Freedom of speech

Trump at Colorado Rally

Our Toxic-Speech Epidemic Our Toxic-Speech Epidemic

Trump likes his words free, loud, and hateful. Just don’t take him literally.

Apr 1, 2019 / Column / Patricia J. Williams

Angela Davis speaking

The Birmingham Civil Rights Institute’s Insult to Angela Davis Has Boomeranged The Birmingham Civil Rights Institute’s Insult to Angela Davis Has Boomeranged

Scholars, activists, and grassroots organizers have flocked to her defense, a testament to the growing strength of intersectional solidarity for Palestinian rights.

Jan 15, 2019 / Mairav Zonszein

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The Harsh and Unjust Punishment of Marc Lamont Hill The Harsh and Unjust Punishment of Marc Lamont Hill

The attacks on the professor are a threat to academic freedom and the criticism of Israeli human-rights abuses.

Dec 4, 2018 / David Palumbo-Liu

Ann Coulter protest Berkeley

The Myth of ‘Liberal Intolerance’ The Myth of ‘Liberal Intolerance’

The most significant threats to free speech come from conservatives.

Sep 12, 2018 / Column / Eric Alterman

How and Why the First Amendment Became a Weapon for the Right

How and Why the First Amendment Became a Weapon for the Right How and Why the First Amendment Became a Weapon for the Right

Over the past decade, the Supreme Court has recast free speech and the Constitution’s core principles in order to entrench the power of employers and the wealthy.

Sep 12, 2018 / Books & the Arts / Jedediah Britton-Purdy

Trump Administration

The Trump Administration’s Dangerous Assault on Our Words The Trump Administration’s Dangerous Assault on Our Words

Language is disappearing from government documents before our eyes—and that’s no accident.

May 17, 2018 / Karen J. Greenberg

BLM Sacramento

The ‘People’s Pulitzers’ Salute Those Who Give Voice to the Powerless The ‘People’s Pulitzers’ Salute Those Who Give Voice to the Powerless

The remarkable work of this year’s Hillman Prize winners is a timely reminder of the indispensable role of the free press in sustaining a democracy.

May 1, 2018 / Katrina vanden Heuvel

Bari Weiss Columbia

Why Is the Op-Ed Page of ‘The New York Times’ Obsessed With College Kids? Why Is the Op-Ed Page of ‘The New York Times’ Obsessed With College Kids?

The “newspaper of record” should expect more from its conservative hires.

Mar 14, 2018 / Column / Eric Alterman

Anastasia Baburina

In Russia, Independent Media Voices Are Becoming Targets Again In Russia, Independent Media Voices Are Becoming Targets Again

More than 20 journalists have been killed in the last 15 years. Lack of information is the key reason for the culture of impunity.

Dec 1, 2017 / Nadezhda Azhgikhina

(AP / Yong Kim)

High-School Student Activists Have More Rights Than You Might Think High-School Student Activists Have More Rights Than You Might Think

Public school teachers and administrators across the country think they have more power than they actually do—and students need to know.

Oct 6, 2017 / StudentNation / Jordana Rosenfeld

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