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Fordham student punished for holding gun in Instagram photo memorializing Tiananmen Square massacre

Liberty Alerts, The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education University bars student from campus and demands bias training ...

The Case Against Homeschool Regulation

KERRY MCDONALD, CATO INSTITUTE Even as over one billion students around the world endure unchosen school‐​at‐​home during the COVID-19 pandemic, interest in authentic homeschooling has grown. A new survey by...

Five ways university presidents can prove their commitment to free speech

GREG LUKIANOFF, FOUNDATION FOR INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS IN EDUCATION Threats to free speech and academic freedom on campus constantly change: One year, it’s speech codes and...

Speech Code of the Month: Mansfield University of Pennsylvania

Laura Beltz, Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) Chances are you’ve posted or sent something online that someone, somewhere, could consider “annoying.” Although a...

July 2019 Speech Code of the Month: California State University Channel Islands

Laura Beltz, Foundation for Individual Rights in Education What’s the most common type of speech code in FIRE’s Spotlight database? The answer might surprise you. It’s...

UC Davis warns students about speech restrictions in China

SARAH MCLAUGHLIN, FOUNDATION FOR INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS IN EDUCATION Earlier this month, FIRE launched its “Commitment to Campus Free Expression at Home and Abroad,” a statement...

Principal “Grinch” Who Censored Christmas Resigns

LIBERTY COUNSEL The principal at Manchester Elementary School in Nebraska who was on administrative leave for censoring Christmas has resigned. Last night, the Elkhorn Public...

Chicago State University professor Wins First Amendment lawsuit

LIBERTY ALERTS, THE FIRE.ORG University repeatedly tried to shut down faculty blog critical of former administration Settlement is the 13th for FIRE’s litigation project,...

Race and IQ: A High School Science Fair Project Ignites a Storm

BY SELWYN DUKE We don’t know the student’s name, but we do know that he hit a nerve — in fact, he hit a whole...

Time to Take Off the Gloves with Campus Protestors

BY BOB BARR Listening to liberal college administrators waxing poetic from their ivory towers, one might conclude the greatest threat to higher education is not...

Trigger-warning Tyrants

BY SELWYN DUKE People like thinking the best of themselves, which is partially why we have “trigger warnings,” “microaggressions” and claims of “taking offense” —...

It’s So Easy to Offend Students’ Feelings

BY PHYLISS SCHLAFLY It’s no longer just conservatism that’s a problem on college campuses: now we’ve got students objecting to things that just remind them...

Research As Hate Speech

BY PHYLISS SCHLAFLY Another conservative event has kicked off a college campus ruckus. The Anscombe Society at the Stanford University medical school is a student...

What’s Happening on College Campuses?

BY PHYLISS SCHLAFLY Who would have thought, only a few years ago, that our basic First Amendment right of free speech would be under attack...

Entitlement Promise in SOTU Speech

EDUCATION REPORTER, EAGLE FORUM In his annual State of the Union address, President Barack Obama announced a new federal program called “America’s College Promise.” It...

Here’s One Way to Reach Scientific Consensus

DAVID FRENCH, ACLJ Earlier this week, I posted about Dr. James Enstrom’s successful settlement of his lawsuit against UCLA. Long a dissenter against environmentalist scare-mongering,...

A Resounding Victory for Academic Freedom

FIRST AMENDMENT, ACLJ.ORG After two and a half years of litigation, Dr. James E. Enstrom, a former Researcher at the UCLA School of Public Health,...

Keep the Feds Out of Education

BY PHYLISS SCHLAFLY One of the biggest reasons why parents want to get rid of Common Core in the schools is that they recognize it...

Cal State Discriminates Against Discrimination

BY PHYLISS SCHLAFLY At the beginning of this school year, the California State University system announced that InterVarsity Christian Fellowship no longer has official status...

Academic Boycotters of Israel Can’t Hide Unlawful Discrimination

DAVID FRENCH, ACLJ Yesterday, the University of California’s student-worker union (UAW Local 2865)voted on whether to join the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement against Israel....

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Solar panels generate mountains of waste

~They also heat the planet, blanket wildlife habitats and cause other ecological damage~ Duggan Flanakin The problem of solar panel waste is now becoming evident. As...

Revisiting EPA’s Gold King Mine blowout – Part 2

~The Navajo Nation and New Mexico vs. incompetence and bad faith in the USEPA~ Duggan Flanakin On August 5, five years to the day after suffering...

Recalling EPA’s Gold King Mine disaster – Part 1

~Five years after the infamous blowout, EPA finally settles with Utah over Gold King pollution~ Duggan Flanakin On the fifth anniversary of the notorious spill of...

Irregulars and Militias – Are Militias Still Legal in Texas?

BY T.F. STERN (Image: The Concord Minute Man of 1775, a monument created by Daniel Chester French) The most uncomplicated definition of Militia – military force...