If there is a bedrock principle underlying the First Amendment, it is that Government may not prohibit the expression of an idea simply because society finds the idea itself offensive or disagreeable. […]
Dr. Denny Wilkins
Dr. Denny Wilkins professes journalism at a small, private university in the Northeast. He has climbed, hiked, kayaked, photographed, skied, and otherwise meandered aimlessly throughout the American West for decades. He has degrees in geology, environmental studies, and communication — and has tried to make use of them as a co-founder of the progressive cultural blog ScholarsandRogues.com. He’s broadly interested in how the world works and why it works that way. He hates writing, although he does like having written well.
… for a 1950s-era Chevy Apache beside the main drag of Tucumcari, New Mexico.
… alongside a gate on the Navajo reservation on BIA Route 13 near Shiprock, New Mexico.
Scientists should be allowed to conduct rigorous research independent of government interference. But Rep. Smith does not trust scientists, whom he considers politically motivated. How nice of the retiring Rep. Lamar Smith […]
… near Amarillo, Texas.
Those who can control language have power over those who cannot. That has been the most corrosive power exercised by President Donald’s administration. This is especially true in matters relating to science. […]
… and friends in the forest at my university.