Free Speech http://wamc.org en "Beautifully Unique Sparkleponies" by Chris Kluwe http://wamc.org/post/beautifully-unique-sparkleponies-chris-kluwe <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Joe Donahue speaks with Chris Kluwe (author, gamer, nerd - and football player) about his book, <em><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0316236772/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=0316236772&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=wamcnortheast-20">Beautifully Unique Sparkleponies: On Myths, Morons, Free Speech, Football, and Assorted Absurdities</a><img alt="" border="0" height="1" src="http://ir-na.amazon-adsystem.com/e/ir?t=wamcnortheast-20&amp;l=as2&amp;o=1&amp;a=0316236772" style="border:none !important; margin:0px !important;" width="1"></em>.</p><p> Mon, 26 Aug 2013 15:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 71913 at http://wamc.org "Beautifully Unique Sparkleponies" by Chris Kluwe "Friend of the Court: On the Front Lines with the First Amendment" by Floyd Abrams http://wamc.org/post/friend-court-front-lines-first-amendment-floyd-abrams <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Since 1971, when the Pentagon Papers were leaked to the New York Times and furious debate over First Amendment rights ensued, free-speech cases have emerged in rapid succession.</p><p>Floyd Abrams has been on the front lines of nearly every one of these major cases, which is also to say that, more than any other person, he has forged this country’s legal understanding of free speech.</p><p> Mon, 05 Aug 2013 14:10:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 70633 at http://wamc.org "Friend of the Court: On the Front Lines with the First Amendment" by Floyd Abrams Some Vermont Parents Object to Vaccine Exemption Form http://wamc.org/post/some-vermont-parents-object-vaccine-exemption-form <p>Vermont Health Department officials have rewritten rules designed to implement a new law on childhood immunizations, but some parents aren't satisfied with how those changes are being made.<br><br>An earlier draft of the rules said when parents want to exempt their child from vaccinations they need to sign a form implying they agree with the Health Department's assessment of the vaccines' risks and benefits. Parents who have expressed skepticism about vaccines say that's compelled speech, and that it violates the First Amendment.<br> Thu, 29 Nov 2012 22:30:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 52994 at http://wamc.org