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Freedom of the Press

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  • Barbara Walters retired? Uhhh ... I don't think so!

    "I GAVE them hope!" remarked Barbara Walters, accepting the 21st First Amendment Award and speaking of the old days when she used to rise at 4 a.m. on West 57th Street to go work on "The Today Show." She has told this story before -- of how she...
  • Key decisions loom as Supreme Court session nears end

    — The Supreme Court heads into the last two weeks of its annual term Monday seemingly poised to hand down a series of decisions that will come as defeats to President Obama and victories for foes of abortion. Already this year, the court has...
  • When it comes to politics, there's no need to outlaw lying

    When it comes to politics, there's no need to outlaw lying
    In more than a dozen states it can be a criminal offense to make a false statement about a candidate for public office. But such laws are unnecessary, and open to abuse. On Monday, the Supreme Court handed down a unanimous decision that could be the first...
  • Lying about candidates and gun buys

     Lying about candidates and gun buys
    Everyone lies. It's human nature, so much so that anyone who says, "I always tell the truth" is automatically exposed as untrustworthy. Small lies or whoppers, white lies or diabolical deceptions — they are as unavoidable as death and taxes. In...
  • Two Russian journalists killed in Ukrainian attack on separatists

    Two Russian television journalists were killed Tuesday in a Ukrainian military attack on a militant roadblock near the eastern city of Luhansk, stirring accusations by the Russian government and media that Kiev's troops are targeting civilians. Reporter...
  • Fixing the recall system

    Fixing the recall system
    Leann Darrow has been waiting on her General Motors dealership for more than a month to get the defective ignition switch on her 2005 Chevrolet Cobalt replaced. She has been nervous about driving the car, but as of last week, she was still waiting for...
  • Should 'Redskins' lose trademark protection?

    Two things strike me as clear from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office's decision to revoke the trademark registration of the Washington Redskins on the ground that the name is disparaging to Native Americans. The first is that the term is blatantly...
  • It's time to declutter California's messy Constitution

    It's time to declutter California's messy Constitution
    Quick. Can you name an amendment in California's Constitution? Probably not, but if you vote regularly, you've weighed in on a lot of them. Like other state officials, I have sworn an oath "to protect and defend both the Constitution of the United...
  • Jailed Iranian Director Mahnaz Mohammadi Sparks Mounting International Outrage

    Concern is mounting in the international film community over Iranian director, actress and women's rights activist Mahnaz Mohammadi who on June 7th reportedly began serving a five year sentence in Iran's Evin Prison, on the outskirts of Tehran, on charges...
  • With new rules, China tightens screws on press freedom

    With new rules, China tightens screws on press freedom
    For the past few months, freelance investigative journalist Ji Xuguang has been researching a story on the Chinese government’s program of demolishing people’s homes to make way for development projects. He planned to pitch it to one of his...
  • Volunteer Baltimore County officer to remain suspended after video incident

    Volunteer Baltimore County officer to remain suspended after video incident
    A volunteer Baltimore County police officer who was videotaped in February telling a citizen he had "lost" his right to free speech will remain with the program but cannot return to patrol duties, Police Chief Jim Johnson said Friday. The video of the...