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Leave Your Politics at Home During the Olympics

Do Now Round-Ups | February 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

Leave Your Politics at Home During the Olympics

First held in 1896 in Athens, Greece to promote peace, The Olympics has served as a stage for politics in several instances. This past week, students discussed whether or not political issues should be raised at The Olympics in our #DoNowOlympics post. We asked students Is it cool to bring political issues to the Olympics? When there are strong tensions between nations or concerns over human rights violations, should those issues be left at the door in the spirit of international unity and competition, or should the Olympics be used as a worldwide stage to express political dissent and call attention to perceived injustices?

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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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Can the U.S. and Iran Be Friends?

Do Now | September 27, 2013 | 56 Comments

Can the U.S. and Iran Be Friends?

Is “peace within reach” as Iran’s new President Hassan Rouhani declared at the United Nations this week? He is seen to be more moderate than the former Iranian president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, and disposed towards building bridges with the West.

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