A Victory for Free Speech

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The Cato Institute’s Ilya Shapiro explains why the Supreme Court’s ruling this week was a win for free expression and democracy.

Supreme Court Overturns Limits on Election Spending – WSJ.com

Freedom has had its best week in many years. On Tuesday, Massachusetts put a Senate check on a reckless Congress, and yesterday the Supreme Court issued a landmark decision supporting free political speech by overturning some of Congress’s more intrusive limits on election spending. In a season of marauding government, the Constitution rides to the […]

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 […]

Iraq’s New Crisis

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A government ban of 500 election candidates threatens to derail the country’s political progress.

Iran’s Resurgent Revolution – by Ryan Mauro

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The death of dissident cleric Ayatollah Montazeri energizes the democratic opposition.

Pakistan In Peril – by Stephen Brown

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Military coup brewing against President Zardar.