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The U.S. Supreme Court passed up a chance to strike down Wisconsin’s brazenly corrupt political gerrymandering that supporters of democracy hoped would finally lead to fairer, more honest election districts throughout the country. Read more

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Why isn’t it legal to shout “fire!” in a crowded theater? Attorney Michael J. LaMonica traces the sometimes thorny history of interpreting and applying the First Amendment in this illustrated booklet. Read more

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Total control of the legislature—along with control of the governor’s office—has allowed the Republicans to pass a host of very controversial and often self-serving legislation that led many Republican legislators to actually believe that they are ab Read more

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New book examines censorship and self-regulation in the early years of movies and raises questions relevant in today's discussion over social media. Read more

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Yet another unsigned op-ed in the Wall Street Journal broke news in the long-running investigation into Gov. Scott Walker’s campaign and allied special interest groups Read more

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If corporations are people, my friend, why can’t we incarcerate the entire corporation of General Motors for covering up a deadly automobile safety defect for more than a Read more

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Less than two weeks after losing before a panel of state appellate court judges, the Wisconsin Club for Growth filed suit in federal court to stop the John Doe 2 investigation into possible Read more

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It’s hard to imagine that schools would fight for the right to call their sports teams names that conjure up violence created by Europeans or European Americans. But somehow it’s OK for Read more

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“Scott Walker and his police force are showing increasing hostility toward almost every aspect of the First Amendment,” The Progressive’s editor Matthew Rothschild said last week. Read more

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It’s a cruel irony that Pfc. Bradley Manning was sentenced to 35 years in federal prison for revealing information the government wanted to keep secret from the American people about Read more

Taking Liberties

After more than a week of residual buzz from radio host Alex Jones' now-famous meltdown during a CNN discussion of gun control, it is worth taking a deep breath and considering the spectacle's two big lessons Read more

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The Republicans in power in Madison have shown once again that they believe the state Capitol belongs to them, and not We the People... Read more

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Let's take a break from politics, mass murder and all those other divisive topics in the news... Read more

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