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Spying as a form of censorship
By Paul K. McMasters Free speech stands at risk when surveillance programs are formulated without careful attention to balancing the good done for security against the harm done to liberty.    08.27.06

Criminalizing speech to protect secrets
By Paul K. McMasters The specter of an 'official secrets act' rises again, casting a pall over free speech, free flow of information and government accountability.   08.13.06

When the censor within reaches out, watch out
By Paul K. McMasters Officials at all levels rush to regulate, silence and punish speech that someone somewhere finds offensive or inappropriate — as secretive government punishes dissent and threatens to prosecute the press.   07.30.06

Rating shock and awe at the movies
By Paul K. McMasters Objections to PG rating for Christian-themed film prompt call for universal rating system — but that could cause problems as entertainment changes.   07.16.06

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