John Samples and Ilya Shapiro: Free Speech for All – Cato Institute

Will the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision destroy American democracy? You might think so given the responses of its critics. The Citizens United decision, far from signaling the fall of the republic, strengthens the First Amendment and freedom of speech.Let’s start with the facts of the case. Citizens United, a nonprofit political advocacy group, produced […]

A Welfare Tale – by Kidist Paulos Asrat

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A new film offers a disappointing portrayal of black single mothers caught in welfare’s grip.

Spike Lee

Spike Lee

Excerpt from the Spike Lee profile: In October 2005 Lee produced and directed a movie for HBO entitled When the Levee Broke – a reference to the devastating floods of Hurricane Katrina that had engulfed much of New Orleans the previous month. Lee made clear his belief that President Bush had been slow to dispatch federal aid workers to Louisiana because so […]

Kurt Loder: Avatar’s hackneyed politics – MTV Movie News

Unfortunately, whenever the action lets up and we’re returned to the piddling story, the picture slumps like a failed soufflé. It’s also heavily laced with political instruction of a most familiar sort. Cameron, who’s now 55, is a self-acknowledged aging hippie, and his boomer worldview is strictly by-the-numbers. Quaritch and Selfridge are evil Americans despoiling […]