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Freedom of the Press

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  • Public Scrutiny Will Solve Charter School Problems

    Public Scrutiny Will Solve Charter School Problems
    It has been, locally and nationally, a rough patch for charter schools. The Detroit Free Press published a scathing report last month on Michigan's charter school system, finding instances of double-dipping, lack of transparency and wasteful spending....
  • Rupert Murdoch may not take no for an answer from Time Warner

    Rupert Murdoch wants one more jewel for his crown. The 83-year-old media mogul's audacious $80-billion bid to acquire Time Warner was rejected, but people close to Murdoch say that he hasn't given up. Time Warner's stock soared 17% on Wednesday amid...
  • Ukraine accuses Russia of abducting female military pilot

    Russian authorities on Wednesday charged a captured Ukrainian military pilot with complicity in the deaths last month of two Russian journalists, spurring accusations in Kiev that the female officer was abducted by pro-Russia militants and illegally...
  • Trayvon Martin: Rachel Jeantel on 'This Week'

    Trayvon Martin: Rachel Jeantel on 'This Week'
    Rachel Jeantel, Trayvon Martin's friend, will be featured on ABC's "This Week" on Sunday. In a preview, ABC News said, "In our 'Sunday Spotlight,' one year after George Zimmerman was found not guilty in the murder of Trayvon Martin, ABC News' Matt...
  • 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...
  • Abortion protesters hail Supreme Court buffer zone ruling

     Abortion protesters hail Supreme Court buffer zone ruling
    Local abortion protesters hailed Thursday's U.S. Supreme Court's ruling banning buffer zones around abortion clinics as a victory for pro-lifers and free speech. The unanimous decision overturned a Massachusetts law banning protests within 35 feet of...
  • Tribune's Skiba wins National Press Club honor

    Katherine Skiba of the Chicago Tribune has been honored by the National Press Club for her reporting from Washington, according to an announcement today by the organization. Contest judges gave three awards to The Wall Street Journal and two each to...
  • Senate bill seeks to increase access to government records

    Senate bill seeks to increase access to government records
    Hoping to make some of the most significant reforms to the Freedom of Information Act in decades, the Senate has introduced bipartisan legislation — similar to one already passed in the House — to improve public access to government records....
  • The left's war on free speech

    Freedom of speech used to be a quintessential liberal cause. That quintessential liberal advocacy organization, the American Civil Liberties Union, prided itself on defending the 1st Amendment right of even the most marginal and disliked of groups to...
  • Myths and spin abound on Supreme Court contraceptive decision

    Half-truths and spin from both political parties have quickly come to dominate the debate over the Supreme Court decision on religious exemptions to the rule on insurance plans covering contraceptives. Both sides want to use the decision to motivate key...
  • Justice Alito's vote will be key in 3 cases challenging Obama's power

    Justice Alito's vote will be key in 3 cases challenging Obama's power
    A week after President Obama's 2012 reelection, the conservative Federalist Society gathered 1,500 lawyers in black tie to hear one of their own, Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr., vow to hold the line against an ever-expanding federal government that "towers...