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Freedom of Speech

By Remy Benoit

From the AP and MSNBC Media groups defend secret-program stories.

If we wish to export democracy, then we must live it.

From Newsweek, Eleanor Clift, and MSNBC The GOP's media bashing is a response to journalists' attempts to hold the administration accountable—a job Congress won't do.

The protection of freedom is not left to any one group, but to all of us.

Exploring Constitutional Conflicts: Introduction to the Free Speech Claus.

From American Rhetoric, a walk Down History Lane to World War I and Robert La Follette 6 October 1917 Robert M. La Follette: Free Speech in Wartime (Abridged).

We have a vibrant history, we really should learn more of it! We cannot settle for feel good social studies rather than real history any more than we can settle for entertainment trying to pass itself off as hard news. The real bottom line should be about information and truth, not profits. That is the role of the 4th Estate.

From The Online Home for the Project for Excellence for Journalism and the Committee of Concerned Journalists.

Helen Thomas Watchdogs of Democracy? : The Waning Washington Press Corps and How It Has Failed the Public.

Tony Zinni, Tony Koltz The Battle for Peace : A Frontline Vision of America's Power and Purpose.

Paul Reickhoff Chasing Ghosts : A Soldier's Fight for America from Baghdad to Washington.

"Democracy dies behind closed doors."
Federal Judge Damon Keith.


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