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    This Ohio Law Bans Campaign ‘Lies.’ Today Supreme Court Heard a Challenge Against It

    Today, the Supreme Court heard oral argument in a case involving a constitutional challenge to an Ohio law that makes it a crime to make a false statement about a candidate during a political campaign. During the 2010 elections, Susan B. Anthony List, a national pro-life advocacy group, criticized members … More

    Meet the Stanford Senior Who Stood Up for Marriage Against Intolerance

    Despite attempts to silence her and like-minded friends, Stanford University senior Judy Romea refused to back down. Romea, president of a campus group, had hoped to create a civil atmosphere during an all-day conference at Stanford that she helped organize to discuss “marriage, family, and sexual integrity.”  Then the school’s … More

    The Left Is Missing the Real ‘War on Women’

    Feminists and others on the Left are usually very good at “outrage,” especially when it can be expressed on behalf of what they believe is an oppressed group. Which is why it is both surprising and disappointing that they missed two amazing opportunities recently to be rightly outraged on behalf … More

    Megyn Kelly to CAIR: ‘You Want Silence’

    Watch the latest video at video.foxnews.com Fox News host Megyn Kelly renewed her criticism of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), this time for successfully pushing Brandeis University to revoke an honorary degree it had planned to award to an advocate for women’s rights in Islamic countries. Ayaan Hirsi Ali was … More

    Free Speech and the Abortion Distortion

    Today, the Supreme Court heard oral argument in McCullen v. Coakley, in which Eleanor McCullen is challenging a Massachusetts law that prevents her from peacefully talking to women on public sidewalks outside abortion clinics about their options. The right to speak your mind—even about unpopular topics—is a core freedom upon … More

    Duck Dynasty Star Phil Robertson Faces Backlash for Religious Views on Sexuality

    Phil Robertson, the patriarch and star of A&E’s Duck Dynasty, is under attack for his religious views on homosexuality. The beloved TV personality was indefinitely suspended by A&E after saying homosexual acts are sinful. A&E’s decision has sparked heated debates, particularly on Twitter, where “A&E” and “Phil Robertson” have been … More

    Banned from Handing Out Constitutions on Constitution Day

    On Constitution Day this year, Robert Van Tuinen, an Army veteran and a student at Modesto Junior College (MJC) in California, was trying to pass out copies of the United States Constitution and drum up support for his proposed Young Americans for Liberty chapter on campus. School administrators at MJC … More

    Do Doctors Have a First Amendment Right to Ask Patients About Guns?

    The United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit recently heard oral arguments in Wollschlaeger v. Florida, popularly known as the “Docs vs. Glocks” case, which involves an apparent conflict between the First and Second Amendments. Last year, a United States district court enjoined enforcement of Florida statute § … More

    Egypt: U.S. Should Take a Stand for Democracy

    The Obama Administration’s indecision in the face of current events in Egypt is backfiring. Freedom-aspiring Egyptians are angry with the U.S. for supporting now-deposed President Mohamed Morsi as he became more and more authoritarian, while Morsi’s backers are angry with the U.S. for supporting a military coup of a democratically … More

    Q&A on Egypt

    Heritage expert James Jay Carafano, vice president of Foreign and Defense Policy Studies and the E. W. Richardson Fellow, gives his answers to questions about the turmoil in Egypt. Q. Is President Mohamed Morsi’s downfall a blow to democracy in the Middle East? A. No, far from it. Morsi was … More