Articles Tagged With ‘Free Speech’

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Is Cal Poly president all talk and no walk?

Allan Cooper

OPINION by ALLAN COOPER I was horrified to read that Milo Yiannopoulos has been invited by the Cal Poly College Republicans to speak at the Spanos Theater on January 31. This self-described “alt-right” conservative has... (Continue reading)

‘Dangerous faggot’ to speak at Cal Poly, queer students protest

Milo Yiannopoulos

As part of the “Dangerous Faggot Tour,” openly gay man and prominent conservative activist Milo Yiannopoulos is due to speak before a packed-house at Cal Poly’s Spanos Theater on Jan. 31. Cal Poly’s Queer Student... (Continue reading)

Can the First Amendment survive President Donald Trump?

Peter Scheer

OPINION by PETER SCHEER Freedom of speech is as fragile as it is precious. President-elect Donald Trump likes to talk about a future in which America will be great “again.” Freedom of speech—in particular, the... (Continue reading)

Anti-Trump protests continue in SLO and in the nation


For the second time in several days, hundreds of protesters marched Saturday in San Luis Obispo to show their disapproval of Donald Trump. For the past four days, throughout the country people have protested the... (Continue reading)

Finding solace in Steinbeck during the time of Trump


OPINION by STEPHEN COOPER In a jittery, newly authoritarian land of hatred and hurt, chastened criminal and social justice reformers and human rights advocates can find solace and sustenance in the words and works of... (Continue reading)

Orcutt student ordered to take off Bill Clinton ‘rape’ shirt

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Orcutt Academy High School administrators ordered an 11th grade student to remove a shirt he was wearing that pictured former president Bill Clinton with the word “RAPE” underneath. [KCOY] Brett Abel said he wore the... (Continue reading)

Is free speech a defense against corruption in California?

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The California Supreme Court ruled Monday that votes cast by elected officials constitute protected free speech. In the decision, the state’s high court sided with former city council members who allegedly voted for a garbage... (Continue reading)

California KKK rally turns violent (video)


Two Ku Klux Klan members were stomped on the ground and three counter protesters were stabbed as violence erupted at an Anaheim KKK rally before the event even started. On Saturday, a KKK group planned... (Continue reading)

Morro Bay council passes on public comment crackdown

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The Morro Bay City Council discarded the advice of its city attorney who suggested cracking down on public speakers who use council meetings to announce political campaigns. [Tribune] At the Jan. 12 council meeting, Morro... (Continue reading)

Discourse, diversity and democracy

Debbie Peterson

OPINION By DEBBIE PETERSON As the target of criticism over my role on the steering committee of the SLO County chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union (a position also held by the fearless publisher... (Continue reading)

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