Category Archives: Politics

Egypt Overthrows the Pharaoh

DN Wednesday, February 2, 2011: Please answer all questions: Pro-Mubarek agitators have entered the square on camel- and horseback, inflicting violence and particularly targeting Al-Jazeera journalists. They’ve been identified as being security forces in civilian clothes, oil company employees, and … Continue reading

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Two Half-Truths Don’t Make a Whole, and Other Rhetorical Devisives

DN Thursday, January 13, 2011: Research and write 200 words on the following topic: When asked whether Wikileaks was “a threat to national security,” Julian Assange said, “We should all stop responding to that question unless it is well-phrased.” What … Continue reading

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Crazed Killers and Conspiracists

DN Monday, January 10, 2011: Please answer all three questions: Research this headline on the web and post your findings: Accused Airliner Bomber, CIA Operative Faces Trial. Cut and paste a short segment with new facts not mentioned in the … Continue reading

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Fathers of Terrorists? You Choose.

DN Friday, January 7, 2011: Do further research on one headline and report back. From Wall Street to the White House: Obama Taps JPMorgan Exec William Daley for Chief of Staff: Obama jokes, “And needless to say, Bill also has … Continue reading

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Integrity and Ivorité: Manning and Gbagbo

DN Tuesday, January 4, 2011: Please answer three of the following questions: Psychologists Protest Army’s Treatment of Bradley Manning: Read his attorney’s account of Manning’s typical day. Do you think this constitutes torture? If the purpose of detention is to prevent someone … Continue reading

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Founding Scoundrels or Fathers?

DN Wednesday, December 22, 2010: Please answer two of the following questions: Choose one of the headlines that interests you and give a little more background from another source. Explain why you chose that one. Regarding districts and representatives: Why … Continue reading

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