Sunday, December 09, 2012

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Campaigns and Elections Project Links and Comments

Based on your knowledge of Campaigns and Elections, current events, and responsible journalism, please share a link about the current presidential campaign that fits into each of the four categories.  Label which link represents which of the four areas, post it as a comment at   Labels: (1. Issues  2. Polls  3. Behind the scenes  4. Money)

Disclaimer: Please remember that we have an academic honesty policy that says that you should do your own work.  Please don't copy and paste somebody else's links!

2.         Next, comment on at least one of your four links.  What do you know, what do you believe, what do you think should be done.

3.         Next, comment on at least one other person's link at  Have a great discussion!

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

What is significant in the news right now?

Please include a topic title, a link, and your comments (what do you know, what do you believe, what do you think should be done).  REMEBER TO ALSO COMMENT ON SOMEONE ELSE'S LINK (What you do: 1. Click on someone else's link, read the article, read their comments, 2. CLICK ON COMMENTS, 3. refer to their article and write what you know, believe, and think should be done (e.g. "Lisa shared a link about Miley Cyrus' tattoo, and I think it is great that she quoted President Roosevelt. I think more people should learn about the presidents and adorn their bodies with executive branch quotations"), 4. click 'publish your comment').

Monday, June 18, 2012

What's significant right now in the news?

Please include a topic title, a link, and your comments (what do you know, what do you believe, what do you think should be done).

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Where it all began...

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Sunday, May 13, 2012


Study, Review, Prepare, Sleep, Eat, Breathe. COURAGE !!! Just do it! Impossible is nothing! Live in the moment and enjoy it. YOLO You can do it... THINK. WORK YOUR WAY THROUGH IT. YOU KNOW MORE THAN YOU THINK YOU KNOW. YOU'LL BE FINE !!! P.S. #2 pencils, black or blue pen, a watch to keep track, social security number (optional). No cell phones.

Sunday, April 01, 2012


So it turns out I found a missing section of our vocabulary list which means we are WAY behind on our vocabulary quizzes. We will need to take one in the coming week. Since they are scheduled to be taken on Thursdays, you will have to make arrangements to come into school on Thursday. Make sure you click here to find out more information on Thursday's quiz:

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Analysis: What will you be looking for as you listen to the oral arguments this week?

What a great week coming up: Judicial Branch check on the Congress and president, judicial review, commerce clause, solicitor general, mandate, litigation, adversarial process, standing, precedents... all because the Court used the "Rule of Four" to grant a writ of certiori!

Sunday, March 04, 2012

With Super Tuesday coming up, give your analysis and opinion of the current nominating PROCESS to be the party's nominee.

Discuss any or all of the following: front loading, winner take all vs. proportional distribution of delegates, primaries, caucuses, the length of the process, the money that is raised and spent, stump speeches, running to the right (for the GOP) and to the left (for the Dems.) in the primary process and back to the middle for the general, placing Iowa and New Hampshire first.

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Opinion: Should same-gender marriage be decided by referendum, legislative action, or the courts?

By Ricardo Lopez
February 17, 2012, 4:21 p.m.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie followed through on his word Friday, vetoing a gay marriage bill passed by the state’s legislature a day earlier.

“I am adhering to what I've said since this bill was first introduced - an issue of this magnitude and importance, which requires a constitutional amendment, should be left to the people of New Jersey to decide," Christie said in a statement.

Christie is urging the legislature to put the measure on the ballot in the form of a referendum.

“This is the only path to amend our state Constitution and the best way to resolve the issue of same-sex marriage in our state,” he said.

Democrats were not surprised by the veto. Christie, a Republican, announced his intentions last month at a town hall meeting.

Yet Senate President Stephen Sweeney, a Democrat, denounced the governor's action and vowed to work to override it.“Governor Christie's veto is a shameful act hidden behind the guise of a public referendum. Today, he firmly planted his feet on the wrong side of history,” he said in a statement.

“He had a chance to do the right thing, and failed miserably.”

New Jersey lawmakers now have until Jan. 2014 to muster a two-thirds majority vote in each chamber to override the governor’s veto.Gay marriage supporters need three more votes in the Senate to override the veto. Senate Democrats passed the bill 24-16. The Assembly, which passed the bill 42-33, needs needs 14 more votes for a veto override.

On Thursday, the Democratic-controlled Assembly voted 42-33 in favor of gay marriage.

That vote came after emotional speeches from both sides on Thursday. Seven states and the District of Columbia recognize same-sex marriage.,0,1375226.story

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Do you want to see Mr. Romney or Mr. Gingrich win by a lot in Florida? Do you want the contest to go on a lot longer?

Where will a lot of Latino voters go? Will a lot of votes go to the candidate who FL thinks will win in the general election. As the late Tim Russert said a lot of years ago (2000): Florida, Florida, Florida.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

What do you want to hear the president talk about in the State of the Union Address Tuesday?

Article II, Section 3 - State of the Union, Convening Congress
He shall from time to time give to the Congress Information of the State of the Union, and recommend to their Consideration such Measures as he shall judge necessary and expedient; he may, on extraordinary Occasions, convene both Houses, or either of them, and in Case of Disagreement between them, with Respect to the Time of Adjournment, he may adjourn them to such Time as he shall think proper; he shall receive Ambassadors and other public Ministers; he shall take Care that the Laws be faithfully executed, and shall Commission all the Officers of the United States.,29569,2044176,00.html