Evan Ferguson

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Sorry, kids, the 1st Amendment does protect 'hate speech'

A recent poll of college students' attitudes toward free speech (in general and on campus) is a mixed bag.<p>The survey by McLaughlin & Associates for the William F. Buckley Jr. Program at Yale shows that 87% of respondents agreed with this statement: "There is educational value in listening to and …

Government

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The long and complicated career of Dan Rather.<p>On the door to Dan Rather’s office at CBS are two fading gold lines of script: “Go tell the Spartans, thou who passest by, / That here, obedient to their laws, we lie.” The quotation, Rather told me—the words of the Spartans who died holding off the …

Fox News has nothing but fear: Here’s how we fight back against lies — and win

The right took Congress with scare tactics. To hold the White House in 2016, Democrats need an aggressive counter<p>In the mid-term elections, the GOP’s not-so-secret weapon was fear. Fear of Ebola, fear of ISIS, and fear of immigrants all played a significant role in shaping the pre-election …

Political Science