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Tag: Civil Rights
  • The Right to Remain Silent?

    A few weeks ago I came across an article about a case the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to hear regarding an individual’s right to remain silent before an arrest is made. I found this case surprising because ever since high school when I studiously learned my Miranda rights protections, I assumed I could always refuse …

  • The Rights of Fetuses as Citizens

    The question that has been stewing in my mind for close to a year now is this: If a fetus is a life and has a right to be protected starting at conception, does that mean that any baby conceived on American soil is a natural born citizen? And why or why not? I will hopefully not …

  • My Favorite 1960s Radical: Malcom X

    Many in the liberty movement have reservations about the radical activists of the 1960s, often because of their associations with socialism.  However, I have found Malcom X to be someone I really admire from this era that does not posses that stigma.  There are many things to admire about the man besides his courage to …

  • Rand Paul and Civil Rights

    If anyone has ever seen South Park they would know that the half-hour cartoon on Comedy Central exhibits some of the most politically controversial issues of today compiled in one little show of extreme greatness. I recently stumbled upon one particular episode (or series of episodes) called “Imaginationland.” This particular show was about Kyle, Stan, …

  • Rand Paul disrupting the Republican Establishment

    Note: YAL does not support or endorse any candidate.

  • 82-Year Old Dissident Detained in Moscow

    Since I’m originally from Russia, this story hits me close to home: “I don’t know why I was detained… How could I possibly offer any resistance to anyone?” she said, quoted by Echo Moskvy radio, which reported that between 30 and 50 people had been detained. A coalition of opposition groups organised the December 31 …