Thursday, February 25, 2016

Take US Government Advertisement


I put this up last year and Paul Sargent has gotten even better.  If you are trying to sell your program right now, this is a great video to show. Look at my link for other great videos. 

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

How Presidential Delegates are Selected

While the narrator is somewhat monotonous his short explanations are great and the Democratic video even explains superdelegates. 

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Supreme Court Vacancies in Election Years

Here is a short piece from SCOTUS blog which tells that most (in the last 100 years) vacancies in the Supreme Court have been filled because the Senate and president were the same party.  But there were two times when this was not the case and they were still filled.  For example Reagan nominated Kennedy and the Democratic senate approved him.

Here are steps that my dissertation chair, Sarah Binder, says, in the WashPost will follow in the bid to replace Scalia. In the world is actually quite small, the second year of my teaching career I taught with one of his daughters who was an awesome language educator. 

Friday, February 12, 2016

Loving v. VA


Thanks to my former colleague, Janet Babic who found this great four minute on Loving v. VA.  

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Exit Poll Results for New Hampshire


Above is a video summary of New Hampshire's results. But here and here are really great demographic results.

Friday, February 5, 2016

Brexit from the EU


The term being used for the exit of Great Britain from the European Union is "Brexit" which now Prime Minister David Cameron has promised the nation will have a referendum on before June. Euroskeptics know that polls show the pendulum has swung towards leaving.  Thus the Economist video above or this NYTimes editorial today are good fodder for your AP Comparative classes as all of the terms in this post are fodder for the AP exam both on the multiple choice as well as the free response questions.

The video below gives more details into what the move would actually mean for the Great Britain. 

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Everything You Need to Know About Iowa Results

Between the WashPost and NYTimes two results' pages you will have everything you need to know about the Iowa caucuses.  First off Trump's lack of a ground game and the fact that his voters are less likely to have a college degree and therefore vote, showed mightly as he had an eight point turnaround over the most recent polls.  Rubio showed that he might be a viable alternative and the real question is whether Bush will drop out this week.  As predicted on the Democratic side it was more or less (Clinton won) a dead heat, but look for Sanders to win in NH.  

Monday, February 1, 2016

Every Political Ad from 2016 and Ongoing


This site has every political advertisement so far from the 2016 campaign and breaks it down by candidate, super PAC, etc.  Really quite amazing. 

Legacy of the Iowa Caucuses

When you discuss the Iowa Caucuses tomorrow with your students, you might want to look back on previous results.