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"There is nothing more frightful than ignorance in action."

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe,
German poet, dramatist, 1897

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Jan. 25, 2009
COMMENTARY

All 5 freedoms played election roles

By Gene Policinski As millions saw the Newseum front wall displaying the First Amendment at inauguration, it was a time to reflect on the 45 words that keep us free.
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OTHER HEADLINES


Texas board sides with evolution in curriculum debate
Education officials vote to drop 20-year-old requirement that science teachers address both 'strengths and weaknesses' of scientific theory. 01.25.09

Appreciating Richard Seaver, editor of 'bombshell' books
By Caroline Tenenbaum Grove Press editor who died this month was involved in publishing provocative works by Henry Miller, William S. Burroughs and others that ultimately defeated the censors. 01.24.09

News access issues concern press covering Obama
News outlets question photo restrictions, ask why reporters weren't allowed to use names of administration officials giving background briefing. 01.23.09

Autopsies are subject to public release, says Pa. high court
Justices side with newspapers that sought autopsy report for Easton police officer shot and killed inside headquarters in 2005. 01.23.09

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ANALYSIS/COMMENTARY

In gray area involving fees, justices back union
By Tony Mauro 'Right to work' advocates lose in Locke v. Karass, a case from Maine challenging portion of fees designated for national litigation. 01.22.09

Judge rejects student's blog claim, allows T-shirt issue to proceed
By David L. Hudson Jr. Federal judge hands Connecticut school officials a victory, but trial will proceed on student Avery Doninger's censorship claim. 01.20.09

Are ‘so help me God,’ inaugural prayer still appropriate?
By Charles C. Haynes We might ask what practices are relevant and appropriate in a pluralistic nation where 84% belong to different religions — and 16% have no religious affiliation. 01.18.09

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