By Dave Johnson
Republicans filibustered a bill yesterday to keep student loan interest rates from doubling. If the public understands that this bill keeps interest rates from doubling and that Republicans filibustered this bill, they can decide whether they approve or disapprove and act accordingly. They can decide who to hold accountable. Will the public receive this information?
Democracy Depends On Public Receiving Accurate Information
Democracy depends on an informed public that is able to receive accurate information. This way the public can make decisions that are based on the facts, and can hold their elected representatives accountable. This is why our Constitution guarantees a free press. The first amendment in the Bill of Rights says, “Congress shall make no law … abridging the freedom of … the press.” Of course, then it’s up to the press to remain free and unencumbered.