Sunday, July 3, 2011

Summer Current Events #1

There's a lot going on right now in the world of government. Here are some articles that will help you will these current issues:

Gay Marriage Article

Whether you agree or disagree with gay marriage, the issue is great for illustrating the concept of federalism. This is one of the first ideas we will cover when we return in the Fall. Federalism allows for a national government and state government to operate at the same time. This means that states can determine for themselves who can marry.

Supreme Court Article

The Supreme Court tends to release the most controversial decisions at the end of their session. The Supreme Court session ends right about when our school year ends. So, here is a controversial decision for you to read about.

Whitey Bulger Article

I don't think current events would be very current if I didn't include an article about the FBI finding Whitey Bulger. Look for how the government is involved in this story that you've probably read a lot about.

Debt Ceiling Article

The questions about the debt ceiling and budget are going to be debated all summer. So, I am sure this is the first of many articles about this subject I will send you.