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:*More bad parents -- college admissions scandal larger than thought.
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:*Dissent between Mueller and Barre on the gravity of M's report.
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:*Venezuela uprising
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:*Vets from Iraq and Afghanistan objecting to lack of visas for local collaborators.
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:*[https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/27/world/asia/sri-lanka-attacks-wealthy.html?action=click&module=Top%20Stories&pgtype=Homepage Pognant detail on Sri Lanka attacks]
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:*[https://www.christianitytoday.com/news/2019/march/evangelical-nones-mainline-us-general-social-survey-gss.html Chart for today's class (was news recently)].
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:*Supreme Court likely to allow citizenship question on census on separation grounds. 
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:*Supreme Court to decide whether LGBTQ and transgender individuals are included in the Civil Rights Act.
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:*First malaria vaccine rolling out.
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:*[https://www.cnn.com/2019/04/23/us/california-hair-discrimination-bill-trnd/index.html Hair discrimination]
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:*The Mueller Report
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:*[https://www.bbc.com/news/av/world-us-canada-47967908/five-numbers-that-explain-us-border-crisis Immigration numbers]
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:*[https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/18/sports/colorado-football.html?action=click&module=Top%20Stories&pgtype=Homepage The Football Problem]
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:*[https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/11/world/africa/omar-bashir-sudan.html?action=click&module=Top%20Stories&pgtype=Homepage Sudan's genocidal dictator deposed]
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:*This American Life -- [https://www.thisamericanlife.org/672/no-fair the tattle phone]
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:*[https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/08/world/africa/arab-spring-north-africa-protesters.html?action=click&module=News&pgtype=Homepage Another Arab Spring for North Africa?]
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:*25th Anniversay of the Rwandan genocide
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:*Arguing over disaster relief aid.
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:*[https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/khashoggi-children-have-received-houses-in-saudi-arabia-and-monthly-payments-as-compensation-for-killing-of-father/2019/04/01/c279ca3e-5485-11e9-8ef3-fbd41a2ce4d5_story.html?utm_term=.a5f7153a146d Blood money for Khashoggi.]
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:*[https://nicd.arizona.edu/ NPR story on NICD]
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:*Nipsey Hussle story.
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:*[https://www.cnn.com/2019/04/01/politics/supreme-court-feuding-death-penalty-bucklew-alabama/index.html Death Penalty and Religious freedoms in Supreme court debates]
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:*[https://www.cnn.com/2019/03/30/politics/state-department-aid-el-slavador-guatemala-honduras/index.html Threat of aid cutoff to central american countries.]  This will be relevant to the immigration discussion.
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:*[https://www.cnn.com/2019/03/29/politics/texas-san-antonio-airport-chick-fil-a-investigation/index.html Religious liberty for Chick-fil-a?]
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:*[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wlWyGOvFwSo A significant exchange.]
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:*[https://www.foxnews.com/politics/trump-awards-a-posthumous-medal-of-honor-to-army-staff-sgt-trevor-atkins American hero honored.] (didn't find this on msnbc or nyt)
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:*[https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/28/health/new-york-lawsuit-opioids-sacklers-distributors.html Opioid lawsuit]
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:*[https://www.cnn.com/2019/03/27/business/mcdonalds-minimum-wage/index.html McDonald's to stop lobbying against minimum wage hikes.]
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:*Smollett charges dropped.
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:*[https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/25/arts/design/sackler-museums-donations-oxycontin.html Shunning oxycontin maker.]
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:*[https://www.thisamericanlife.org/670/beware-the-jabberwock This American Life -- Jabberwocky]
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:*[https://www.cnn.com/2019/03/25/us/yale-rescinds-student-admissions-scandal/index.html College Admissions scandal followup.]
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:*Attorney General reports results of Mueller report: exoneration on criminal charges related to collusion with a foreign power.  not exonerated on obstruction of justice, but AG judges nothing to prosecute. 
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:*[https://www.cnn.com/2019/03/22/politics/steve-king-hurricane-katrina/index.html Iowa Senator makes racist comparision.]
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:*[https://www.cnn.com/2019/03/22/africa/cyclone-idai-1-week-later-intl/index.html Catastrophic weather and flooding in several African countries.]
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:*[https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2019/04/david-frum-how-much-immigration-is-too-much/583252/ A Conservative argument on immigration from an anti-Trump conservative] 
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:*[https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2019/03/20/meet-convicted-felon-helping-people-charged-college-admissions-scandal-prepare-prison/?utm_term=.d12b2ed3135a More on the college admissions scandal.  How wealthy criminals prepare for prison!]
