17.202 Graduate Seminar in American Politics II (MIT)
This is the second in a sequence of two field seminars in American politics intended for graduate students in political science, in preparation for taking the general examination in American politics. The material covered in this semester focuses on American political institutions. The readings covered here are not comprehensive, but it is sufficiently broad to give students an introduction to major empirical questions and theoretical approaches that guide the study of American political institu
Kids giving their ideas on politics
This video shows children giving thier ideas on politics. They talk about the Mccain/Obama election as well as other general topics like: why should kids not get to vote?
Learning to Tell Time: Seconds, Minutes, Hours, Days
This video features Dr. Ticktock, a puppet, who sings a catchy song to help teach the difference between seconds, minutes, hours, and days. Names parts of an analog clock.
Race and politics
Forty years after race riots in Detroit, Newark, and dozens of other cities stunned the nation, has anything changed? Bill Moyers interviews Newark Mayor Cory Booker for a frontline report on race and politics today. The program takes a look at an update of the Kerner Commission Report, which blamed the violence on the devastating poverty and hopelessness endemic in the inner cities of the 1960s and includes an interview with former Oklahoma Senator Fred Harris, one of the last living members
Politics, the Economy and the Media.
The JOURNAl takes an in-depth look at the news of the week to sort out the media-frenzied hype from the facts the public needs to know. Factcheck.org's Kathleen Hall Jamieson and ON THE MEDIA's Brooke Gladstone dissect the campaign coverage. And, Georgetown University's legal and finance scholar Emma Coleman Jordan looks behind the headlines, and the politics, of the Wall Street bailout debate on the Hill and on Main Street. Plus, find out how you can make sure that you're voting-reading for t
Voting, Politics, and Reforming Washington
The Annenberg School's Kathleen Hall Jamieson and Brown University's Glenn loury on the final days of a historic election cycle. And, can the stranglehold of money on politics be broken? Bill Moyers sits down with Joan Claybrook, president of Public Citizen, and Bob Edgar, president and CEO of Common Cause, to discuss how Beltway business as usual may stand in the way of real change in Washington. And, a Bill Moyers essay on the importance of the vote.Author(s):
Politics and the Price of War
From a billion dollars sought for embassies in Pakistan and Afghanistan to May's highest casualties for US forces in Iraq since September, the wars abroad are taking their toll on our nation. Bill Moyers sits down with award-winning investigative journalist Jeremy Scahill to examine the human and financial costs of America's wars. Scahill is author of the best-selling book Blackwater: The Rise of the World's Most Powerful Mercenary Army. And, from headlines surrounding the health care debate
Big Money and Big Politics
MOTHER JONES journalists David Corn and Kevin Drum offer a hard look at the obstacles to real reform of the financial industry. And, a Bill Moyers essay.
Orlando Figes on the Politics of Russian History Historian Orlando Figes speaks with Sasha Weiss about his latest book, The Whisperers: Private Life in Stalin’s Russia; the recent prosecutor’s office raid on the Memorial Society, a human rights organization working to preserve memories and documentary evidence of Stalin’s repression; and the dangers posed by resurgent Stalinism to the accurate telling of Russian history.
Lesson 319: Politics vocab
It’s election time in Brazil and BPP will start a series of lessons about Brazil’s politics history and how elections work here. As a warm up this lesson will serve as a vocabulary reference for the...
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Historian Orlando Figes speaks with Sasha Weiss about his latest book, The Whisperers: Private Life in Stalin’s Russia; the recent prosecutor’s office raid on the Memorial Society, a human rights organization working to preserve memories and documentary evidence of Stalin’s repression; and the dangers posed by resurgent Stalinism to the accurate telling of Russian history.
Lesson 319: Politics vocab