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Opening Arguments

Talk, talk, talk

Yesterday, I wrote about people getting prematurely agitated over Barack Obama and the Second Amendment. Some are predicting an early demise for the First Amendment as well, specifically the reinstitution of the Fairness Doctrine as a way of shutting up conservative talk radio. That one's not high up on my worry list, either. There are some Democrats for it, and some against it, and Obama has said it's not something he would push for. And I think these Democrats are right about how problematic it would be these days to enforce "fairness":

. . . the Fairness Doctrine is a difficult issue for President-elect Barack Obama and the new Democratic Congress to deal with because of today's “new media.”
“I think it's increasingly difficult, because it's kind of like a balloon,” said Van Hollen. “In other words, even if you wanted to go there