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FIRE announces its Speech Code of the Month for May 2016: the University of Missouri. For months now, the University of Missouri (UM) has been the focus of extensive news coverage—and criticism from all sides—for its handling of student protests on campus. Largely missing from that coverage, however, is the fact that UM maintains written... Read more Read more


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America's colleges and universities are, in theory, indispensable institutions in the development of critical minds and the furthering of individual rights, honest inquiry, and the core values of liberty, legal equality, and dignity. Read more


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If you are a student at Wright State University—and especially if you are a student journalist—watch out: You might have just been unwittingly enlisted as a member of the university’s public relations corps, tasked with promoting your school’s “mission.” Administrators at the Ohio public university recently threatened to cut funding to its student newspaper, The Guardian,... Read more Read more


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Lawrence H. Summers is the Charles W. Eliot University Professor and President Emeritus of Harvard University. During the past two decades, he has served in a series of senior policy positions in Washington, D.C., including the 71st Secretary of the Treasury for President Clinton, Director of the National Economic Council for President Obama and Vice... Read more Read more


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Christina Hoff Sommers is the W.H. Brady Fellow at the American Enterprise Institute. She has been a professor of philosophy at Clark University since 1980. She specializes in ethics and contemporary moral theory and has published many scholarly articles in such journals as the Journal of Philosophy and The New England Journal of Medicine. Sommers... Read more Read more


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John R. Searle is the Mills Professor of the Philosophy of Mind and Language at the University of California at Berkeley. He is a former lecturer in philosophy at Christ Church, Oxford. Searle possesses honorary degrees from the University of Lugano (2003), University of Turin (2000), University of Bucharest (2000), University of Wisconsin (1994), and... Read more Read more


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Dr. Candace de Russy is a nationally recognized expert on education and cultural issues. A former college professor with a doctorate in French from Tulane University, she was appointed to the Board of Visitors of the U.S. Air Force Academy by President George W. Bush in 2002. De Russy has been a member of the Board... Read more Read more


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Since 1973, Milt Rosenberg has hosted WGN Radio’s Extension 720, a two-hour program dealing with topics ranging from politics to financial investment to entertainment to religion to foreign policy to literature. Past guests of note include: Margaret Thatcher, Colin Powell, Charlton Heston, William Safire, Bill Murray, Betty Friedan, Zbignew Brzezinski, Jimmy Carter, Norman Mailer, Henry... Read more Read more


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Steven Pinker is Harvard College Professor and Johnstone Family Professor in the Department of Psychology at Harvard University. Until 2003, he taught in the Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences at MIT. He conducts research on language and cognition, writes for publications such as The New York Times, Time, and Slate, and is the author... Read more Read more


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Muriel Morisey is an Associate Professor of Law at the Beasley School of Law at Temple University. Professor Morisey has also served as Legislative Counsel of the ACLU and at the United States Department of Justice Civil Rights Division. While earning her J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center, Professor Morisey held senior staff positions with... Read more Read more



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