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Putting corporate security before national security
By Paul K. McMasters Government is asking private citizens to take on more responsibilities, but is considering bribing private businesses to enlist in war on terrorism.   07.22.02

Congress must champion access
By Paul K. McMasters Government information must be branded as crucial to democracy, to responsible governance and to freedom.   07.11.02

Denial of access shushes the democratic dialogue
By Paul K. McMasters Some restrictions are warranted to guard against attack, but as government demands more information of Americans, it's asking Americans to demand less information from government.   12.12.01

The more we know, the more secure we are
By Paul K. McMasters It defies reason that we'd rush to limit information that has no real bearing on national security or military operations.   12.07.01

The war on journalism
By Paul K. McMasters Closing off information to the public by squeezing the press leaves us in the dark with pundit prattle, poor policies and panic.   10.22.01

Freedom flees in terror from Sept. 11 disaster
By Paul K. McMasters Do we really want to add constitutional freedoms to the sorrowful list of casualties?   09.19.01

The making of a First Amendment martyr
By Paul K. McMasters Journalist Vanessa Leggett sits in jail because she won’t become an investigative pawn of government.   08.22.01

Freedom of speech: Rated 'R' for restricted
By Paul K. McMasters Voluntary rating systems don’t go far enough for those who would dictate what we see in the comfort of a theater or listen to in the privacy of our homes.   07.19.01

The thought police: Lay down your rights and back away slowly!
Law enforcement seems to be increasingly involved in hauling people off to court for committing acts of expression.   06.21.01

Ducking questions, principal puts reporter in handcuffs
By Paul K. McMasters Trying to report feature on baby ducks at Virginia school lands Kelly Campbell of Potomac News in jail.   06.15.01

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