Freedom

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    Reclaiming a robust speech heritage at NC State

    The James G. Martin Center has published a look at "How NC State Became Free-Speech Friendly." Longtime friends of the John Locke Foundation know how dear this cause is to me.
    Jon Sanders, April 15, 2019
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    Martin Center president ponders NCSU’s approach to free speech

    Jenna Robinson’s latest Martin Center column focuses on improvement in N.C. State University’s approach to free speech on campus. Free speech on North Carolina’s campuses has come a long way in the last decade. North Carolina State University is the most recent school to earn a “green light” from…
    Mitch Kokai, April 15, 2019
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    Facebook and the First Amendment

    Brendan Carr writes for National Review Online about Facebook’s troubled relationship with a basic constitutional right. Facebook is under mounting scrutiny for its approach to moderating online speech. Lawmakers and the public alike have serious questions about the decisions Facebook chooses to make about the things you can…
    Mitch Kokai, April 11, 2019
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    How 2019 could be like 1969

    World events from the failed Arab Spring to the elections of 2016 “should have mugged” conservatives to question the post-War “secular-liberal-technocratic consensus,” says New York Post Op-Ed Editor Sohrab Ahmari. In his First Things review of Max Boot’s memoir The Corrosion of Conservatism: Why I Left the Right, Ahmari sees parallels…
    Joseph Coletti, April 10, 2019
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    Martin Center column focuses on free-speech protection

    Donald Downs writes for the Martin Center about the Trump administration plan to protect free speech on college campuses. Like a cannonball, President Trump has leaped into the turbulent waters of higher education free speech policy and action. Carrying through on a promise he made during a freewheeling speech…
    Mitch Kokai, April 3, 2019
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    After months of rumors about his job status, East Carolina University Chancellor Cecil Staton has announced his resignation. Rick Henderson analyzes the circumstances surrounding Staton’s departure for the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Mike Schietzelt explains why North Carolina’s haphazard collection of criminal laws creates a…
    Mitch Kokai, March 29, 2019
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    The Green Real Deal: America leads the way with solutions that arose in the free market

    The U.S. leads the world in cutting carbon dioxide emissions. U.S. emissions are at their lowest level since 1992 — and lowest per-capita level since 1950.
    Jon Sanders, March 26, 2019
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    “The Perils of Zero-Sum Worldviews on the Left and Right”

    That’s the title of a thoughtful post by Ilya Somin on the Volokh Conspiracy blog. It’s well worth reading in its entirety, but here are a few excerpts: Some may find it surprising that the perpetrator of the recent horrific New Zealand terrorist attack that killed fifty…
    Jon Guze, March 20, 2019