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Interview: Police Executives' Research Forum Director Chuck Wexler

In this week's Boston Phoenix ,  Khadijah Britton reports on PERF , a non-government, non-profit police agency that has been accused of coordinating national police responses to the Occupy movement.
PERF’s Boston-connected leader discusses role in Occupy conference calls
By KHADIJAH BRITTON  |  November 25, 2011
Campus Muzzles 2011

2011 Muzzle Awards: Campus Edition

Law school is not known for being fun, so some professors spice instruction with far-fetched hypotheticals. To some students at Widener University School of Law in Wilmington, Delaware, one longtime criminal-law prof's hypos went too far.  
Another year of crushing free spirits at our colleges and universities
By HARVEY SILVERGLATE  |  July 01, 2011
Muzzle Awards free speech offenders

The 14th Annual Muzzle Awards

To understand just how disappointing Barack Obama has been on civil liberties, you need only consider the case of David House, a founder of the Bradley Manning Support Network.  
Our annual look at the dishonorable enemies of free speech and personal liberty in New England
By DAN KENNEDY  |  June 25, 2011
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Sotomayor's mixed message on free speech

Minutes after President Barack Obama announced that he was nominating appellate judge Sonia Sotomayor for the vacant seat on the Supreme Court, battle lines were drawn on the pre-scripted questions of "post-racial" America.
Freedom Watch
By HARVEY SILVERGLATE  |  June 05, 2009
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Ayering differences

Bill Ayers clearly was not welcome at BC — in the flesh or via satellite.
Academic freedom goes down by technicality at BC
By KYLE SMEALLIE  |  April 24, 2009

New in the Phoenix: A brief history of Obama hatred


In which I discuss whether the drop-off in anti-Obama invective following his election is a lasting ...
By Adam Reilly  |  January 15, 2009


Sarah Palin, media coach

Sarah Palin, media coach


 When last we left John McCain's running mate, she was accusing the media of violating her First Amendment rights.Maybe it's the relief of getting to...
By Adam Reilly  |  November 04, 2008
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Southern discomfort

A pair of recent developments in the Sun Belt serves as a useful reminder that antagonism between government and the press can get a whole lot nastier.
Anti-press overreach in the Sun Belt. Plus, the strange resilience of Page Six editor Richard Johnson
By ADAM REILLY  |  October 26, 2007