Daniel Brown

Daniel Brown

Daniel S. Brown, Jr. is a professor in the Department of Communication Studies at Grove City College (Pa.) where he teaches media law and ethics as well as communication theory. His recent books include “Interfaith Dialogue in Practice: Christian, Muslim, Jew,” available through Oxford University Press. He is also a contributing scholar with The Center for Vision and Values and holds advanced degrees from Miami University (Ohio) and Louisiana State University.

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Privacy battles: as old as the Old Testament

July 14, 2014 | by | Topic: Economics & Political Systems, Faith & Society

Last month marked the beginning of a new campaign for Internet privacy with the unveiling of the “Reset the Net” campaign. Academics, tech companies, and civil rights organizations from around the globe, including Google, Mozilla, WordPress, Tumblr, and the Committee … More>

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Squawk On: U.S. Circuit Court green-lights discrimination case against the IRS

June 9, 2014 | by | Topic: The Law

Can the Internal Revenue Service silence a president’s political adversaries by using secret policies? It seems that we’re about to find out. The 17th century French politician and finance minister, Jean-Baptiste Colbert, once quipped that, “The art of taxation … More>

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The “why” behind the IRS scandal

May 20, 2013 | by | Topic: The Law

Let’s begin with a premise. Challenging, delaying, questioning, or bullying organizations about their non-profit, educational purposes chills both free speech and a free press. The current ruckus involving Internal Revenue Service policies aimed at conservative political groups supports that notion … More>

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Another group targeted for IRS scrutiny

May 14, 2013 | by | Topic: Economics & Political Systems

In a press conference last week, White House press secretary Jay Carney fielded insistent questions from a variety of news agencies regarding the Internal Revenue Service’s alleged actions toward tea party organizations. There should be more where that came from … More>

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Hillary’s Dewey Moment

January 10, 2008 | by | Topic: American History & Presidents

Political pundits took to the airwaves and their ink-wells after Hillary Clinton surprised the press by posting a first-place finish in New Hampshire this week. The talking heads have credited Senator Clinton’s atypical show of emotion for helping her to … More>

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The Evolving Lesson of the Scopes Trial

July 21, 2005 | by | Topic: American History & Presidents

This month marks the 80th anniversary of the Scopes Trial, the original trial of the century. Civility, not a survival-of-the-fittest demeanor, marked the proceedings. It’s not a bad precedent for our U.S. Senators to follow in their deliberations over U.S. … More>

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Too Many Hummingbirds, Too Few Eagles

May 19, 2004 | by | Topic: Education & Schools

One day religious scribes were questioning Jesus and one of them asked Him which is the greatest of all the commandments.  The man who Christians believe is the Messiah responded to his inquisitor:

“The first of all the commandments is,… More>

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Prime Time Spirituality

October 9, 2003 | by | Topic: Media & Culture

If you knew me, you might guess that I am excited about the prominent role of spirituality in this fall’s prime time television line-up. I am, after all, a former Baptist minister who teaches in a church-related liberal arts college … More>

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