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:*[https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2019/04/adam-serwer-madison-grant-white-nationalism/583258/ An important article about the history of racism, eugenics and nationalism in US History.]
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:*[https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/16/world/australia/australia-anning-egg-new-zealand-shooting.html Not this NZ Senator's best moment.]
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:*[https://www.npr.org/2019/03/17/704257951/thieves-steal-a-famous-painting-from-an-italian-church-but-dont-worry-it-s-fake?sc=ipad&f=1001 Thieves get the wrong painting.  A small moral victory.]
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:*New Zealand massacre.
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:*College admissions bribery scandal
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:*[http://www.spokesman.com/stories/2019/mar/10/south-hill-homeowners-want-racist-covenant-removed/ Racist covenants on Spokane homes.]
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:*[https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/06/us/politics/martha-mcsally-sexual-assault.html Sexual assault in the military.]
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:*[https://www.npr.org/2019/03/05/688786177/how-federal-disaster-money-favors-the-rich How Federal Disaster Money favors the rich]
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:*[https://www.christianitytoday.com/news/2019/february/united-methodist-lgbt-vote-conference-plan.html Methodist Vote on LGBT issues.]
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:*[https://www.cnn.com/2019/03/05/politics/house-resolution-ilhan-omar/index.html Ilhan Omar controversy]
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:*[https://jrelibrary.com/1221-jonathan-haidt/ Podcast with Jonathan Haidt]
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:*[https://goo.gl/forms/CW2TQhh7IKqyOH7p1 A quick survey.]
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:*[https://www.gunviolencearchive.org/reports/mass-shooting A culturally specific problem.]
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:*[https://www.nytimes.com/2019/02/20/world/middleeast/hoda-muthana-isis-pompeo.html?action=click&module=Top%20Stories&pgtype=Homepage ISIS partisan & U.S. citizen]
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:*North Carolina Voter fraud case. Poignant detail.
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:*Point about group responsibility in Southern Baptist Sexual Abuse Scandal.
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:*[https://www.nytimes.com/2019/02/11/us/politics/ilhan-omar-anti-semitism.html?action=click&module=Top%20Stories&pgtype=Homepage Ilhan Omar controversy.]
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:*[https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/virginia-politics/virginians-split-on-governors-fate-amid-blackface-scandal-poll-shows/2019/02/09/93002e84-2bc1-11e9-b011-d8500644dc98_story.html?noredirect=on&utm_term=.48fb3116a6ed Polling on Virginia governor's scandal.]
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:*[https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2018/12/19/colorado-cake-baker-jack-phillips-faces-another-lgbtq-bias-allegation/2362740002/ Jack Phillips is back in court.]
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:*[https://www.cnn.com/2019/02/07/business/delta-coke-flirtatious-napkins-trnd/index.html  Are these napkins creepy or funny?]
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:*[https://www.npr.org/programs/invisibilia/533660783/future-self Invisibilia podcast on the idea of your "future self".]
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:*[https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2019/02/01/689623550/new-u-s-experiments-aim-to-create-gene-edited-human-embryos Should we conduct basic research on human gene editing?]
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:*[https://www.cnn.com/2019/02/01/politics/northam-blackface-photo/index.html Governer’s past inappropriate behavior.]
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:*New rules on handling sexual assault cases on college campuses provoking controversy.
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:*[https://www.cnn.com/2019/01/29/entertainment/jussie-smollett-attack/index.html “Empire” star Jussie Smollett attacked with chemicals.]
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:*Government shut down as lesson in "background" rules in moral system which distinguish what is legitimately "in play" in a conflictual decision making process.
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:*[https://www.cnn.com/2019/01/26/uk/venezuela-maduro-bank-of-england-gold-withdrawal-gbr-intl/index.html Maduro blocked from accessing Venezuela’s foreign reserves]
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:*Controversy over high schoolers alleged disrespect of an older native american man.
