Inauguration of the 111th President of National Press Club

Inauguration of the 111th President of National Press Club

First Amendment attorney Floyd Abrams was the keynote speaker for the inauguration of the 111 president of the National Press Club, Bloomberg editor Andrea Snyder Edney. Abrams spoke from the National Press Club ballroom warning the crowd. He said these were dangerous and difficult times. Press protections remain strong but for how long? The press […]

Journalism Matters and Is Essential for Democracy

Journalism Matters and Is Essential for Democracy

The First Amendment is arguably the most important freedom for United States citizens. Few countries grant this right to citizens, but the First Amendment is so much more than free speech. Smart, fair, independent journalism is essential for a democracy to function well. Journalism is that part of communication that keeps society informed of the […]

Free Speech Is Under Assault in America

Free Speech Is Under Assault in America

Free speech is under assault in America. The latest example is the rejection of opposing points of view on campus of the University of California, at Berkeley. Conservative firebrand Ann Coulter was scheduled to speak at Berkeley, Thursday, April 27, 2017. She canceled her appearance due to safety concerns. A group, ironically tagged “Antifa,” or “anti-First […]

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