CITIZENSHIP

In a Post-Truth Era

To Know Your Country Is To Love Your Country

Why Did They Write the Second Amendment?

It's interesting to think about why the Founders needed the Second Amendment when the power of Congress to organize the Militia was written in Article I, Section 8 of the Constitution: "To provide for calling forth the Militia to execute the Laws of the Union,...

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Rise-Up vs. Trickle-Down Economics

Rise-Up vs. Trickle-Down Economics

Is trickle-down economics the best way to build a thriving economy? Not according to research. Studies show that investing directly in education, health, and infrastructure leads to a more robust national economy.

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The USA Patriot Act: Illegal Domestic Surveillance or National Security?

The USA Patriot Act: Illegal Domestic Surveillance or National Security?

Since the 9/11 attacks, Americans have been in a perpetual state of fear induced by our government and its defense departments, intelligence agencies, and politicians. The USA Patriot Act was enacted in 2001 to combat this fear, but the trade-off is an abdication of our 4th Amendment rights and right to privacy.

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Executive Orders and Big Government

The history of executive orders is fraught. At their best, they are tools to handle national emergencies, and at their worst they represent a dangerous concentration of power in the hands of the president and the executive branch, undermining our system of checks and balances.

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5 Things You Should Know Before Debating Gun Rights

The latest string of mass shootings has reignited a debate about one of America’s most contentious topics: gun rights. While it’s a good thing that people are discussing the issue, it’s not so good that people are basing their opinions on false data. Get the facts about guns and gun violence here.

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Is A Dollar the Same as A Vote?

Campaign finance reform has been on many people’s minds since the 2009 “Citizens United” decision by the Supreme Court, which officially codified political spending as free speech under U.S. law. But what would campaign finance reform look like, and why do people want to change the current system?

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Unifying the Country Through Meaningful Debate

The divide between Republicans and Democrats is greater than ever. If we want to bridge this divide and bring America back together, we need to pull back from the present combative dialogue to one that is more meaningful and constructive.

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Media Silent on Climate Change and California Floods

In January 2018, floods and mudslides wreaked havoc on southern California. Naturally, the disaster got lots of media coverage. But what might surprise you is that nobody talked about the elephant in the room: the influence of climate change on the floods and the wildfires that preceded them.

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— Ted Koppel, National Geographic “Explorer,” March 6, 2017 (source)

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