Free Speech

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NYT says GOP threatens campus free speech more than liberals. Is that a joke?

Free speech has become a boiling issue on American college campuses this election cycle, as academic administrations responded to the loose-tongued President-Elect by doubling down on language restrictions, while conservative think tanks faught for continued free-thinking. Generally speaking, Republicans have been known for their vocal stance on protecting speech, but New York Times contributor Donald […]

Silly liberals at Vox wants to censor free speech

Lefty websites like Vox.com want to censor free speech because it often hurts people's feelings. That's the point of free speech though. (Photo via AP)

On Wednesday, liberal news website, Vox.com published an opinion article entitled: “A woman who called Michelle Obama an ape has her job back. This is part of a pattern.’’ Written by Jenée Desmond-Harris, the article concerns Pamela Taylor. Last month, Ms. Taylor was suspended by her employer for a Facebook post which described the First […]

Tim Allen’s ‘Last Man Standing’ mocks PC culture on college campuses [VIDEO]

Actor Tim Allen is no fan of PC culture, so he decides to troll the thought police on college campuses in the latest episode of ABC's Last Man Standing. (Photo via ABC)

Tim Allen off screen is tired of the way conservatives and Trump supporters have been treated. So, instead of remaining quiet, his show ABC’s Last Man Standing got creative by mocking PC culture, microaggressions, and censoring free speech on college campuses. On Friday night’s episode titled “Precious Snowflake,” Mandy Baxter (portrayed by Molly Ephraim) is part of a business school committee selecting the […]

Fired for being conservative: Rutgers student targeted by campus newspaper

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A student at Rutgers University is alleging that his firing from the student newspaper was a result not of his conduct, but of his conservative political views. Alex Khavich writes at The Tab that Dan Corey, Editor-in-Chief at The Daily Targum, fired him via email (tacky!) for “disparaging the Targum.” The trouble started when Khavich […]

Why political correctness is hurting comedy

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Comedian Jeremy McLellan joins Assistant Editor Siraj Hashmi and Staff Writer Ryan Girdusky to discuss the 2016 election, Bernie-or-bust voters, Gary Johnson, religion, his comedy tour, and how political correctness is killing stand-up. Listen to the full conversation below:  

YouTube joins Facebook and Twitter, censors conservative videos

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YouTube has joined Facebook and Twitter by becoming the latest social media platform to censor conservative speech. Right-wing radio show host Dennis Prager’s educational videos on YouTube come with a trigger warning sign saying it’s “potentially objectionable” material, The Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday. Prager has released 175 videos since 2010 under the Prager U. channel, […]

Lauren Southern assaulted by liberal activists at ‘free speech’ rally [VIDEO]

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Lauren Southern of Rebel Media is no stranger to controversy or being in controversial situations. She has challenged many so-called social justice warriors, not just in the United States, but also in Canada and the United Kingdom as well. On one occasion in Vancouver, Southern told feminists at a rally that “white privilege” did not exist […]

“I will NOT wear a hijab”: American skips World Chess Championship in Iran

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Chess is a male-dominated sport. There are a few women who play competitively and even fewer who rise to the level of international fame in that field. Nazi Paikidze is an exception. Despite being one of the few millennial breakout stars, the 22-year old is protesting one of the most important matches of her life to highlight […]

Feds: ‘Don’t Tread on Me’ gear could be considered racial harassment

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The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) investigates alleged incidents of workplace discrimination, and is now also deciding what political speech can and cannot be policed in the workplace. This includes whether wearing a cap with the “Don’t Tread on Me” Gadsden flag could be considered punishable racial harassment. This is “unsurprisingly” after EEOC previously decided Confederate flag T-shirts […]

Millennials most harassed online? “Political harassment” claims doubled in 2016

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Millennials are the most likely demographic to be harassed online, and the attacks are heating up along with the 2016 election. A survey from Rad Campaign, Lincoln Park Strategies, and Craigslist founder Craig Newmark reveals that millennials are often attacked by people they know on social media, and these attacks are most common among the 18-34 age group. […]

Milo: Trump is an ‘existential threat to political correctness’ [VIDEO]

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Milo Yiannopoulos, the conservative journalist who has been permanently banned from Twitter, said that if Donald Trump were to become President of the United States, he would become an “existential threat to political correctness.” Yiannopoulos, the technology editor of Breitbart News whose criticisms of feminism, Islam, and political correctness have sparked outrage on many occasions, was permanently […]

Twitter and U.S. colleges must stop coddling Generation Snowflake

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Twitter’s ban of Milo Yiannopolous, the self-proclaimed “most fabulous supervillain on the internet,” doesn’t appear to correlate with free speech crackdowns on college campuses. However, upon closer examination, it is not unreasonable to see a connection. Yiannopolous was permanently banned from Twitter following comments made about “Ghostbusters” actress Leslie Jones. Some of Yiannopolous’s followers attacked […]

Student threatened, may be expelled for criticizing #BlackLivesMatter

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Purdue University Northwest administrators have reportedly threatened to expel a student for his posts on social media, leading him to claim that his First Amendment right to free speech is under attack. The student, Joshua Nash, told The College Fix that the post that got him into trouble was most likely a controversial one that he […]

Survey: 4-in-10 Americans unable to list “a single First Amendment freedom”

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The Newseum Institute’s First Amendment Center conducted its annual State of the First Amendment survey for 2016, and found that nearly half of all respondents were unable to name a single right protected by the First Amendment. “39 percent of Americans could not name a single First Amendment freedom: religion, speech, press, assembly or petition,” according to a summary of […]

New website “Hello Racist!” to shame offensive social posts: Will you be listed?

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A new website, Hello Racist!, has been launched to anonymously expose alleged “racists” on the internet. The site was designed to “expose racism, fight ignorance and be the place where people of all races, religion, and political beliefs can share their stories.” Users can post links or upload screenshots of online exchanges that included racist […]

Extremism expert: Campus conservatives face real discrimination

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Professor Brian Levin, a court-certified expert on extremism, has strong words for academia: if it is in favor of diversity, then conservative students and speakers should have their say on campus, too. Levin is the director of Cal State University at San Bernardino’s nonpartisan Center for the Study of Hate & Extremism, and he speaks […]

Creeping censorship: Governments look to control online speech

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At least a dozen countries have enacted laws that restrict online speech, and concern has grown that it’s the beginning, not the end of such restrictions. China and Iran have restricted the online speech of their citizens for years, according to Yahoo! News. Now, countries such as Brazil, Malaysia, Pakistan, Bolivia, Kenya, and Nigeria are […]

Syrian DHS advisor: “9/11 changed the world for good”

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The Department of Homeland Security created a new task force to fight violent extremism, bringing together 15 people that could set guidelines to fight radicalism. Unfortunately, the subcommittee included a social justice warrior millennial immigrant from Syria who believes the only way to fight extremism is to curb free speech. Laila Alawa became an American […]

Campus free speech crackdowns and court rulings

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Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) recently filed a lawsuit against the administration of California State University-Los Angeles because of an apparent disregard for First Amendment rights. The suit, filed on the behalf of the conservative student group Young Americans for Freedom (YAF) and conservative political commentator Ben Shapiro, targets President William Covino and professors on the […]

Milo after suspension: Twitter is “Sharia-compliant” (as are American universities)

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Breitbart editor Milo Yiannopoulos — who Red Alert Politics dubbed the “Kanye West of Journalism” — hit back at Twitter on Wednesday after the brief suspension of his account due to a tweet about Islamic culture concerning homosexuals. The gay conservative provocateur is outspoken about his condemnation of Islamic practices and in a recent article, he accused the West […]