Category Archives: Pol 150 Contemporary Political Issues

Pol 150/College Now sexual equality readings

I admit I had some difficulty coming up with good articles for you to read—not because they’re aren’t a lot of good articles, but because the quality of the articles tends to, mmm, rather one-sided. To put it bluntly, arguments … Continue reading

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Pol 150/College Now humanitarian readings

Whoops, almost forgot to post Thursday’s readings—I know y’all would have been so disappointed—but here they be: In favor of humanitarian intervention: Jon Western and Joshua S. Goldstein, Humanitarian Intervention Comes of Age, Foreign Affairs, Nov/Dec 2011 Opposed to humanitarian … Continue reading

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Pol 150 Final Exam

Contemporary Political Issues Final Exam  Choose ONE of the following issues: *Fiscal cliff negotiations *Whether and how the US or any outside power should intervene in Syria *Whether the US government should fund research on human embryos Note: This is … Continue reading

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Pol 150: Hydrofracking articles

Hello all. Here are the articles you should read for Thursday’s class: Chris Mooney, The Truth About Fracking, Scientific American, 10.19.11 Kathleen Hartnett White, The Fracas about Fracking, National Review, June 2012 Happy reading!

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Pol 150: Religion and society

UPDATE: I just clicked on that first link—and it wouldn’t let me read the d—-d article! Okay, so here’s what you need to do: plug “is religion good for society” into your search engine. The link should show up near … Continue reading

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Pol 150: Online reading

I almost forgot to post the link to a reading for this week; here it is: Judith Jarvis Thomson, A Defense of Abortion

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Pol 150: A convenient post!

Walter McDougall just happened to have published a blog post this month about his book, Promised Land, Crusader State and the insights therein regarding the limits to American exceptionalism. You might want to check it out.

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