National writers’ organization PEN America has filed a lawsuit against President Donald Trump to enjoin him from using his office to retaliate against those who criticize him in public. Their lawsuit reflects the interdependent nature of civic institutions and the importance of upholding them.
In solidarity with the Boston Globe and hundreds of media outlets across the country, we at NPQ express our dismay at the dangerous slandering of the press coming from the White House and remind ourselves and others of the media’s essential role, even if not always fully realized, in building an engaged civil society and an active democracy.
The Boston Globe has invited other news organizations to join them in expressing to their own communities in their own ways how important the free press is to democracy and to protest the constant attacks against it from this presidency.
The publisher of the New York Times is pilloried as a representative of responsible journalism on the carnival ride of a dangerous and erratic, but now increasingly predictable, presidential tweet storm.
While Democratic and Republican politicians fight political battles over when the nomination of Justice Kennedy’s replacement should or should not be considered, those who will be most affected by the result should know this is their decision, too.
Political doublespeak reaches new heights as a legislator who promises the “most sweeping gun reform package in the nation’s history” indicates that his bill would preserve Americans’ “right” to buy and own assault weapons.