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 ...

The 2020 election could see record lows for ‘dark money’ influence

September 2, 2020   •  By Brad Smith   •  , ,

Dark money could be trending toward a record low this election cycle.

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. ...

Restrictions on ballot slogans violate free speech

This piece originally appeared in the The Star-Ledger on July 30, 2020.   If you voted in the primary, you probably noticed a short slogan ...

2020 shows money can’t buy elections, so let’s remove restrictive contribution limits

July 14, 2020   •  By Nathan Maxwell   •  , , ,

This piece originally appeared in the Washington Examiner on July 13, 2020.   We should have learned our lesson by now. In elections, it’s not ...

The harm of blocking political Facebook ads

June 23, 2020   •  By Luke Wachob   •  ,

This piece originally appeared in the Washington Examiner on June 23, 2020.   It’s true in life and politics: You don’t know what you ...

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 ...

Protest Organizers Shouldn’t Be Liable for Other People’s Crime

June 16, 2020   •  By Zac Morgan   •  , ,

A policeman injured by an unknown attacker at a Black Lives Matter protest in July 2016 in Louisiana sued the protest's organizer, DeRay Mckesson, ...

Taxpayer-financed campaigns could be an expensive mistake for New Yorkers

June 5, 2020   •  By Alex Baiocco   •  , ,

In the midst of a devastating pandemic and plummeting tax revenue, New York’s new budget law gives millions of tax dollars to politicians for ...

Trump, not Twitter, is the biggest threat to free speech

May 29, 2020   •  By David Keating   •  ,

The only threat to the First Amendment here is the president’s threat to retaliate against Twitter. Private companies have the right to speak. Social ...

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