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Senate Prepares to Strike a Blow for Freedom

Terry Jeffrey, Eight years ago, Sen. Orrin Hatch argued in a Senate Finance Committee then controlled by Democrats that Congress does not have the constitutional power to order people to buy things. The committee was discussing the incipient Obamacare bill. It’s most outrageous element: The so-called “individual mandate,” which would force Americans to purchase health

Does Reproductive Freedom Require Forcing People to Sin?

Jacob Sullum, Last Friday the Trump administration unveiled regulations that let a wider range of employers claim a religious exemption from the Obamacare mandate requiring health plans to cover birth control. Rep. Nita Lowey, D-N.Y., responded by invoking The Handmaid’s Tale, the Margaret Atwood novel, now a Hulu series, set in a patriarchal dystopia where

Teens Threatened with Arrest for Praying — in America!

Todd Starnes, It’s hard to believe American teenagers could be arrested for delivering a prayer, but that’s the kind of nation we live in – a nation that was fundamentally transformed by the previous presidential administration. In 2011, the class president at Hampton High School in Tennessee wanted to deliver a prayer at graduation. The

Liberal Fight Against Freedom Turns Violent

Star Parker, Intolerance, at times exploding into violence, is spreading throughout our society. And it’s coming from the political left. It’s happening on college campuses. Most recently, students walked out on Vice President Mike Pence’s commencement address at Notre Dame University. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos was interrupted by boos and jeers at her commencement

Progressively Losing Freedom

Paul Jacob, Winning elections is important, sure. But so is control of the streets. So is protecting the continued free exchange of ideas. On college campuses, so-called “progressives” routinely dub speakers they dislike “fascists.” The former head of the Democratic National Committee now claims the horrifying things these “fascists” say qualify as “hate speech,” which

Cultural Appropriation: A Modest Proposal

Michael Barone, “Cultural appropriation” has become the latest evil denounced by soi-disant social justice warriors, on campus and off. Examples: “I was taught that white people shouldn’t listen to rap music because it’s cultural appropriation and could be offensive to my classmates,” writes Pomona College student Steven Glick in The Washington Post. Young women wearing

Here’s How You Stop Internet Censorship

Jerome Corsi | Infowars, The Internet was taken away from the American people. A newly-founded non-profit group, Free Our Internet, launched to oppose Soros-funded Internet censorship, has launched a new campaign, #ReportTheBans, inviting participants to report personal experiences. “If your voice has ever been silenced by the Internet Censorship Bureau, we want the details,” a

Trump executive order on religious liberty to focus on Johnson Amendment

The executive order President Trump is expected to sign Thursday will be focused on the Johnson Amendment and allow non-profit organizations to deny certain health coverage for religious reasons, administration sources told Fox News Wednesday. Trump will instruct the Treasury Department and the IRS to not enforce the provisions of the Johnson Amendment regarding political

Tufts and Brandeis College Admin. Promote Terrorist Propaganda, Silence Opposing Views

Sara Dogan, Brandeis professor: “Zionist olive trees grow wondrously on Palestinian corpses.” Editor’s note: Tufts University and Brandeis University are the latest two schools named to the Freedom Center’s report on the “Top Ten College Administrations Most Friendly to Terrorists and Hostile to the First Amendment.” These campuses provide financial and institutional support to terrorist-linked

My Free Speech at Berkeley, How universities like Berkeley aim to kill free speech.

David Horowitz, A full-page ad is appearing in today’s Daily Californian, calling on students to “COME HEAR DAVID HOROWITZ SPEAK AT BERKELEY ON APRIL 12.” Following this, the ad says, “COME HEAR HIM, THAT IS, IF YOU CAN FIND HIM!” Well actually you can’t. That’s because the UC Berkeley Administration, which is determined to keep