October’s Hottest Trend: Voting Early
The 2020 election was the focus of a dramatic week.
21 Oct
2020
Written by Valerie Cumming

October’s Hottest Trend: Voting Early »

Elections
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Election Day is still a few weeks away, but millions of Americans have already cast their ballots. Some have voted by mail, while Read more…

California Apologizes for Japanese Internment
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26 Feb
2020
Written by Valerie Cumming

California Apologizes for Japanese Internment »

History
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Is it ever possible to make up for the major historical wrongs of the past? This week, the state of California is attempting Read more…

Gender Equality and Public Restrooms
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17 Jun
2019
Written by Valerie Cumming

Gender Equality and Public Restrooms »

When a male-bodied person walks into a public restroom, he can be reasonably certain that he will find the products he needs, such Read more…

Georgia’s Citizenship Question
Capitol building and grounds complex in Atlanta Georgia. Credit: imac/Alamy
26 Jul
2018
Written by Valerie Cumming

Georgia’s Citizenship Question »

Can a person be a citizen of a state without being a citizen of the United States? That question is at the heart Read more…

March for Our Lives
A citizen-led demonstration.©Erica Simone Leeds
28 Mar
2018
Written by Valerie Cumming

March for Our Lives »

On Saturday, March 24, hundreds of thousands of students and activists marched in cities across the United States–and around the world–to protest gun Read more…

The American Dreamer
High School Students Demonstrate over Immigration
12 Sep
2017
Written by Valerie Cumming

The American Dreamer »

Last Tuesday, the Trump administration announced the decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, program. This post Read more…

Political Activism and the Internet
A marcher holds a sign during the Women's March on Washington the day after the inauguration of Donald Trump in Washington, DC.
16 Feb
2017
Written by Valerie Cumming

Political Activism and the Internet »

Whether you love him or hate him, the election of Donald Trump to the presidency has stirred up a level of political activism Read more…

Voter ID Laws: Combating Fraud or Suppressing Voters?
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11 Nov
2014
Written by Lia Eastep

Voter ID Laws: Combating Fraud or Suppressing Voters? »

In September, btw brought you news of a court battle raging in Texas over a “voter ID” law. While these Read more…

The Road to U.S. Citizenship
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14 Sep
2012
Written by David Martin

The Road to U.S. Citizenship »

Were you born in the United States? If you answered yes, then you are a United States citizen. Anyone born in the United Read more…

Citizenship in Action
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4 May
2012
Written by David Martin

Citizenship in Action »

United States citizenship brings with it certain duties and responsibilities. Duties are things we must do because they are required by law. Americans have four basic duties: Obey the law Pay taxes Service on juries Defend the nation Citizens’ Responsibilities Our responsibilities are not demanded by law. Responsibilities are things we should do to safeguard [...]

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