Free Speech

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Midday Roundup: Dear Tehran, here’s how U.S. government works

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Civics lesson. Republican lawmakers created a stir yesterday when they released an open letter to Iran’s leaders, giving them a lesson in U.S. government.

The mortal danger of free thought in Bangladesh

By Anna K. Poole
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Bangladesh | Free speech in Bangladesh is legal but risky. A week ago, writer Avijit Roy, a U.S. citizen of Bangladeshi origin, was hacked to death as he walked home from…

‘Inclusive’ speech campaign

By La Shawn Barber
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Free Speech | Isn’t it strange how campus liberalism has evolved from a free-speech, tradition-defying, I-am-woman, youth-led movement to a speech-suppressing,

Free for all

Free for all

By Joel Belz
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Free Speech | Absolutists on free speech can’t have it both ways, limiting some and not others

Clamping down on speech

By Emily Belz
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France | French arrests following January’s Charlie Hebdo attacks highlight questions over how much words can hurt

China’s control over Hong Kong accelerates as economy slows

By June Cheng
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China | Slowing economic growth. China’s economy grew 7.4 percent in 2014, the slowest growth in 24 years. While the growth rate well exceeds that of other nations,

Dangerous satire

By D.C. Innes
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Religion | Who is Charlie Hebdo ? That’s like asking, “Who is Monty Python?” Few of us had any awareness of the French satirical magazine until jihadists murdered 10…

Why ‘Je suis Charlie’ should give Christians pause

By Nick Eicher
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Culture | It’s been a little more than a week since the killing of the Islamic terrorists who stormed the offices of satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo in France and…

One pastor’s tedious defense of the First Amendment

By Mary Reichard
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First Amendment | Last week, the pastor of a small church in Gilbert, Ariz., introduced himself on the steps outside of the Supreme Court.  “I’m Clyde Reed, pastor of…

Atheists try to squelch the Christmas spirit in Indiana

By Daniel James Devine
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Religious Liberty | UPDATE: The nativity scene in Brookville, Ind., will remain in place until the day after Christmas, said an attorney representing the city. Peter Breen,

Kenyan church leaders back restrictive anti-terror law

By Moses Wasamu
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Kenya | NAIROBI, Kenya—Leaders from the Anglican and Catholic churches have thrown their weight behind the Kenyan government in its attempt to create a new law to…

Be careful, little fingers, what you type

By Mary Reichard
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Supreme Court | A case before the U.S. Supreme Court attempts to distinguish between harmless ranting over the internet and making illegal threats. Last week, the court heard…

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