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Frank Gaffney: Krugman Censorsing Me For Obama Muslim Column | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

I'm a bit dumbstruck by Gaffney, today, who straight up has the vapors over the fact that Krugman dared to namecheck him.

Who Watches the Watchmen?

John Milewski | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
John Milewski

Attacking Sean Hannity while ignoring management and ownership is the media equivalent of blaming the grunts at Abu Ghraib while ignoring the generals at the Pentagon.

Journalist Still in Crosshairs in Bangladesh: Asks His Supporters to Make Some Noise

Heather Robinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Heather Robinson

While the Bangladeshi government is prosecuting Choudhury for his writing, he does not believe the men stalking him now are from the government.

Liberty University Revokes College Democrats Chapter for Being UnChristian

Katie Naranjo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Katie Naranjo

After much national outrage at Liberty's actions, they are the ones now demanding that students apologize to them.

Liberty University Democrats: Why They Were Silenced, And What It Means

Kevin Roose | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kevin Roose

What Liberty's administration needs isn't just a lesson in tolerance - it's a long, honest look in the mirror.

Arlen Specter To Talk At "Anti-Islamist" Event

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Next week, a coalition of conservative legal groups will host a "Libel Lawfare: Silencing Criticism of Radical Islam," a conference on how "Islamist l...

California Acts to Stop Libel Tourism

Dr. Rachel Ehrenfeld | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Dr. Rachel Ehrenfeld

Without the Anti-Libel Tourism Act, every creative enterprise produced in California is at risk of financial destruction at the hands of foreign predators.

10 Worst Countries To Be A Blogger

Committee to Protect Journalists | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

New York, April 30, 2009--With a military government that severely restricts Internet access and imprisons people for years for posting critical mater...

Use Free Speech to Celebrate Animal Life, Not to Enjoy Their Suffering

Vamsee Juluri | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Vamsee Juluri

Under the dizzying spell of modernity's promises and consumerism's illusions, we see animals as mere objects, either as commodities for our consumption or as blank slates for us to write our fantasies and fears upon.

What Is Wrong with the Federal Hate Crime Law?

John W. Whitehead | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John W. Whitehead

"You do not examine legislation in the light of the benefits it will convey if properly administered, but in the light of the wrongs it would do and t...

Remembering the Nazis in Skokie

Geoffrey R. Stone | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Geoffrey R. Stone

The outcome of the Skokie controversy over 30 years ago was one of the truly great victories for the First Amendment in American history.

Obama Threw the Ball, Now It's in Raul's Court

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Yoani Sanchez

If the Cuban government doesn't grab the ball, there are thousands of hands ready to take our turn to launch it.

Oh, The Humanity! Godless Huffington Post Commenters Wickedly Destroying Conservatism

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Chris Weigant

Due to a genetic deformity among conservatives, they are seemingly born without being able to spot irony in all its delicious forms.

Foot in Mouth Disease

Kelly van der Kwast | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Kelly van der Kwast

Of course, the Hizbollah terrorist issue is not to be overlooked. But maybe we should deal with that after we give everyone a chance to speak.

The Schools Are Destroying Freedom of Speech

John W. Whitehead | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John W. Whitehead

"The Constitution makes clear there can be no religious test for holding office, and it is just as clear there can be no religious test for individual...

Oklahoma Legislature Investigates Richard Dawkins' Free Speech

Greg Lukianoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Greg Lukianoff

Well, it's official: Oklahoma's state legislature is investigating the University of Oklahoma for hosting a speech by evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins.

F*ck Your Mother Ship, F*ck Censorship

Disgrasian | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

This is China we're talking about, so the video isn't just funny, punny wordplay. The grass-mud horse video has become a national symbol of resistance to authority and censorship.

Foreign Press Protects Cubans at "Freelance" Book Launch

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Yoani Sanchez

After sneaking through the alleys of Cerro to lose the two "securities" who were following us, we managed to present Orlando Luis Pardo Lazo's book.

Silenced In Sri Lanka: Government Suppresses Journalists As Fighting Grips Nation | Anonymous | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

As Sri Lanka's decades-long war approaches what is expected to be a gruesome conclusion, the world largely looks elsewhere. This can be blamed on the ...

Tila Tequila Likes to F*ck...with Free Speech

Disgrasian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

It sounds a helluva lot like Tila Tequila believes in censorship. Of the very same medium that made her, which, frankly, we find shockingly ungrateful.

Do User-Generated Review Sites Sites do More Harm Than Good?

Pauline Millard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Pauline Millard

I would worry about what these sites said about me and how they were monitored. Users post anonymously, and there are no checks and balances to investigate if any of the claims are valid.

MSU Student Cleared of Charges, but Overzealous Spam Ban Remains

Greg Lukianoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Greg Lukianoff

Many MSU decision-makers don't have a clear idea of the distinction between the use of university or departmental listservs and the general use of university e-mail accounts.

Minerva, South Korean Blogger, Charged With Spreading False Info

AP | KWANG-TAE KIM | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

SEOUL, South Korea — Prosecutors charged a popular South Korean blogger on Thursday with spreading false information that they alleged damaged t...

The Bush Legacy: Normalizing the Outrageous

Leslie Weise | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Leslie Weise

When I attended a 2008 hearing for the free speech lawsuit in which I'm involved, I was struck by the defendants' arguments, being made on behalf of government officials, as eerily un-American.

Solutions for Cuba: Let Everyone Speak

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Yoani Sanchez

Let everyone speak, no matter whether in complaint or in support of a proposal designed to address the problems.