We are a democracy and freedom of expression is integral to a political system which wishes to be called a democracy.

 When Veteran CBS newsman Bob Schieffer, who received the Al Neuharth Award for Excellence in the Media at the University of South Dakota, says the nation has never needed a vigorous free press more than now, we can understand he is right.

A government, left to itself, would not uncover its own undemocratic excesses like Abu Gharaib. How can we muster the moral strength to fight “them” in the name of “American way of life” if we start looking and behaving like “them”

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