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Who is to Blame for the Government Shutdown?

Do Now | October 4, 2013 | 332 Comments

Who is to Blame for the Government Shutdown?

Under the Constitution, Congress must pass laws to spend money and if Congress is unable to agree on a spending bill, the government does not have the legal authority to spend. Congress can pass a continuing resolution (CR), a temporary measure that authorizes government funding, and a continuing resolution has been funding the government since March 28 until it expired on September 30. But if the President and Congress can’t agree on the spending plan, government shuts down.

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Should Same-Sex Marriage be a Constitutional Right?

Do Now | June 29, 2013 | 6 Comments

Should Same-Sex Marriage be a Constitutional Right?

The Supreme Court issued rulings on two highly-anticipated cases on gay marriage this week. It was the latest round in a heartfelt culture war and a historic victory for gay rights. The Court ruled the federal Defense of Marriage Act, (DOMA) which defines marriage as a union between one man and one woman, is unconstitutional.

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Constitution USA in PBS LearningMedia

PBS LearningMedia | May 20, 2013 | 0 Comments

Constitution USA in PBS LearningMedia

This spring, PBS LearningMedia spotlights the U.S. Constitution! Enhance your next lesson with PBS LearningMedia’s brand new collection of FREE, curriculum-targeted resources from the series, Constitution USA (Grades 9-12). Use these resources to instigate classroom discussion around key concepts like Federalism, equality, and separation of powers – and to help your students to better-understand the […]

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In the Gallery with Sandow Birk

Art School | March 28, 2012 | 0 Comments

In the Gallery with Sandow Birk

Sandow Birk was featured on KQED’s Spark when he was making paintings about an imagined war between Northern and Southern California. He was also making a film based on Dante’s Inferno that starred handmade puppets. Since making the movie, Birk has been busy in his studio, working with different mediums and themes to create his […]

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