Night Owls and Jail Birds

Curfews are, constitutionally speaking, a gray area. The government orders certain citizens to be in their homes by a certain time, all in the name of upholding a highly subjective “public order.” Failure to comply with this order could result in legal consequences. Here in modern America, the whole thing seems very reasonable: we use curfews to keep those under-aged hooligans off the streets and away from the liquor stores and heroin dealers. But just replace “America’s youth” with “Jews” and you’ve got Hitler’s Germany. Replace it with “Japanese-Americans” and you’ve got the level of paranoia that plagued our nation following Pearl Harbor. Replace it with “African-Americans” and you’ve got America, 1776 to 1865 – much later in certain parts of the country.

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Is Kobe Bryant Worth 23 Million Dollars?

The island nation of Tuvalu is just one of many in the South Pacific. There’s nothing terribly unusual about it, except that its annual GDP (gross domestic product, or the final value of all goods and services produced within a country’s borders) is less than Kobe Bryant’s $20 million yearly paycheck.

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