Commentary

  • Students Return to Campus Censorship, But Fight Back with FIRE, September 2, 2014

  • Victory: University of Oregon Drops Charges Against Student for Joke, August 28, 2014

  • Four-Word Joke Results in Five Conduct Charges for University of Oregon Student, August 26, 2014

  • University of Florida Earns FIRE’s Highest Rating for Free Speech, August 13, 2014

  • Best of the Blog: When Campus Intolerance Means Free Speech Gets Torn Up and Run Over, Literally, August 8, 2014

  • Best of the Blog: In Unanimous Ruling, Supreme Court Protects Ability to Challenge Restrictions on Speech, August 8, 2014

  • Best of the Blog: University of Chicago Students Disregard Context, Call for Ban on ‘Hate Speech’ After Dan Savage Lecture, August 7, 2014

  • Best of the Blog: ‘Harvard Crimson’ Column: Time to Get Rid of Academic Freedom, August 7, 2014

  • Best of the Blog: Tyler Clementi Act: Still Well-Intentioned, Still a Threat to Free Expression, August 6, 2014

  • Best of the Blog: Chicago State Tries to Censor Faculty Blog … Again, August 6, 2014

  • Articles

  • The Boston Globe, March 29, 2014, Crossed lines of protest, free speech at Northeastern

  • National Review Online, March 25, 2014, Stanford Relents Somewhat Toward Pro-Traditional Marriage Society

  • eCampus News, March 24, 2014, Cyberbullying bill would tie harassment policies to aid

  • The Jewish Daily Forward, March 19, 2014, Northeastern U. Duel Over Pro-Palestinian Group Mirrors Nationwide Fight

  • Psychology Today, March 18, 2014, New Edition of Unlearning Liberty

  • National Review Online, March 17, 2014, Is Michael Bloomberg Persona Non Grata at Harvard?

  • Minding the Campus, March 14, 2014, ‘Disinvitation Season’ Begins on College Campuses

  • WND.com, March 14, 2014, College Facing Trial for Branding Innocent Student ‘Rapist’

  • The Daily Caller, March 14, 2014, ‘Unlearning Liberty’ author interview: How college administrators murdered free speech

  • The New York Times, March 12, 2014, Campus Protest Shows Pressure for Action on Rape

  • Fox News, March 10, 2014, Student government candidates at California university fined $100 for talking to reporters

  • The Modesto Bee, March 8, 2014, Going in reverse down free-speech road?

  • IIP Digital, March 5, 2014, College Journalists Uphold Press Freedom

  • Times News Online, March 3, 2014, Good week for backers of personal liberties

  • Minding the Campus, March 2, 2014, Ole Miss Seeks to Put First Amendment in a Noose

  • RealClearPolitics, February 28, 2014, On College Campuses, a Presumption of Guilt

  • CitizenLink, February 27, 2014, California College Student Wins Settlement in Free Speech Case

  • The Modesto Bee, February 27, 2014, ‘Freedom wins,’ says Modesto Junior College student, but free speech lawsuit settlement not final

  • Bay Area News Group, February 26, 2014, Contra Costa Times editorial: Modesto Junior College right to admit its mistake and remove campus free-speech limits

  • Western Journalism, February 26, 2014, College Loses Its Battle Against Free Speech

  • Fox News, February 25, 2014, California college student teaches school $50,000 lesson on Constitution

  • The Blaze, February 25, 2014, California College Learns $50,000 Lesson in Fight With Student Over First Amendment

  • Inside Higher Ed, February 25, 2014, Standards of Evidence

  • The Daily Caller, February 22, 2014, Nutty professor finally loses ‘rape culture’ claim about vagina-shaped building satire

  • RealClearPolitics, February 21, 2014, How to Improve Our Colleges and Universities

  • Inside Higher Ed, February 21, 2014, How a Talk Got Aborted

  • Philly.com, February 20, 2014, Land of the free? Maybe not when it comes to speech

  • February 18, 2014, Freedom of speech includes ‘offensive’ speech

  • The Daily Caller, February 18, 2014, Bama pro-lifers claim victory after official admin apology

  • The Huffington Post, February 14, 2014, Tennessee Lawmakers Freak Out Over UT-Knoxville’s ‘Sex Week,’ Again

  • The Modesto Bee, February 13, 2014, Modesto Junior College, Columbia College parking costs to jump

  • National Review Online, February 13, 2014, But What about Good Taste?

