Archives for: October 26th, 2013

One of the American values that we hold dear is the freedom of speech, as well as expression of that freedom. There are many who valiantly spend a lifetime pursuing passions that they hold dear. In some cases, experiencing this freedom is defined as “activism.” According to Merriam-Webster online dictionary, the definition of activism is “a doctrine or practice that emphasizes direct vigorous action especially in support of or opposition to one side of a controversial issue.”


This past week, in what appeared to be an act of such a passion, a [...]

The trial of former Senator John Edwards on corruption charges has focused national attention on Greensboro, NC. This week, an attorney for Virginia heiress Rachel “Bunny” Mellon, who gave a total of $725,000 to Edwards, and whose money is at the root of the criminal charges, returned to the witness stand.

The ultimate question surrounding the sum of money, especially a check for $175,000 that was deposited into an aide’s account, is whether it was meant to be a personal gift to Edwards or a contribution to his campaign. If the government can [...]