First Amendment

1st Amendment & Free Press — Olneyville Library

(11.6) The New England First Amendment Coalition will present its ongoing community conversation, “First Amendment and the Free Press,” Wednesday at the Olneyville Library. Speakers include: Steven Brown, Steph Machado, and Tom Mooney. The ProJo’s G. Wayne Miller is the moderator. (Facebook event.) NEFAC offers discussions on journalism and the First Amendment as part of […]

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First Amendment — Olneyville Library

(6.26) This Wednesday the New England First Amendment Coalition (NEFAC) will present another installment of “First Amendment and the Free Press,” this time at the Providence Community Library in Olneyville. Speakers include: LINDA BORG | Borg has been a reporter at The Providence Journal for 35 years, the last 15 covering public education and, more

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1st Amendment & The Free Press At Wanskuck Library

(6.6) The New England First Amendment Coalition will present its ongoing community conversation, “The First Amendment and the Free Press.” The Providence Community Library speakers will include: Edward Fitzpatrick (moderator) | As the Providence Journal’s political columnist, Edward Fitzpatrick championed First Amendment freedoms, pressing for access to public records. He is now the director of

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First Amendment & Free Press At Rochambeau

(4.29) Seen here is the keyboard of the 1954 Linotype Linecaster currently owned and operated by DWRI Letterpress in Providence. Until 1978 this machine was owned by The New York Times and used for editorial composition. Think of the opinions typed out right here on this keyboard: editorials about the Pentagon Papers, Watergate, impeachment, the

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Another Pleasant Valley Sunday

Yeah, this has gotta go. I’m inclined to condemn this installation solely on its egregious aesthetic shortcomings, but there are larger issues at stake. This right here is a perfect example of why we shouldn’t be privatizing the municipal function of maintaining public median strips and roadsides. Where most people are motivated by civic pride

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Jessica Ahlquist — First Amendment Hero

It surprises absolutely no one that the decision by U.S. District Court Judge Ronald R. Lagueux in the Cranston High West prayer banner case has roused an army of cowardly basement-dwellers to a noble and inspiring defense of their Christian faith. So far this has involved turning on their computers — none of which appear

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Net Neutrality — We’re For It

[youtube]_ODV5U87yps[/youtube] Not a good month for the First Amendment. The New York mosque story should have been a non-starter but the usual suspects, with assistance from the lazy news outlets, are whipping it up out of all proportion. But this ‘Net Neutrality’ issue has serious ramifications. Minnesota Senator Al Franken is calling it the “First

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An ‘Independent’ Democrat

An illuminating piece in today’s Providence Sunday Journal lays out the recent court decision Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission and what can be done to rectify it. Rhode Island state Rep. David Segal, a candidate for Patrick Kennedy’s seat in Congress, has introduced a bill calling for a Federal Constitutional Convention. The aim is

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Revisiting the First Amendment

Today, the United States Supreme Court was scheduled to hear arguments on a case in which the decision will have a significant impact on the First Amendment. While scanning the NYT Washington news, this article jumped off of the screen and set sirens off in my head. I don’t know how many of you are

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