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Wed Apr 17, 2019 | 08:06 AM
Students are becoming more and more comfortable ordering rides over their cellphones from services like Uber and Lyft. S...
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Fri Apr 12, 2019 | 11:07 AM
Most students are familiar with the popular fairy tale of “Goldilocks and the Three Bears.”  The Goldilocks metapho...
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Fri Apr 12, 2019 | 10:48 AM
Before you continue reading below, let's see if you can correctly arrange these Texas politicians according to their lib...
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Thu Apr 11, 2019 | 04:30 PM
Phrases such as “balance of power” and “checks and balances” are part of conversations throughout our hallways. Recently...
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Wed Apr 03, 2019 | 05:59 PM
We began a unique honors experiment in Fall 2017.    Twenty students were admitted and given an in depth exper...
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Wed Mar 27, 2019 | 06:40 PM
Recently, I had the pleasure of hearing Senior Justice Paul Newby of the North Carolina Supreme Court speak. He tours No...
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Wed Mar 20, 2019 | 05:29 PM
Once upon a time, there was a student who argued that points could not be deducted from his inaccurate research paper be...
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Thu Mar 14, 2019 | 04:01 AM
Pictures are worth a thousand words and for years instructors have used political cartoons to highlight American sentime...
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Thu Feb 28, 2019 | 05:20 PM
Current events discussions are difficult in class these days.  Students who would not have spoken out a few years a...
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Thu Feb 21, 2019 | 06:02 PM
Current events class discussions are riddled with landmines this semester.  Terms like “National Emergency Declarat...
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Wed Feb 13, 2019 | 05:28 PM
Facing yet another shutdown and endless questions in class, it is time to research shutdowns.  Just the thought of ...
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Thu Feb 07, 2019 | 04:31 PM
It all started this week with a family discussion about the Virginia Governor, a certain Supreme Court Justice and Yearb...
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Thu Jan 31, 2019 | 04:43 PM
Balancing the budget sounds easy; a few cuts here , add a penny there.  Simply put, if you only have X number of do...
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Wed Jan 23, 2019 | 05:41 PM
The questions started last week in class, so the State of the Union… do we have to? Can she do that? Does it have to be ...
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Thu Jan 17, 2019 | 05:21 PM
Currently we are under 31 National Emergency Declarations, the most common being sanctions, export limits, and weapons p...
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Thu Jan 10, 2019 | 04:19 AM
As the government began the shutdown process, questions immediately cropped up such as which agencies will close, what i...
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Thu Jan 03, 2019 | 05:13 PM
Approximately 380,000 federal employees were furloughed before the Christmas holiday and most will receive their last pa...
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Thu Dec 13, 2018 | 04:38 PM
Teaching government can be challenging.  Yes, there are three branches of government, an executive, legislative and...
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Thu Dec 06, 2018 | 03:57 PM
The death of President Roosevelt during World War II and the Presidency of Harry Truman marked a new era in politics, th...
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Wed Nov 28, 2018 | 05:45 PM
Across the country we have new sheriffs, district attorneys, judges, register of deeds and clerks of court.  Each j...
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