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Affordable Care Act

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FlackCheck.org uses parody and humor to debunk false political advertising, poke fun at extreme language, and hold the media accountable for their reporting on political campaigns.
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Excellent lessons on deceptive tactics used by politicians.  Every student should learn to recognize these.  Avoid being manipulated!

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Who Owns the U.S. National Debt?

Who Owns the U.S. National Debt? | Participation in Government | Scoop.it
Who owns most of the U.S. national debt? Surprise... it's not China, it's the U.S. government. That means it's the American taxpayer, which is you!

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Constitute - Search, Read, and Compare Constitutions

Constitute - Search, Read, and Compare Constitutions | Participation in Government | Scoop.it

"Google and the Comparative Constitution Project have launched a new site called Constitute. The site hosts the constitutions of 160 countries. You can search the site according to country and or constitutional theme. Searching by constitutional theme is the best aspect of the site. More than 300 themes are outlined on the site. Select a theme then a country and the element of that country's constitute addressing your chosen theme will be highlighted."


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Beth Dichter's curator insight, September 24, 2013 9:43 PM

This new website provides a tool that will allow students compare constitutions from various countries and find similarities and differences. You will also find tags, over 300 of them, so you may choose to search by a specific tag such as "right to privacy" (found in 156 constitutions) or "right to bear arms" (found in 5 constitutions).

This site may be a great resource for history and social studies as courses in government.

LLZ Uni Halle's curator insight, September 25, 2013 2:24 AM

Die Verfassungen von 160 Ländern zum Vergleichen + Suche nach inhaltlichen Themen; großartige Ressource für Politikwissenschaften oder interkulturelle Studien.

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Puzzle: Put the Congressional Districts Back Together

Puzzle: Put the Congressional Districts Back Together | Participation in Government | Scoop.it
Gerrymandering is the practice of redrawing congressional districts after a decadal census to favor one political party over the other.

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Supreme Court returns to hot-button issues in 'year of the sequel'

Supreme Court returns to hot-button issues in 'year of the sequel' | Participation in Government | Scoop.it
The U.S.

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Pivotal Campaign Finance Case On Supreme Court Docket - Minutemen News

Pivotal Campaign Finance Case On Supreme Court Docket - Minutemen News | Participation in Government | Scoop.it
Supporters say the law prevents wealthy donors from exerting an undue influence on the political process, while opponents say the law chokes free speech.

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A step farther than Citizens United?

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FairVote.org | The Fair Voting Solution for U.S. House Elections

FairVote.org | The Fair Voting Solution for U.S. House Elections | Participation in Government | Scoop.it
FairVote acts to transform our elections to achieve secure access to participation for all, a full spectrum of meaningful ballot choices and majority rule with fair representation.
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Very interesting potential solution to our hyperpartisan Congress.  Perhaps with this plan compromise would be possible, because elections would be competitive again.

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Digital Civics - Resources

Digital Civics - Resources | Participation in Government | Scoop.it

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This Could Be The Most Important Supreme Court Term In Years

This Could Be The Most Important Supreme Court Term In Years | Participation in Government | Scoop.it
The Supreme Court's term started on Monday, and it's going to hear hugely political fights over prayer, rich campaign donors, abortion, and the power of the president of the United States.

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The Supreme Court Gets Down to Business

The Supreme Court Gets Down to Business | Participation in Government | Scoop.it
A look at the U.S. Supreme Court's 2013-2014 docket, with cases on corporate whistleblowers, class action suits, and patent "trolls," among others

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Wow - Searchable - the world’s constitutions with a new online tool

Wow - Searchable - the world’s constitutions with a new online tool | Participation in Government | Scoop.it

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