protect free speech on college campuses. The Wisconsin State Assembly, for example, recently passed a campus speech … Learn more.