America’s policy makers set forth legislation, policies, and standards impacting the delicate balance between national security and civil liberties. The Freedom of Expression guarantees protected by the First Amendment include freedom of speech, of the press, of association, of assembly and petition.
- How would you characterize an active-duty military member releasing classified information to Wikileaks…a) a lawful expression, b) cyber-terrorism, c) treason, d) a criminal act, or e) something else? Please explain your position.
- In his November 2016 essay, author Thomas Frank contends that a number of pieces published by the Washington Post sought to undermine Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign. Why did these journalists and columnists attack his candidacy? Please explain three of the reasons that Frank suggests. Then, evaluate his methodology. Does he have you convinced? Why or why not? Note: Do not quote any of the author’s quotes in your paper. Instead, paraphrase.