‘Sensitivity’ Versus Freedom of Speech

Businesses should not self-censor and appease those who bully them. They should uphold the right to free speech and liberty—and pressure governments everywhere to do their job of protecting business and the rest of us against the initiators of physical force.

Offensive Speech

It’s fine if the NBA — or any private group — wants to censor speech on its own property. But it’s important that government not have the power to silence us.

Freedom Is Not Free

As long as millions of Americans vote on the basis of who gives them free stuff, look for their freedom — and all our freedom — to be eroded away, bit by bit.

FCC “Study” vs. the First Amendment

ending federal bureaucrats to meddle in newsroom affairs by conducting an alleged “study” will chill news coverage and make government-licensed broadcast media think twice about airing stories that place the Obama administration in a bad light.

“Studied” Censorship

The nation must be made “safe” from provocative words. It won’t be called “censorship.” It will be called the enforcement of “responsible speech.”

Freedom of Speech vs. Embarrassing The Government

A federal employee decides to write a book on his knowledge of a known government scandal. After signing a book contract with a major publisher, the book deal is subsequently forbidden—by the government. Does this sound like a George Orwell novel? Or an Ayn Rand work of fiction? No. It’s really happening. Not in a […]

Censorship by Fear

if one remains silent for fear of retaliation or retribution, one can’t claim that one is being “censored,” can one?

Kill Bill Killian’s Assault on Freedom of Speech

As I noted in my last column, “The Stinking Badges of Our Federales” (June 2nd), the Department of Justice is again on the attack against freedom of speech. The occasion for this guerilla attack is a talk to be given by United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Tennessee Bill Killian during an event […]

From Licensing to Censorship

Every day, millions of Americans dispense advice to friends, relatives, and complete strangers through blogs, websites, and a variety of online publications. And each time they do so, many of these Americans could be risking substantial fines and perhaps even imprisonment. As an example, three years ago Steve Cooksey was rushed to the hospital in […]