OPINION: The Second Amendment was never about protecting rights — it was about suppressing them

Pro-gun activists who use slogans like “the Second protects our First” forget that the Second Amendment wasn’t written with individuals in mind.

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Experts: Colleges unlikely to be affected by Trump’s free speech order

President Trump signed an executive order which would pull federal funding from colleges that don’t protect free speech. Each of the 5Cs receives funding, and could potentially be impacted.

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New Yorker journalist explores free speech in the social media era

In the digital age, social media has called into question everything we believe about free speech. That’s according to Andrew Marantz, a journalist and staff writer for The New Yorker magazine who spoke at Scripps College’s Balch Auditorium Feb. 19. Marantz discussed social media’s role in shaping mainstream politics and

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Pomona College denounces Westboro Baptist Church ahead of planned picketing

The Westboro Baptist Church, a religious group known for its hate speech, announced Nov. 6 that it plans to picket at Pomona College Nov. 12 at 7:15 a.m. to protest a course on “Queering Childhood” being offered next semester. “Lord willing, the preachers of WBC are on the way, sad

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News Bites – Week of Sept. 23

Israel-Palestine Working Group releases final recommendations, addresses free speech The Pitzer College Israel-Palestine Working Group released its final recommendations to the student body Sept. 24 in an email sent to the Pitzer student body from Susan Catone, executive assistant to the vice president for academic affairs. The recommendations come after

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Pomona Paints Over Walker Wall Message Calling CMC Profesor A ‘Nazi’

  Two Pomona College students spray-painted “Charles Kesler is a Nazi” in large black capital letters April 19 on Walker Wall, which has served as the college’s free speech wall since the 1970s. Kesler is a Claremont McKenna College government professor and editor of the Claremont Review of Books, an

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FIRE Assigns CMC Favorable Free Speech Rating

Claremont McKenna College became the first college in California to earn the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education’s (FIRE) highest “green light” rating for free speech last month. FIRE, a nonprofit organization that describes its mission as defending freedom of speech on American campuses, rates the speech codes of more

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