I believe this is crazy how they can put it simply like this; that the wealthiest Americans are allowed to own parts of the government. In a way I suppose it is true, but to put it in simple words saying this is a bit dangerous, and can bring a lot of controversy to our higher powers. There is often doubt brought up with the trust of our government and the validity of it, but this only fortifies our beliefs in our government and makes Americans trust them even less.
In this article, they discuss the constant showing of the ObamaCare idea in the Supreme Court, and how often it is fought and argued over. It shows very often at this level, and with such a large amount of people opposing the passing of this, protests and arguments are constantly brought up around the country at all levels. This has an effect on our government because it is such an impacting idea on all Americans, and is a huge topic for controversy.
Here is information on what we don't see when we simply look at the headlines trying to advertise minimum wage increase. This goes to show that there are also hidden costs, and that we need to really investigate instead of simply observing. This can apply to anybody working in a minimum wage job, and even to other people and the business they work for. I believe it has to happen with the hiked wages, but it should be made more obvious to the common people.
Is the one-size-fits-all, top-down classroom a misfit for the Digital Age?
Standards-based education is ruining the way educators teach and children learn. Education should not be about teaching to the next level in education and vocation and yet, that is exactly what our current school system is designed to do.
Our goal should be to foster a love of learning for learning sake. Learning is not something that we should force onto our children to ensure they go to college and get a good job. True learning is intrinsically motivated and the reward is knowledge.
Leaning towards the digital age is very important for education, because students have recently begun to center their lives around such devices like iPads, computers, and phones. This article explains the slow advances towards the use of computers and other devices that not only make our lives easier through communication, but can also do so very well through education.
This article explains how education is jumping towards technology, even at the college level, and how parents and busy individuals can live their busy lives while also earning the degree they need without taking 8 hours out of their day to do so.
I believe this is a step in the right direction, because this will help anybody that is searching for a college degree without the college expenses and time investment.
This is a great reinforcement of how important education can be in the future of our society, and truly represents our medical field as a largely educated group of individuals that make a massive difference in our country and many people's lives.
Education is very vital for the future of our entire country, and so far it has proved to only advance our causes and provide us with a higher quality of living. To continue our successful health care system, education is truly important.
We all probably know a crafty sort of person who can make something from nothing. Give them a piece of paper and half an hour, and they’ll build an authentic replica of a castle. Unfortunately, I am not one of those people. That’s why I look for simple crafts that use everyday objects. These toilet paper tube animal ideas require very little artistic skill, and you’ll end up with a sweet menagerie of homemade animals!
I found this to be one of the more creative, intriguing articles on this website. I have a certain knack for crafts, and this is a very lovely, colorful way of having a fun time with friends and family without having to buy expensive craft supplies from Hobby Lobby or Michael's craft store. :)
This article applies to our government in the way that we, the crafty people creating these works of art, are working to recycle and use these cardboard tubes that otherwise would possibly be thrown and wasted in the garbage. It helps our economy because these crafts are purchased from local stores, aiding in their franchises and balancing of the economy in the craft industry. Our crafts are truly important to our economy and make a difference just as anything else is, and I hope everybody can pick up this economically-friendly way of creating fun, beautiful art.
I honestly believe these are very heartless people. I think they should realize what they're doing and follow suit, not stick out and cause such an immense amount of pain to others SIMPLY to express their own personal views on religion.
My wife and I went to the voting booths this morning before work....
I initially selected Obama but Romney was highlighted. I assumed it was being picky so I deselected Romney and tried Obama again, this time more carefully, and still got Romney. Being a software developer, I immediately went into troubleshoot mode...
This article is very interesting, and I have a hard time distrusting this man, considering he is a registered software developer. He makes a great point in the video, and makes it very obvious what the state is attempting to do with these machines. This applies to Gov & Law simply by the fact that this could very well have a large effect on the overall number of votes in an election that utilizes electronic voting systems, and that this country needs to change it's ways if this is what it is turning to.
The Department of Justice had a historic opportunity to say that since the people of these states had spoken, as long as what happens in Colorado stays in Colorado, they wouldn't make a federal case out of it.
This article brings up a great point on the federalism aspect of the legalization of marijuana, deciding whether there is shame behind the legalization, and also considering the fact that the states that HAVE already legalized it have been relieved from a large percentage of their debt through taxation.
I personally believe that legalizing the drug will help the nation, as the effects of the drug on humans are very minimal. Through taxation, I believe the government can allow the sale and use of marijuana to dig out of our economic hole.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has high standards for American-ness. That’s why it carried such weight when Reid described the Koch brothers in a speech on the Senate floor as “about as un-American as anyone that I can imagine.” Coming from a typical Democratic politician lacking Reid’s powers of patriotic discernment, this...
