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NNA provides its members with content to reprint or post to websites.

This content includes columns by directors and NNA member newspapers, Freedom Forum Institute's First Amendment columns/ editorials (available weekly) and more. 

We Should Protest Proposed Restrictions on White House Protests

Oct 19, 2018

The White House. To the world, it's the image of the United States.

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Can Brennan make a First Amendment case? Yes, to 'us'

Aug 28, 2018

Does former CIA director John Brennan have a First Amendment case against President Trump for pulling Brennan's national security clearance?

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'Enemies of the people?' Simply, plainly – 'no'

Aug 16, 2018

A free press brings us the news of the day, from weather to Wall Street, and when done properly functions as a "watchdog on government." The public expects that first part, and the First Amendment — ...

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Printing Guns: Looking at All the Dimensions

Aug 9, 2018

Are 3-D printer designs protected by the First Amendment? This was the legal defense raised by Cody Wilson back in 2015, who faced prosecution for violating federal gun export laws after he created a gun ...

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Does It Really Matter That Americans Don't Know Exactly What The First Amendment Says?

Jul 16, 2018

The majority of Americans are supportive of the rights guaranteed by the First Amendment, but are also unaware of exactly what those rights are, according to the recently released 2018 State of the First ...

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The biggest threat to democracy might be the loss of local newspapers

Jun 14, 2018

If you're reading this column in your local newspaper, congratulations! Just by skimming your eyeballs over this page, whether it's in print or online, you're doing a vital service for your hometown, and ...

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An ongoing outrage, a tragedy — and a puzzling farce

May 31, 2018

The reports came like thunderbolts this week: Another journalist beaten to death in Mexico. Two journalists killed in the United States while reporting on a dangerous storm. And a Russian journalist assassinated ...

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Proposed Infrastructure Laws Jeopardize Freedom to Assemble

May 21, 2018

Rightly or wrongly, certain First Amendment issues tend to dominate the national conversation more than others. Bring up President Trump's tweets criticizing the news media, college campus protests of ...

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Hannity Hassle: Let's Apply 'the Five W's and How'

Apr 20, 2018

If the burning national question of the moment is whether Fox News Channel star Sean Hannity is a "journalist" or not, let's use the long-held set of journalistic questions to investigate: The proverbial ...

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