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Voting Rights for Felons
Source: Prison Fellowship

An article by John Graff, published on the Christian Prison Fellowship website, which supports the view that people convicted of certain felonies should retain the civil right vote.
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Buying a Gun Online

This article by Russ Chastain provides tips and advice about buying a gun online. He describes licensing requirements, how to search for what you want, and what prices you can expect to pay.
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Anti-Defamation League (ADL)
Source: Anti-Defamation League

This is the website of an advocacy organization that fights anti-Semitism and all forms of bigotry, combats international terrorism, probes the roots of hatred, advocates before Congress, comes to the aid of victims of bigotry, develops educational programs, and serves as a public resource for government, media, law enforcement and the public. The ADL's primary mission is to stop the defamation of Jews and to secure justice and promote fair treatment to all.
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The History of the Non-Medical Use of Drugs in the United States
Source: DRCNet (Drug Reform Coordination Network)

The text of a speech by Charles Whitebread, Professor of Law, USC Law School, on the history of the non-medical use of drugs and the history of drug regulation laws in the United States since 1914. The site also includes links to related documents, such as the Hearings of the Marijuana Tax Act.
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Effectiveness of the War on Drugs
Source: Drug Policy Alliance

This fact-sheet argues that the War on Drugs is not effective. It includes information on public costs of the War on Drugs, the effect of Drug War on American youth, and the effectiveness of drug prevention programs such as D.A.R.E.
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