Sara Gebh (New School): Democratic Disobedience: A Different Justification for Civil Disobedience and the Case of Anti-Abortion Activism in the U.S. Let's say we got rid of every tax advantage churches currently enjoy — the revenue implications would be pretty huge. From The Root, Jenee Desmond-Harris on how Martin Luther King’s “Dream” speech became popular; and whether or not we want to admit it, Americans are finally engaging in a national conversation about race and democracy. How American immigrants change the rest of the world: Leon Neyfakh on what we’re ignoring in the great debate over our borders. Should the U.S. make English the official language? Nic Subtirelu on how it isn't the no-brainer policy decision you might think it is. While the National Rifle Association publicly fights against a national gun registry, the organization has gone to incredible lengths to compile information on “tens of millions” of gun owners without their consent. A number of counties in northeastern Colorado are talking about creating a new state and it's more than just talk, as ballot measures and votes are happening in several counties — does this movement have any hope? (and more) A poll asked America which states were the drunkest, the hottest and which had the silliest accents. University rejects pioneer “Denver Boone” mascot as too offensive. Everything I know about America I learned from Stephen King.