Displaying items by tag: First Amendment

ROCKINGHAM — The Richmond County Board of Commissioners could start the new year off with a change to a potentially problematic policy.

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Comedians have always played a unique role in western society. Armed with humor and wit, it is their job to push the envelope, holding a mirror up to society and speaking truth to power. 

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On Oct. 5, former Facebook product manager Frances Haugen testified before the U.S. Senate, decrying her former employer's "destructive impact" and warning that "without action, divisive and extremist behaviors we see today are only the beginning."

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Thursday, 02 September 2021 16:34

OPINION: The new free speech bullies

As an academic dean of library services for the past 40 years, I think I have a good eye for what constitutes censorship. Cancel culture, a new term for an old and deadly form of silencing your enemies has recently shown its ugly face and has unmistakably assumed the role of free speech bullies. Not since the McCarthy Era have we seen such proscription of speech, and it appears to be unrelenting. The eagerness with which these new speech bullies seek to prohibit ideas is now ubiquitous, and the desire to cancel scores of individuals from Washington State to, well, the heart of the reddest of Red States, Rock Hill, South Carolina, where I live, is raging.

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Prince Harry seems to have been born with few talents aside from putting his foot in his mouth.

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Before they vote to make online impersonation a crime, state senators should chew the fat with Jim Ardis.

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In recent years, drones have captured the imagination nationwide. There are over 1.7 million FAA-registered drones in the U.S. And increasingly, they’re used not just for fun, but for work.

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Some North Carolina lawmakers want public activism at government meetings to be a high-stakes affair with the threat of arrest hanging in the balance. 

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ROCKINGHAM —The Richmond County government may have violated the First Amendment when denying an outspoken animal rights activist a chance to address the commissioners because of perceived threats from 2019.

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