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First Ammendment

Finishing the Second American Revolution

Joseph B. Kadane | Posted 09.30.2013 | Politics
Joseph B. Kadane

There was a time when corporations were a creature of the state, set up and licensed to aggregate capital to achieve certain public purposes. These roles are now nearly reversed, but certain steps are needed to complete the process.

Pfc. Bradley Manning Is Being Railroaded? All Aboard.

Victor M. Feraru | Posted 06.11.2013 | Politics
Victor M. Feraru

What Manning and WikiLeaks shared was journalism in its purest form, plain and simple. What follows is a dog and pony show where Bradley will likely pay with his life.

From the Front Lines of Chick-fil-A's Fowl Play

Anthony Martinez | Posted 10.02.2012 | Chicago
Anthony Martinez

Free speech and religious liberty is a civil rights issue. I would never seek to limit the First Amendment rights of other individuals. Chick-fil-A has a right to free speech, but we have a right to push back against its discriminatory practices.

No Free Speech at Mr. Jefferson's Library

Peter Van Buren | Posted 01.28.2012 | Politics
Peter Van Buren

As the occupiers of Zuccotti Park recently found out, the government's ability to limit free speech, to stop the First Amendment, to undercut the right to peaceably assemble and petition for redress of grievances, is perhaps the most critical issue our republic can face.

City Charges Street Artists For Gaining 'Notoriety Through Crime'

AP | CHRISTINA HOAG | Posted 06.02.2011 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES — Not so long ago, Cristian Gheorghiu roamed the streets of Los Angeles at all hours, black marker in his pocket, hunting for walls ...

Florida: Could Photo of Pigpen Get You 30 Years in the State Pen?

Scott Edwards | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Scott Edwards

Senator Norman's misguided bill is yet another attempt to keep a tight, dark lid on the many, many wrongs being committed today by the factory farming industry.

America's Crucial Choice: Religious Division Or Unity

Eboo Patel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Eboo Patel

The same arguments marshaled against Jews and Catholics in previous eras are being advanced against Muslims today. Unity in America is not to be taken for granted. Every generation must both preserve and protect our nation's core principle.

Coast Guard Media Liaison Works for BP's PR Agency

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Georgianne Nienaber

Did my July 3 post inadvertently provide a bully pulpit for BP and Coast Guard propaganda? As it turns out, there is plenty of room for concern regarding this apparent marriage of public relations and a government agency.

Facing the Future as a Media Felon on the Gulf Coast

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Georgianne Nienaber

The United States Coast Guard considers me a felon now, because I "willfully" want to obtain more photos like these to show you the utter devastation ...

Elena Kagan: Way Too Boring For Scandal-Starved Media

Dan Abrams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Dan Abrams

The mere specks of spongy legal dirt from Elena Kagan's past do not exactly offer the fleshy and easily understandable outrage that serves as the media's lifeblood.

The Schools Are Destroying Freedom of Speech

John W. Whitehead | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John W. Whitehead

"The Constitution makes clear there can be no religious test for holding office, and it is just as clear there can be no religious test for individual...