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Privacy and Equality in the Constitution

To get the word male . . . out of the Constitution cost the women of the country fifty-two years of pauseless campaign.–Carrie Chapman Catt Writing in the May 25th issue of The New Yorker, historian Jill Lepore discusses the history of the … Continue reading

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Oaths — Part 2

If a man vows a vow to the Lord, or swears an oath to bind himself by a pledge, he shall not break his word. He shall do according to all that proceeds out of his mouth–Numbers 30:2. By placing … Continue reading

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Women and minorities in political and judicial office

The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends towards justice.–Martin Luther King Jr. Jelani Cobb, in a New Yorker magazine article titled “Voting by Numbers,” which appeared in the Oct. 27th issue, explains that while women make … Continue reading

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