DISCOVER THE ISSUES
Freedom of Expression
Freedom of speech is one of our most fundamental rights as Americans, guaranteed in the First Amendment and held dear by liberals, conservatives, and libertarians. But this freedom has become fraught in America today. From college campuses to social media to sports fields to Presidential tweets, battles over the right to express ourselves, and how we may or may not do so, are reaching a fever pitch given political polarization, racial tensions, and identity politics. How should this basic right be interpreted in the context of our times? Are lies and “fake news” protected speech? Does the First Amendment’s speech clause need a 21st century upgrade? Explore what happens when the First Amendment goes to school.
BACKGROUND RESOURCES ON FREEDOM OF SPEECH
Want to support Next Generation Politics?
Next Generation Politics is a new nonprofit that relies on the contributions of donors like you. Please be as generous as you can in helping us equip a future generation of informed, engaged citizens.
News & Updates
For folks all over, COVID-19 has taken over their lives. From constant posts on social media to governments ordering isolation, it is difficult to hear about much else. Although it seems like nothing in the world is happening except for the COVID-19 pandemic, that is...
As the race for the presidency continues, there has been an evident increase in agitation by various groups and organizations across the country. In early January, The Sunrise Movement, one of the leading organizations against the current climate crisis, voiced its...
Ever since the 1980s, March has been internationally recognized as Women’s History Month. This year, we celebrate the occasion by acknowledging the 100-year anniversary of Congress ratifying women’s suffrage, reflect on the innumerable contributions that women have...
#NEXTGENPOLITICS SOCIAL CHATTER