Posts in category "First Amendment"
Your First Amendment rights are UNDER ATTACK! Members of the Senate Judiciary Committee led by Chuck Schumer and Lindsey Graham have attached an amendment to Senate Bill 987, which would give the Department of Justice power to determine who qualifies for protection as a journalist under the First Amendment. Here at the Franklin Center, we... Read more »
A young DuPage County woman decided to launch a one-woman protest against the IRS near Downers Grove, earlier this week….
-By Warner Todd Huston Journalists used to pride themselves on their independence. They once thought that hard questions were their stock and trade especially when it came to hurling those questions at politicians. But even as they congratulate each other for their efforts — as NPR did recently — it appears that hard questions and... Read more »
-By Warner Todd Huston In this day of mounting threats to our freedoms it is time to reinvigorate our Bill of Rights and so Senator John Kyl (R, AZ) has introduced S. 3493, The Free Press Act. This bill aims to prevent nuisance lawsuits meant only to quash freedom of speech, to stop the intimidation... Read more »
-By Warner Todd Huston Obama-pushing former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright has at last revealed when Obama will stop blaming George W. Bush for every ill of our day. Never! At least that is what she told attendees at an Obama rally in Highlands Ranch, Colorado this week. Albright was speaking to a small audience... Read more »
-By Warner Todd Huston Obama threw the White House press corps a bone on Monday by appearing for 20 some minutes and taking a grand total of four questions from those members of the Old Media whose official job is to report from the White House. This means that the President has taken about six... Read more »
-By Warner Todd Huston Remember how the far left in America has said since the rise of the Tea Party that the right is awash in “violent rhetoric”? Does the left, though, think that it might be a tad “violent” to propose killing the Boy Scouts like one would kill a rabid dog? Because that... Read more »
-By Warner Todd Huston According to The New York Times, President Obama is a “voracious consumer of news.” But he’s not at all happy with a media that has been apparently engaged this whole time in a one-sided love affair with The One. He has harsh words for the media establishment. Times writer Amy Chozick... Read more »
-By Warner Todd Huston A University of Missouri study has found that nations with the happiest citizens share something in common. They also have an established tradition of a free press. Missouri University Journalism student Edson Tandoc, Jr. and co-author, Bruno Takahashi from Michigan State University, correlated data from 161 countries and applied that to... Read more »
-By Warner Todd Huston A few days ago the Interwebs went all a twitter over a guy that reporters claimed “printed” his own “fully functional assault rifle” using a 3-D printer that “prints” in plastic. But few of these reports came anywhere near getting the facts straight on this story. The fact is he “printed”... Read more »