To Know Your Country Is To Love Your Country
Think hyper-partisanship and demagoguery are new issues? Think again. Even the very first United States president, George Washington, warned us about the problems they could bring on our government and our people.read more
The GameStop stock controversy is revealing a fraud of Wall Street and it’s also revealing limitations of capitalism.The Reddit group that pumped GameStop very closely mirrored a lot of the pump-and-dump schemes that were widespread in cryptocurrency...read more
Since President Trump’s impeachment acquittal in the Senate a few weeks ago, he’s become quite fond of putting his thumb on the scales of justice. Today, during his press conference at Andrews Airforce base, the president said of some recent court cases,...read more
The Second Amendment was written to prevent the Federal government from taking away the arms needed to form a state-run militia. As such, the Second Amendment is completely out of date and in need of an overhaul.One of the most popular political memes on...read more
Either he’s a natural at it, or President Trump is being coached on classic Russian propaganda techniques. The president’s defense of his own racist Tweets is the latest chapter in what is knows as the “4D Approach” to propaganda: dismiss, distract,...read more
When freshman Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez recently described privately run ICE detention centers as “concentration camps,” it ignited a debate over the use of related words like “fascism” and “genocide” to describe the polices and actions being...read more
Last week, AI LA held a symposium called “AI, Ethics, and Fairness.” The panel discussion took place at the Phase Two co-working space in Culver City, California and its members included a computer scientist, a technology ethicist, a legal expert in AI and an AI...read more
As one of the founders of the ultra-conservative Freedom Caucus, Congressman Justin Amash may be the last person you'd expect to call for the impeachment of President Trump. But after completing his reading of the full 486-page Mueller Report, Amash became...read more
I’ve never considered myself a climate activist, but I am an activist for fact-based public policy. Given that “climate change is a hoax” is the world’s leading fake news story, I decided to accept an invitation to the Earth’s Call climate action conference this past...read more
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driving the public policy debate in the US.
Compared to people in other nations, the average US voter has terrible civics knowledge and lacks clear information about issues and candidates. Civics Nation is committed to voter education and awareness. Go to KNOWLEDGE
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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)