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Brian Williams has been suspended without pay for six months from his anchor chair at NBC Nightly News after it was revealed that he lied about an incident that he said happened in Iraq. Why is it important for journalists to be truthful?
The World Cup. The Michael Brown shooting. Scotland’s bid for independence. The war in Gaza. The advance of ISIL through Syria and Iraq. 2014 has brought many events that have forever changed the world and whose effects will reverberate for years to come. What events had the most impact on the world in 2014? Why?
This month’s election brought sweeping victories for the Republican party, who secured control of the Senate, retained control of the U.S. House of Representatives, and made numerous gains in local and state governments. What are the challenges of a divided government?
The recent spread of the Ebola virus in West Africa has left the international community scrambling to handle what has become its largest outbreak ever. What are the challenges of fighting Ebola, and how can the international community overcome them?
To respond to the Do Now, you can comment below or tweet your response. Be sure to begin your tweet with @KQEDEdspace and end it with #DoNowCampaign For more info on how to use Twitter, click here. Do Now Is money a corrupting influence on politics, or merely an expression of free speech? Should there […]
When do people have the right to overthrow their democratically elected government? What risks does Ukraine face by overthrowing its democratically elected leader? When does a foreign country receive the right to interfere in another country’s internal affairs?
We may take it for granted now that a woman can be the secretary of state, the head of General Motors, or even president of the United States, but it wasn’t so long ago when it was almost inconceivable for a woman to achieve any of these accomplishments. How can women continue to make progress in the fight for gender equality?