Today June 1793 saw the publication of James Gillray’s cartoon which portrayed William Pitt at the Helm of the Ship Constitution, between the rock (Scylla) of Democracy with a Liberty Cap on its summit, and the whirlpool (Charybdis) of arbitrary power in the shape of an inverted crown, looking to a distant Haven of Liberty. 437 more words
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One sweet note in the sour symphony coming out of Washington these past few weeks is the Supreme Court’s decision on recess appointments. In an emphatic unanimous decision, the Court reinforced the authority of the separation of powers and the hope that it will be the last and final successful bastion for constitutionalism. 824 more words
The Boston bomb suspect's Rolling Stone cover: Aren't we forgetting people used to be innocent until proven guilty?
By Sophie McAdam.
“”The Rolling Stone story breaks not only “traditions of journalism”, but several media laws and ethical boundaries that are crucial in a fair, free, democratic society. 1,244 more words