Tag Archives: Freedom of Speech

Let’s Talk About Oklahoma and Free Speech

With the news that University of Oklahoma President David Boren would be expelling two members of the SAE fraternity for singing a racial-slur-laden song, there has been an expected uptick in First Amendment experts in the comments sections of the … Continue reading

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A “Free Speech” Misconception

If there’s an upside to having to listen to national arguments about “offensive” ideas on a weekly basis, it’s this:  The increasing frequency of those debates has highlighted a misguided point repeatedly made about “free speech.” The argument normally follows these … Continue reading

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Anti-Bullying Intent, Anti-Free-Speech Result?

Last week, over at A New Voice, I tackled the inevitable collision of anti-bullying efforts and the free speech rights of students.  An expanded version of that piece is below: A broad new social media policy recently implemented by California’s Lodi Unified … Continue reading

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The Axis of Ego Podcast: 3/29/13

In Part 2 of this week’s podcast, Tom and Harrison continue their discussion, this time transitioning into a conversation about modern attitudes toward federalism, both in a gay-rights context and generally, even touching on some of the origins of the … Continue reading

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Saving Our Skins

I didn’t think much of it one way or the other when Harrison Weinhold brought up the Washington Redskins’ nickname during the podcast we recorded over a week ago.  The conversation meandered from weighty issue to weighty issue, and the … Continue reading

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Nine Issues That May Frame the Next Generation of Political Debate

With gay marriage legalization proliferating and the near-inevitability of same-sex marriage being legal in nearly every jurisdiction within a decade, the question becomes what will be the next “cause” that will begin to make legislative gains over the next twenty … Continue reading

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