  • Newsbusters, February 12, 2014, NOW Demands Wall Street Journal Fire Columnist James Taranto for Promoting ‘Rape Culture’

  • Daily Kos, February 11, 2014, Now Defending the Rape Culture: James Taranto, Wall Street Journal

  • One News Now, February 10, 2014, Education Report: Some school speech codes still stifling

  • Media Matters, February 10, 2014, WSJ Editor: Intoxicated Sexual Assault Victims Are Just As Guilty As Their Attackers

  • The Raw Story, February 10, 2014, James ‘Tarantosaurus Sex’ is still available. Take a number ladies, no pushing, no histrionics

  • TownHall.com, February 10, 2014, Dictators and Deans

  • Potomac Local, February 8, 2014, Students Won’t Be Able to Hire Attorneys to Fight College Suspensions

  • February 5, 2014, College disciplinary defense bill fails in subcommittee

  • The Washington Post, February 4, 2014, A new argument for hate-speech laws? Um … no

  • The Week, February 4, 2014, Goodbye, free speech

  • HotAir, February 4, 2014, Who wants to be a media regulator?

  • February 3, 2014, Prager U: The Least Free Place in America

  • February 3, 2014, Prager University Condemns Colleges’ Assaults on Free Speech

  • January 31, 2014, The Obama Administration’s War on Women

  • Pasadena Star-News, January 30, 2014, PCC Faculty Association claims campus police violated students’ First Amendment rights

  • August 9, 2013, Free speech group ridicules Marquette for removal of Barry quote

  • August 9, 2013, Professor faces possible termination over e-mail

  • August 9, 2013, CU authorizes mental-health check if students threaten violence

  • August 9, 2013, University of Delaware Accused of Indoctrinating Students

  • August 7, 2013, Georgia Regents reverse student’s expulsion from Valdosta State U.

  • August 7, 2013, Brandeis professor under fire for description of racial epithet

  • August 7, 2013, Prof in trouble for blasting ‘wetbacks’ slur

  • August 7, 2013, Facebook: Technical Foul

  • August 7, 2013, Free Speech on Campus

  • August 7, 2013, Free Speech Policy

  • August 7, 2013, Speech Codes 101

  • August 7, 2013, Cracking the Speech Code

  • August 7, 2013, Bowdoin punishes professor who provoked

  • August 7, 2013, America’s worst colleges for free speech on campus

  • August 7, 2013, William Creeley: Yale’s cowardice erodes free speech

  • August 7, 2013, A Georgia professor’s fight for due process

  • August 7, 2013, Furor Over Anti-Gay Blog

  • August 7, 2013, How free is ‘abusive’ speech?

  • August 7, 2013, My Article ‘PC Never Died’ in Reason Magazine

  • August 7, 2013, Shank bill is intended to protect students’ rights of free speech

  • August 7, 2013, University Of Chicago Censors Student’s Post On Facebook

  • August 7, 2013, Duke rape policy: If you’re perceived as “powerful,” it wasn’t consensual

  • August 7, 2013, Duke rape policy: If you’re perceived as “powerful,” it wasn’t consensual

  • August 7, 2013, Duke’s sexist sexual misconduct policy

  • August 6, 2013, Software helps schools monitor athletes’ postings

  • August 6, 2013, Most Schools Violate Free Speech Act, New Study Shows

  • August 6, 2013, 2L Glad He’s No Longer a ‘Pariah’ After Syracuse Drops Probe of Satirical Blog

  • August 6, 2013, First Amendment protects ‘Asians in the library’ video, group reminds UCLA

  • August 6, 2013, UVa plans to revise sexual misconduct policy

  • August 6, 2013, Tenn. law on online images under constitutional review by state’s attorney general

  • August 6, 2013, Opposition mounts to federal govt’s new university sexual harassment rules

  • August 6, 2013, American Association of University Professors expresses concern over Dept. of Education’s new mandates

  • August 6, 2013, Insult to injury: Quote from sci-fi classic ‘Firefly’ censored on campus

  • August 6, 2013, FIRE: Student banned from campus after Facebook post protests college’s deal with debit card company

  • August 6, 2013, Student’s Facebook post could get him kicked out of school

  • August 6, 2013, Who’s afraid of Ron Paul? Apparently, Auburn University

  • August 6, 2013, Neil Gaiman and fans of sci-fi classic ‘Firefly’ save free speech on campus!

