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A Two-Page Form Spawns a Contraceptive Showdown

6 hours agoHealth : NYT: Health

Paperwork required to opt out of coverage is part of a struggle to balance religious freedom and women’s rights.

FBI Monitored Nelson Mandela After Release From Prison

The FBI monitored Nelson Mandela after his release from prison, according to new documents released under the United States Freedom of Information Act. The documents were obtained by Ryan Shapiro a graduate student at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, who went to court to demand their disclosure. The first batch of papers were released last

TCA: Amazon’s ‘Transparent’ Cast Bristle At Talk Of Taking Less Pay For Creative Freedom

When Amazon brought its new comedy series Transparent, to Summer TV Press Tour 2014 today — it’s from Jill Soloway (Afternoon Delight, Six Feet Under and United States of Tara), and explores the family dynamic when three adult siblings...Show More Summary

Weekend Reading: Illegal Organ Transplants, A Look Back at Freedom Summer, and More

This year marks the fiftieth anniversary of Freedom Summer, when hundreds of activists, both black and white, flooded into Mississippi to campaign for civil rights. In “Ghosts of Greenwood,” for Pro Publica, Nikole Hannah-Jones goesShow More Summary

On Media Matters Radio , Freedom To Marry's Evan Wolfson Slams Fox News' Anti-Gay Fearmongering

From the July 12 edition of SiriusXM's Media Matters Radio: Previously:Fox's Ablow Claims Gay Marriage Will Lead To Polygamy and BestialityMSNBC's The Ed Show Criticizes Fox's Keith Ablow For Connecting Marriage Equality To BestialityFox's Ablow: "Marriage Is Over" Because Of Gay People, Polygamists

Liberals Now Deeply Divided Over Religious Freedom and Homosexuality

Should those who disagree with liberal views on homosexuality have the freedom to express and live according to those beliefs in civil society? Liberals are now deeply divided over this question.

Frank Gaffney's Secure Freedom Minute: Obama's Provocation

Transcript as follows: This is Frank Gaffney with the Secure Freedom Minute. The idea that there is one set of laws everybody must abide by is a central precept of our Republic. For over five years, however – as former federal prosecutor...Show More Summary

“O Burr, O Burr, what hast thou done?”

This is the 210th anniversary of the death of Alexander Hamilton, one day after his duel with Aaron Burr. In his biography of Burr, James Parton described the winner of that duel reminiscing this way:He conversed with equal freedom of the duel with Hamilton. Show More Summary

Russians swear up a storm as Kremlin bans obscenities in films, theatre and the media

yesterdayArts : Artdaily

Russians have endured countless crackdowns on their freedoms, but a legal ban on using their vast vocabulary of swear words has really got them hot under the collar. This month's law against swearing in films, theatre and the media has...Show More Summary

CBLDF presents: Liberty!

yesterdayOdd : Boing Boing

Every year, the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund taps the greatest creators in the business for a highly collectible "annual" full of one-off art and stories celebrating freedom in all its guises. Read the rest

Freedom Fest 2014: Radley Balko Explains 'The Rise of the Warrior Cop'

The "Rise of the Warrior Cop" is a phenomena with which the public is becoming all too familiar. Most recently, we saw an excessive display of militarized regulatory agencies when the Bureau of Land Management's "armed officers, helicopters and four-wheel drive vehicles" descended upon the Bundy Ranch. Show More Summary

Drugs, Freedom, and Gambling: Welcome to FreedomFest, Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS, Nevada, USA – So I've been at FreedomFest in Las Vegas for around 24 hours now, and I think I've managed to soak in what this annual conference is really about: drugs, freedom, and gambling. Some might argue in that order....Show More Summary

There Are No HEROs: The Fight Between LGBT Rights And Religious Objectors Gets More Polarized

Does the debate over LGBT rights and religious freedom suffer from a dearth of diverse perspectives?

'Manuscripts Don't Burn'

By Steven W. Hawkins, Executive Director, Amnesty International USA and Gregory Nava, Writer-Director, Member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences -- International Outreach Committee Freedom of expression is both an essential human right and a foundational requirement for art. Show More Summary

Freedom Fest 2014: BITCOIN Panelists Say Cryptocurrency Growing to Standing Room Only Crowd

"The Future is Bitcoin" panel at Freedom Fest was standing room only. People dragged chairs in and squeezed into the conference room to hear the panelist talk about the world's newest currency. [Full disclosure: I have not studied Bitcoin and I do not understand it. Show More Summary

New Court Orders Signal More Drone Documents Are on the Way

This was originally posted on Just Security. For more than four years of Freedom of Information Act litigation concerning the government's targeted-killing program, the government managed to avoid releasing a single document in response to requests filed by the American Civil Liberties Union and reporters for the New York Times. Show More Summary

Journalists and Filmmakers: Win Big $$ (and Recognition!) at the Reason Media Awards!

yesterdayNews : Reason

Attention writers and filmmakers of distinction! Enter to win recognition and money at he 2014 Reason Media Awards! The Bastiat Prize for Journalism honors writers from around the globe who explain the importance of freedom with originality,...Show More Summary

Tony Perkins: 'The days are evil' because the military respects Muslim American soldiers, holidays

yesterdayLGBT / Gay : Good As You

To sell his truly disturbing attack on religious freedom in this country, the exceedingly anti-gay Family Research Council president has to set up the lie that the U.S. armed forces, under President Obama, are somehow anti-Christian and supposedly hostile to...

Freedom Fest 2014: Steve Forbes- We Must Get the Patient in Charge of Health Care Again

Steve Forbes spoke at Freedom Fest this morning about free market solutions to healthcare. The origin of the problems with our health care system, he said, is that the patient is not in charge any more. He illustrated his point with an analogy about ordering food in a restaurant. Show More Summary

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