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Citing Wrong Standard, Supreme Court Tosses Facebook Threat Conviction

Brian Levin, J.D. | Posted 06.01.2015 | Politics
Brian Levin, J.D.

The Elonis v. United States opinion, authored by Chief Justice John Roberts, and joined by all others except Justice Clarence Thomas, sidestepped issues of both the Internet and the First Amendment, focusing instead on criminal intent.

An Open Letter To Those Who Have Been Called Out for 'Joking' About Sexual Violence

Christa Craven | Posted 05.28.2015 | Women
Christa Craven

These kinds of threats are NOT a joke, and it is time that college and university administrations and campus police (all police, really) stop considering them as such

An Era of Reporting Under Fear

Raza Rumi | Posted 05.12.2015 | Media
Raza Rumi

The state of journalism has obviously changed. The gruesome murder of Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl in 2002 by al Qaeda started this dangerous trend.

For Trolls, Not Even My Young Child Is Off Limits

Ravishly | Posted 05.30.2015 | Women
Ravishly

I don't know whether it's a good idea to write about this; I'm worried that I'll make things worse by addressing the threats that were made. On the other hand, I want people to be aware that this is how dire the consequences can be for outspoken mothers on the Internet.

Je suis Charlie

Sidonie Sawyer | Posted 03.10.2015 | World
Sidonie Sawyer

Twenty five years later, I am still in the U.S. I return each summer to the city that I love. I still feel the frustration in Parisians souls. People are scared, people are fed up. Yes, it is a beautiful city and will always be.

Man Allegedly Threatens Connecticut Town To 'Be Ready For A Hail Of Bullets'

AP | Posted 01.05.2015 | Crime

EAST LYME, Conn. (AP) — An 18-year-old man was arrested after allegedly threatening that a Connecticut town "better be ready for the hail of bullets...

Top 10 PR Blunders of 2014

Rich Robinson | Posted 03.02.2015 | Media
Rich Robinson

This year, Urban Outfitters sold a "vintage" Kent State sweatshirt tastefully splattered with red paint while Donald Sterling's racial comments cost him his NBA franchise. It's been a raucous year in the public arena, expressed perfectly by a parade of PR blunders that is as impressive in scope as it is in sheer absurdity.

Yik Yak, Yuck: A Weapon That Should Be Treated Like One

Fernando Hurtado | Posted 01.17.2015 | College
Fernando Hurtado

Yik Yak is a social media application that allows users to post public messages anonymously. Weeks after its birth, co-founder Tyler Droll described Yik Yak as the "welcoming, authentic version of tweeting." But it's proven to be anything but welcoming or authentic.

Why Your College Campus Should Ban Yik Yak

Ryan Chapin Mach | Posted 12.03.2014 | College
Ryan Chapin Mach

If you think really, really hard, can anyone come up with a single conceivable way in which Yik Yak might do something so good that it outweighs the fear it's putting in members of these communities?

Or Else

Peter Greene | Posted 11.26.2014 | Education
Peter Greene

Or Else is a terrible way to raise children. Having expectations that are so rigid that you have already mapped out the child's life before you meet the child -- that's no way to parent, and it's certainly no way to run a school system.

Rap Music Scores Big Legal Win in New Jersey: Now on to the Supreme Court

Clay Calvert | Posted 10.07.2014 | Politics
Clay Calvert

If the Supreme Court of New Jersey's August 4 decision is any indication, 2014 could prove to be the year when courts finally recognize rap as an artistic form of expression and social commentary.

Threats of Violence, Rap Lyrics and 'I Was Only Joking': The Supreme Court Weighs In

Clay Calvert | Posted 08.17.2014 | Politics
Clay Calvert

It's a federal crime to communicate a true threat of violence in the United States. Such speech is not protected by the First Amendment's guarantee of free expression. But what exactly constitutes a true threat of violence in the age of Twitter, YouTube and Facebook?

Gun Toters Being 'Bullied' by... Moms?

Robert L. Cavnar | Posted 07.16.2014 | Politics
Robert L. Cavnar

Probably one of the weirdest hashtags in use today is #guncontrolbullies, coined by Open Carry, a loose affiliation of state organizations, which holds protests around the country at which zealots parade around with loaded firearms in public places.

What Happens When Trust Is Absent?

Judith E. Glaser | Posted 07.14.2014 | Business
Judith E. Glaser

by Judith E. Glaser Human beings have a need to belong that is now considered by neuroscientists and psychologists to be more powerful than the nee...

PayPal President to Staff: Use Our Stuff, or Take a Hike

Liz Ryan | Posted 04.14.2014 | Business
Liz Ryan

PayPal President David Marcus is coming under fire for blasting his employees via email for their failure to use the company's products. I got these ...

Intelligence Chief's Histrionics Hide Downgrade in Terrorist Threat

Ivan Eland | Posted 04.06.2014 | World
Ivan Eland

So after all the hysteria after the 9/11 attacks, drone wars in several developing countries, and two overseas quagmires in Iraq and Afghanistan, which allegedly attempted to "drain the swamp" of terrorists, the terrorist threat has been downgraded.

The Ultimate Threat: Flying Commercial! What Am I Missing Here?

John Saul | Posted 03.14.2014 | Parents
John Saul

Some things tend to drive me crazy. Sometimes it's a little thing, like hearing a woman threaten her child with what she seemed to think was the ultimate punishment: "If you don't stop that screaming right this minute, you're going to have to fly home commercial!"

Democracy's Biggest Threat

Mike Smith | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Mike Smith

2013-10-15-mikesmithnsablog.jpg Face it, you're worried about all of your tweets, texts and Facebook posts that the NSA may have stored in the deep, dark recesses of a computer bank.

Sources: Violent Threats Made To IRS Officials At Center Of Scandal

Reuters | Posted 08.15.2013 | Politics

* Two senior officials received physical threats -sources * IRS workers in Cincinnati describe being nervous, afraid * S...

David Lohr

'Little People, Big World' Stars Get Disturbing Threats

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 05.30.2013 | Crime

Reality TV dad Matt Roloff and his family are the victims of increasing and disturbing online threats. According to the Washington County Sheriff's...

The Machismo-Industrial Complex

Rebecca Solnit | Posted 06.18.2013 | Politics
Rebecca Solnit

To acknowledge what really threatens us is to upset two of the most guarded citadels in this country: the military and masculinity. But if you look at leading causes of death and injury for women, the terms "terrorist" and "husband" should perhaps be interchangeable.

Rolling in the Deep: Tips for Treading Turbulent Classroom Waters

Nancy Rappaport | Posted 06.15.2013 | Parents
Nancy Rappaport

Prevention is so much more important than predicting risk. In the wake of recent school tragedies and a resonating fear in schools, these key tips are invaluable for both teachers and administrators alike, as well as for parents.

Safety Off...

David Trumble | Posted 03.15.2013 | Crime
David Trumble

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The Osama Bin Laden Raid -- What You Don't Know

Michael Kay | Posted 01.19.2013 | World
Michael Kay

As an experienced and recently retired assault helicopter pilot and mission commander in the Royal Air Force, I spent 20 years working with UK and U.S. special forces in pursuit of terrorists from Northern Ireland to Kosovo and Macedonia to Baghdad.

Why Liberal Hearts Bleed and Conservatives Don't

Nigel Barber | Posted 12.25.2012 | Politics
Nigel Barber

Conservatives see the world as a challenging place in which there is always someone else who is ready to steal your lunch.