Rock The Western World Either Sadness or Euphoria

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Poor Laws in America: 1930s Edition

My Country – Poor Laws Justice Douglas spends today’s entry examining a North Dakota Supreme Court case regarding Roy Hulm. Roy Hulm lived in South Dakota with his wife and ten children. However, Hulm...

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How the Obama Administration Let Us Down

When the Russian interference first became apparent about a year ago, people called it politics. People continue to say it’s Democrats crying over losing. But people need to step back from their partisanship harnesses...

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James Sommersett and Quock Walker

My Country – James Sommersett Charles Stewart of Boston, Massachusetts, owned James Sommersett. Stewart brought Somerset when he returned to England in 1769. But in 1771, Somerset escaped and Stewart directed that he be sold to...

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Medicaid

Most likely, the Republicans will decimate Medicaid in the coming weeks. And most likely, if you voted for a Republican, you don’t care because you don’t think it will affect you. Maybe, you are...

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Why Free Speech Matters

My Country – The Virtue of Free Speech On another horrific day where someone shoots people they disagree with, we need to continue to value freedom of speech. A man with a questionable past...

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Thomas Jefferson and Free Speech

My Country – Thomas Jefferson and Free Speech On June 13, 1779, Thomas Jefferson wrote an article of faith on free speech. [T]he opinions of men are not the object of civil government, nor...

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Dear Evan Hansen and Quitting Facebook

In 2009, I watched the Tonys, which became a new obsession at the time. I had not really listened to the cast album for Next to Normal but the performance told me that I needed...

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Wiretapping, Olmstead, and Katz

My Country – Wiretapping Justice Douglas spends three days investigating wiretapping. He called wiretapping a “blight on the civil liberties of the citizen.” I cannot believe that Justice Douglas would have liked the PATRIOT...