It seems lately that every political commentator and columnist has become an authority on the state of free speech on college campuses. We’re constantly hearing that universities have been taken over by coddled students demanding to be protected from any idea or opinion that might make them uncomfortable. Lately the debate over campus speech has gotten […]
Who pays for free speech? Last weekend, an attendee at the Wisconsin-Nebraska game in Camp Randall wore a costume depicting President Barack Obama with a noose around its head, with a second person depicting Trump, holding the noose. The fans were asked to remove the noose by stadium officials; however, they were allowed to stay […]
In response to a caller, Monday Buzz host Brian Standing gives listeners advice about what to expect if you are arrested for singing in the Wisconsin State Capitol.
07-29-2013: Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances. Seems pretty simple, no? Well, with the hammer coming […]
Donald Downs, legal constitutional scholar at U.W.-Madison, joined Brian Standing on the Buzz to discuss the good and the bad of the federal court’s Capitol access decision.
53 years ago today, hundreds of University Berkley Students protested hearings of the House Un-americans Activities Committee. The San Francisco Police responded with water cannons. The next day, the protest swelled into the thousands and the free-speech movement was born. This week’s rant of the week features student activist Mario Salvo from a few years later on […]