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Ava DuVernay's 13th: from slavery to the mass incarceration of African-Americans in privatised prisons

Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction.

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Ideas And Politics

Fair Housing victory: Kuhn v. McNary Estates HOA

Posted By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities

Good news on this lovely Sunday!

Gary and Renee Kuhn, parents of Khrizma Kuhn, Woodburn, Oregon, recently contacted me to let me know that a federal Judge has ruled that McNary Estates Homeowners Association violated Fair Housing laws by denying the family a reasonable accommodation for their adult daughter, with multiple disabilities. 1,836 more words


"Not Yours to Give"

A thought-provoking excerpt from the biography of Davy Crockett on the rights and limitations of government:


President Obama's Farewell Address

Presidential farewell addresses are fairly predictable. They are dramatic, emotional, and long. But sometimes they are very important, because they shine a clear light on how our highest leader thinks about the United States, his analysis of what is good and bad about the nation, and how he wants us to think about it. 870 more words



Both very interesting information about Iraq and present-day Turkey history.



Alexander Hamilton and Friends

Sorry, no musicals to perform, but a government to form. We are about to embark on one of my favorite subjects, the Constitution and a brand new United States of America