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Political Climate

Was Freedom of Thought Not Implied?

Dan Bimrose | Posted 04.06.2013 | Politics
Dan Bimrose

Although we are not required to respect our neighbor's opinion we do acknowledge that they are entitled to that opinion. Allowing them that opinion without demonizing them should not be the exception, but rather the rule.

How the Art Climate Is Shifting

Glen Helfand | Posted 11.20.2011 | Arts
Glen Helfand

Artists are becoming less rooted in hermetic zones and are moving into a new season of conscientiousness as they offer us visions that will get us thinking in new, more productive directions.

Free Speech, Dangerous Speech, and Scootergate (VIDEO)

Greg Lukianoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Greg Lukianoff

Unfortunately, commentators have occasionally confused their anger and condemnation of some of the more overheated rhetoric in our political culture with an argument against free speech itself.

UC Berkeley Chancellor Blames Arizona Shooting on 'Hateful Speech'

Adam Kissel | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Adam Kissel

Like many others in the news media and on blogs and Twitter, UC Berkeley Chancellor Robert Birgeneau chose to put the blame for the shooting on the "climate" of speech in Arizona, while lamenting what he sees as similar problems at his own institution.

Glenn Beck and Jim Wallis Meet to Discuss Social Justice (VIDEO)

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Jim Wallis

Though many think I'm on vacation with my family this week, footage has been obtained of a top secret meeting between me and Fox News commentator Glenn Beck!