Tag Archives: First Amendment

OPINION | SOPA and PIPA cause website outburst

Unless you have been living under a rock or have been hit by an electromagnetic pulse and electronic devices are not working, surely you have heard or seen something about the bills that the government is trying to pass. Those bills are commonly referred to as SOPA and PIPA. SOPA stands for ‘Stop Online Piracy

OPINION | Students need to embrace civil discourse

Persuasion, yelling and calling into question the moral character of an opponent are all interesting and predictable components of a modern argument, especially one between young adults. In the hustle and bustle of college, it seems that students are losing the perspective that comes with civil discourse. Instead of arguing from a logical standpoint and

OPINION | Free speech privileges not worldwide; use them wisely, often

As a journalist, there are few words more important to me than those in the First Amendment. It’s that lovely set of 45 words that keeps people from being persecuted for speaking against the majority, for explaining why they think the way they do or for simply disagreeing with a public official. My favorite week