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ESPN, Monday Night Football, and Controversy

“Are you ready for some football?!” The classic Monday Night Football introduction song was pulled when Hank Williams compared the prospect of Speaker of The House John Boehner and President Obama meeting to “Hitler playing golf with [Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin] Netanyahu”. His comments were met with a tidal wave of shock, anger, and cries …

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The Irony Of Censoring Media: A Word on Videogame Bans

This week, the Supreme Court struck down a proposal to ban the sale of violent videogames to minors in California. Citing first amendment rights, the justices concluded that proponents of the bill had no constitutional grounds to restrict the expression of others. By supporting the ban of violent videogames and other controversial material, parents may …

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9/11 Mosque Site/Ground Zero Controversy

Note: This article was written in July 2010 Proposed construction of a Muslim mosque near Ground Zero has many Americans up in arms. Democrats, Republicans, and Independents have invoked ideals of ‘fairness’, ‘freedom’, and ‘first amendment rights’ to both support and oppose the project.  One New York Politician stated that he would seek to use …

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