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Bully Pulpit

The term "bully pulpit" stems from President Theodore Roosevelt's reference to the White House as a "bully pulpit," meaning a terrific platform from which to persuasively advocate an agenda. Roosevelt often used the word "bully" as an adjective meaning superb/wonderful. The Bully Pulpit features news, reasoned discourse, opinion and some humor.

Thursday, March 23, 2006

Blogging may face regulation

The Internet continues to confound Congress and the courts when it comes to free speech. The courts have struck anti-porn laws based on the First Amendment, and two bills that would address the issue of free speech on the Internet are floating around Capitol Hill.

The Federal Elections Commission will decide Monday whether political blogs like the conservative Free Republic or the liberal Daily Kos should fall under the McCain-Feingold Bill and should be forced to register with the FEC.

What will you do, Andy, when they tell you not to post anything political on the BP? Keep in mind that McCain-Feingold was the brainchild of two Presidential hopefuls for 2008. If you can't hear the sound of jackboots in this, then you really are buried in the sand.


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