Freedom of Speech on Townhall

Cal Thomas - Thu Dec 27

It has been 50 years since President John F. Kennedy ordered U.S. "advisers" to South Vietnam to help battle the communist North and 37 years since the end of that divisive war and the country's unification under Communism. ... more

John Stossel - Wed Oct 17

We take free speech for granted in America, unlike elsewhere. The furor over that anti-Muslim video is the latest reminder of that. But freedom of speech is never safe, even here. Many colleges now impose "civility codes." Civility is nice, but enforcing a "civility rule" against offensive speech would put an end to lots of useful provocative speech. ... more

Robert Knight - Thu Sep 27

I was driving into D.C. the other day when a radio clip of Hillary Clinton got my attention. The Secretary of State was emoting hotly, using terms such as “disgusting” and “reprehensible.” ... more

Ken Connor - Wed Sep 26

The violent response to an anti-Muslim movie has cast the subject of religious tolerance into the limelight. Is Islam a religion that can tolerate criticism? Can Muslims bear up gracefully when their religion is insulted? As I wrote last week, when it comes to Islam as practiced and understood in much of the Middle East, the short answer to these questions appears to be "no." ... more

Diana West - Fri Sep 21

What's wrong with the following Associated Press headline? "Charlie Hebdo cartoon spurs French gov't to order embassies, schools to close." ... more

Michelle Malkin - Wed Apr 25

Who is Rashad Robinson? And why has his fringe, race-baiting organization been able to pressure several major corporations into abandoning a pro-limited-government legislative association -- all for a few cheap social-justice brownie points? ... more

Terry Jeffrey - Wed Apr 25

Does Comedy Central have a right to free speech? Some congressional Democrats believe no association of human beings formed in the manner Comedy Central has been formed ought to have freedom of speech. Accordingly, they have sponsored constitutional amendments to incorporate this principal into our basic law. ... more

Byron Babione - Tue Apr 3

Imagine a T-shirt print shop run by owners who openly practice homosexual behavior. Let’s call it “Tolerance 101.” They make T-shirts for community events, annual “gay pride” rallies, and sports teams around their city. Now, imagine that a major Christian ministry contacts the company to have them make T-shirts that will be worn at an event supporting marriage as the union of one man and one woman. ... more

Frank Gaffney - Tue Feb 28

As we witness surging Muslim violence against non-Muslims in Afghanistan, Egypt and even here, the response seems increasingly that the victims must apologize to the perpetrators. ... more

Diana West - Fri Feb 24

We've come a long way since the days of the Global War on Terror. Frankly, the GWOT -- whatever that was supposed to mean (how do you fight against a tactic?) -- is so 10 years ago. "Terror," meanwhile, has morphed into "extremism," but that's only made things more unclear. We still don't know what it's all supposed to be about. ... more

New York - Wed Feb 22

Glenn Beck talks about freedom of speech and racism as they relate to headlines surrounding Knicks star, Jeremy Lin. ... more

Frank Gaffney - Wed Feb 1

According to the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR), there is a grave threat to America that must be suppressed at all costs. ... more

Pasadena - Fri Jan 6

Next stop for the banner: the Super Bowl. ... more

Pat Buchanan - Tue Dec 27

Half a century ago, American children were schooled in Aesop's fables. Among the more famous of these were "The Fox and the Grapes" and "The Tortoise and the Hare." ... more

Diana West - Fri Dec 23

Ah, to be in Vienna at Yuletide. Streets sparkle with the lights of the Christkindlmarkts, the traditional markets that spring up for the season. Skaters circle the rink outside the picturesque Rathaus (City Hall). Merrymakers warm their hands on cups of gluhwein (mulled wine). What could possibly be missing? ... more

Stewart Scott - Fri Nov 4

In an Oct. 6 video Anonymous activists set Nov. 5 as the deadline for Los Zetas to release an Anonymous associate allegedly kidnapped in Veracruz. The associate reportedly was abducted during an Anonymous leaflet campaign called “Operation Paperstorm.” ... more

Cal Thomas - Tue Nov 1

U.S. District Court Judge Catherine Eagles last Tuesday granted a request for a preliminary injunction that temporarily blocks a provision in North Carolina's new abortion-restriction law that would require women seeking an abortion to view an ultrasound image of their womb within four hours of the procedure. ... more