Dad’s Hot Topic: Sorry Kids, Freedom of Speech is Not Free

In a world where controversial ‘Hot Topics’ are abuzz, Brian Gawlak finds the teachable moments in trending issues.

I Have A Dream: From Martin Luther King to Ellen DeGeneres

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. fought for the fundamentals of man in 1963. Three decades later, Ellen DeGeneres gives a speech that reminds us why they’re still the cornerstones of humanity.

The Complicated Evolution of Free Speech and How it Protects Hate

Freedom of speech will continue to undergo new considerations as the world forces demands upon it.

Fear of Offending Trumps Free Speech

How freedom of speech is changing among today’s young people.

What Do You Stand For – and Do You Have the Right to Defend It?

Perhaps the freedom we guard most passionately is the freedom to stand up for what we believe is right. Do you give up that right when you represent a business entity?

On Not Speaking For Other People

Are you speaking up for others, or are you shouting them down?

Duck Dynasty Raises Questions About Consequences of Free Speech

Phil Robertson’s anti-gay remarks have caused an uproar, but his racist remarks have gone under the radar as people rush to defend his right to free speech.

Federal Judge to Rule on Public Nudity Ban in San Francisco

Activists argue public nudity is “symbolic speech” and is therefore protected under the First Amendment.

A Deeper Understanding of Arab World Protests

Yonatan Zunger explains how two traditions, each with deep historical importance, clash when the honor of religion in the Middle East meets the freedom of expression in the West.

Anger of Muslims

Brandon Ferdig is incredulous that the extended trailer for ‘Innocence of Muslims’ is responsible for riots in the Middle East.

How Responsible are Pastor Jones and the Anti-Muslim Filmmaker in Embassy Attacks?

How do we handle freedom of speech when it contributes to violence against innocent people?

“This reminds me a lot of a scene from 12 Angry Men.”

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