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How Can We Help Fight the Ebola Outbreak?

Do Now | September 12, 2014 | 631 Comments

How Can We Help Fight the Ebola Outbreak?

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?

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We Should Not Help Egypt, We Have Our Own Problems

Do Now Round-Ups | November 7, 2013 | 0 Comments

We Should Not Help Egypt, We Have Our Own Problems

Last week, students across the nation discussed whether or not America should intervene in Egypt in our #DoNowEgypt post. We asked: Given Egypt’s continued turmoil and bloodshed, is it the United States’ role to intervene in the crisis?

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Should the U.S. Intervene in Egypt?

Do Now | October 26, 2013 | 345 Comments

Should the U.S. Intervene in Egypt?

When the spotlight shifted from Egypt to Syria earlier this year, it was easy enough for us to assume that, in the absence of daily news coverage, that conditions in Egypt had improved. That, unfortunately, is far from the reality of the situation on the ground: Egypt remains a nation mired in deep-seeded violent conflict.

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The History of U.S. Presidents Calling for Military Action

News & Civics | September 30, 2013 | 0 Comments

The History of U.S. Presidents Calling for Military Action

When President Obama recently made his case for military action against the regime of Syrian President Bashar Assad, it was a sober reminder of the Commander-in-chief’s authority to send America’s armed forces into battle.

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Should the U.S. Military Intervene in Syria?

Do Now: Government and Civics | August 30, 2013 | 147 Comments

Should the U.S. Military Intervene in Syria?

The conflict in Syria grew out of the 2011 Arab Spring protests, when Syrians peacefully demonstrated against Mr. Assad, who succeeded his father Hafez al-Assad, as president. This family had held the presidency for 40 years. Protesters demanded democratic reforms and the Syrian government unleashed security forces on demonstrators, killing many protesters and igniting a movement made up of secular rebels who aligned with the Free Syrian Army, and rebel militias, the most powerful of which are radical Islamist groups.

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Do Now Round Up: North Korea

Do Now Round-Ups | April 16, 2013 | 0 Comments

Do Now Round Up: North Korea

Last week’s KQED Do Now investigated North Korea’s threat to attack their neighbors and even the United States. In recent years, North Korea has made several threats to develop and deploy nuclear weapons on countries like South Korea, Japan, and even the United States. These type of threats were never met with major concern as […]

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