Tag Archives: General Political Science

Federalism and Education

Current Events Quiz

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Does Character Matter Anymore?

Henry Clay once said, “Of all the properties which belong to honorable men, not one is so highly prized as that of character.”  We hear much about partisanship in today’s political climate that we perhaps fail to recognize the character of elected officials.  Do we still have honorable men and women serving in the nation’s capital?  Do you agree that character is the most important property one can have in order to be honorable?

The Race Has Begun?

Recently, C-Span, the cable channel devoted to covering federal government affairs, began covering the 2016 Presidential race for its Sunday evening series entitled, “Road to the White House.”  For political junkies, this could not have started soon enough.  To casual political observers, the race for the White House does not begin in 2013, but in 2016.  However, imagine yourself as a political insider for either the Democratic or Republican Parties (or for that matter, the Green Party, the Libertarian Party, or other third parties/Independents).  What would you be looking for in a candidate at this time in 2013?

Political Party Identification

If It’s Not One Thing, It’s Another

Current Events Quiz

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Short and to the Point?

Perhaps Senator George McGovern‘s team felt that a :60 ad highlighting the lowlights of the Nixon Administration would resonate with the public in 1972.  Maybe this ad is a little too long.  Could it have been done better in 30 seconds? When the Presidential Election of 1972 was all said and done, President Richard Nixon (R) soundly defeated his Democratic opponent in a landslide.  McGovern went on to win only one state, Massachusetts, and the District of Columbia.

Your Grade for Congress

How Would You Grade The President?