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Eric Freedman

About: Eric Freedman

Eric Freedman, a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter, is professor of Journalism and director of Capital News Service and the Knight Center for Environmental Journalism at Michigan State University. He is a former Lansing Bureau reporter for the Detroit News and has been a Fulbright journalism instructor in Uzbekistan, Lithuania and the Republic of Georgia.

Question: What do campaign contributors do when their favorite members of Congress become enmeshed in scandal? Answer: Open their wallets wider and pour more money into protecting their investment in the tainted incumbents. That’s the major finding of a new study that examines the fate of more than 100 members of the U.S. House of Representatives – including two from Michigan – who ran for...
From our earliest days as an independent country to the present, it’s always been tough to balance constitutional rights and other fundamental American values. Think back to the Alien and Sedition Acts under John Adams, Abraham Lincoln’s suspension of habeas corpus during the Civil War, the internment of Japanese-Americans during World War II, the Red Scare of the Joseph McCarthy era and the suppression of...

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