  • August 6, 2013, East Carolinian Editor-in-Chief speaks on the firing of school’s media adviser (exclusive)

  • August 6, 2013, ECU: Firing is ‘correct and legal’

  • August 6, 2013, Free-speech organization says ISU’s policies are too restrictive

  • August 6, 2013, Oakland U. Prosecutes ‘Hot for Teacher’ Student

  • August 6, 2013, ‘Right to work’ students sue University of Cincinnati over ‘Free Speech Area’

  • August 6, 2013, Oakland University denies appeals by student who wrote ‘Hot for Teacher’

  • August 6, 2013, Free speech at University of Cincinnati under ‘FIRE’

  • August 6, 2013, Don’t speak: Report ranks 2012’s ‘Worst Colleges for Free Speech’ in the country

  • August 6, 2013, University says condom vandalism of pro-life display has been ‘properly, decisively’ dealt with

  • August 6, 2013, Professor’s Facebook comments about Muslims brings campus outcry, lawsuit

  • August 6, 2013, Speech Dilemna

  • August 6, 2013, Campus speech codes don’t fix hate speech, they stifle true debate

  • August 6, 2013, USC, Clemson Policies Threaten Students’ Free-Speech Rights, Group Contends

  • August 6, 2013, Unlearning liberty: Auburn’s censorship of Ron Paul poster is part of larger problem

  • August 6, 2013, [VIDEO] Police and Professor Censor Anti-Obama Remarks on University’s Free Speech Wall

  • August 6, 2013, Why was this professor’s study scrutinized?

  • August 6, 2013, Unlearning Liberty: Campus Censorship and The End Of American Debate

  • August 6, 2013, Unlearning Liberty: Campus Censorship and the End of American Debate

  • August 5, 2013, Unlearning liberty

  • August 5, 2013, U-Maryland Spends 15K on Politically Correct ‘Inclusive Language Campaign’

  • August 5, 2013, Unlearning Liberty: Campus Censorship and the End of American Debate

  • August 5, 2013, Colleges and politicians censor students’ speech in the name of ‘anti-bullying’

  • August 5, 2013, Free Speech Aflame: The Humanist Interview with Greg Lukianoff

  • August 5, 2013, Obama Administration Scraps Free Speech on Campus

  • August 5, 2013, LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Free speech isn’t harassment

  • The Boston Globe, June 13, 2013, Stifling student voices

  • The Weekly Standard, June 1, 2013, The Big Chill

  • KLYQ Hamilton, May 30, 2013, Complaints Over Free Speech Loss at University of Montana Receive Response From Office for Civil Rights

  • Freedom Works, May 29, 2013, Barack Obama as Dean Wormer

  • World Magazine, May 28, 2013, Obama administration proclaims right not to be offended on campus

  • Albany Democrat-Herald, May 26, 2013, Editorial: Kicking non-PC kids off campus

  • News Talk KGVO, May 21, 2013, Group Argues That Freedom of Speech is Under Assault by University of Montana Sexual Assault Agreement

  • The Christian Post, May 21, 2013, Former US Secretary of Education: Is College Worth It?

  • Canada Free Press, May 20, 2013, Silencing Free Speech on College Campuses

  • The Washington Examiner, May 19, 2013, Examiner Editorial: Washington bureaucrats use force to suffocate liberty

  • The Christian Science Monitor, May 18, 2013, Feds rooting out ‘unwelcome speech’ on campus: But what is that?

  • Education News, May 17, 2013, Federal Campus Speech Codes Broad, Unconstitutional

  • The Blaze, May 17, 2013, Sweeping new anti-sexual harassment code might hamper free speech on campuses

  • Independent Record, May 17, 2013, UM, city hire expert to evaluate changes to sexual assault response

  • College Insurrection, May 16, 2013, Reason TV covers new government mandated speech codes on campus

  • Library of Law and Liberty, May 16, 2013, The De-Eroticized University

  • Hot Air, May 15, 2013, By the way, the feds also pushed super-broad speech codes for campuses this week

  • The American Spectator, May 14, 2013, Government Opens the Floodgates for College Sexual Harassment Suits

