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Published: Mon, 27 Feb 2017 11:36:10 +0000

 



What Pro-Life vs. Pro-Choice Supporters Believe

2017-02-27T11:36:10Z

The pro-life vs. pro-choice debate is central to American social policy, religion and culture. Find out what each side believes.



7 Reasons Marijuana is Illegal in Most Places

2017-02-27T11:36:10Z

Why is marijuana illegal? Find out inside.



Illegal Immigrants or Undocumented Immigrants?

2017-02-27T11:36:10Z

Why I use the term. Civil Liberties.



8 Worst Presidents From a Civil Liberties...

2017-02-27T11:36:10Z

The 8 worst presidents ever on civil liberties issues.



Why Is Abortion Legal in the US?

2017-02-27T11:36:10Z

Why is abortion legal in the United States? Tom Head explains.



What is the History of the War on Drugs?

2017-02-27T11:36:10Z

A timeline history of the War on Drugs.



8 Reasons Marijuana Should Be Legal

2017-02-27T11:36:10Z

8 reasons why marijuana should be legalized.



How Interracial Marriage Laws Have Changed...

2017-02-27T11:36:10Z

A timeline history of interracial marriage laws.



What is Illegal Immigration?

2017-02-27T11:36:10Z

What is illegal question? Tom Head explains.



12 Common Types of Oppression and Their Origins

2017-02-27T11:36:10Z

12 common types of oppression and their origins.



10 Anti-Abortion Myths

2017-02-27T11:36:10Z

A list of ten persistent myths spread by some activists within the anti-abortion movement.



What Kind of Libertarian Are You?

2017-02-27T11:36:10Z

Looking for information on different types of libertarians, including anarcho-capitalists, civil libertarians, classical liberals, fiscal libertarians, geolibertarians, left-libertarians, libertarian socialists, minarchists, neolibertarians, Objectivists, and paleolibertarians? You've come to the right place!



The History of Racial Profiling in the United...

2017-02-27T11:36:10Z

History of Racial Profiling - An Illustrated History of Racial Profiling in the United States



The Fourteenth Amendment

2017-02-27T11:36:10Z

Supreme Court cases dealing with the Fourteenth Amendment.



Why is the Bill of Rights So Important?

2017-02-27T11:36:10Z

The importance of the Bill of Rights isn't as obvious as it might first appear.



Where Did the Right to Privacy Come From?

2017-02-27T11:36:10Z

Where did the right to privacy come from? This timeline explores the origins of the right to privacy.



7 Reasons Racial Profiling Is Ineffective

2017-02-27T11:36:10Z

The top 7 arguments against racial profiling.



10 Racist Supreme Court Rulings

2017-02-27T11:36:10Z

Ten astonishingly racist Supreme Court rulings.



Freedom of Speech in the United States

2017-02-27T11:36:10Z

A timeline history of freedom of speech in the United States.



What's in The Bill of Rights?

2017-02-27T11:36:10Z

The Bill of Rights, as we call the first ten amendments to the U.S. Constitution, is the centerpiece of the civil liberties debate in the United States.



8 Arguments Against Immigration Reform

2017-02-27T11:36:10Z

8 common arguments against immigration reform, with responses.



Why Protest Events Are Not a Waste of Time

2017-02-27T11:36:10Z

Picking up a protest sign and going out to march, in the heat or the cold, is not a very natural thing to do. But it's not a waste of time, and here's why.



5 Common Arguments for the Death Penalty

2017-02-27T11:36:10Z

Debunking five common arguments in favor of the death penalty.



6 Major U.S. Supreme Court Hate Speech Cases

2017-02-27T11:36:10Z

A list of landmark Supreme Court cases on hate speech and the First Amendment.



What is the History of the Ku Klux Klan?

2017-02-27T11:36:10Z

A timeline history of the Ku Klux Klan (KKK), a white supremacist terrorist organization that worked in collusion with Southern segregationist governments.



5 Reasons Why Laws Exist

2017-02-27T11:36:10Z

A description of the five major reasons why laws exist.



