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The Twilight of Free Speech Liberalism | The New Republic

As the ACLU has transformed itself from a nonpartisan protector of civil liberties into one of Donald Trump’s most bitter political foes, it’s been forced to grapple with fundamental questions about its role in American society. Last March, Anthony Romero, the executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union, stepped …

Venezuela’s El Nacional newspaper is in a fight for its life against Maduro’s government – The Washington Post

CARACAS, Venezuela — By running stories of official brutality and corruption, this nation’s largest independent newspaper — El Nacional — threatened Venezuela’s mighty and defended its meek. Now the paper has found itself covering perhaps its most crucial story. Its own fight to stay alive. A judicial case against the 75-year-old …

John McCain op-ed: President Trump, stop attacking the press – The Washington Post

After leaving office, President Ronald Reagan created the Ronald Reagan Freedom Award to recognize individuals who have fought to spread liberty worldwide. Nancy Reagan continued the tradition after her husband’s death, and in 2008 she bestowed the honor on human rights icon Natan Sharansky, who credited Reagan’s strong defense of freedom …

Police Have to Protect the People and Free Speech – Bloomberg

The violence wreaked by antifa in Berkeley shows the challenge law enforcement faces. When black-clad anti-fascist protesters broke through police barricades Sunday afternoon and swarmed a peaceful rally in Berkeley, California, law enforcement stood aside and let them. City police Chief Andrew Greenwood explained the decision with a rhetorical question: “Does it …