Where politics is personal not partisan

The (Latest) Push to End Gerrymandering

June 22, 2017 0

Democrats have finally noticed how many seats the Republicans have won in the past few elections, and are laying the blame squarely on gerrymandering. Gerrymandering is back in the news again. Just like the weather, it’s one of those topics […]

Real News, Fake Message

June 2, 2017 0

Images and memes are often created to leave a particular impression, whether true or false. It’s important to ask who might be trying to manipulate us. I’m fascinated by how information spreads online, which is how I have ended up […]

No More Mr. Nice Guy

May 23, 2017 0

People across the political spectrum are losing their patience with politeness in trying to direct outcomes they desire, without considering the consequences.  I’ve been thinking about rudeness, civility, and political causes. There are some thoughts making their way (back) to the […]

News Literacy Project Module 2: Exercising Civic Freedoms

April 22, 2017 0

Module Two of the News Literacy Project teaches students about Exercising Civic Freedoms.  This includes investigative journalism and citizen journalism. Module 2 of the News Literacy Project is titled Exercising Civic Freedoms.  It is all about the role the press […]

Evaluating The News Literacy Project: A Series

April 22, 2017 1

Facebook and news organizations are banding together to fight ‘fake news’ with a new curriculum for schools.  Can we trust them to teach students what news is? ‘Fake News’ has been the hot topic for quite a few months, particularly […]

News Literacy Project: Module 1: Filtering Information

April 22, 2017 0

Module One of the News Literacy Project teaches students about Filtering News and Information. In examining the News Literacy Project’s curriculum, I wanted to experience it the way a student would, so I avoided looking at the Teacher’s Guide that […]

Greener Grassroots – Campaign Mail Call

April 7, 2017 0

Just about every political candidate uses the postal service to deliver messages to voters. Find out about campaign mail that doesn’t just get tossed. If you’re a frequent voter like me, chances are that you get a lot of mail […]

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