Friday, September 29, 2006
Tuesday, September 26, 2006
Is America more safe today because of our efforts in Iraq? How are the recently declassified reports being used to further the democratic agenda? How are republicans refuting claims of their mistakes pre-9/11 surrounding al-queda and Osama bin Laden made by former president Bill Clinton in a recent TV interview?
Times Article - Spy Agencies Say Iraq War Worsens Terrorism Threat
Times Article -Bush Makes Public Part of Terrorism Report
Audio Mp3 Interview with NY Times correspondent
Post Article -Rice Boils Over at Bubba
Transcript of Rice Interview
Using the new rubric we disscussed in class, write about how voter eligibility seems to be evolving according to the article we read in class. Should state identification cards be mandatory? What concerns are being raised? Who should be allowed to vote?
Friday, September 22, 2006
How are Public Schools funded? Are public schools important? What precedent is the Lawrence School District setting? As a taxpayer do I have a right to close public schools? Is this debate one that should be held on a local, county, state or federal level?
Wednesday, September 20, 2006
Saturday, September 16, 2006
What new information in regards to MySpace is being revealed in these articles? When 20yr “bloggers” (Web Log authors) spark articles in the NYTimes what implications does this have for the flow of information in our lives? Are MySpace users being deceived? How has your view of MySpace changed? Do website hosts such as MySpace and there.com have moral responsibilities to their users?
Friday, September 15, 2006
Wednesday, September 13, 2006
Tuesday, September 12, 2006
In the NY Times article we discussed in class today we the conversation centered around whether or not it is appropriate to politicize the tragedy of 9/11 if that is in fact what actually happened (Republican response)? What was the context of the president's message? What challenges does our country face in the near future? Why did the president mention Guantanamo Bay in his speech? How might relatives of victims of 9/11 react?
Friday, September 08, 2006
In this controversial article by Janny Scott the author clearly speculating as to how the events that took place on 9/11 will be remembered in history. How should adults answer their children when asked, “Why did these events happen?” How should schools represent the people who piloted the planes? What has been the response of the US? How has the US changed since 9/11?, because of 9/11?
Wednesday, September 06, 2006
After reading Illness Persisting in 9/11 Workers, Big Study Finds write a brief reflection. How has money played a role in the care of 9/11 cleanup victims? Who is at fault for the illness? What chages in finance need to be made to correct the problem? Is healthcare a federal, city or individual responsibility?
If you would like to read a follow up article just published on the imes website before you write click here.
Stanley also linked a more controversial article on the same topic from the NY POST.
Tuesday, September 05, 2006
This is the first article for our class. In the NYTimes article "Online Game, Made in the US, Siezes Globe" what seems to be the biggest cultural difference for the games slow success in the mainstream US? According to the article what demographic of Amercian Society seems to be left out of this market? How might future software developers tapp into this market?