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Freedom of the Press

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  • Internet Kill Switch Here? Lieberman Bill Causes Worry

    Should the president be given emergency powers to control the Internet in a crisis? The recent Internet shut-off in Egypt has some wondering whether legislation recently introduced by Joe Lieberman and other senators hands the government a "kill switch."...
  • At PEN gala, Charlie Hebdo editor calls for free expression and debate

    At PEN gala, Charlie Hebdo editor calls for free expression and debate
    If the PEN American Center’s mission is to promote free expression and lively discourse, the literary group accomplished that with its decision to honor the French magazine Charlie Hebdo at its annual Literary Gala on Tuesday night. Even before...
  • GOP campaign arm launches fake news sites against Democrats

    GOP campaign arm launches fake news sites against Democrats
    At first glance, the “Central Valley Update,” the “Augusta Update” and the “Aurora Update” appear to be doing what any news site would do: hold local candidates accountable. Problem is, they’re not real news...
  • Chan Lowe: Ferguson, Missouri

    Chan Lowe: Ferguson, Missouri
    If you were traveling in Austria today, you might have seen the story about the ongoing conflict in Ferguson, Missouri plastered across every one of that country’s front pages.   Why would a remote Central European country care so much about a...
  • Chan Lowe: Docs vs. Glocks the law of the land

    Chan Lowe: Docs vs. Glocks the law of the land
    Thank you, 11th Circuit Court of Appeals. Now, due to your two-to-one ruling, there are two things to which Florida doctors have no right under the First Amendment: to shout “Fire” in a crowded theater, and to ask any questions to a patient...
  • Supreme Court decision should be questioned [Letter]

    Supreme Court decision should be questioned [Letter]
    In a letter in the Sun, Kelli Kirchner of Cumberland expresses her happiness with the Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby decision and seems to believe no one should question or try to change it ("Why is Mikulski trying to 'fix' the Supreme Court decision?"...
  • Another state could be getting Confederate flag license plate

    Another state could be getting Confederate flag license plate
    There are several states in the union that allow specialty license plates adorned with the Confederate flag. And now there could be one more, Texas. Will Florida be next? Probably not, but here's why. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth District...
  • Ex-Bucks teacher can't sue over blog, judge says

    A former Bucks County high school teacher who claimed she was fired for disparaging students as "frightfully dim," "utterly loathsome," and "whiny" in an online blog can't sue the district for violating her right to free speech, a federal judge has ruled....
  • Detroit child shot to death in bed; police hold 'person of interest'

    Detroit child shot to death in bed; police hold 'person of interest'
    An 8-year-old Detroit boy was shot and killed Wednesday while lying in bed, authorities said, and police are interviewing a "person of interest" in the case. Detroit Police Sgt. Michael Woody, a department spokesman, told the Los Angeles Times that...
  • Kamenetz thwarts open government [Letter]

    Kamenetz thwarts open government [Letter]
    Your recent articles, "Reshaped Baltimore County library board" (July 11) and "Balto. Co. police should not have contacted Dundalk activists, chief says" (July 28), seem to be spot-on regarding the limited amount of free speech and expression that are...
  • TV talk missing 1980 Cuban context for Texas border crisis

    TV talk missing 1980 Cuban context for Texas border crisis
    I can't believe how much talk about the Texas border crisis I've heard on cable news the last two weeks without any mention of the Mariel boatlift of 1980. This is textbook for what I mean about TV news -- from the network and cable level on down --...