When fellow columnist Stu Bykofsky said Black Lives Matter Pennsylvania’s Asa Khalif should not be allowed to interrupt government news conferences while protesting the killings of black men by police, I was flummoxed. Last time I checked, the First Amendment granted every American the right to free speech. It’s what protects my right to pen…

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The sudden death of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia has again revealed America’s racial divide on the powers of the Presidency. We initially saw that racial schism during the battle over Obamacare. Though Obama’s landmark legislation was gleaned from a Republican idea that had worked successfully in Massachusetts, the white-male-dominated GOP declared Obama’s signature…

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When I used to teach journalism at Temple University, one of the things that I’d hand my students is a pocket-sized copy of the U.S. Constitution. I did this because you have people out there who forget that among the things covered in the Constitution is freedom of speech and press. In the 23 years…

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