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Published: Tue, 27 Sep 2016 11:15:02 +0000

 



What Each Side in the Pro-Life vs. Pro-Choice...

2016-09-27T11:15:02Z

The pro-life vs pro-choice debate is central to American social policy, religion, and culture. Learn why here.



Why Is Abortion Legal in the US?

2016-09-27T11:15:02Z

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



12 Common Types of Oppression and Their Origins

2016-09-27T11:15:02Z

12 common types of oppression and their origins.



Why is the Bill of Rights So Important?

2016-09-27T11:15:02Z

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



7 Reasons Marijuana is Illegal in Most Places

2016-09-27T11:15:02Z

Why is marijuana illegal? Find out inside.



Is feminism relevant?

2016-09-27T11:15:02Z

Is feminism relevant? Tom Head looks at the question.



8 Reasons Marijuana Should Be Legal

2016-09-27T11:15:02Z

8 reasons why marijuana should be legalized.



5 Reasons Why Laws Exist

2016-09-27T11:15:02Z

A description of the five major reasons why laws exist.



Why the Fathers Founded

2016-09-27T11:15:02Z

A look at the ten British civil liberties violations that helped cause the American Revolution.



8 Worst Presidents From a Civil Liberties...

2016-09-27T11:15:02Z

The 8 worst presidents ever on civil liberties issues.



What's in The Bill of Rights?

2016-09-27T11:15:02Z

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.



Second Amendment Timeline: History of Gun...

2016-09-27T11:15:02Z

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



What Kind of Libertarian Are You?

2016-09-27T11:15:02Z

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!



What is the History of the War on Drugs?

2016-09-27T11:15:02Z

A timeline history of the War on Drugs.



How Interracial Marriage Laws Have Changed...

2016-09-27T11:15:02Z

A timeline history of interracial marriage laws.



7 Reasons Racial Profiling Is Ineffective

2016-09-27T11:15:02Z

The top 7 arguments against racial profiling.



The Libertarian Party's Platform at a Glance

2016-09-27T11:15:02Z

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



A Short History of Feminism in America

2016-09-27T11:15:02Z

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



Does a Fetus Have Rights?

2016-09-27T11:15:02Z

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



The History of Racial Profiling in the United...

2016-09-27T11:15:02Z

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



The Evolution of American Civil Liberties

2016-09-27T11:15:02Z

A short history of American civil liberties.



6 Major U.S. Supreme Court Hate Speech Cases

2016-09-27T11:15:02Z

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



A Breakdown of DC v. Heller

2016-09-27T11:15:02Z

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



Why Do We Need Government?

2016-09-27T11:15:02Z

Why do people need government, and why is government important? Tom Head explains.



Where Did the Right to Privacy Come From?

2016-09-27T11:15:02Z

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



Abortion Rights and the Woman's Right to Choose

2016-09-27T11:15:02Z

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



What is the History of the Ku Klux Klan?

2016-09-27T11:15:02Z

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



5 Common Arguments for the Death Penalty

2016-09-27T11:15:02Z

Debunking five common arguments in favor of the death penalty.



The Posse Comitatus Act of 1878

2016-09-27T11:15:02Z

The Posse Comitatus Act of 1878, with definition and short history.



Fifth Amendment Supreme Court Cases

2016-09-27T11:15:02Z

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.



Is Marriage a Civil Right?

2016-09-27T11:15:02Z

Why marriage is a civil right, with constitutional references.



10 Anti-Abortion Myths

2016-09-27T11:15:02Z

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



Ninth Amendment Supreme Court Cases

2016-09-27T11:15:02Z

Supreme Court cases dealing with the Ninth Amendment.



Does Hate Crime Legislation Threaten Free Speech?

2016-09-27T11:15:02Z

Does hate crime legislation threaten free speech?



10 Racist Supreme Court Rulings

2016-09-27T11:15:02Z

Ten astonishingly racist Supreme Court rulings.



Landmark Death Penalty Cases, Supreme Court

2016-09-27T11:15:02Z

An overview of landmark Supreme Court death penalty cases.



Types of Executions

2016-09-27T11:15:02Z

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



Third-Wave Feminism

2016-09-27T11:15:02Z

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



Why is Alcohol Legal?

2016-09-27T11:15:02Z

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



Segregationism: A Short Timeline

2016-09-27T11:15:02Z

The history of racial segregationism in the United States is hard to pin down, as the key players have generally worked in secret.



Where do we get our rights?

2016-09-27T11:15:02Z

Where do we get our rights? Tom Head reflects on the question.



Imperial Presidency 101 - Unitary Executive...

2016-09-27T11:15:02Z

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



Freedom of Speech in the United States

2016-09-27T11:15:02Z

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



Supreme Court Self-Incrimination Cases

2016-09-27T11:15:02Z

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



What Are Your 1st Amendment Rights?

2016-09-27T11:15:02Z

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



Obscenity in the United States

2016-09-27T11:15:02Z

A timeline history of obscenity in the United States.



Why Abortion Is Different Than Murder

2016-09-27T11:15:02Z

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



How Much Does it Cost to Get an Abortion?

2016-09-27T11:15:02Z

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



Timeline and History of Desegregation in the US

2016-09-27T11:15:02Z

A timeline history of desegregation in the United States.



Marijuana Laws in the United States

2016-09-27T11:15:02Z

A timeline history of marijuana laws in the United States.



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

2016-09-27T11:15:02Z

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



What is Illegal Immigration?

2016-09-27T11:15:02Z

What is illegal question? Tom Head explains.



Why Protest Events Are Not a Waste of Time

2016-09-27T11:15:02Z

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.



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

2016-09-27T11:15:02Z

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.