Second Amendment Timeline: History of Gun...

2017-02-27T11:36:10Z

A guide to important dates in America's gun rights history. Learn the timeline of the Second Amendment and the challenges to gun rights.



Learn about the Ancient History of Abortion

2017-02-27T11:36:10Z

When did abortion begin? Civil Liberties.



Ninth Amendment Supreme Court Cases

2017-02-27T11:36:10Z

Supreme Court cases dealing with the Ninth Amendment.



American Xenophobia

2017-02-27T11:36:10Z

A short illustrated history of xenophobia in the United States.



Pace v. Alabama - Can a State Ban Interracial...

2017-02-27T11:36:10Z

A summary of Pace v. Alabama (1883), the Supreme Court's first interracial marriage case.



Landmark Death Penalty Cases, Supreme Court

2017-02-27T11:36:10Z

An overview of landmark Supreme Court death penalty cases.



A Short History of Feminism in America

2017-02-27T11:36:10Z

A history of feminism in the United States. Includes illustrations and links to further resources on specific events.



The History and Meaning of the Posse Comitatus...

2017-02-27T11:36:10Z

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Fifth Amendment Supreme Court Cases

2017-02-27T11:36:10Z

The Fifth Amendment is arguably the most complex part of the original Bill of Rights. Here is a list of Supreme Court cases dealing with the Fifth Amendment.



The Right to Marry – An Explanation of...

2017-02-27T11:36:10Z

Marriage is established as a civil right by the Fourteenth Amendment. But does this apply to same-sex marriages? Read more to find out.



History of the Imperial Presidency

2017-02-27T11:36:10Z

A timeline history of the imperial presidency.



Why is Alcohol Legal?

2017-02-27T11:36:10Z

Alcohol is, without question, our country's deadliest recreational drug - and one of the most addictive. Read six reasons why alcohol is legal.



Censorship in the United States

2017-02-27T11:36:10Z

The right to free speech is a U.S. tradition, but actually respecting the right to free speech is not. A timeline of censorship in the United States.



What Is the Definition of Abortion?

2017-02-27T11:36:10Z

What is abortion? Find out here.



Imperial Presidency 101 - Unitary Executive...

2017-02-27T11:36:10Z

A profile of the concept of the imperial presidency and the unitary executive theory.



What Are Your 1st Amendment Rights?

2017-02-27T11:36:10Z

The First Amendment and its text, origins, and meanings. Includes links to information on specific clauses.



Supreme Court Self-Incrimination Cases

2017-02-27T11:36:10Z

A short history of Supreme Court cases dealing with self-incrimination.



History of the Exclusionary Rule

2017-02-27T11:36:10Z

A timeline history of U.S. Supreme Court cases that articulate the exclusionary rule.



Does a Fetus Have Rights?

2017-02-27T11:36:10Z

Does the fetus have rights? Yes, up to a point.



Is Abortion Legal in Every State?

2017-02-27T11:36:10Z

Is abortion legal in every state? It is unless the Supreme Court decision Roe v. Wade is overturned, but services may be hard to find in some states.



Abortion Rights and the Woman's Right to Choose

2017-02-27T11:36:10Z

Abortion rights explained from a civil liberties perspective. Includes links to rulings, quotations, and relevant organizations.



The History of Anti-Flag Burning Laws In the U.S.

2017-02-27T11:36:10Z

Information about laws banning the burning and other desecration of the American flag, Texas v. Johnson, the Flag Protection Act, and the Flag Desecration Amendment.



What is the Gun Show Loophole and Why Does it...

2017-02-27T11:36:10Z

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3 Most Common Views in the Abortion Debate

2017-02-27T11:36:10Z

The three most common opinions and views on abortion rights.



Marijuana Supreme Court Cases

2017-02-27T11:36:10Z

How will future Supreme Court cases address marijuana?



Third-Wave Feminism

2017-02-27T11:36:10Z

Third-wave feminism and the future of the feminist movement.



