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The WikiLeaks-ization of the American Media

Scott Shane had an interesting piece over the weekend in the New York Times on a topic I wrote about last year: What should journalists do when they receive “authentic and newsworthy” information from a foreign intelligence service? The question has become salient again because of Amy Chozick’s worry that …

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Defending Free Speech With the 14th Amendment

A potentially pathbreaking new federal lawsuit against the University of Michigan claims the school’s speech code not only violates the First Amendment rights of students but is so “unconstitutionally vague” that it infringes on their due process rights as well. Filed by Speech First, a new organization that defends campus …

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The Boston Celtics’ Hoosier Connection

Two unusual visitors to Los Angeles awaited Larry Bird outside the arena the night of a December game against the Clippers a couple of decades ago: rain and a stranger who brought greetings from a friend in Indiana. “Randy Ricketts says hello,” said the stranger, trying to get his attention …

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