Category: My Democratic Faith

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J’Accuse and the Dreyfus Affair

“As they have dared, so shall I dare. Dare to tell the truth, as I have pledged to tell it, in full, since the normal channels of justice have failed to do so. My...

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My Country: Hattie Ophelia Wyatt Caraway

Hattie Ophelia Wyatt Caraway, a Democrat from Arkansas, becomes the first woman to be elected to the U.S. Senate when she won the special election on January 12, 1932. Born near Bakerville, Tennessee, Caraway...

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My Country – Cases or Controversies

The Constitution gets a lot of attention. But most of that attention sticks with the Bill of Rights. Never do people talk about Article III. We all learn about the judicial branch. And the...

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William Penn, Short Cuts, and DACA

Justice William O. Douglas wrote that King Charles II adopted severe measures against noncomformists. One of those acts was the Conventicle Act of 1664. This forbade “conventicles” or religious assemblies of more than 5...