  • Student Press Law Center, May 14, 2013, Federal ‘harassment’ agreement with University of Montana exposes journalists to risk of discipline for writing about sex

  • The Volokh Conspiracy, May 13, 2013, The Administration Says Universities Must Implement Broad Speech Codes

  • Cato at Liberty, May 13, 2013, Tolerate ‘Any’ Unwelcome Campus Sex Talk, Lose Federal Funds

  • Acton Institute, May 13, 2013, Obama Administration Orders Colleges to Implement Unconstitutional Speech Codes

  • Campus Reform, May 13, 2013, Watchdog group: Feds to force all U.S. universities to adopt unconstitutional speech codes

  • First Amendment Coalition, May 13, 2013, Dating imperiled by government speech mandate

  • The American Spectator, May 10, 2013, I Ask Anurima Bhargava for a Date

  • GA Daily News, March 15, 2013, ‘Hot for Teacher’ Essay Lands Student Joseph Corlett in Trouble

  • Inside Higher Ed, February 5, 2013, President Personally Liable for Student’s Expulsion, Jury Says

  • CBS New York, January 17, 2013, Montclair State Student Suspended Over ‘Bleached Hams’ Comment Speaks Out

  • 104.1 KSGF, November 9, 2012, Is There Really Free Speech On College Campus’

  • Baptist Press, September 7, 2012, CULTURE DIGEST: Seizure of Texas prof’s computers, emails called troubling

  • The Huffington Post, June 15, 2012, Victory for Student Rights: Federal Court Strikes Down University of Cincinnati’s Tiny Free Speech Zone

  • United Press International, February 14, 2012, Purdue professor’s comments cause flap

  • Idaho Press-Tribune, December 2, 2011, Court affirms dismissal of Idaho professor’s case

  • Inside Higher Ed, November 21, 2011, Pepper Spray Outrage

  • Gaston Gazette, October 14, 2011, Student’s Facebook post could get him kicked out of college

  • United Press International, October 14, 2011, Student suspended over Facebook post

  • July 16, 2011, “Analysis: How to wipe out Islamic terror,” Daily News & Analysis, July 16, 2011

  • Inside Higher Ed, September 20, 2010, High Bar to Sue on Harassment Rules

  • Minding the Campus, October 19, 2009, The slippery use of ”social justice”

  • Playboy, March 1, 2009, Campus Clampdown

  • Binghamton Review, February 17, 2009, BR Sits Down With FIRE’s Adam Kissel

  • WorldNetDaily, January 24, 2009, ‘How about free speech for students, Mr. President?’

  • May 5, 2008, Judging a book by its cover – literally

  • Face the State, April 23, 2008, Face The State’s Interview with Adam Kissel of FIRE

  • WorldNetDaily, April 11, 2008, ‘Blasting Bush OK, but don’t criticize terrorists’

  • Rocky Mountain News, April 8, 2008, CC’s free-speech fears

  • The Justice, March 25, 2008, EDITORIAL: We didn’t start the FIRE: Future of free speech at stake

  • Rocky Mountain News, February 29, 2008, Censor’s playground

  • San Francisco Chronicle, September 22, 2007, Stanford students, faculty protest Rumsfeld’s Hoover appointment

  • The Huffington Post, July 25, 2007, Ward Churchill fired: What’s next?

  • New York Post, May 21, 2007, Campus Alert: Don’t laugh too hard

  • The Sun News, November 18, 2006, Students challenge Clemson’s free speech policies

  • Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, October 22, 2006, It’s all a free-speech zone

  • The Chronicle of Higher Education, July 26, 2006, SUNY at Fredonia Denies Promotion to Professor, Citing Public ‘Misrepresentation’ of Campus Policies

  • The Detroit News, June 10, 2006, Group drops ‘social justice’ rule for teachers

  • Cybercast News Service, April 3, 2006, NYU on Mohammed Cartoons: Discuss, but Don’t Look

  • Associated Press, March 2, 2006, UW president recommends policy for resident assistants’ meetings

  • Cybercast News Service, February 14, 2006, DePaul Investigates Mock Bake Sale for Possible ‘Harassment’

  • The News & Observer (Raleigh, N.C.), January 15, 2006, That’s unconstitutional!

  • The News & Observer (Raleigh, N.C.), January 11, 2006, Report blasts UNC’s ‘speech codes’