Peter Bonilla
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Let the KKK Speak — It's the Best Way to Shut Them Up

The KKK has the right to speak up, and it's actually best for us that they do.

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This College Student Tries to Distribute the U.S. Constitution, and Gets Busted For Violating a Free Speech Zone

First Amendment law allows public universities to place certain narrow restrictions on expression. Unfortunately, too many universities have no concept of "narrow."
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All 5 First Amendment Freedoms Are Threatened On Your Campus — Here's How

The First Amendment enumerates freedoms Americans enjoy in five specific areas, including freedom of religion and freedom of speech. All of them face challenges on today's college campuses.

The Crimson Tide Rolls — Right Over Pro-Choice Students' Rights

At the University of Alabama, the expression of a pro-choice student group was unjustly censored by police. A questionable grounds use policy is to blame.
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5 Worst Freedom of Speech Violations on US College Campuses

A list of the top ten violations of free speech on campus, continued.
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5 Biggest Threats to Free Speech on College Campus in Election 2012

In the first of a two-part series, I reveal ten of the most common violations of students' right to free speech on campus.

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Free Speech Principles Suffer as Chronicle of Higher Education Fires Columnist

A leading higher education publication fires a blogger after backlash over a controversial column. No one should be happy about the example it sets.
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No Joke: First Amendment Rights Attacked When Satire and Humor Used on Campus

College students love satirical outlets like The Onion and The Daily Show. Yet satire is one of the most frequently targeted and censored forms of campus expression.
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Free Speech On College Campuses a Must, Especially During Election Seasons

Political expression during election season often falls victim to overly cautions administrators and overly broad policies.
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Campus Security Threatens Free Speech

More universities are censoring free speech in the name of preserving "safety" on campus. Worse, they're using the shooting tragedies at Virginia Tech and Northern Illinois to justify it.
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Harvard's Attack on Student Freedom

For the first time in its history, Harvard is inviting freshman to sign a "civility" pledge. What do such pledges mean for free speech and thought on campus?

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Federal Rules Fail at Combating Campus Sexual Assault

Federal policy has been misapplied in ways that have hurt victims of sexual assault on campus in the past; it now threatens the basic rights of students accused of such offenses.
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What is the Real Value of a College Education?

The Department of Education created new federal regulations which aim to shape up America's worst-performing for-profit colleges.
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New Federal Regulations Threaten Students' Freedom of Speech

New federal guidelines handed down from the Department of Education pose fundamental threats to free speech and due process rights of college students.
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The Internship Rat Race: What Does it Say About Higher Ed?

The proliferation of unpaid internships for college students, and universities' eagerness to participate in such programs, may be a sign of misplaced priorities in higher education.
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Win for Westboro Baptist Church Is a Win for College Students

The Supreme Court's recent ruling in favor of the radical Westboro Baptist Church will ultimately benefit the free speech rights of college students.

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What are the Worst Colleges in America for Free Speech?

Peter Bonilla discusses the widespread restrictions on free speech in America's colleges, and which ones come out the worst.
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For-Profit Colleges Are Not the Only Problem in Higher Education

Focusing squarely on the structural problems of for-profit institutions, however, ignores the prevalence of these problems throughout higher education.
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After DADT, Should Colleges Welcome Back ROTC?

As DADT was often cited as the main reason some universities persisted in refusing to recognize ROTC, must they now welcome ROTC back?