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“Authoritarianism Doesn’t Stop at the Water’s Edge”
Foreign Policy, May 27, 2021

“Killing Hong Kong’s Free Press Will Harm Its Economy”
Foreign Policy, May 3, 2021

“Romanticizing Dissidents Plays Into the Hands of Repressive Governments”
Foreign Policy, April 1, 2021

“Banning Trump from Facebook may feel good. Here’s why it might be wrong”
Los Angeles Times, January 27, 2021

“Don’t Let Trump’s Second Trial Change the First Amendment”
The New York Times, January 14, 2021

“Biden Must Restore America’s Reputation as a Beacon of Press Freedom”
Foreign Policy, November 12, 2020

“How to Stop the Export of Authoritarianism”
Foreign Policy, October 5, 2020

“What Is the State of Free Speech Today? ‘It’s Under Profound Threat,’ Says the Head of PEN America”
Time, September 2, 2020

“‘Cancel culture’ censorship can be most dangerous for those who promote social justice”
NBC News THINK, August 4, 2020

“Suzanne Nossel Wants You to ‘Dare to Speak’”
Shondaland, August 3, 2020

“For Speech We Abhor: Talking to Suzanne Nossel”
Los Angeles Review of Books, July 31, 2020

“The American Approach to Free Speech is Flawed — but It’s the Best Option We Have”
Slate, July 28, 2020

“Has Free Speech Become an Even More Partisan Issue Under the Trump Administration?”
LitHub, July 15, 2020

“Five myths about free speech”
The Washington Post, July 2, 2020

“Those who exercise free speech should also defend it — even when it’s offensive”
Los Angeles Times, June 19, 2020

“We need smart solutions to mitigate the coronavirus’s impact. Here are 37.”
The Washington Post, May 14, 2020

“Don’t Let Leaders Use the Coronavirus as an Excuse to Violate Civil Liberties”
Foreign Policy, April 13, 2020

“As We Confront a Pandemic, U.S. State and Federal Government Must Support Local News”
Slate, March 27, 2020

“China Is Fighting the Coronavirus Propaganda War to Win”
Foreign Policy, March 20, 2020

“Fool Us Once, Shame on You. Fool Us in 2020, Shame on Us.”
The New York Times, December 17, 2019

“Kamala Harris wants to boot Trump from Twitter. It wouldn’t work.”
The Washington Post, October 4, 2019

“Joaquin Castro’s Tweet Was Not Doxxing”
The New York Times, August 9, 2019

“The Alarming Assault on the Free Press”
CNN, May 2, 2019

“Why Trump’s Campus Free Speech Order is a Big Risk”
CNN, March 18, 2019

“Bernie Sanders Still Doesn’t Pass the Commander-in-Chief Test”
Foreign Policy, March 1, 2019

“Trump and May Are Discrediting Democracy”
Foreign Policy, January 24, 2019

“Enforced Silence Is Just As Dangerous As Any Offensive Rhetoric”
The Washington Post, November 16, 2018

“Trump’s Divisive Speech Puts the First Amendment at Risk”
Foreign Policy, October 31, 2018

“Trump’s Attacks on the Press Are Illegal. We’re Suing.”
Politico, October 16, 2018

“Journalists are Routinely Murdered Around the World. They Deserve Outrage Just Like Jamal Khashoggi”
Los Angeles Times, October 16, 2018

“Google Is Handing the Future of the Internet to China”
Foreign Policy, September 10, 2018

“The Job of Human Rights Chief Isn’t What You Think”
Foreign Policy, August 9, 2018

“What the Trump Administration Gets Very Wrong About Free Speech”
CNN, August 7, 2018

“Once Upon a Time, Helsinki Meant Human Rights”
Foreign Policy, July 11, 2018

“Sometimes More Speech Isn’t the Solution to Offensive Speech” 
The Washington Post, May 29, 2018

“You Can Only Protect Campus Speech if You Acknowledge Racism” 
The Washington Post, May 25, 2018 

“Rex Tillerson Proved CEOs Are DOA in Washington”
Foreign Policy. March 13, 2018

“We Cannot Continue to Treat All Offensive Speech Acts – Intentional or Not – As Equally Blameworthy”
Pioneer Press, March 11, 2018

“Serving Under Trump Is Not a Crime”
Foreign Policy, February 7, 2018

“Trump’s Every Tweet Shouldn’t Dominate the News Cycle, but His Blather Demands Confrontation”
Los Angeles Times, January 16, 2018

“Not all Campus Speakers are Created Equal (Especially When They’re From the German Far Right)”
The Washington Post, October 31, 2017

“NFL Owners Need to Play Defense to Protect Free Speech” 
The Washington PostOctober 15, 2017

“The Pro-Free Speech Way to Fight Fake News”
Foreign Policy, October 12, 2017

“The Jemele Hill Controversy Portends a World Stripped of Our Culture of Free Expression”
Los Angeles Times, September 15, 2017

“The Problem with Making Hate Speech Illegal”
Foreign PolicyAugust 14, 2017

“How We Communicate is Changing. So Should the Way We Think About Free Speech.”
The Washington Post, August 11, 2017

“The Gross Misconduct of Radwan Ziadeh’s Asylum Denial”
Foreign Policy. July 25, 2017

“No, Hateful Speech is Not the Same Thing as Violence.”
The Washington Post, June 22, 2017

“It’s OK that Trump Doesn’t Care About Human Rights”
Foreign Policy, June 19, 2017

“Can Freedom of the Press Survive Trump’s Onslaught?”
Foreign Policy, May 3, 2017

“Beware the Ides of Leaving the Human Rights Council”
Foreign Policy, March 14, 2017

“‘America First’ Puts Freedom and Leadership Last”
CNN, March 5, 2017

“What’s at Stake When Trump Discredits the Press”
Just Security, March 1, 2017

“Milo Yiannopoulos, Hate Speech, and Campus Protest: A Primer”
The Washington Post, February 6, 2017

“Donald Trump Acts Like an Authoritarian Thug Toward the Press”
The Guardian, January 12, 2017

“To Fight ‘Hate Speech,’ Stop Talking About It”
The Washington Post, June 3, 2016

“Pushing Back Against the Tyrants”
Democracy, Summer 2016

“What U.S. Publishers Owe China”
The Washington Post, May 26, 2016

“Europe’s Free-Speech Apocalypse Is Already Here”
Foreign Policy, March 17, 2016

“Who is Entitled to Be Heard?”
The New York Times, November 12, 2015

“Who Will Speak for China’s Dissidents”
Los Angeles Times, September 20, 2015

“The Fight Over Jemele Hills Tweets Won’t Go Away, It’s About Truth and Race in The Trump Era”
The Washington Post, September 19, 2015

“Closing a Vital Window Into China”
Foreign Policy, February 4, 2015