The Hill : A disabled Navy veteran seeks to end discrimination by federal agency

February 27, 2023 | By ETHAN BLEVINS

Marty Hierholzer is a service-disabled veteran with a simple request: that the government look to his individual qualifications, rather than his skin color. The Small Business Administration (SBA) runs a program called 8(a), which helps small business owners who face social disadvantage. The federal government sets aside a percentage of government ...


The Hill : Must an Antioch student bow down to ‘social justice’ dogma to graduate?

February 06, 2023 | By ETHAN BLEVINS

A graduate student at Antioch University in Seattle has incurred the wrath of her college by criticizing their radical approach to training therapists. Leslie Elliott, who says she considers herself a liberal, is a master’s student in clinical therapy. She grew fed up with a department that she believes has abandoned genuine therapy for extre ...


The Hill : Biden administration threatens free speech with Title IX gender identity rule

September 12, 2022 | By ETHAN BLEVINS

American campuses, which should be havens for free speech, have become infested with puritanical zealotry that does not abide dissent, especially on controversial topics such as race and gender identity. … ...


The Hill : In fighting woke politics, censorship is not the answer

August 15, 2022 | By ETHAN BLEVINS

Laws barring businesses and schools from teaching anti-racist ideas, such as Florida’s Stop WOKE Act, mimic the same intolerance displayed by woke progressives. The better path is to encourage open debate, not censorship. The Stop WOKE Act prevents businesses, schools and other institutions from subjecting students and employees to training o ...


California Globe : California wants to silence dissent on COVID-19

August 01, 2022 | By ETHAN BLEVINS

In 1593, the Roman Inquisition convicted the Dominican friar Giordano Bruno for heresy. His crime: teaching that the earth revolved around the sun. The inquisitors burned him alive. We should’ve learned from that dark era. Yet over 400 years after Bruno’s death, California is about to pass a law that will punish physicians for spreading ...


Orange County Register : A return to our common humanity

July 02, 2022 | By ETHAN BLEVINS

The civil rights movement once emphasized our common humanity — what we all share rather than what divides us. Sadly, the modern progressive movement has lost this guiding star and now seems captivated by shallow differences that overshadow what we share. This trend does not promise genuine equality. It only heightens the growing sense that R ...


Orange County Register : California’s schools are reviving the loyalty oath

June 11, 2022 | By ETHAN BLEVINS

California’s universities once required faculty to sign an anti-Communist oath. Many faculty resigned or refused to sign on principle, and no one looks back on that history with fondness. Yet California’s community colleges are on the brink of embracing a new loyalty oath. Rather than force faculty to denounce communism, a new policy wi ...


The Hill : Boise State punished a coffee shop owner for her speech

May 23, 2022 | By ETHAN BLEVINS

In late April, an Idaho judge allowed a vital free speech lawsuit against Boise State University to go forward. Big City Coffee, the plaintiff, had lost its contract with the university because some administrators and students were offended that the café supports local police. Thankfully, Judge Cynthia Yee-Wallace has denied Boise State’s re ...


City Journal : Silencing parent advocates

March 03, 2022 | By ETHAN BLEVINS

A new regulation would prohibit New York City education councils from debating important policies. Around midnight on December 22, the New York City Panel for Education Policy wrapped up a seven-hour meeting by passing policy D-210, billed as a measure to combat harassment and discrimination. Unfortunately, the regulation risks chilling the speech ...