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By Tom Head

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    • Biography: Wayne LaPierre Created: Friday, September 02, 2011 Updated: Saturday, April 19, 2014
      A biography of Wayne LaPierre, a career-long employee of the National Rifle Association and long-time executive director and CEO of the NRA. LaPierre has been a staunch supporter of gun rights thro...
    • Definition of Assault Weapons Created: Thursday, January 13, 2011 Updated: Friday, April 18, 2014
      Rarely heard of before the mid 1980s, assault weapons have become a major part of America's gun rights debate. Learn about the origin of the assault weapons definition in American politics, the cha...
    • Four Reasons to Support Gay Marriage and Oppose the Federal Marriage Amendment Created: Thursday, June 01, 2006 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      A formidable pro-gay marriage article on legal gay marriage supporting a pro-same sex marriage position in opposition to the Federal Marriage Amendment." itemprop="descript't3'" --> itemprop="descr...
    • The Libertarian Party Platform Created: Thursday, March 27, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      A look at the Libertarian Party's Platform, including the party's stance on fiscal policy, property rights, public services and corporations.
    • Why is Marijuana Illegal? Created: Saturday, November 10, 2007 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      Why is marijuana illegal? Find out inside.
    • Fifth Amendment Supreme Court Cases Created: Thursday, February 28, 2013 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      The Fifth Amendment is arguably the most complex part of the original Bill of Rights. Here is a list of Supreme Court cases dealing with the Fifth Amendment.
    • 10 Really Bad Arguments Against Same-Sex Marriage Created: Friday, May 02, 2008 Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014
      The American Family Association has published ten arguments against same-sex marriage. Unfortunately for the AFA, none of these arguments hold water.
    • Transphobia Created: Tuesday, November 18, 2008 Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014
      The definition of the word transphobia.
    • 8 Reasons Why Marijuana Should Be Legalized Created: Thursday, September 29, 2011 Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014
      8 reasons why marijuana should be legalized.
    • Pro-Life vs. Pro-Choice Created: Friday, November 02, 2007 Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014
      The pro-life vs pro-choice debate is central to American social policy, religion, and culture. Learn why here.
    • The 8 Worst Presidents Ever Created: Tuesday, July 01, 2008 Updated: Friday, April 11, 2014
      The 8 worst presidents ever on civil liberties issues.
    • Feminism Created: Tuesday, November 03, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      Although "feminism" had been used during the mid-19th century as a synonym for "femininity," it was first used to describe a political movement in 1894.
    • What Bush Has Done Right Created: Monday, August 13, 2007 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      Former President George W. Bush made several accomplishments during his tenure in the White House, particularly in the area of civil liberties.
    • The Sixth Amendment Created: Monday, March 26, 2007 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      All about the Sixth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which protects suspects' rights to a jury, a speedy trial, and an attorney.
    • Why Protest Events Are Not a Waste of Time Created: Sunday, July 15, 2007 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      Picking up a protest sign and going out to march, in the heat or the cold, is not a very natural thing to do. But it's not a waste of time, and here's why.
    • Censorship in the United States Created: Monday, September 29, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      The right to free speech is a U.S. tradition, but actually respecting the right to free speech is not. A timeline of censorship in the United States.
    • How much money does an abortion cost? Created: Thursday, November 19, 2009 Updated: Monday, April 07, 2014
      How much money does an abortion cost? Learn the average cost of an abortion.
    • History of Cocaine Created: Sunday, March 30, 2014 Updated: Sunday, March 30, 2014
      The history of cocaine raises difficult questions, and this timeline doesn't answer them.
    • Academic Censorship Created: Saturday, March 15, 2014 Updated: Saturday, March 15, 2014
      A short timeline history of academic censorship, with particular focus on Angela Davis and Howard Zinn.
    • Full Coverage: UCLA Taser Incident Created: Saturday, November 18, 2006 Updated: Tuesday, March 11, 2014
      Updated news and detailed analysis dealing with the UCLA campus police's tasering of 23-year-old student Mostafa Tabatabainejad, as well as the subsequent independent investigation.
    • The T. Don Hutto Family Residential Facility Created: Saturday, March 10, 2007 Updated: Tuesday, March 11, 2014
      The T. Don Hutto Family Residential Facility, a converted medium-security prison in Taylor, Texas, was site to numerous reported human rights violations.
    • Big Brother is Watching Created: Monday, June 18, 2007 Updated: Tuesday, March 11, 2014
      An illustrated history of government surveillance programs.
    • History of Prostitution Created: Friday, March 14, 2008 Updated: Friday, March 07, 2014
      An illustrated timeline documenting the history of prostitution, from ancient Mesopotamia to the present.
    • 10 Anti-Abortion Myths Created: Friday, June 15, 2007 Updated: Friday, March 07, 2014
      A list of ten persistent myths spread by some activists within the anti-abortion movement.
    • 10 Racist Supreme Court Rulings Created: Friday, June 15, 2007 Updated: Friday, March 07, 2014
      Ten astonishingly racist Supreme Court rulings.
    • Top 10 "Obscene" Literary Classics Created: Friday, June 15, 2007 Updated: Friday, March 07, 2014
      Ten great literary classics that were targeted by obscenity trials. Includes James Joyce's "Ulysses," D.H. Lawrence's "Lady Chatterley's Lover," Gustave Flaubert's "Madame Bovary," Arundhati Roy's...
    • Why the Fathers Founded Created: Friday, June 15, 2007 Updated: Friday, March 07, 2014
      A look at the ten British civil liberties violations that were among the reasons for the American Revolution.
    • Chokwe Lumumba (1947-2014): A Biographical Timeline Created: Friday, February 28, 2014 Updated: Friday, February 28, 2014
      Chokwe Lumumba (1947-2014) was only mayor of Jackson, Mississippi for seven months, but he had worked as an activist and attorney for decades.
    • Timeline of Sedition Acts Created: Friday, February 28, 2014 Updated: Friday, February 28, 2014
      A timeline of Sedition Acts, from 1798 to the present day.
    • Cisman Created: Tuesday, November 24, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, February 26, 2014
      Definition of a cisman (cissexual man).
    • How to Be an Ally Created: Friday, January 31, 2014 Updated: Saturday, February 01, 2014
      Because of the kind of activism and writing I do, people often ask me how to be a good ally. Here's my response.
    • Civil Rights Act Definition Created: Friday, January 31, 2014 Updated: Friday, January 31, 2014
      The eight Civil Rights Acts, from 1866 to 1991.

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