Freedom of the Press in the United States

2017-02-27T11:36:10Z

A timeline history of press freedom in the United States.



Is feminism relevant?

2017-02-27T11:36:10Z

Is feminism relevant? Tom Head looks at the question.



A Definition of Ciswoman -- Understanding...

2017-02-27T11:36:10Z

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How Much Does it Cost to Get an Abortion?

2017-02-27T11:36:10Z

How much money does an abortion cost? Learn the average cost of an abortion.



National Association for the Advancement of...

2017-02-27T11:36:10Z

No organization has done more to promote civil liberties in the United States than the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.



How The American Gay Rights Movement Has Played...

2017-02-27T11:36:10Z

An illustrated history of the American gay rights movement.



Timeline and History of Desegregation in the US

2017-02-27T11:36:10Z

A timeline history of desegregation in the United States.



Types of Executions

2017-02-27T11:36:10Z

An illustrated guide to various types of execution, capital punishment and death penalty enforcement in use by various governments today.



10 Fantastic Pro-Choice Quotes

2017-02-27T11:36:10Z

Ten quotes that remind me why I'm pro-choice.



How A Pro-2nd Amendment President Supported Gun...

2017-02-27T11:36:10Z

Gun rights took a step forward during President Ronald Reagan's administration, but took a step back after his presidency due in part to legislation that he supported. Learn about the important Second Amendment-related measures of the Reagan era, how they related to gun rights, and President Ronald Reagan's stance on them.



What Are the Human Rights Violations in North...

2017-02-27T11:36:10Z

A human rights profile of the government of North Korea, known as the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), which is guilty of systemic human rights abuses and human rights violations.



President Barack Obama and Gun Rights

2017-02-27T11:36:10Z

The administration of President Barack Obama has been largely neutral on the issue of gun rights, despite a heightened fear from pro-gun advocates in the run-up to the 2008 election. Learn about Obama's record on guns that led to that fear and the Obama administration's position on such issues as assault weapons, background checks and data reporting of gun sales.



Supreme Court Cases Dealing with Pornography

2017-02-27T11:36:10Z

Supreme Court cases dealing with pornography.



What is the Actual Text of The Second Amendment?

2017-02-27T11:36:10Z

The text, origins, and meaning of the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which protects the right to bear arms.



10 Really Bad Arguments Against Same-Sex Marriage

2017-02-27T11:36:10Z

The American Family Association has published ten arguments against same-sex marriage. Unfortunately for the AFA, none of these arguments hold water.



The British Violations That Caused the American...

2017-02-27T11:36:10Z

The Declaration of Independence was an angry, desperate response to British oppression of colonists. The signers objected to 10 British policies.



McDonald v. Chicago

2017-02-27T11:36:10Z

In the case of McDonald v. Chicago, the U.S. Supreme Court specifically confirmed the individual right to possess guns under the Second Amendment.



Double Jeopardy and the Supreme Court

2017-02-27T11:36:10Z

Supreme Court cases dealing with double jeopardy.



Key Facts About the War on Drugs

2017-02-27T11:36:10Z

Facts about the War on Drugs. Civil Liberties.



4 Reasons to Support Same-Sex Marriage

2017-02-27T11:36:10Z

Page 5. The last page of a formidable pro-gay marriage article on legal gay marriage supporting a pro-same sex marriage position in opposition to the Federal Marriage Amendment.



The Second Amendment and Gun Control

2017-02-27T11:36:10Z

Supreme Court cases dealing with the Second Amendment and gun control.



What If Roe v. Wade Were Overturned?

2017-02-27T11:36:10Z

What would happen if Roe v. Wade were overturned?



McLaughlin v. State of Florida (1964)

2017-02-27T11:36:10Z

A summary of McLaughlin v. State of Florida (1964), the Supreme Court's second interracial relationships case.



What Makes a Gun an Assault Weapon?

2017-02-27T11:36:10Z

Assault weapons have become a major part of America's gun rights debate. Learn about the definition of assault weapons in American politics.



What is Community Organizing?

