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By Jacqueline N. Gifford, Guido H. Stempel III

Entries during this dictionary concentrate on the folk, firms, occasions, and ideas which were major within the a little bit greater than centuries of political conversation during this nation. The rationale is to spotlight these occasions and concepts that also have importance today?€”thus from the signing of the statement of Independence to the edge of the twenty first century.The historical past of political verbal exchange and the way that background has repeated itself is tested during this quantity. Entries prepared from A to Z, care for freedom of the clicking and the foremost threats to freedom of the clicking; winning and unsuccessful political campaigns, and the alterations that experience happened in political communique in addition to the culture that has emerged within the a little bit greater than centuries we have now been engaged in it. via delivering the reader perception into the evolution of political conversation as a tutorial box, this reference may be worthwhile to scholars and students within the disciplines of political technological know-how, political verbal exchange, mass conversation, U.S. historical past, and similar fields, in addition to educational and chosen public libraries.

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For example, where prior to 1980 broadcast stations were licensed for three years at a time, the 1996 act extends that to eight years. Where a single company was limited to owning seven AM, seven FM, and seven television stations prior to 1980, national ownership limits have been eliminated in radio. In television, the limit is that the number of people reached by a single owner's stations may not exceed 35 percent of the country's population. Where broadcasters were required to air and treat fairly all sides of controversial issues, in 1987 the FCC eliminated that requirement when it ceased enforcing the Fairness Doctrine.

SOURCE: David Neff, "Inside CT—1975: Rescue Operation," Christianity Today, June 1995. Don Ranly CLEAR AND PRESENT DANGER is a concept introduced by Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes in Schenck v. S. as a condition for justifying suppression. But as Holmes defined it, it was more nearly perceived danger than clear and present. Nonetheless, it was the standard criterion in such cases until 1957, when the Supreme Court overturned the verdict in Yates v. S. Yates was prosecuted for being a member of the Communist Party, but the Court said that neither this in itself nor abstract discussion of overthrow of the government constituted clear and present danger.

But antiwar protesters backed the candidacy of Eugene McCarthy, a senator from Minnesota who ran on a peace platform. Members of the antiwar movement, led by Yippie protesters Abbie Hoffman and Jerry Rubin, decided to use the Democratic Convention as an opportunity to sway public opinion. They and other members of the antiwar movement descended on Chicago, where Mayor Richard Daley was prepared to use force to maintain law and order. Soon the protest turned violent, and riot police reacted by beating protesters and even journalists who were covering the confrontation.

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