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More Freedom Less Regulation For Big Tech

Is Big Tech in need of some more freedom oriented rules? Should they look no further than the free speech principles we already have in this country? Have activists’ and free speech monitors lost their historical memory? Contributor to Quillette, Daniel Friedman joins Dan and Amy to discuss.

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Too Emotional, Fast, Incomplete, And Untrustworthy

Are social media sites designed to keep you angry and upset all the time? Has Twitter reduced our thinking and rational thought? Is money not so much the issue in regards to Big Tech but rather the political power they hold? Instapundit blogger and professor of law at the University of Tennessee, Glenn Reynolds joins Dan and Amy to discuss his new book, “The Social Media Upheaval.”

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Facebook: The Worst Coffee House In The World

Does not every problem in society have a government policy solution? Is publicizing the censorship and political bias of big tech a better solution than having the government take care of it? Are Facebook and Youtube having a hard time trying to decide if they want to be a publisher or an open forum? Writer at The Spectator, Daniel McCarthy joins Dan and John Kass to discuss.

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Free Trade And Free Minds

Can free traders be happy that the threat of tariffs actually worked with Mexico? What colleges are still committed to intellectual diversity? Professor of economics at George Mason University, Walter Williams joins Dan and Amy to discuss.

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“No Safe Spaces”

Are “safe spaces” no longer just on college campuses but prevalent in society at large? Does social media allow people to stay in their own bubble? Are there still people on both sides of the aisle who believe in free speech? Filmmaker, Mark Joseph joins Dan and Amy to discuss his movie “No Safe Spaces” starring Dennis Prager  and Adam Corolla.

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University Of Chicago’s Fight To Fund Abortions

Why are mandatory student life fees being used to fund abortions? Why do students have to fund a practice they are morally opposed to? Brett Barbin, a University of Chicago undergrad, joins Dan and Amy to discuss his experience being the target of the pro-abortion mob after he propsed removing the funding of abortions from student life fees.

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The End Of Speech Codes On Campuses?

Is Trump's EO on campus speech already paying dividends? Are diversity equity and inclusion statements for promotions at colleges a screening device to weed out non leftists in academia? What is the social justice translation for vindictive protectiveness? Rutgers psychology professor, Lee Jussim joins Dan and Amy to discuss.

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The Book Without The Pages

Why did the IRS rehire individuals who had bad track records in the workplace? Does the Trump Administration need to do more to reform the IRS? How is Facebook censoring certain platforms? Does this go against Facebook’s policy? Diamond and Silk, from The Viewers View joins Dan and Amy to discuss.

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America Owes Two Illinoisans A “Thank You”

You’re welcome, America.

That’s not a statement a resident of Illinois gets to make very often with sincerity.

But the nation owes a debt of gratitude to two Illinoisans who advanced the cause of liberty for millions more Americans through their courage to dissent.

Pam Harris and Mark Janus are their names.

Pam is the mother of a young man with developmental disabilities who resisted SEIU’s attempt to force parents of children with disabilities into its union, literally pitting parents against their children.

Pam took her case all the way to the Supreme Court which ruled in her favor in 2014.

That set the table for Mark Janus, a child support specialist for the State of Illinois, who challenged his forced membership in and financing of AFSCME.

Mark took his case all the way to the Supreme Court which ruled in his favor in June.

Without Harris there would’ve been no Janus.

Without Janus, public sector workers in 22 states would still be second-class citizens with respect to their First Amendment rights.

Courage begets courage. 

As I know them both, I can tell you what they would say about the history they’ve made: Don’t worry about remembering our names. Focus instead on emulating our example.


Shame Mobsters On The Rise

Williams College grad and self-described liberal Democrat is an advocate for uncomfortable learning. Is there any more room on the Left for him? Is the new ACLU statement on free speech contain an unnerving chilling effect? Zach Wood, author of Uncensored, joins Dan and Amy to discuss the recent silencing tactics of the left.

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Zach Wood On Free Debate And Thought On College Campuses

Everyone claims to support free speech, but do they actually? Especially at institutions of higher learning, hearing a wide range of perspectives is not often embraced. Zach Wood, a recent graduate of Williams College, is fighting to change that. On this edition of Against the Current, Dan Proft talks to Wood about his advocacy for intellectual diversity and honest, free debate on college campuses and why he thinks higher education is not more supportive of free speech. Wood, though a progressive Democrat himself, also critiques the Left's hostility toward differing opinions. And Proft and Wood dive into their wide range of policy disagreements – from education issues to welfare and much more – in an in-depth dialogue you won't be hearing at many universities, but should be.