Milo Yiannopoulos limits free speech with attacks

Pieter Sittler and Troy Worden’s understanding of “free speech,” as advanced in their Valentine’s Day op-ed, doesn’t stand up to intellectual scrutiny. First, the right to free speech hardly means the right to be paid to speak in whatever venue one chooses. Milo Yiannopoulos is free to preach on any
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Letterstotheeditor_WilliamPan

Letter to the Editor: Dykes and the budget

Given Cal’s star status in Bloomberg BusinessWeek’s Jan. 4 article on the piles of debt accumulated by university athletics departments, throwing $5.8 million at Sonny Dykes on his way out the door added insult to injury. I don’t intend to argue UC Berkeley’s contractual obligations to Dykes but just to
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Letterstotheeditor_WilliamPan

Bad mischaracterization of business group shows bias

Regarding your description of the Downtown Berkeley Association, or DBA, in Semira Sherief’s article in your Sept. 30 edition: The DBA is composed of downtown businesses, both large and small, and advocates for those businesses. It is not “a nonprofit focused on making improvements to the downtown area” as your
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Letterstotheeditor_WilliamPan

Victim-blaming ignores issue

In his long letter to the UC Berkeley School of Law community, Sujit Choudhry has demonstrated a creative way to blame the victim. He does not deny that the things his victim said happened actually happened. But he implies that she is somehow complicit because of the amount of time
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