Pretexts and posturing run throughout the public discourse, dominated by partisan apparatchiks around both Trump and the Democrats.
Truthdig correspondent Michael Nigro is on the ground to document the rally and counterprotest.
In wake of violence at white supremacist rally in Virginia, the rights group revises its policy for protesters who carry weapons.
The website-hosting company DreamHost is challenging the Justice Department's search warrant in court.
Google’s decision to fire engineer James Damore for a controversial memo raises questions about free speech.
Can free speech be isolated as an absolute value when any practice of freedom is affected by the social and political context of today’s unequal power relations?
Behind the headline-grabbing chaos, decades of progressive policy achievements are being quietly undone by the army of loyalists, such as new FCC head Ajit Pai, that Trump is assembling around him.
President Trump’s playbook to curb free speech and silence dissenting voices goes far beyond his Twitter rants and attacks on the press. (Pictured, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai.)
The president presides over an America in which “analysis and historical memory have given way to a culture of spectacles, sensationalism and immediacy,” says journalist Henry A. Giroux.
Recent attempts to quash the freedom to speak reflect the know-nothing intolerance afflicting this nation.