The shootings at the Charlie Hebdo offices in Paris last week have led to yet another round of conversations about free speech. [blocktext align=”right”]While I hate the fact that these folks chose to fight speech they didn’t like with automatic weapons instead of with more speech, I also hate what they’re forcing me to defend. To…

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Freedom isn’t free. That refrain has danced in my head since the tragic murders of 12 people at Charlie Hebdo magazine in Paris. The satirical publication had long faced threats from Islamic extremists who believed the magazine’s cartoons insulted the Islamic Prophet Muhammad. In 2011, the threats morphed into violence when the magazine’s offices were…

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