Free speech or extortion?

In recent weeks, pro-Palestinian protests have roiled college campuses nationwide. In many instances, protests led to encampments, which in some instances resulted in takeovers of university grounds, facilities, and buildings. Thus far, North Carolina’s colleges and universities have been spared the worst effects of the protests and rioting, thanks in no small part to quick...

J. Wesley Casteen

NCSU Board of Trustees passes resolution in support of free speech, institutional neutrality

The North Carolina State University (NCSU) Board of Trustees University adopted a resolution Friday reaffirming the University’s commitment to freedom of speech, freedom of expression, and institutional neutrality. The resolution comes as college campuses around the country, several in North Carolina, experience disruptive protests related to the Israel/Gaza conflict. Chairman of the board, Ed Weisiger...

CJ Staff

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The necessity and dangers of anonymous speech

Wild, disruptive protests in support of the Palestinian cause are in progress at campuses across the country. At many of them, there are threats and antisemitic language. But it can be difficult to trace much of what is said back to particular people because of attempts by protesters to remain anonymous by covering their faces....

David Larson

Mainstream newsrooms, like universities, function best with intellectual diversity

A recent article in The Free Press, by Uri Berliner, a NPR senior editor who has worked at the iconic news station for 25 years, exposed how his organization, like many other mainstream media publications, lost the trust of the American people. Berliner identifies himself as part of the wealthy, white progressive elite, the stereotype...

David Larson

TikTok bill is consistent with US Constitution

Ever since Rep. Mike Gallagher (WI-8) introduced House Resolution 7521 — formally known as the Protecting Americans from Foreign Adversary Controlled Applications Act — early last month, there has been a whirlwind of responses: United States Sen. Thom Tillis, Republican of North Carolina, received a voicemail threatening his life if he voted in favor of...

Michael Bruce