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The confusing world of government censorship

September 12, 2019 | By PHILLIP BADER

The First Amendment protects our freedom of speech for one reason: Free speech is necessary to sustain free thought and free action. It may seem obvious, but our ability to speak truth to power, point out injustices in the system, and engage with ideas is critical to our freedoms. Censorship threatens all that, but unfortunately—as … ...

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A shocking 61% of Americans want more restrictions on free speech. Here’s why they’re dead wrong

November 25, 2019 | By PHILLIP BADER

In October, the Campaign for Free Speech published poll results showing a shocking shift in American attitudes toward free expression, especially among younger people. Among those results: 61% of Americans agree that free speech should be restricted, and 51% believe that the First Amendment, ratified in 1791, should be rewritten to reflect the new ...

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Can Kanye West solve L.A.’s housing crisis? Not if city bureaucrats have their way

December 03, 2019 | By PHILLIP BADER

If you only know Kanye West from his music (or the Award Show Interruption Heard Round the World), you would be forgiven for being more than a little surprised by the headline above. But there are few things about Kanye West that aren’t surprising. This past summer, Kanye began work on a new housing community … ...

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Despite ”Cancel Culture” growing, America’s freedom of speech is strong

January 20, 2021 | By PHILLIP BADER

From politics, to sports, to entertainment, “politically correct” speech is becoming more and more of a buzzword. A recent NPR/PBS poll showed that people feel they can speak their mind less than in years past. Depending on your perspective—and sometimes your politics—this is either a good or a dangerous thing. But regardless of how ...