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Prager University v. Google

Amid all the rancor by presidential candidates, other politicians, and some of the public at large to regulate speech among social media outlets large and small, comes this bit of harsh reality to some.  Most social media is not a public forum.  Social media by and large consists of private entities.  Facebook, Instagram, YouTube.  They can publish and broadcast...

Live from Moscow, It’s Radio Putin!

Written by Neil MacFarquhar and published in The New York Times: Playing on Kansas City Radio: Russian Propaganda Radio Sputnik, a propaganda arm of the Russian government, began broadcasting on three Kansas City-area radio stations during prime drive time. When commuters spin the radio dial as they drive through Kansas City, Mo., these days, between the strains of classic rock and country...

When Will John Bolton be Permitted to Speak

Former National Security Adviser John Bolton has a story to tell.  His own story . . . about the delay in the delivery of military aid to Ukraine in exchange for dirt about President Trump’s potential political foe Joe Biden.  The damning allegations lodged by Bolton in the manuscript of a book he hopes to have published soon just...

Viewing the Presidential Impeachment Trial . . . Via a Sketch Artist

Most real courtroom trials are boring.  They can be laden with mundane facts and arcane rules of law.  They are nothing like prime-time television trials as you might see on Law & Order or, if you’re of an older generation, Perry Mason. But a presidential impeachment trial?  For only the third time in American history?  One would think that may...