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Free Speech Doesn’t Have a Big But

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, May 10, 2015 at 4:30pm 5/10/2015 at 4:30pm
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The newest edition of Afterburner with Bill Whittle is titled I Support Free Speech, But…

In the video, Whittle examines the controversy surrounding Pamela Geller and the limits so many of her critics are will...

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Who is defending Pam Geller’s liberty?

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, May 9, 2015 at 10:15am 5/9/2015 at 10:15am
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The Pamela Geller incident, and the reaction to it amongst pundits and the press, has demonstrated some disturbing yet important truths. Mainly, it has highlighted how many people are willing to offer what Salman Rushdie called (in the aftermath of the Charlie Hebdo murders) the “Yes, but…” defense of free...

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Muslim Cleric Says Pamela Geller Deserves Death

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, May 8, 2015 at 7:00am 5/8/2015 at 7:00am
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By now, you’ve no doubt heard that Pamela Gellar hosted a free speech event in Texas which focused on cartoon images of Mohammed and that an Islamist terror plot to kill attendees was foiled.

Many in media – and not just liberals -have gone out of their way to blame the victim,...

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The media’s struggle with free speech: CNN’s Chris Cuomo Edition

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, May 6, 2015 at 6:45pm 5/6/2015 at 6:45pm
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Days later and establishment media types are still struggling to define the Garland shooting at Sunday’s “draw Muhammad” event.

CNN anchor Chris Cuomo, son of late New Governor Mario Cuomo, waded into...

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Free Speech on Campus: ‘F*ck Masculinity’, ‘Fight the Straightness’

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, May 2, 2015 at 8:40pm 5/2/2015 at 8:40pm
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Let me preface this by asking: Is anyone really surprised?

This past May Day students and faculty at Cornell marched across campus and sat in a street intersection for over an hour delivering riveting speeches about everything they detest about this country, their university, and their peers.  They later paraded through the farewell party for...

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Georgetown demands edits to Christina Hoff Sommers video

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, April 27, 2015 at 2:45pm 4/27/2015 at 2:45pm
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When I wrote my previous LI piece about Christina Hoff Sommers lecture at Georgetown, I hoped that the “trigger warnings” and “safe spaces” were the end to the attempted cen...

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Wisconsin Dems used battering rams against Scott Walker supporters – literally

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, April 20, 2015 at 1:00pm 4/20/2015 at 1:00pm
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We have been covering the “John Doe” investigations of Scott Walker and Wisconsin conservatives since January 2014, when it came on our radar after a state court judge quashed certain subpoenas.

Since then, we’ve had over 25 posts, detailing the depths to which Democratic prosecutors sank in the effort to get...

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Barry University suspends Project Veritas student journalist

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, April 6, 2015 at 6:10pm 4/6/2015 at 6:10pm
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Heads up, people.

Late Last month, Project Veritas released undercover footage from an investigation into the student org registration process at Barry University. A Barry student and PV plant named Laura secretly recorded several Barry staff members as they gave her advice on how to create a student group sympathetic to the...

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The roots of the Copenhagen attack

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, February 16, 2015 at 1:30pm 2/16/2015 at 1:30pm
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So now we know the identity of Copenhagen shooter Omar Abdel Hamid El-Hussein, whose crime has mirrored the recent terrorist attacks in Paris but with a smaller death total and a single perpetrator. More details will no doubt emerge, but already it seems fairly clear what’s going on here: a...

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Canada’s Sun News Network sets once and for all

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, February 13, 2015 at 7:00pm 2/13/2015 at 7:00pm
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Canada’s equivalent of Fox News shut down early this morning.

In a land where the state run Human Rights Commission works tirelessly to squash free speech, Sun News Network will be missed. Sun News’ closing leave the network’s commentators like Ezra Levant, who’ve consistently spoken out against Canada’s penchant for political...

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Bill Maher Rips Liberal Fear of Free Speech

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, January 18, 2015 at 9:30am 1/18/2015 at 9:30am
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Bill Maher has been on a free speech tear lately, and if you look back at the last few months it makes perfect sense.

In December of 2014 he was booked to speak at UC-Berkeley’s commencement; but liberal students who disagreed with his views on Islam and free speech tried to shut...

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France is cracking down on “hate speech”

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, January 14, 2015 at 4:30pm 1/14/2015 at 4:30pm
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This seems to be a disturbing development in the wake of the Charlie Hebdo killings:

France ordered prosecutors around the country to crack down on hate speech, anti-Semitism and those glorifying terrorism…

Authorities said 54 people had been arrested for hate speech and defending terrorism since terror attacks killed 20 people in Paris...

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Obama Admin to Fight ‘Anti-Jihad’ Articles

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, January 14, 2015 at 8:30am 1/14/2015 at 8:30am
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Neil Munro of The Daily Caller reports that Obama is planning to use his influence as president to run interference in the media on behalf of Jih...

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Satanic Holiday Display Damaged in Florida’s Capitol

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, December 24, 2014 at 8:30am 12/24/2014 at 8:30am
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The first questions one must ask are, When did Florida begin allowing Satanic holiday displays in their capitol at Christmas, and why would Satanists feel the need to celebrate the birth of Christ?

While I don’t know the answer to the first question, I’ll take a guess at the second.

Modern Satanists, who...

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City of Bloomington to sue Mall of America protesters (#BlackLivesMatter #ShutItDown)

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, December 23, 2014 at 4:24pm 12/23/2014 at 4:24pm
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Bloomington City Attorney Sandra Johnson is making moves to hold accountable the organizers of this past Saturday’s “Black Lives Matter” protest at the Mall of America.

Officers were present on-site, and once the chanting started,...

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Arizona teacher’s lawsuit alleges retaliation for opposing Common Core

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, December 2, 2014 at 5:15pm 12/2/2014 at 5:15pm
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Common Core is generating a lot of concerns around the country, and teacher input without fear of retaliation is essential.

The reality is, however, that teachers critical of Common Core may be intimidated by school district and state officials into silence.

That is what a teacher is alleging in a lawsuit (

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In Connecticut, no First Amendment protections for discussing the public record

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, December 2, 2014 at 4:47pm 12/2/2014 at 4:47pm
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The relationship between the media and Connecticut courts is about to get very, very ugly.

The Connecticut Law Tribune has come forward with information showing that New Britain Superior Court Judge Steven Frazzini has enjoined the newspaper from publishing a story based on court documents entered into the public record and...

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