All I Want for Christmas Is Lawmakers to Respect Privacy

December 16, 2020   •  By Tiffany Donnelly   •  , , ,

New York Rep. Tom Suozzi plans to use the FEC's disclosure database to name and shame New Yorkers who donate to candidates he doesn’t ...

Stunning Findings on Campaign-Finance Law

November 23, 2020   •  By Zac Morgan   •  , , ,

Well, you’d be wrong, as we’re reminded by David M. Primo and Jeffrey D. Milyo’s latest work, Campaign Finance and American Democracy: What the Public ...

Celebrate Constitution Day by Protecting Anonymous Speech

September 17, 2020   •  By Tiffany Donnelly   •  , ,

Today marks the 233rd anniversary of the signing of the U.S. Constitution. As we commemorate September 17, 1787 as the end of the drafting ...

Cancel culture and speech regulation make a toxic mix

September 15, 2020   •  By David Keating   •  , , , ,

This piece originally appeared in the Washington Examiner on September 15, 2020.   What do Steven Pinker, David Frum, Margaret Atwood, and Noam Chomsky have ...

Political Giving Should Be Private

August 26, 2020   •  By Brad Smith   •  , ,

This piece originally appeared in the Wall Street Journal on August 26, 2020.   A third of Americans fear being fired for their political beliefs. ...

Why a Culture of Free Expression Demands Tolerance

August 10, 2020   •  By Alec Greven   •  , , ,

While free societies need legal protections for speech, laws are only as effective as the cultural influences that safeguard them. Our society needs both ...

You Can’t Protect First Amendment Rights Without Protecting Privacy

August 3, 2020   •  By Alec Greven   •  , , ,

If we want more speech and association in our society (and we should), then we need to focus on bringing down the costs for ...

Hysteria Over PPP Loans to Trump Donors Makes Great Case for Private Giving

July 21, 2020   •  By Nathan Maxwell   •  , ,

While some may have faith in disclosure laws’ ability to pinpoint instances of favoritism, despite the lack of evidence that such laws improve perceptions ...

Coronavirus and Mass Protests Demonstrate Need to Proactively Protect First Amendment Rights

June 30, 2020   •  By Alec Greven   •  , , , ,

It is not enough just to try and protect free speech during an emergency. Rather, it is essential that, in advance of an emergency, ...

A Victory for Free Speech at the IRS

June 16, 2020   •  By Ryan Morrison   •  , , ,

The IRS recently amended its nonprofit donor reporting rules to protect the identities of contributors. From now on, nonprofits (except for 501(c)(3) charities and ...

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