The Guardian, Democracy and the Law

The Guardian is a real newspaper with talented reporters and editors.  Rather than re-print God knows what from God knows where, or offer a steady diet of tabloid sensationalism, The Guardian investigates and reports facts and credible information on important subjects (The mind-boggling phone hacking scandal is a recent example.)  In doing so The Guardian plays an indispensable role in the democratic process.  Without an informed citizenry,  democracy can be a playground for criminals, hucksters, propagandists, cronies, narcissists and special interests.  Interestingly – to me at least – The Guardian has a regular section on Law.  Law is at least as important as Sports and Entertainment and is sometimes a good deal more interesting and even entertaining.   In responsible newspapers Law should have its own regular section.  In The Guardian it does.