By Sean Lengell | 04/19/14 03:13 PM
The Supreme Court is set to address whether the age-old act of political mudslinging and false accusations are a crime, with the fate -- or at least the tone -- of campaign attack ads at stake. The case brings into conflict two deeply held constitutional values: the right of wide open and...
04/17/14 09:30 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — The legality of government surveillance is likely to come before the Supreme Court someday, and Justices Antonin Scalia and Ruth Bader Ginsburg appear less than thrilled at the prospect. Scalia thinks the judicial branch is the least qualified government branch to balance...
04/17/14 03:45 PM
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A group of law students at Washington and Lee University is demanding the school banish the Confederate flag from its Lexington campus and repudiate one of its namesakes, Gen. Robert E. Lee. The students also want the private liberal arts college to end the practice of...
By Washington Examiner | 04/16/14 05:28 PM
Silk purses can sometimes be made from sow's ears, but such an outcome will never happen with the proposed IRS nonprofit oversight rule that would put the federal tax agency in the role of regulating First Amendment freedom of speech and association. The rule was conceived as part of the Obama...
04/16/14 12:49 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — As political campaigns begin to heat up, the Supreme Court is deciding whether false accusations and mudslinging made during an election can be punished as a crime. Addressing an issue of negative campaigning that now may be a fact of life in American politics, justices will...
04/15/14 05:30 PM
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Virginia Community College System relaxed its policy governing student speech and demonstrations Tuesday, less than a month after being sued by a student who was barred from preaching on campus. Community colleges spokesman Jeff Kraus said the executive committee of...
By Melanie Sturm | 04/14/14 01:47 PM
Shouldn’t college students know as much about American civics as they do about pop culture? Media Research Center TV went to American University last month to find out, discovering few who could name a single U.S. senator or the number of senators from each state. But most knew the...
By Tyler Martinez | 04/10/14 04:23 PM
A big part of politics is getting together with people who agree with you about government and want to do something about it.
By Ashe Schow | 04/09/14 01:11 PM
It appears that anyone who speaks up about the horrors perpetrated against women in the Middle East is an “Islamophobe,” according to the Council on American-Islamic Relations.
By Mark Tapscott | 04/08/14 08:53 AM
New York Times reporter James Risen -- not to be confused with Fox News reporter James Rosen -- is determined to protect the identity of a source. Risen and the Times have taken the case all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court, which will deliver a verdict later this year.
By Ashe Schow | 04/07/14 03:28 PM
By Ashe Schow | 04/07/14 03:19 PM
A boycott of the web browser Firefox is taking place Monday in response to the recent ouster of Mozilla CEO Brendan Eich. Called “Mozilla Monday,” the boycott asks those outraged by the pressure put on Eich over a six-year-old, $1,000 contribution to an anti-gay-marriage initiative in...
By Steve Forbes | 04/06/14 11:24 PM
Score one for the defense of free speech.
By Charles Hoskinson | 04/02/14 09:49 AM
A movie highlighting the well-documented and serious problem of violence against women in Muslim-majority countries has become the focus of a free-speech controversy after a Muslim group attacked it as "Islamophobic."
By Mona Charen | 03/31/14 05:04 PM
The mother of the 16-year-old pro-life demonstrator who suffered a rough confrontation with a professor at the University of California, Santa Barbara, has shown a rare civility — the spirit liberals are forever bemoaning the lack of but rarely demonstrate themselves. The event: A small...
By Joel Gehrke | 04/22/14
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