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Empire Editorial: The meager cost of an informed public

...people who manipulated the public by spewing imperfect truths and perpetuating distorted realities. An independent, free press holds the powerful accountable, uplifts the weak and exposes what has been buried.Here at the Juneau Empire, that...
Empire Editorial: We all are Charlie

...rooted in fear - the fear of new or different ideas, of speaking out and of questioning authority. Our country has a free press and encourages debate and the exchange of ideas. No group of radicals, foreign or domestic, can be allowed to take...
We must fix the criminal justice system

The following editorial appeared in the Detroit Free Press on Friday, Aug. 29:Weeks of protests in Ferguson, Mo., started because of a police officer killing unarmed teenager Michael...
Alaska Editorial: Measures could inadvertently crimp the country's free-press guarantee

The following editorial first appeared in the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner: The voters of Haines recently amended that small Southeast Alaska town's municipal charter to declare that the constitutional rights outlined in the document are guaranteed only to individual humans and not to artificial entities, such as corporations.
Constitution Day: The people, the press, and the public's right to know

...responsible and powerful, it must be informed. Our free press, protected by the first Constitutional amendment, plays...process must also be specifically protected.Without a free press that can defend its sources, American democracy will...
The court saved my lifeline

...what is in the Affordable Care Act, yet public opinion polls find that the majority of Americans are against it. The free press hasn't done its job in reporting the facts. And the Republicans have done a far better job of spreading lies and scaring...
Accommodation of lies

...Republican Party and, tragically, our country. Roll over in your grave Abraham Lincoln. Real democracy requires a free press and an informed public connected to reality. The pillars of fascism are composed of ignorance, lies and brutality...
'Radical' beliefs?

...and if you allow people to be neglected and exploited they will in turn become lawless and exploitive. I believe in a free press and free speech and a diversity of opinions. We aren't the only country in the world that has these freedoms. I believe...
In Zimbabwe, a free press is a luxury

HARARE, Zimbabwe - Geoff Nyarota's newspaper has been bombed twice this year.
Musings on Egypt, Freedom

...desire for basic individual freedoms - to vote, to have a free press, to assemble, to speak without fear. They remain faithful...Bill of Rights - the rights to vote, free speech, a free press and assembly. This is what makes the demonstrations...


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