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Mar 2

Freedom Friday: Cracking God



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To write is to share. I write in order to communicate to others, in the hopes that they can somehow appreciate what I mean to tell them.



Mar 1

Gender politics and the start of Women’s History Month



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In February 1980, President Jimmy Carter declared the week of March 8 to be National Women’s History Week. By Presidential Proclamation, Carter called on Americans to commemorate the unsung contributions of American women of years past.



Mar 1

Constitution Check: How far can states go to dictate medical procedures?



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As long ago as the late 19th Century, the Supreme Court began recognizing that, in American law, it would be an illegal assault to require an individual to undergo a medical procedure without that person’s consent.



Feb 29

A look back at a fighter’s unforgivable blackness



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Arguably no athlete in American history has engendered the extremes in emotions that Jack Johnson–“The Galveston Giant”–created. He was either loved or reviled, and the choice was mainly determined by the shade of one’s skin.



Feb 28

Constitution Check: Is the constitutionality of the “war on terrorism” a settled issue?



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Ten years have passed since the U.S. government opened the military detention facility at the U.S. Naval base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, symbolizing an energetic effort to round up suspected terrorists. Perhaps a decade might have been long enough for the constitutional issues over war-on-terrorism policies to get settled. That hasn’t happened, though.