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An Imperfect Manifestation: Searching for the First Amendment on Bill of Rights Day

by Matthew L. Schafer On May 29, 1787, Charles Cotesworth Pinckney, a South Carolinian who would later become the Foreign Minister to France, submitted a proposal for the organization of the soon to be formed new federal government.  In his proposal, … Continue reading

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Sunlight Foundation Curses the Darkness, Rebukes the White House

by Matthew L. Schafer On Tuesday, the Sunlight Foundation, a non-profit organization that advocates for increased government transparency through the use of the Internet, expressed concerns and frustrations with the lack of transparency at the White House.  On the Foundation’s … Continue reading

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NPR Listeners Get a Sour Taste from the Media’s Obsession with Mel Gibson

by Matthew L. Schafer Fresh off of its name change, NPR is finding itself in hot water with its listeners, prompting questions about NPR’s identity in the 21st century.  It all began with a segment about the Mel Gibson tapes … Continue reading

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