To Know Your Country Is To Love Your Country
There’s been a lot of talk about socialism vs. capitalism, and how the U.S. is not in any way a socialist country. In fact, we have managed to mix in a little bit of socialism with our capitalism…without becoming a totalitarian state. It’s about time we learn that socialism vs. capitalism is a false choice.read more
Rudy Giuliani, the president’s personal lawyer, called for an end to the Mueller investigation after the Justice Department’s Inspector General, Michael Horowitz, released a report on the FBI’s handling of the 2016 Hillary Clinton email inquiry.read more
The topic of immigration has become nearly inescapable in the past few weeks, as a flurry of reporting on the separation of migrant families has hit the presses. The “zero tolerance” practices initiated by the Trump administration have prompted a veritable storm of public outcry.read more
Is President Trump’s “recklessness” in affairs of state really that reckless? Mounting evidence suggests that the White House is running a so-called chaos strategy, designed by none other than self-declared Leninist and former White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon.read more
Nearly two years into President Trump’s first term, many Democrats have their sights set on the 2020 election. But if the Democrats want to win the presidency, they need to redefine the party and set a rallying cry more compelling and unifying than “we’re against Trump.”read more
Critics say that placing children in tents would be nothing short of barbaric, and that it would resemble more of an internment camp than a shelter. But those on the other side of the debate believe that it will dissuade immigrants from illegally crossing the border.read more
It was an ordinary day in Southern California when Tiana Smalls boarded a Greyhound bus to travel from Bakersfield to Las Vegas to visit her family. But all that changed when the driver announced that the bus was being boarded by Customs and Border Patrol.read more
Republican Speaker of the House Paul Ryan says he feels “uncomfortable” with the administration’s current zero-tolerance immigration practices that are breaking up families at the border and is calling for legislation to tighten border security while protecting young Dreamers.read more
Society generally perceives people on welfare as being lazy, uneducated, low-skilled freeloaders. For those of you who find yourself agreeing with this stereotype, we invite you to consider the case of a law school graduate who was forced to go on government assistance.read more
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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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— Thomas Jefferson
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“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)