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In this article, it explains the accusations against the Koch brothers, two men with a common interest in going against the ways of President Obama, especially concerning his ideas about healthcare. This relates to Gov & Law by the fact that these campaigns held by the brothers hold the 1st amendment of freedom of speech and act as almost unconstitutionally as possible, but yet staying within the limits of the law.
Reading this article, I was surprised that the United States would ban foreign cases, even if they DO have an impact on us. Over the last 30 years, the United States has welcomed foreign suits into our government's judiciary, but recently they have started to ban and ignore foreigners and their problems with their properties owned within our boundaries, and send them off to bring their cases to their own sovereign government instead of taking our time to resolve their problems.
This article explains the likelihood of China's government becoming superior and worth more than the United States' within the next four years. It is very surprising with all of our technology, but at the same time, China's pure size and large population makes this seem reasonable and rational. So I am not one to disagree, although I may be slightly doubtful, that with our current innovation and such, that they will truly overtake our economy.
This article explains the example that Washington is trying to prove; that minimum wage can benefit everybody, and that the nation should follow in their footsteps after this becomes a successful raise.
It applies to our government mainly towards the economy, but also affects the laws put into effect. I believe minimum wage increases will balance our economy better, as most people earning minimum wage are teenagers who will tend to buy clothes, food, etc. that will aid many businesses in our economy. I hope to see Washington do well with this increase, and also hope to see the rest of the nation follow suit.
President Barack Obama's 2015 budget request increases education funding 2 percent over the previous year, cheering many education advocates, and proposes a revamped Race to the Top competition that focuses on opportunity for all students and a tobac...
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Obama is continuing to focus investments on education, which is very important. But having an even bigger focus on PRE-education is not what we need, necessarily. We should be focused on relieving the debts of college graduates, and aiding in the funding of high school educations, which can have a much bigger impact on students quality-wise than an early childhood education can.
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Many people struggle with tobacco addiction, and not allowing them a chance at health care will be a very disputable topic. Giving up addiction is much easier said than done, and denying them their right to care is not right.
I believe that this is morally wrong and is not fair to people that have problems that are hardly under their control. Through aiding these people, they can continue to receive health care supplement. While working to medically treat their addiction, and that would be our best solution to curing this addiction that is widespread throughout the United States.
I found this interesting, but not all too surprising. I think it will have a minimal impact on our area, being in Minnesota, but overall it does have an impact on job availability around the United States.
It does relate to Gov & Law in the way that it can have an impact on job availability for US citizens, because their jobs are being taken and occupied by illegal immigrants that don't officially belong to this country.
I believe it's a smart idea for them to take part in, as our economy and environment/communities are, in a lot of ways, safer and cleaner. Many other, poorer countries suffer from immense poverty and inhuman living conditions due to government instability and tyranny.
I thought this article was very interesting, how these men are using their power to take control of the safety and security of a religious group and hold them against their will. I believe it's very morally wrong, and not right to the people who have done nothing to harm the Islamists, I hope things change for the better and these people can be returned to safety.
The extents of the 1st amendment are constantly debated and talked about, as new technology and such is being discovered and invented that can produce noise, such as car horns. The debate is whether or not the 1st amendment covers consistent car honking.
I believe eve that it should be covered to a certain extent, just as yelling and chanting can be. Until it gets to the point of violence, or violates the peace of a town or city, it should be covered under the 1st amendment and thought of as a freedom of speech and expression.
This is pretty shocking, that there is a possibility that a government agency could have potentially violated the constitution by using surveillance on another district of the government. One lady is willing to stand up and declare that this happened, and that brings up her rights as a citizen, and how she will enact on her rights to any extent to see that this government organization is punished for their invasiveness.
Dwayne Giles wanted to reverse his sentence because he was not able to confront the witness against him. He shot and killed her, but his argument will probably hold up in court. His 6th amendment rights are being protected.
This applies to more sports fans, but I think it is very interesting how people can go to such desperate measures, such as a small miniscule aspect of his trial like in this case, to avoid fines and jail time.
This man was unlawfully searched of his car for simply driving while intoxicated for the third time while refusing to take a blood test. The dilemma is whether or not the Texas Transportation Code put into place, allowing police to search ANYBODY'S car who is currently driving, because they agree to this code when applying for a driver's license. I believe it's not right, and that the 4th amendment stands above all other law as being part of the US Constitution. This relates to many other cases and Gov & Law because of the constant fight between state law and constitutional laws.
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