Category Archives: Free Speech

Jun
13
2016

A Vote Against Hillary

13, Jun

By Katie Kieffer


Trump never promised me anything. Indeed, he refused to promise not to run third party. Yet those who proposed political marriage—or unity—to Trump are now filing for divorce, even though it means losing our country to Hillary.

If you’re a regular reader, you have likely intuited that my top choices for president were Sen. Rand Paul and Sen. Ted Cruz. But I refuse to join the “Never Trump” crowd and feel drawn to explain why—so that you too may decide. Continue reading

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Apr
25
2016

Notre Dame Hugs Biden Back

25, Apr

By Katie Kieffer

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Vice President Joe Biden is a hugger: the Internet is awash with memes mocking his gauche embraces of other people’s wives and daughters. Well, next month, the University of Notre Dame—one of America’s most prominent Catholic institutions of higher learning—will metaphorically hug Biden back. By awarding him a prestigious Laetare Medal.

Notre Dame’s decision to honor a man who actively works to implement public policies that will derail the University’s ability to express its own First Amendment rights of free speech and religious expression holds a lesson—and a warning—for us all, Catholic or not. Continue reading

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Mar
30
2016

Sex and Gossip: Millennials Just Roll Their Eyes

30, Mar

By Katie Kieffer

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“Pervy Ted Cruz Caught Cheating!” The National Enquirer proclaimed last week.

Twitter erupted with the hashtag #CruzSexScandal.

To a casual observer, false claims of Cruz’s “5 Secret Mistresses!” might have seemed to sink his ship. But a new poll reveals millennials definitively favor Cruz over Trump or Clinton. Continue reading

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Feb
22
2016

Apple Is On Your Side

22, Feb

By Katie Kieffer

Steve Jobs

Obama’s order for Apple to let him hack your iPhone is not about fighting terror—it’s about iPhone dominion. You deserve to know how an attack on Apple’s encryption technology threatens your safety. Continue reading

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Aug
31
2015

Jorge Ramos Wins “Victim Apprentice”

31, Aug

By Katie Kieffer

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Congratulations to Univision’s Jorge Ramos on winning Victim Apprentice! You succeeded in pouting and shouting your way to the spotlight.

Victim Apprentice is a real reality show hosted by Donald Trump—without Trump realizing he’s hosting it. Contestants are C-level celebrities who crave attention but lack talent. Desperate for a career boost, they metaphorically throw themselves in front of Trump’s car as he cruises down the highway—forcing him to slam on the breaks and bump into them. Continue reading

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Jan
19
2015

Why Orthodox Jewish Women are Happy

19, Jan

By Katie Kieffer


Orthodox Jewish women and conservative Muslim women both follow modesty rules, but Orthodox Jewish women are devout without abandoning their individuality and civil liberties.

26-year-old Hayat Boumedienneis the suspected accomplice in last week’s 3-day terror attack in Paris, France. Her common law husband, Amedy Coulibaly, murdered four Jews and a policewoman in a kosher Paris market. Continue reading

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Jan
12
2015

We Could Be Heroes, Me & You

12, Jan

By Katie Kieffer


12 Charlie Hebdo staffers who died for free speech and 25 Republicans who voted against U.S. Speaker John Boehner are heroes. We too could be heroes, me and you.

“We could be heroes, me and you,” are lyrics from Heroes (We Could Be)—a 2014 number one hit single by Swedish DJ Allesso, featuring singer Tove Lo. The lyrics reverberate with new meaning after the January 7 terror attack on the French weekly satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo. Continue reading

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Sep
29
2014

Get Thee To A Nunnery, Biden

29, Sep

By Katie Kieffer


To a nunnery, go, and quickly too. Farewell, Joe Biden.

Our Democratic Vice President is a self-proclaimed Catholic. Yet unlike former President John F. Kennedy, also a Catholic Democrat, Joseph R. Biden consistently exploits his political power to control his church. JFK respected the separation of church and state. JRB embraces blurred lines. Continue reading

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Jul
07
2014

Marine-Artist “Sabo” Attacks Political Correctness

07, Jul

By Katie Kieffer


Former Marine and anonymous street artist “Sabo” uses paint and provocative posters to compel Americans to think outside the box of political correctness.

Sabo is not a “kid-friendly” artist. His art incorporates the middle finger, a topless Wendy Davis “Barbie” doll, and Nancy Pelosi twerking in latex lingerie. But Sabo uses incendiary language and images solely to get Americans to think about hard issues rather than sweeping them away with political correctness. Continue reading

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May
12
2014

Eric Holder Guns Down Gun Owners and Journalists

12, May

By Katie Kieffer

Eric Holder

Eric Holder gets a thrill out of villainy. He’s the DOJ’s original bad boy.

Holder appears to be a bit confused about his job description. Instead of behaving like the U.S. Attorney General, he’s displaying the maturity of a 17-year-old and the cunning of a mobster. Continue reading

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