Learn about the Ancient History of Abortion

2016-09-27T11:15:02Z

When did abortion begin? Civil Liberties.



American Xenophobia

2016-09-27T11:15:02Z

A short illustrated history of xenophobia in the United States.



What Are the Human Rights Violations in North...

2016-09-27T11:15:02Z

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.



The Fourteenth Amendment

2016-09-27T11:15:02Z

Supreme Court cases dealing with the Fourteenth Amendment.



What Is Institutional Racism and How Is It...

2016-09-27T11:15:02Z

Definition of the term. Civil Liberties.



8 Arguments Against Immigration Reform

2016-09-27T11:15:02Z

8 common arguments against immigration reform, with responses.



Censorship in the United States

2016-09-27T11:15:02Z

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.



4 Reasons to Support Same-Sex Marriage

2016-09-27T11:15:02Z

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.



Gun Rights Under President George W. Bush

2016-09-27T11:15:02Z

Gun rights took a step forward under the administration of President George W. Bush. A federal ban on assault weapons expired during the administration of George W. Bush and nominations to the U.S. Supreme Court led to two major court victories favoring the Second Amendment. However, President Bush also supported some mild gun control measures.



What If Roe v. Wade Were Overturned?

2016-09-27T11:15:02Z

What would happen if Roe v. Wade were overturned?



What is the Actual Text of The Second Amendment?

2016-09-27T11:15:02Z

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



Marijuana Supreme Court Cases

2016-09-27T11:15:02Z

How will future Supreme Court cases address marijuana?



McLaughlin v. State of Florida (1964)

2016-09-27T11:15:02Z

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



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

2016-09-27T11:15:02Z

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.



5 Arguments Against Separation of Church and...

2016-09-27T11:15:02Z

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



What You Should Know about the 8th Amendment

2016-09-27T11:15:02Z

The text, origins, and meaning of Eighth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which protects defendants from cruel and unusual punishment.



What Are the Gun Laws in Missouri?

2016-09-27T11:15:02Z

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.



McDonald v. Chicago

2016-09-27T11:15:02Z

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



What is Community Organizing?

2016-09-27T11:15:02Z

Community organizing is often criticized but seldom understood.



The Miller Test

2016-09-27T11:15:02Z

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)



Key Facts About the War on Drugs

2016-09-27T11:15:02Z

Facts about the War on Drugs. Civil Liberties.



What Does the Bible Say about Abortion?

2016-09-27T11:15:02Z

Abortion is addressed indirectly in the Bible. What does the Bible have to say about the procedure?



Illegal Immigrants or Undocumented Immigrants?

2016-09-27T11:15:02Z

Why I use the term. Civil Liberties.



History of Libertarianism

2016-09-27T11:15:02Z

A timeline history of libertarianism and the Libertarian movement.



3 Most Common Views in the Abortion Debate

2016-09-27T11:15:02Z

The three most common opinions and views on abortion rights.



The Second Amendment and Gun Control

2016-09-27T11:15:02Z

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



State's Rights

2016-09-27T11:15:02Z

A timeline history of state's rights.



Double Jeopardy and the Supreme Court

2016-09-27T11:15:02Z

Supreme Court cases dealing with double jeopardy.



West Virginia Gun Rights

2016-09-27T11:15:02Z

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



Tennessee Gun Rights

2016-09-27T11:15:02Z

From Tennessee gun control to Tennessee handgun laws, this is intended as a brief guide for Tennessee gun owners.



What is the Full Text and Meaning of the Fifth...

2016-09-27T11:15:02Z

The text, origins, and meaning of the Fifth Amendment, which governs confessions and protects property rights, among other things.



Some Things Many Liberals Think Bush Got Right

2016-09-27T11:15:02Z

Former President George W. Bush's civil liberties record is mixed, but better than many American recognize, particularly regarding immigration policy.



Who Wrote the First Amendment?

2016-09-27T11:15:02Z

Who wrote the First Amendment? Find out inside.



Miranda Rights and the Miranda Warning

2016-09-27T11:15:02Z

A timeline history of Miranda rights and the Miranda warning.



History of Transgender Rights in the United...

2016-09-27T11:15:02Z

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



How The American Gay Rights Movement Has Played...

2016-09-27T11:15:02Z

An illustrated history of the American gay rights movement.



History of Pornography

2016-09-27T11:15:02Z

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



Top 10 "Obscene" Literary Classics

2016-09-27T11:15:02Z

Ten great literary classics that were targeted by obscenity trials. Includes James Joyce's



Is Torture Justified?

2016-09-27T11:15:02Z

Is torture justified? It isn't necessarily an easy question.



Gun Rights Under President Bill Clinton

2016-09-27T11:15:02Z

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.



Hillary Clinton on Civil Liberties

2016-09-27T11:15:02Z

An overview of Hillary Clinton's positions on key civil liberties issues.



How the 4th Amendment Protects You

2016-09-27T11:15:02Z

The text, origins, and meaning of the Fourth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.



Oklahoma Gun Rights

2016-09-27T11:15:02Z

From Oklahoma gun control to Oklahoma handgun laws, this is intended as a brief guide for Oklahoma gun owners.



What Are Minnesota's Gun Laws?

2016-09-27T11:15:02Z

From Minnesota gun control to Minnesota handgun laws, this is intended as a brief overview for Minnesota gun owners.



All About Racial Discrimination

2016-09-27T11:15:02Z

An illustrated guide to present-day civil rights issues and racial discrimination.



The Religious Right

2016-09-27T11:15:02Z

The concept of the Religious Right has always been vaguely insulting towards the tens of millions of evangelical voters who are counted among its ranks.