Research

Can Government Contractors Refuse Workers Based on Religious Beliefs?

Office Meeting

The greatly expanded scope of the exemption means that it has the potential to bolster one aspect of religious freedom (for some) while undermining another.
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Punishing Congress Members for Free Speech Violates First Amendment

U.S. Capitol

The essence of our First Amendment freedoms is the government may not inhibit or punish us for our speech, regardless of the content of that speech.
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Are social media companies going “too far” to regulate content on their platforms?

Social media

Americans are no longer taking everything they see on the internet at face value — and that’s a good thing for our democracy.
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#FREEAUSTINTICE

Austin Tice, free press

August 14, 2019 marks seven years since American journalist Austin Tice went missing in Syria.
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Countering Conspiracy Theories with Critical Thinking

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Conspiracy theories are growing, alongside their consequences, but it is possible to help limit their spread and harmful effects.
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Are Religious People Really Ignorant About Religion?

People Praying

The answer to that question depends entirely on what we think it means to know about religion.
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Then and Now, Flag Burner Benefits From 1989 First Amendment Ruling

United States Flag

Thirty years ago, the Supreme Court handed down a landmark free speech decision, ruling that burning the U.S. flag was a form of “expressive conduct.”
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When Is a Religious Symbol Not a Religious Symbol?

Religions

The Supreme Court case that explores whether courts or government agencies are competent to adjudicate what is religious and what is not.
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We Once Went “MAD” for the Magazine — and It Was Fun and Funny

MAD Magazine, Mascot

The world is soon going to be a little bit less MAD — and the poorer for it.
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Lessons from Brooklyn

America, Flag, U.S.

To have equity for people of all religions and none, we must guarantee fair treatment, access, opportunity and advancement for all — not just for the people who look like us and believe the same things we do.
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