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The mainstream media has never been kind to Republicans. Better said, they’ve never been kind to anyone who isn’t a liberal. Donald Trump is the first politician to come along in decades who doesn’t behave like his top priority is getting reelected. He doesn’t put up with journalists lying about him, and he doesn’t back …

Olympia, WA — Rather than working to abolish some of the thousands of illogical, irrational laws in the United States criminalizing ordinary, mundane behavior, one legislator dreamed up yet another means to give us a criminal record — “economic terrorism.” Washington State Senator Doug Ericksen’s new bill, however, only hazily concerns economics. Instead, the proposed …

A California high school student sat during the Pledge because of her American Indian heritage. An act that seems to be sweeping the nation after Kaepernick took a knee during an NFL game in protest. People are clearly in an uproar over the current state of our government. Leilani Thomas has been doing this since the …

Blinn College student Nicole Sanders filed a First Amendment lawsuit against the public institution near Houston today after being told by an administrator last February that she would need “special permission” to display a gun rights sign and collect signatures for her student group on campus. The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) assisted …

On May 7, 2015, in a significant victory for Americans’ right to privacy and the rule of law, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit ruled in favor of the plaintiffs in the case of ACLU v. Clapper, which challenged the National Security Agency’s bulk collection of telephone metadata under Section 215 of …

Is artistic expression defensible under the First Amendment if it includes violent musical lyrics that threaten to kill a person? The US Supreme Court will consider this very point in a case to determine the limits of internet free speech. Anthony Elonis posted on Facebook a number of violent rap lyrics that talked about killing …

Obama is a tyrant. We get that. He believes the universe revolves around his sorry ass. He is corrupt. He is narcissistic. He would rather lie than tell the truth when the truth would do just as well. He has alienated America’s allies and strengthened those would would do us harm. The world is in …

Oklahoma prison officials violated the First Amendment when they prevented reporters from viewing portions of the botched execution of a death row inmate earlier this year, two news organizations claim in a federal lawsuit filed Monday. The lawsuit follows the April 29 death of inmate Clayton Lockett, who writhed, moaned and clenched his teeth before …

by Thomas Madison Journalists Wesley Lowery, of The Washington Post, and Ryan Reilly, of The Huffington Post, were arrested Wednesday in a Ferguson, Missouri McDonald’s, which they were using as an operating base because of its WiFi and recharging outlets. There was no reason given for the arrests, no charges were placed, and the two …