The Second Amendment declares the importance of state-government authorized militias, like these National Guard troops guarding the California State Capitol building.
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A recent federal court ruling appeared to expand Second Amendment rights to private citizen militias, which a historian of early America explains is not what the founders intended.
When should the public be able to see what this camera captures?
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Nonwhites were less willing to wait for an internal investigation to wrap up before seeing the footage.
Les caméras portatives n'ont pas réussi à rendre les forces de l’ordre imputables parce que la diffusion des images est souvent refusée ou retardée.
Les recherches montrent que de nombreux partisans des caméras portatives minimisent la complexité de ces programmes et en exagèrent les avantages potentiels.
The impeachment trial of Warren Hastings in 1788.
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In the early 19th century, the British – who had invented impeachment centuries before – decided it no longer served its purpose. Instead, they found a more effective way to handle a bad leader.
Rioters mass on the U.S. Capitol steps on Jan. 6.
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Ostensibly protesting an election they may have thought was stolen, their actions fed a larger set of goals that American militants are seizing upon to take more extreme action.
Il existe une longue histoire de liens entre les mouvements nationalistes blancs et l'armée américaine.
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Si la plupart des Américains sous-estiment la place qu’occupe le suprémacisme blanc dans l’armée, ils s’en inquiètent quand on leur en apporte la preuve.
There is a long history of links between white nationalist movements and the U.S. military.
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People typically underestimate how much white nationalism goes on in the military, but when they learn the truth, they're concerned.
No one knows how widespread this problem is.
A scholar who researches this underreported criminal behavior recommends four steps to root it out.
California is implementing universal screenings for childhood trauma.
Universal screenings for childhood trauma, like the ones being implemented for California students, may cause more harm than good, a scholar argues.
The signing of the U.S. Constitution.
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The Framers of the Constitution knew their history, and sought to learn from it – and only to repeat the parts they liked.
Erik Brunetti had good reason to be optimistic after the court heard his case in April.
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The high court struck down a ban on trademarking ‘immoral’ or ‘scandalous’ words and symbols. A trademark scholar explains why that’s a good thing.
Unemployment and a loss of health insurance are two problems not necessarily captured in official poverty measures.
In the US, poverty is measured by income level. But that measure misses many other aspects of poverty – like unemployment, poor health and a lack of health insurance.
Erik Brunetti believes his FUCT clothing brand deserves a trademark.
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A trademark law scholar explains why the impossible-to-apply standard, dating back to the early 20th century, is ineffective and needs to be abolished.
Sexual assault among adolescents is common.
Data reveal that sexual assault is common among boys and girls under the age of 18. Sexual violence experts share key facts from research on the issue.
Beyond a physical inspection, what constitutes a search?
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A recent US Supreme Court ruling marks a new milestone in the debate over police power and privacy in the digital age.
Coastal municipalities need to prepare for higher chances of storms and rising sea levels.
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A climate scientist explains how New Hampshire managed to overcome the political divide to make real progress on climate change.
The view from Wyoming County, Pennsylvania.
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‘Rural America’ is a deceptively simple term for a remarkably diverse collection of places. Understanding – and improving – these parts of the country is critical for all Americans.
An old problem with a digital twist.
Threats to humiliate an intimate partner by sharing explicit photos or video is an old problem with a new digital twist, a new study finds.
Do Not Resuscitate orders are an ethical dilemma for educators.
“Do Not Resuscitate” orders have increased in schools from 29.7 percent in 2000 to 46.2 percent in 2006. Here’s why they are a tough call for schools.
Should school students wear a uniform?
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Many schools claim that when students attend in uniforms, it improves discipline, and leads to academic gains. But does it?