Daus-Haberle: Free speech now, freedom later

March 4, 2011
In an 8-1 decision, the Supreme Court ruled Thursday that the Westboro Baptist Church would not have to pay damages to the parents of Lance Cpl. Matthew A. Snyder, protecting the church’s right to hold anti-gay protests at military funerals. Chief Justice Roberts, speaking for the majority, ruled that while “speech … can inflict great »

Daus-Haberle: Looking for a party that cares

January 22, 2010
Late Tuesday night, Scott Brown of Massachusetts won the special election for Senator Ted Kennedy’s senate seat. Brown is a Republican, but managed to win in one of the bluest states in the country. And Brown isn’t moderate either. He’s in favor of torture, doesn’t believe that gay people deserve the right to marry and »