2017-02-27T11:36:10Z

Community organizing is often criticized but seldom understood.



Why Abortion Is Different Than Murder

2017-02-27T11:36:10Z

Is abortion murder? Some critics of the procedure say yes, but let's examine that a little more carefully.



Who Wrote the First Amendment?

2017-02-27T11:36:10Z

Who wrote the First Amendment? Find out inside.



The Miller Test, Obscenity and the First...

2017-02-27T11:36:10Z

The Miller test is the standard used by courts to define obscenity. It comes from the Supreme Court's 5-4 ruling in Miller v. California (1973).



What Are the Gun Laws in Missouri?

2017-02-27T11:36:10Z

Gun rights in Missouri. Learn more about gun rights in Missouri in this overview of gun laws in Missouri. From Missouri gun control to Missouri handgun laws, this is intended as a brief guide for Missouri gun owners.



Civil Liberties Organizations

2017-02-27T11:36:10Z

Ten organizations that focus on civil rights and civil liberties issues.



History of Transgender Rights in the United...

2017-02-27T11:36:10Z

A timeline history of transgender and transsexual rights in the United States.



The Libertarian Party's Platform at a Glance

2017-02-27T11:36:10Z

A look at the Libertarian Party's Platform, including the party's stance on fiscal policy, property rights, public services and corporations.



Should human cloning be banned?

2017-02-27T11:36:10Z

Should human cloning be banned? Tom Head weighs the pros and cons.



Oregon Gun Rights

2017-02-27T11:36:10Z

Gun rights in Oregon. Learn more about gun rights in Oregon in this overview of gun laws in Oregon. From Oregon gun control to Oregon handgun laws, this is intended as a brief guide for Oregon gun owners.



A Breakdown of DC v. Heller

2017-02-27T11:36:10Z

This article provides background behind the DC handgun case and a look at how the Supreme Court's ruling impacts gun owners nation-wide.



Obscenity in the United States

2017-02-27T11:36:10Z

A timeline history of obscenity in the United States.



10 Fantastic Blogs on Feminism and Women's Rights

2017-02-27T11:36:10Z

Looking for blogs on feminism, women's rights, and civil liberties? Here's a list of ten great ones.



Gun Rights Under President Bill Clinton

2017-02-27T11:36:10Z

Gun rights came under fire during the administration of President Bill Clinton. The Clinton administration brought about the Assault Weapons Ban and the Brady Bill, as well as several executive orders that pushed through new gun control measures.



What Are Human Rights?

2017-02-27T11:36:10Z

Those rights that are considered universal to humanity, regardless of citizenship,ethnicity, gender, etc. The phrase first gained wide usage in English due to the abolitionist movement



What Is a Transwoman? An Explanation of Gender...

2017-02-27T11:36:10Z

A transwoman is a woman who was assigned a male gender at birth, but that is not consistent with her sense of self. She lives and identifies as female.



Why Do We Need Government?

2017-02-27T11:36:10Z

Why do we need government? Without it, individuals will create their own, a system political theorists refer to as despotism.



Timeline and History of Marriage Rights

2017-02-27T11:36:10Z

A timeline history of laws affecting marriage rights.



History of Pornography

2017-02-27T11:36:10Z

A timeline history of pornography, from 5200 BCE to the present.



Virginia Gun Rights

2017-02-27T11:36:10Z

Gun rights in Virginia. Learn more about gun rights in Virginia in this overview of gun laws in Virginia. From Virginia gun control to Virginia handgun laws, this is intended as a brief guide for Virginia gun owners.



Gay Marriage or Same-Sex Marriage?

2017-02-27T11:36:10Z

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5 Arguments Against Separation of Church and...

2017-02-27T11:36:10Z

The 5 most common arguments against the separation of church and state, with rebuttals.



Human Rights History and Timeline

2017-02-27T11:36:10Z

A history and timeline of human rights, with emphasis on human rights documents.



What Is Institutional Racism and How Is It...

2017-02-27T11:36:10Z

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