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Becoming Equal Under the Law – A Quest for Freedom

Becoming Equal Under the Law – A Quest for Freedom

My great-great-grandfather was born on a plantation in Southampton, Virginia. He was born to the Blow family. They eventually moved to St. Louis. At this point, they had debts. And they had to sell something to cure those debts. My great-great-grandfather was purchased by an Army surgeon. The slave is taken into the Wisconsin Territory, in what is now Minnesota. And he met and married a young lady. Slaves were prohibited, actually, to marry, so it’s pretty special that they…

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Faith & Co. | Systemic Sin (Dave Nienhuis)

Faith & Co. | Systemic Sin (Dave Nienhuis)

(lighthearted music) – Systemic sin, systemic evil. This is something that in Christian theology we’ve known about for a very, very long time, despite the fact that our patterns, particularly in the West, let us to kind of hide it or not emphasize it in the same way, we really turned in the West to the individual. And there’s a lot at stake there. But I have to say, at one level, one of the reasons why we did this…

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Education Freedom Scholarships: A promising approach | IN 60 SECONDS

Education Freedom Scholarships: A promising approach | IN 60 SECONDS

In spring 2019, Betsy DeVos proposed the Education Freedom Scholarships, a major school choice plan that would provide 5 billion in dollar-for-dollar federal tax credits for contributions to state approved scholarship granting organizations. Critics pounced, and even some on the right are skeptical about federal involvement in private schools. But this proposal tries to walk a tightrope, balancing valid desires to avoid federal overreach while still supporting school choice. First, this approach makes states take charge of their own programs….

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Rights and wrongs of American elections (1996) | THINK TANK

Rights and wrongs of American elections (1996) | THINK TANK

Ben Wattenberg: Hello, I’m Ben Wattenberg. Welcome to Election Year 1996, which we will celebrate with a contest that will be announced at the end of this program. Election year — once again, American democracy is under harsh scrutiny. Many voters are fed up with the tone, the cost, the length, and the unfairness of our elections. But is all the criticism warranted? Joining us for our discussion are Michael Barone, senior writer at US News & World Report and…

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Did Woodstock change America? — with Kurt Vonnegut (1994) | THINK TANK

Did Woodstock change America? — with Kurt Vonnegut (1994) | THINK TANK

Ben Wattenberg: Hello. I’m Ben Wattenberg. In the summer of 1969, hundreds of thousands of young Americans converged on a farm in upstate New York for the now-legendary Woodstock Music and Arts Fair. Did Woodstock mark the end of the ’60s, as some say, or was it the beginning of a countercultural revolution that is still playing itself out in American society? Joining us to sort through the conflict and consensus are Kurt Vonnegut, novelist and social critic and author…

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Faith & Co. | Culture and Core Values (Adrienne Tafilowski)

Faith & Co. | Culture and Core Values (Adrienne Tafilowski)

(peaceful music) – So the culture at L&R is really… How would I word that? Our core values really guide our culture at L&R. So our core values are excellence, honesty, courage and love. And we really let those four words be a compass for our company. So we use those in our hiring, we use them in our onboarding, we have lots of different awards and recognitions like Caught you Caring, and Team Member of the Month and Crew…

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Freedom is a home called Sydney (Who is Sydney comp)

Freedom is a home called Sydney (Who is Sydney comp)

what happens to someone if they forget their heritage who do they become why is it that culture makes us act and behave in a certain way being born into an Asian culture is a life sentence you’re given responsibilities that govern how you act and behave even though you want to be someone else. Japanese life is one of politeness and strict work ethic we have a saying in Japan which means thank you for your work although the…

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How to Help Your Teen Combat Comparison Culture

How to Help Your Teen Combat Comparison Culture

When you notice your kid getting sucked into a comparison and they’re not feeling very good about it, let them know that that’s a normal human response to comparison… but it can make us feel pretty cruddy if we let it. Limit opportunities for comparing and despairing. It means teaching them to notice when anxiety is setting in because of social media exposure and encouraging them to step back. It also might mean encouraging your children not to share their…

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Who Were the Freedom Riders? | The Civil Rights Movement

Who Were the Freedom Riders? | The Civil Rights Movement

Freedom Rides are a dramatic moment that occurred at the peak of the Civil Rights era in 1961. They were a response to a law that had been passed. So in 1961, a northern group of civil rights activists called CORE, the Congress of Racial Equality, decides to test this law by calling together activists of different ages, of different races, of different educational and economic backgrounds, and of different religions to travel together, sitting side-by-side on interstate buses from…

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