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The issue of free speech reared its ugly head again this week when UC Berkeley cancelled a speech by professional provocateur Ann Coulter. The school said it was a matter of public safety, but Coulter and the group who invited her say it’s an attempt at censorship.
A protest at Vermont’s Middlebury College against conservative author Charlies Murray, who was invited to speak, quickly got out of hand last week—ending with one person in the emergency room. The incident comes weeks after another controversial conservative—former Breitbart Editor Milo Yiannopoulos—sparked protests at the University of California at Berkley.
Thursday’s Republican debate offered candidates another chance to tackle a big issue that’s been monopolized by the Democrats: how to rein in the dauntingly high cost of going to college. In every Democratic debate, the candidates have talked at length about how to grapple with the rising cost of higher education. So where do all the candidates stand on the issue?