Saying “Free Speech Is Important” Is A Fox News Talking Point?

Shane Vander Hart: Tulsi Gabbard stating that “free speech is important” is not a Fox News talking point, but a constitutional principle.

A Win for Religious Freedom and Free Speech in Federal Court

The 8th Circuit Court of Appeals said that wedding videos created by Carl and Angel Larsen are a “form of speech that is entitled to First Amendment protection.”

Beto Is Coming After Guns and Speech

Former Democratic Congressman Beto O’Rourke of Texas released his plan to “combat hate and violence in America” on his presidential campaign website.

Counterproductive Conservative Hypocrisy

Phil Bair: Conservatives calling for government regulation on social media companies in an effort to forbid censorship of their views on those platforms is hypocrisy.

Reynolds Signs Campus Free Speech Bill Into Law

Gov. Kim Reynolds signs a bill into law that protects free speech and assembly at Iowa’s Regent Universities and community colleges.

The Battle for Fundamental Rights

Steven Holt: Floor debate on the fundamental rights of gun ownership and free speech exposed profound philosophical differences between Democrats and Republicans in the Iowa House.

Ted Lieu: “I Would Love To Regulate The Content of Speech.”

Congressman Ted Lieu (D-CA) told CNN that he would “love to regulate the content of speech,” but said the First Amendment prevents him from doing that.

Social Media Platforms Do Have a Right to Suppress Speech, But They Shouldn’t

Shane Vander Hart: RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel is wrong, Twitter does have the right to shadow ban users, but they shouldn’t.

Ames Is Trying to Emulate Iowa City

Shane Vander Hart: Ames is giving Iowa City a run for its money as Iowa’s progressive bastion through the public library’s “Camp Drag” event and Iowa State University’s “Tree of Oppression.”

Episode 53: Anna Anderson on Protecting Christian Adoption Agencies

Shane Vander Hart discusses the trouble Christian adoption and foster care agencies face with Anna Anderson from American Principles Project on the Caffeinated Thoughts Podcast.

On “Weaponizing” the First Amendment

Associate Justice Elena Kagan in the dissenting opinion in the Supreme Court’s decision in Janus v. AFSCME said the Court is “weaponizing the First Amendment.”

A Win for Free Speech and Free Expression in the Supreme Court

The Supreme Court decided 5 to 4 that the state of California’s law forcing pro-life organizations to advertise taxpayer-funded abortion services was likely unconstitutional. 

Cruz and Sasse Ask Mark Zuckerberg About Facebook’s Alleged Bias

U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) asked Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg in his appearance in a joint Senate committee about the social network’s alleged political bias. U.S. Senator Ben Sassed asked Zuckerberg about his view of what hate speech includes.

Donald Trump’s Legal Assault on Free Speech

Shane Vander Hart: President Donald Trump has expressed a willingness to restrict speech he views unfavorably. With the expected release of Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House by Michael Wolff, we have seen that inclination once again.

Three Follow-Up Comments About the Ames High School Band Protest

Shane Vander Hart offers three follow-up comments to his previous article about 13 members of Ames High School Marching Band protesting the National Anthem.

The First Amendment Protects Student Protest We Disagree With

Shane Vander Hart: We should not call for the disciplinary action of Ames High School Marching Band members who walked off the field for the National Anthem.