Shelf Awareness provides a useful overview of the free speech and First Amendment debates currently roiling the USA:

In the last week, two pieces in the New York Times have explored or touched on the issue of free speech.

Last Friday, a Times editorial entitled “America Has a Free Speech Problem,” began, “For all the tolerance and enlightenment that modern society claims, Americans are losing hold of a fundamental right as citizens of a free country: the right to speak their minds and voice their opinions in public without fear of being shamed or shunned.” …. continued