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Freedom of the Press

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  • In Theory: Should pro- and anti-religion people advertise their beliefs?

    The argument between believers and atheists has found a new and very public forum in recent years — billboards. Pro- and anti-religion advertisements and messages have been appearing on the sides of buses in places as diverse as London and Dallas,...
  • 'Boobies bracelets' heading for the Supreme Court?

    'Boobies bracelets' heading for the Supreme Court?
    In 1969, in a case involving children who were disciplined for wearing black armbands to protest the Vietnam War, the Supreme Court ruled that students don't "shed their constitutional rights to freedom of speech or expression at the schoolhouse gate." ...
  • Women warriors on journalism's front lines

    Women warriors on journalism's front lines
    I came out of the hotel, out of this Tuesday evening awards event, feeling wonderful — and terrible. Wonderful because the heroic work being done by the women journalists who’d been honored by the International Women’s Media Foundation...
  • Letter: Letter had basis in freedom of speech

    Re: “Fifth columnists undermine the republic,” Mailbag, Oct. 30. Emzy Veazy's letter implying that a previous letter writer, Alfred Aboulsaad (“Republican response to ACA is offensive,” Mailbag, Oct. 26) is anti-American and akin...
  • Robert Shogan dies at 83; Times' Washington political correspondent

     Robert Shogan dies at 83; Times' Washington political correspondent
    Robert Shogan, a former Los Angeles Times national political correspondent who covered Washington for more than 30 years and wrote more than a dozen books on topics as diverse as the New Deal, violence in West Virginia's coal fields and the nature of...
  • HLN to make cuts, change lineup. CNN has rough week.

    HLN to make cuts, change lineup. CNN has rough week.
    After the coffee. Before coming up with my own stat of the day. The Skinny: Caught most of an amazing documentary on KCET last night on World War II hero James "Maggie" Megellas. Incredible story. Go watch it. Tuesday's roundup includes more analysis...
  • Jewish groups urge that 'Irvine 11' convictions be upheld

    Three Jewish organizations have filed a friend-of-the-court brief in the Irvine 11 case urging a state appellate court to uphold the students' misdemeanor convictions. The American Jewish Committee, the Jewish Council for Public Affairs and the Jewish...
  • Oliver leader quits board after military record questioned

    Oliver leader quits board after military record questioned
    Earl L. Johnson appeared to be the ideal face for a broad effort by current and former service members to clean up his troubled East Baltimore neighborhood of Oliver. The charismatic veteran told stories of serving for years with the elite Army Rangers,...
  • 'Sharknado' is Twitter bait

     'Sharknado' is Twitter bait
    In terms of the swath it cut through social media, "Sharknado" was an epic F5, even if the ratings barely kicked up a cloud of dust. Syfy's latest schlocky made-for-TV guilty pleasure struck Twitter on Thursday like, well, a swirling cyclone of...
  • Should you boycott 'Ender's Game' film because of the author's views?

    As talk of a boycott against the movie of Orson Scott Card's "Ender's Game" began to gain traction last week, I found myself thinking about the project not as a story, but rather as a crucible of sorts. The film has come under scrutiny because of Card&...
  • Harlan Ellison gets a haircut

    Harlan Ellison gets a haircut
    Perhaps the strangest book event I’ve yet attended began on Saturday at Sweeney Todd’s Barber Shop in Hollywood. Shortly after 2 p.m., a 1950s-era hot rod pulled to the curb on Hollywood Boulevard, disgorging the legendary writer and...