More First Amendment Articles

  • Shaming tight-lipped bureaucrats on Veterans Affairs issues could improve transparency, open government advocates say

    Shaming the Department of Veterans Affairs for its closed-mouthed tactics through a new congressional website is a unique tactic that will ratchet up pressure on all agencies to be more transparent, media and open government advocates say. Whether it works remains to be seen. The House...

  • West Texas county judge restricts interviews

    SNYDER, Texas (AP) — A West Texas county judge is restricting his availability for interviews as tensions escalated between him and the local daily newspaper. The Snyder Daily News (http://bit.ly/1huASXE) reports Scurry County Judge Ricky Fritz is refusing to answer questions about whether...

  • Md. judge halts prayers at county board's meetings

    WESTMINSTER, Md. (AP) — A federal judge in Maryland says the Board of County Commissioners for Carroll County has to stop with opening meetings with prayers that reference Jesus Christ or any specific deity. Judge William Quarles Jr. ruled Wednesday. He says that while a lawsuit over the...

  • With Obamacare, Caesar strays over the church-state line

    “Well, then,” Jesus said, “give to Caesar what belongs to Caesar, and give to God what belongs to God.” (Mark 12:17 Living Paraphrase) When considering what belongs to Caesar and what belongs to God, what happens when the federal government seeks to replace God by defining “church”...

  • Examiner Editorial: Chuck Schumer's bill may not help journalists protect sources

    Sen. Chuck Schumer is a fast-talking New York Democrat who is trying to have it both ways on protecting journalists and their sources from government intimidation and prosecution. Schumer said recently he has enough votes to gain Senate passage of his Free Flow of Information Act that would...

  • Fred Phelps was the prophet of a counterfeit religion

    My parents taught me never to speak ill of the dead, but in the case of Fred Phelps, who died last week at 84, I think they would have made an exception. The man, who will be referred to in this column without the modifier “reverend” because there was nothing reverent about him, defined...

  • Supreme Court set to hear Obamacare contraception case

    The Supreme Court is set to address whether businesses can opt out of Obamacare because of religious objections, in a new challenge that addresses the constitutionality of the president's health care law. The case also amps up the debate of whether corporations are "people" with the same...

  • North Carolina jury upholds conservative professor's freedom of speech rights on campus

    There is a maxim that one person's freedom ends at another person's nose. That's not quite how it works in the academic world when the swinger is the liberal powers-that-be and the swingee is a conservative professor. The Alliance Defending Freedom and the American Center for Law and Justice...

  • Message to girls: Don't 'Ban Bossy,' be bossy!

    A bunch of aggrieved women led by Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg launched a high-profile "public service campaign" this week to "ban" the word "bossy." Sandberg, Beyonce, Victoria "Posh Spice" Beckham and first lady Michelle Obama have joined femme forces to combat this phantom menace. In their...



From the Weekly Standard

  • Why the New York Times Poll Is Bogus

    The Arkansas Senate race has been close in virtually every serious poll. The Republican challenger, Tom Cotton, probably had a small lead a month or so ago; after a massive negative assault on him...

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  • Hustle Is Overrated

    The Bryce Harper-Mike Trout showdown is underway and the outcome is, well, inconclusive. In round one Monday night, the Nationals leftfielder walked and went hitless in three at bats while the...

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  • Kennedy’s Question

    We often think of the Constitution as a two-part document: first the original 1787 text, which primarily establishes the government’s structure; and then the amendments, which primarily set...

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