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September 17, 2000
Should the Constitution Cover The Violent Lyrics Of Rapper Eminem?

James Madison, one of our Founding Fathers, once predicted that the Bill of Rights would become mere "parchment barrier," words on paper ignored by successive generations...

September 10, 2000
A Juvenile Judge Takes an Unpopular Stand To Save a Child's Life

Two children were already dead, and Massachusetts Juvenile Court Judge Kenneth P. Nasif couldn't stand to see another one join them. So he ordered Rebecca Corneau, who is...

August 20, 2000
The Tragedy of Locking Up Children in Adult Prisons

Anthony Laster is mentally disabled. When he was 15 years old, he was incarcerated in an adult prison. After stealing $2 from a classmate for food, Anthony was tried as a...

August 13, 2000
The Right to Display the Confederate Flag: Students Do Not Shed Their First Amendment Rights at the Schoolhouse Gate

In Richmond, Virginia, two high school students recently filed a lawsuit to protest their five-day suspension. Because they wore clothing bearing Confederate symbols as t...

August 06, 2000
55 Years Ago, America Unleashed a Nuclear Hell That is Still with Us

It was 55 years ago, shortly before dawn on August 6, 1945, that an American B-29 bomber named the Enola Gay took off from Tinian Island, in the Marianas. Arriving over H...

August 01, 2000
It's Time to Look at the Real Issues in the Campaign

Now that George W. Bush has picked his running mate, an announcement from Al Gore cannot be far behind. With both sides acting as if the election has already been won, it...

July 30, 2000
Forced Genital Exams of Children--Nothing Strange or Unusual Here?

Strangers entered two different elementary schools in Tulsa, Oklahoma on two separate occasions. They forcibly removed the clothes from numerous children between the ages...

July 23, 2000
25 Years After Jaws, the Sharks are Still in the Water

The 25th Anniversary Edition of Steven Spielberg's classic movie, JAWS, has now been released on DVD, and it's superb. But JAWS is not a simple story about sharks. Instea...

July 16, 2000
Survivor TV and Ol' Sparky--Mainstreaming Brutality

Remember when the merry-go-round was the symbol of amusement parks and surfside arcades? Toddlers, as well as their parents, thrilled to the music of the pipes and the gl...

July 09, 2000
Are Sincere Killings Okay?

Tom Latimer, a confessed murderer, should be excused from the mandatory sentence for killing his disabled daughter, Tracey, because he believed she would be better off de...

July 02, 2000
The Fourth of July: Pledging our Lives and Sacred Honor

As we celebrate the Fourth of July with fireworks, picnics and family gatherings, how many of us actually stop to think what we are truly celebrating? Indeed, how many A...

June 25, 2000
Genocide in the Sudan: It's Time to Act

Too long we looked the other way, and the Nazis exterminated 6 million Jews. Tired of our battles in Southeast Asia, we ignored the death pogroms of the Cambodian Khmer R...

June 18, 2000
On Being A Father

I was batting a thousand. I had told Carol that I never wanted to getmarried, and within a couple of years we were standing at the altar. Then Itold her that I never want...

June 11, 2000
The Silent Abortion Pill Makes Some Noise

A few years ago, the vice president of the National Organization for Womentold a reporter that drug-induced abortions would revolutionize the abortion issue. Abortion pil...

June 04, 2000
Stealth Police: Why You Won't Know the Cops are Watching You

When the unmarked patrol car first came on the scene, it was little more than a nuisance. A few unlucky speeders found themselves tricked by the plain gray or white seda...

May 28, 2000
Snuffing Out Your Civil Rights

It's happened to everyone. A traffic police officer pulls you over and approaches your car window, carrying a flashlight. Shining the light into your eyes, the cop asks f...

May 21, 2000
The Supreme Court Strikes Down the Violence Against Women Act

Recently, the Supreme Court of the United States decided to continue its crusade to place what it perceives to be constitutional limitations on the powers of the federal ...

May 14, 2000
Ben Endres Won the Lottery, But His Religious Beliefs Cost Him His Job

Recently, winners of the largest lottery jackpot in U.S. history took home over $350 million. But while the new millionaires celebrated their good fortune, Indiana state ...

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