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Free Speech news and analysis from The Nation
January 24, 2018
A Governor Renews Net-Neutrality Protections With the Stroke of a Pen
Montana’s Steve Bullock comes up with simple step states can take to preserve Internet freedoms.
January 11, 2018
The Committee to Protect Journalists Just Gave Donald Trump an Award
In the contest to undermine press freedoms, he’s maybe the best ever.
January 10, 2018
Students Beware: This Trump Nominee Doesn’t Believe in Your Civil Rights
Kenneth Marcus has a history of opposing affirmative action and attacking the First Amendment rights of Israel critics.
January 9, 2018
The Fight to Save Net Neutrality Is Moving to the Senate
As more than 40 senators back a bipartisan move to overturn the FCC’s assault on the Internet, activists chart a difficult but possible path to victory.
November 16, 2017
RT Was Forced to Register as a Foreign Agent
And too many free-speech advocates and journalists have been silent about it.
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September 26, 2017
Fearlessly Speaking Truth to Power
The examples of Manning and Kaepernick show some of America’s most powerful institutions treating the truth as an inconvenience or, worse, an enemy to defeat.
Katrina vanden Heuvel
September 11, 2017
The UNC Board Bans a Prominent Civil-Rights Center From Litigating
Under a new policy, the University of North Carolina’s Center for Civil Rights is forbidden from representing minority and low-income clients in court.
September 8, 2017
Why Berkeley’s Battle Against White Supremacy Is Not About Free Speech
The alt-right’s First Amendment narratives just give cover to campaigns of intimidation.
September 5, 2017
The Messy Business of Free Speech
What’s missing from Floyd Abrams’s book
The Soul of the First Amendment
August 9, 2017
Activists Are Rallying for Colin Kaepernick, but Aiming Far Higher Than One Man’s Career
Protesters will rally
for racial justice and free speech outside the NFL headquarters on August 23.