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Tag Archives: Free Speech

A man of Auction

Congressman Billy Long (R-MO) has a unique way to shut down right wing-nuts when they start to blather.


When Money Really Is Political Speech

If you’ve been paying attention, you’d know that the Supreme Court decision making political bribery campaign contributions protected as free speech was a very bad idea. But an article in BuzzFeed points out that there is one way where money is the same as free speech, a way that has been used since the Roman […]


Supreme Court may reconsider Citizens United decision

The Supreme Court may have a chance to reconsider their decision in Citizens United. The state of Montana claims that they have the right to limit corporate spending in state elections. It will be interesting to see if the court has the guts to reverse their boneheaded Citizens United decision. Or as two of the […]


The Logic of Hate

© Kevin Siers


Westboro Baptist Crock

Today, the Supreme Court ruled in favor of the Westboro Baptist Church, protecting their right of free speech. This is a case where you can easily read the official court opinion — or at least the summary, rather than believing what some media pundit says about it. The ruling was almost unanimous, with only Justice […]


Richard Stallman on WikiLeaks

[Richard Stallman, who started the free software movement, has an excellent editorial in The Guardian. It is also interesting that this was published in a British newspaper, not an American one. Stallman published it under the Creative Commons license that disallows derivative works, so I’m going to reprint the whole thing.] The Anonymous WikiLeaks protests […]