Crimes of Expression 

Increasingly, activity that was once was part of normal political participation has become criminalized.

Let's go back to basics. The most fundamental building block of a democratic society isn't the right to vote. There's voting in Vladimir Putin's Russia, just as there was in the old Soviet Union and Saddam Hussein's Iraq. Rather, the essential…

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