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Editorial: Post-Gazette wrong to give Shapiro’s xenophobia a platform

Ben Shapiro speaks at the 2018 Young Women's Leadership Summit hosted by Turning Point USA in Dallas.
March 22, 2020
While Shapiro has the freedom to express his opinion as he wishes, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette should not be giving Shapiro, or his racism, a platform.

Pitt waives Shapiro fee for College Republicans

The University will waive the security fee it charged the Pitt College Republicans for Ben Shapiro’s talk on campus last November.
January 28, 2019
University spokesman Joe Miksch said the College Republicans were responsible for the fee, as “consistent with University guidelines,” but the University would waive it due to the high cost to the club.

Report evaluates colleges’ free speech rules

Ben Shapiro speaking at the 2018 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Maryland.
January 10, 2019
Free speech rights are among the most debated topics on college campuses across the country. But the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, FIRE, put free speech issues into numbers in a report last month.

Alliance Defending Freedom demands Pitt rescind security fee for Shapiro event

Alliance Defending Freedom demands Pitt rescind security fee for Shapiro event
December 9, 2018
Young America’s Foundation is moving forward with its complaint against the University of Pittsburgh for an allegedly unlawful security fee imposed ahead of the campus visit of conservative commentator Ben Shapiro in November.

Ben Shapiro brings much-needed political diversity to Pitt

Ben Shapiro speaks at the 2018 Young Women's Leadership Summit hosted by Turning Point USA in Dallas.
November 20, 2018
Shapiro may be forceful in his arguments, but he’s a principled conservative who shouldn’t whip up the left into throngs of anger.

Ben Shapiro appearance sparks controversy

Ben Shapiro spoke at the 2016 Politicon at the Pasadena Convention Center in Pasadena, California.
November 15, 2018
On his tour of college campuses this fall, conservative author and political commentator Ben Shapiro has spoken to sold-out rooms on visits that have become famous for protests and controversy.

Editorial: Proposed YAF lawsuit against Pitt unnecessary, harmful

Ben Shapiro spoke at the 2018 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Maryland.
November 15, 2018
Pitt levied a $5,546 security fee against YAF for hosting Ben Shapiro — and YAF swiftly threatened to sue the university in response. But the lawsuit would be a completely unnecessary publicity stunt.

Young America’s Foundation threatens lawsuit against Pitt over Ben Shapiro security fee

Ben Shapiro speaking at the 2018 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Maryland.
November 14, 2018
After Pitt charged YAF with a $5,000 security fee for its planned Ben Shapiro speech, the conservative group threatened legal action, alleging the fee is unconstitutional.

Berkeley braces for right-wing commentator Ben Shapiro’s visit

September 12, 2017

Girding itself for a visit from another polarizing political figure and the possibility of more violent protests, the University of California, Berkeley is tightening campus security. In a message sent...

Column: Dear Ben Shapiro, You’re wrong about Trump

Conservative commentator Ben Shapiro has a theory about Trump and Comey. (Photo by Gage Skidmore/ Flickr via Creative Commons)
June 20, 2017

Dear Ben Shapiro, You have been completely wrong since May 10, the day after Trump fired Comey. In the June 8 episode of The Ben Shapiro Podcast, one of the most popular conservative podcasts in...

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