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Do Guns Work Well as a Deterrent to Crime?

2017-01-19T11:02:37Z

In recent years, the political debate over gun rights in America has centered on the aspect of self-defense. How often are guns actually used in self-defense? Often, as it turns out.



5 Questions About Transgender Rights

2017-01-19T11:02:37Z

Five questions (and answers) about transgender rights. Explains why it's a civil liberties issue, and what you can do to help.



Who is Dr. Gary Kleck?

2017-01-19T11:02:37Z

Dr. Gary Kleck's 1993 National Self-Defense Survey single-handedly destroyed a number of arguments for gun control by proving that guns are much more likely to be used in defense of crime than they are to be used to commit crime. Find out more about Dr. Gary Kleck and his self-defense research.



Profile: Deacons for Defense and Justice

2017-01-19T11:02:37Z

Guns played an instrumental role in the civil rights era. In retaliation to attacks from the Ku Klux Klan and other factions, a group of African-American military veterans formed Deacons for Defense and Justice to provide armed self-defense for civil rights workers.



The Religious Right

2017-01-19T11:02:37Z

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.



What Torture Techniques Does America Use?

2017-01-19T11:02:37Z

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The Civil Rights Acts

2017-01-19T11:02:37Z

The eight Civil Rights Acts, from 1866 to 1991.



Double Jeopardy and the Supreme Court

2017-01-19T11:02:37Z

Supreme Court cases dealing with double jeopardy.



Timeline and History of Television Censorship

2017-01-19T11:02:37Z

A timeline history of television censorship.



What Are the Gun Laws in New York?

2017-01-19T11:02:37Z

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



McLaughlin v. State of Florida (1964)

2017-01-19T11:02:37Z

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



Sexism

2017-01-19T11:02:37Z

Definition of sexism. Civil Liberties.






The History and Meaning of the Posse Comitatus...

2017-01-19T11:02:37Z

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Supreme Court Self-Incrimination Cases

2017-01-19T11:02:37Z

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



What Makes a Gun an Assault Weapon?

2017-01-19T11:02:37Z

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



Gun Rights Under President Bill Clinton

2017-01-19T11:02:37Z

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.



Timeline and History of the Religious Right

2017-01-19T11:02:37Z

A timeline history of the Religious Right.



Why Do We Need Government?

2017-01-19T11:02:37Z

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



Undocumented (aka "Illegal") Immigration

2017-01-19T11:02:37Z

A history of undocumented, aka



Why is the Bill of Rights So Important?

2017-01-19T11:02:37Z

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



The Miller Test, Obscenity and the First...

2017-01-19T11:02:37Z

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).



Indecency and the FCC

2017-01-19T11:02:37Z

A timeline history of the FCC and broadcast indecency decisions.



How Much Does it Cost to Get an Abortion?

2017-01-19T11:02:37Z

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



History of Sodomy Laws in the United States

2017-01-19T11:02:37Z

A timeline history of sodomy laws in the United States.



What Kind of Libertarian Are You?

2017-01-19T11:02:37Z

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!



History of the Imperial Presidency

2017-01-19T11:02:37Z

A timeline history of the imperial presidency.



The Right to Marry – An Explanation of...

2017-01-19T11:02:37Z

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



What Are the Human Rights Violations in North...

2017-01-19T11:02:37Z

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.