Saturday, July 9, 2011

Current Events Articles #2

Boston Globe Campaign Finance Article

Campaign finance is an important part of our curriculum. The Citizens United v. FEC case significantly changed the campaign fundraising landscape. This article helps your understand some of the impact these changes are having on our current election cycle.

New York Times Betty Ford Article

Here is a detailed summary of Betty Ford's life. She passed away this week and as you can imagine First Ladies still impact the political process, even though they aren't elected.

New York Times Caylee's Law

This is an interesting example of how current events, citizens, and the media can influence what legislation becomes part of the public agenda.

Boston Globe NASA article

NASA is part of the bureaucracy and is a great example of the many accomplishments and potentially failures of our federal bureaucracy.