Monthly Archives: August 2011

MPSL VLog: Establishment Clause

How should religious politicians reconcile their world view with the principle of separation of church and state?  Professor Gaffaney explains.


Weekly Quiz: Test Yourself on this Week’s Events

The weekly quiz is now live in Mypoliscilab. Good luck!

Weekly Poll: Your Opinion On Job Creation

Speaking at the annual Federal Reserve Board conference, Chairman Bernanke urged Congress and the White House to do more to create jobs, cut taxes and increase federal spending in order to bolster economic recovery. What do you think?

Daily Show: The Correspondents Explain The Two-Party System

The two-party system is all about choosing the candidate you’re less in hate with — unless somebody’s wealthy grandpa ruins that.

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Video Glossary: Primary Elections

Japan’s China Syndrome

Internationally recognized symbol.

China Syndrome describes a situation after a nuclear meltdown when the core components of a nuclear reactor burn through the rector itself into the earth, then notionally through the crust and body of the Earth until it reaches China. Core components’ burning all the way to China is complete hyperbole but the highly radioactive core components will reach the ground water contaminating water supplies for hundreds of generations. It is now believed that the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Japan, which experienced a catastrophic meltdown following a record 9.0 magnitude earthquake and tsunami on 11 March 2011, is now

A nations energy policy refers to the governmental plan of action regarding the issues of energy production, distribution, supply and consumption.This catastrophe raises serious questions concerning energy policy in the U.S. and the use of nuclear power plants to meet energy needs.  Mark Benjamin posted a blog concerning the Obama administration commitment to nuclear power despite the event taking place in Japan.  However, should nuclear energy be abandoned considering the recent events in Japan?


MPSL VLog: Sweet Home Alabama — Not Without Papers

Alabama passed draconian immigration policy designed to deport illegal immigrants. To what extent can a state legislate policy about immigration, which is traditionally part of the federal government’s purview? Professor Gaffaney explains.