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Or should I say, welcome back to the BananaRepublic — land of the red, white & blue, and home of the brave. Al Capp must be smiling.
And by the way, don’t take the subhead on that article at face value. That’s the WSJ putting an editorial slant on the news story. Here, in the third paragraph, is what the story really says:

While broad majorities of the court have voted to affirm protections for such long-recognized forms of expression as picketing, movies and now videogames, conservatives have outvoted liberals to confer First Amendment rights on business and void campaign-finance regulations that advocates say promote fairer elections.

Had the subhead accurately reflected the whole story and not just some of it, it would have said:
Rulings Cap Term That Broadened Free Speech, Killed Fair Election Financing
Postscript: July 1 — The NY Times chimes in: Ethics, Politics and the Law.

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