‘This is about censorship’: Lawmakers, experts debate the impact and consequences of book bans

BY: - October 5, 2023

“This is not about parental rights,” Friel said. “This is about censorship. It's about marginalizing people. It's about marginalizing communities. It's about marginalizing ideas. And I've said this many times, parents absolutely have the right to determine what is appropriate for their child. They just do not have the right to determine it for everyone else's.” 


When are book bans unconstitutional? A First Amendment scholar explains | Analysis

BY: - April 15, 2022

Decisions made in public schools are analyzed by the courts differently than censorship in nongovernment contexts.

York, Pa. students who fought book ban tell their story to U.S. House panel

BY: - April 8, 2022

'I deserve to walk into my school library and find a book with someone like me,' York student Olivia Pituch said.


Burn this commentary | Opinion

BY: - January 6, 2022

If you’re a believer in the power of books, please join me against those who would have it destroyed.


One weird trick for backsliding democracy: Read banned books | Opinion

BY: - December 8, 2021

Books still carry the biggest ideas in our cultures, abounding with revelations great and small, and allowing us glimpses into other lives and other times.


The New White Flight: banning books that reveal uncomfortable truths | Opinion

BY: - December 1, 2021

Don’t remain silent when freedoms — including the freedom to access books that tell the truth about our nation and its people — are challenged.


Thousands rally for ‘life’: That needs to continue after the slogans end | Tuesday Morning Coffee

BY: - September 28, 2021

What Monday taught us about this fall's legislative priorities. And where Pa. goes next