Thursday, July 03, 2008
Monday, May 01, 2006
City Council and School Board Elections
Tuesday, January 31, 2006
State of the Union scorecard
State of the Union Scorecard
Health Care :
- Hmm, while I’m positive Bush will address Health Care, I’m low on specifics. Perhaps individual health care accounts that might be similar to what Bush wanted for Social Security in last years speech. Reducing malpractice suits is another probable answer.
- “All Americans deserve good, affordable health-care.”
“we must limit these frivolous malpractice lawsuits that are lining the pockets of trial lawyers and driving up health-care costs for all Americans.”
War in Iraq
- I expect an emphasis on why American soldiers are necessary for the prosperity and freedom of Iraqis. He’ll probably refer to the democratic elections from this fall as a sign of progress and a further reason for U.S. involvement
- With the rise in oil prices, another call for reducing Americans dependence on foreign oil is a good bet. Perhaps more tax-incentives for hybrid cars or hydrogen-powered vehicles.
Possible “Lenny Skutniks”
1. Samuel Alito (although he might be seated in the front with other S.C. Justices—he’ll definitely get a mention)
2. a U.S. soldier from Afghanistan (perhaps mentioned during the War on Terror pieces)
3. a Hurricane Katrina victim
- Number of applause interruptions __64
- Standing Ovations _14
- Total Time of Address __58 min
Wednesday, January 18, 2006
Using RSS, Bloglines, and Furl
We're going to look at a few online resources that will help you "work smarter, not harder." With RSS, you won't need to spend your time searching in vain. RSS brings the news to you. Bloglines lets you subscribe to your usual websites (and your classmates blogs). We'll look at how to find "feeds" from news media, blogs, google searches and more.
We'll run through some of this in class, and we'll start the Presidency unit with a "baby" online research paper using our blogs, RSS, and bloglines. This will serve as good practice for our upcoming policy projects.
If you get lost, check with a member of your group and consult the website. Some of this will just take a little experimentation as we find what works best.
Friday, December 02, 2005
A Federal judge ruled that an Atlanta area school district's policy against "gang clothing" was unconstitutional because it was too vague.
A summary of your constitutional rights dealing with free expression and dress codes in schools.