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First Amendment

GUEST COMMENTARY: Seeking the ultimate ‘redress of grievances’

GUEST COMMENTARY: Seeking the ultimate ‘redress of grievances’

How does the First Amendment get caught up in a controversial death penalty case in which the means of execution — not the conviction — was the final issue?

August 03, 2014 12:00 am
GENE POLICINSKI: Just 45 words protect our core freedoms every day

GENE POLICINSKI: Just 45 words protect our core freedoms every day

C'mon people — it's just 45 words!

July 06, 2014 12:00 am
CHARLES HAYNES: In higher education, low tolerance for free speech

CHARLES HAYNES: In higher education, low tolerance for free speech

Daniel Harper, a student at Cameron University in Oklahoma, is the latest victim of the censorship pandemic currently infecting America’s colleges and universities.

June 02, 2014 11:00 am

First Amendment dead if you can't speak out

America, land of the free, as long as you accept certain narratives, philosophies and ideologies.

May 20, 2014 12:00 am
Zoeller asks Supreme Court to preserve prayer at government meetings

Zoeller asks Supreme Court to preserve prayer at government meetings

INDIANAPOLIS | Indiana and 22 other states asked the U.S. Supreme Court on Friday to overturn a federal appellate court ruling that prohibited a New York town from beginning its monthly council meetings with a consistently Christian prayer.

August 02, 2013 4:02 pm Related

Lowell High School graduate sues school officials over suspension

HAMMOND | A Lowell High School graduate is suing officials at her former school, claiming they had no right to suspend her for a comment she posted on Twitter, federal court records state.

June 04, 2013 6:45 pm
The Daily Fix

The Daily Fix

Offering perspective on today's issues

May 31, 2013 12:00 am
The Daily FIx

The Daily FIx

Offering perspective on today's issues

May 28, 2013 12:00 am
The Daily Fix

The Daily Fix

Offering perspective on today's issues

May 24, 2013 12:00 am
Prayer case set for U.S. Supreme Court similar to Ind. House dispute

Prayer case set for U.S. Supreme Court similar to Ind. House dispute

INDIANAPOLIS | Attorney General Greg Zoeller believes Indiana may play a key role in a national question of religion and government whose answer is certain to divide an already fractured country.

May 20, 2013 6:20 pm Related

Hustler publisher offers Mourdock $1M for proof of God's intent

INDIANAPOLIS | Hustler magazine publisher Larry Flynt has offered $1 million cash to Republican U.S. Senate candidate Richard Mourdock if he can prove pregnancies caused by rape are "something that God intended to happen."

November 01, 2012 10:50 am

Judge throws out Occupy Chicago arrests

CHICAGO | A Cook County judge has ruled the arrests of more than 90 Occupy Chicago protesters last October were unconstitutional.

September 28, 2012 12:00 am
MARK KIESLING: Appeals court needs to uphold the rights of fools

MARK KIESLING: Appeals court needs to uphold the rights of fools

The online version of a newspaper is a double-edged sword, particularly for those of us who write our opinions for a living.

December 12, 2011 12:00 am

Controversial court ruling produces more questions than answers

INDIANAPOLIS | In his 36 years of working in law enforcement, former LaPorte County Sheriff Jim Arnold doesn't believe he ever knowingly entered a home illegally.

May 21, 2011 10:30 pm

DOUG ROSS: Rely on foot traffic, not vehicular traffic, for contributions

Hang around the political scene long enough, and you're bound to run into people looking for a handout. Except that this time, I'm talking about panhandling, not political pandering.

July 30, 2010 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Freedom requires regular exercise

Today, Americans celebrate their freedom. Trouble is, many Americans don't even know what those freedoms are.

July 04, 2010 12:00 am Related
OFFBEAT: St. Louis Post-Dispatch a historical Pulitzer newspaper linked to infamous Hearst

OFFBEAT: St. Louis Post-Dispatch a historical Pulitzer newspaper linked to infamous Hearst

WAR OF WORDS - - A newspaper editorial cartoon from the turn-of-the-century depicts the fierce rivalship of newspaper chain moguls Joseph Pulitzer (left) and William Randolph Hearst (right). The two men are credited with beginning the shift to "yellow journalism," which emphasizes sensationa…

May 16, 2010 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: St. Louis Post-Dispatch a historical Pulitzer newspaper linked to infamous Hearst

OFFBEAT: St. Louis Post-Dispatch a historical Pulitzer newspaper linked to infamous Hearst

DATELINE - - St. Louis - - Philip Potempa is reporting this weekend from Missouri while traveling.

May 16, 2010 12:00 am

Cal City official cries foul over comments

CALUMET CITY | Fifth Ward Alderman Roger Munda publicly took aim Thursday at an entity he thinks has been unfair to his colleagues in Calumet City government: the largely anonymous group of people who post comments on the news stories published at NWI.com.

April 10, 2010 12:00 am

GUEST COMMENTARY: Students' free expression improves their schools

I have been involved in journalism education for 39 years (33 years as a high school journalism teacher/publications adviser and six years serving the Indiana High School Press Association).

March 01, 2010 12:00 am
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