To Know Your Country Is To Love Your Country
Any group of religious individuals—or any group of people, really—is going to have outliers who perpetuate violence. So it’s not surprising that many Americans have become extremely concerned about issues related to Islam and the people who practice it. In particular,...read more
For many years, scientists couldn’t make an exact connection between global climate change and natural disasters. But as climate science has advanced, it’s become possible to determine that some natural disasters couldn’t have happened without it.read more
As of late, “big government” has become a dirty word. For lots of people it brings to mind concepts like totalitarianism, loss of freedom, and the moral corruption of society. But the fear regarding big government stems from myths and unfounded conspiracy theories. In...read more
October 1, 2017 was a tragic day for Americans. It was the day that 64-year-old Stephen Paddock opened fire on a crowd of Las Vegas concertgoers—killing 58 people and wounding nearly 500 others. It set a record for deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history....read more
The fight is on. Last month, on January 23, the Union of Concerned Scientists filed a lawsuit against the EPA for limiting the involvement of certain scientists from serving on its advisory committees, specifically scientists from academia and nonpartisan non-profit...read more
Republicans in Congress are pushing to end US foreign aid to Pakistan, a move that could create international instability and weaken the U.S.’s bargaining power. On Tuesday Congressmen Mark Sanford of South Carolina and Thomas Massie of Kentucky introduced the...read more
The United States is a democracy, right? Yes. Absolutely. But if that’s the case, why are we seeing arguments to the contrary? It’s not in headlines, but below the surface within right-leaning online political publications—the kinds of places some might go to find...read more
We’ve all heard it before: someone told a friend of a friend that they saw a designer jewelry-clad woman carrying a brand-new iPhone, who then whipped out her food stamp card to pay for her groceries. But this so-called welfare queen, who is allegedly living high on...read more
There’s no doubt that the economy played a huge role in the 2016 election. According to CNN, the U.S. has lost five million manufacturing jobs since 2000. During the campaign season, Donald Trump promised to bring those jobs back. When it came time for the election,...read more
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“I know of no safe depository of the ultimate powers of the society but the people themselves; and if we think them not enlightened enough to exercise their control with wholesome discretion, the remedy is not to take it from them, but to inform their discretion by education. This is the true corrective of abuses of constitutional power.”
— Thomas Jefferson
Why we need Civics Nation….
“You cannot run a functioning democracy unless you have acceptable sources of objective facts…otherwise, we’re just going to become two shrieking bands of people who automatically distrust anything that comes from the other side.”
— Ted Koppel, National Geographic “Explorer,” March 6, 2017 (source)