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Posts tagged with ‘civics’

  • ABC News Further Undercuts Media’s Credibility

    By Jeffery McCall on June 12, 2015
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    The real damage done by ABC’s George Stephanopoulos’ vacuous ethics – as shown by his revelation of gifts to the Clinton Foundation – won’t be to him or his network. ABC will still get its ratings. George will still make his mega- millions in his cushy anchor seat, convinced he is a real news reporter and has done nothing wrong. […]
  • Partisan and Economic Cues Fail to Help Low-Information Voters Choose the Correct Presidential Candidate

    By Aaron Dusso on April 24, 2015
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    Every major election in the U.S. produces a steady drumbeat of calls from scholars and interested observers for a solution to the problem of citizens’ political apathy. Turnout is abysmal and thoughtful individuals want to fix it. However, this focus on turnout overlooks the fact that democratic governance does not simply rely on participation. It relies on quality participation. Theorists […]
  • Do Our Children Know How to be Citizens?

    By admin on July 26, 2013
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    I was moved reading about the US naturalization ceremony that took place on July 3rd in Indianapolis along with hundreds of other similar cermonies around the country. All naturalized citizens, among many other hurdles, must pass an oral exam on history, civics and geography.[1] The toils that so many of our friends and neighbors go through to become citizens is laudable and humbling. It […]