Too many clouds hamper journalism’s ability to tell you what you need to know. Democracy dies in darkness. — motto of The Washington Post Oh, joy — it’s National Sunshine Week. That […]
Journalists aren’t your enemy — they might be your last resort. Imagine you’ve been wronged. Someone, or some faceless corporation or other spineless institution, has caused you physical, emotional, or financial injury. […]
If there is a bedrock principle underlying the First Amendment, it is that Government may not prohibit the expression of an idea simply because society finds the idea itself offensive or disagreeable. […]
Since I left college in the ‘60s, my “thankful” list has shrunk. The “not thankful” list is on its second ream of paper. Ah, Thanksgiving. The time to be thankful, as tradition […]
Alabama Republicans choose homophobic, racist, Islamophobic Roy Moore to run for the US Senate.
Consider this verdict based on the evidence of economics: Local print newspapers ought to die. Now. That’s what one observer believes, and he’s pretty convincing. Newspapers are on their deathbeds now, burdened […]
American vs. unAmerican values, according to the First Amendment of the Constitution of the United States of America
Values that run contrary to the Constitution of the United States of America are, by definition, unAmerican values. Let’s consider the rights defined by the First Amendment.
Today a three judge panel from the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled unanimously that they would not overturn the injunction blocking most of Donald’s immigration and travel ban Executive Order. I […]
I’ve been thinking about my values a lot since the election, and I’ve realized what my most fundamental value is – fairness.
SCOTUS takes on the First Amendment case of The Slants, a band crying foul over a U.S. patent office refusal to trademark its name by Amber Healy The Supreme Court of the […]