Jan 7

This year, let’s resolve to preserve, use, celebrate our core freedoms

Posted 1 year, 3 months ago.


New-year resolutions often have the real-world substance and life expectancy of steam vapor. We resolve to lose weight, communicate better, stay in closer touch with family — often to no avail. But then there are resolutions that stick. Think of the five freedoms of the First Amendment as a resolution by the nation’s Founders, setting out… [Continue Reading]

Dec 6

Subway death photo prompts storm of criticism

Posted 1 year, 4 months ago.


Gene Policinski from the First Amendment center says the New York Post‘s front-page photo taken moments before a man who was killed by a train has prompted a tidal wave of criticism, but it shouldn’t be targeted at legislators.

Oct 29

Mug shot sites pose First Amendment dilemma

Posted 1 year, 5 months ago.


You can’t put a price on justice — but some are trying to charge a fee to fix what others call an injustice.

Oct 15

Penned-up press can’t be effective watchdog

Posted 1 year, 6 months ago.


Gene Policinski from the First Amendment Center says media watchdogs are not effective when they are penned up or kept out of the yard entirely.

Jul 20

Once reminded, most Americans are protective of first freedoms

Posted 1 year, 9 months ago.


Americans once again don’t run up big positive numbers in an annual First Amendment Center survey when it comes to being able to name all five freedoms in the opening 45 words of the Bill of Rights.