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:*[https://www.cato.org/publications/immigration-research-policy-brief/criminal-immigrants-texas-illegal-immigrant Research on Immigrants and Crime Rates]
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:*[https://www.npr.org/2018/10/03/654127241/nature-nurture-and-your-politics Hidden Brain podcast with Hibbing]
  
 
===Fall 2018 Florence===
 
===Fall 2018 Florence===
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:*[https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/11/us/undocumented-immigrant-workers.html?action=click&module=News&pgtype=Homepage Current state of immigration issue 2]
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:*[https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/11/us/politics/trump-border-wall-government-shutdown.html?action=click&module=Top%20Stories&pgtype=Homepage Current state of immigration issue]
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:*[https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/resources/idt-sh/China_hidden_camps China interment camps]
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:*Friday court filings related to possible criminal conduct in the Executive branch of government
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:*[https://www.npr.org/2018/12/05/673760066/italian-court-orders-getty-museum-to-return-statue-to-italy?sc=ipad&f=1008 To whom does this statue belong?]
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:*More on yellow vest protests
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:*Michigan legislature, known for gerrymandering, loses election and then tries to limit incoming governors’ ability to fix gerrymandered districts.
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:*[https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/03/us/politics/north-carolina-election-fraud-.html?action=click&module=Top%20Stories&pgtype=Homepage Election Fraud Allegations in NC]
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:*[https://www.ilfattoquotidiano.it/2018/12/03/di-maio-parla-il-papa-del-vicepremier-chiedo-scusa-per-gli-errori-che-ho-commesso-alla-mia-famiglia-e-agli-operai/4808943/ Emotional Confession of Di Maio's Dad to possible wrongdoing in family business.]
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:*[https://www.nytimes.com/2018/11/30/us/tm-landry-college-prep-black-students.html Louisiana School Made Headlines for Sending Black Kids to Elite Colleges. Here's the Reality.]
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:*[https://www.nytimes.com/2018/11/23/world/europe/hillary-clinton-migrants-immigration-europe.html?action=click&module=Top%20Stories&pgtype=Homepage Must read Immigration article]
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:*[https://www.ilfattoquotidiano.it/2018/11/25/violenza-sulle-donne-mattarella-ancora-poche-denunce-bisogna-incentivarle-soprattutto-negli-ambienti-di-lavoro/4790500/ Mattarella speaks out for cultural change in treatment of women in Italy]
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:*[https://www.ilfattoquotidiano.it/2018/11/23/violenza-sulle-donne-istat-nel-2017-in-49mila-si-sono-rivolte-ai-centri-il-56-delle-operatrici-ci-lavora-da-volontaria/4786738/ New report on violence against women in Italy]
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:*[https://www.nytimes.com/2018/11/22/us/white-americans-minority-population.html?action=click&module=Top%20Stories&pgtype=Homepage Demographics of race may have effects on threat perception and immigration]
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:*[https://www.nytimes.com/2018/11/20/world/middleeast/trump-saudi-khashoggi.html?action=click&module=Top%20Stories&pgtype=Homepage. US to side with Saudi Arabia in killing of journalist]
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:*[https://www.nytimes.com/2018/11/17/opinion/sunday/political-polarization-psychology.html?action=click&module=Opinion&pgtype=Homepage Report of survey research on values and political views]
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:*[https://www.wsj.com/articles/we-cant-afford-the-drugs-that-could-cure-cancer-1537457740 We Can't Afford the Drugs That Could Cure Cancer]
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:*[https://www.ilfattoquotidiano.it/2018/11/13/agcom-attacchi-a-stampa-ledono-il-pluralismo-di-maio-liberta-dinformazione-sacra-ma-non-quella-di-dire-bugie/4761216/ I think this was a flash mob.]
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:*[http://www.ansa.it/english/news/politics/2018/11/12/di-maio-di-battista-complaints-right_4003813e-97a6-4f21-ba61-0eb38a3100b1.html Strong polemics and flash mobs expected today in case of vice-prime minister Di Maio's comments on journalists].  Background [https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/nov/10/court-clears-rome-mayor-virginia-raggi-of-cronyism-and-abuse-of-power article] on the case against Rome M5S mayor, which prompted the vice primier's strong language
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:*[https://www.thelocal.it/20181112/no-pillon-italy-divorce-reforms-protests-women Controversies in italian divorce law reform].
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:*[https://us.cnn.com/2018/11/06/health/oumuamua-alien-probe-harvard-intl/index.html  And now, for something completely different]
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:*[https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/28/world/africa/uganda-refugees.html As Rich Nations Close the Door on Refugees, Uganda Welcomes Them]
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:*Examples of racism in the Election.
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:*"Blexit" -- a campaign to move African American voters away from the Democratic Party. [https://mic.com/articles/192214/blexit-is-making-a-mockery-of-history-and-black-conservative-ideals-historians-say#.5WFwytXLx] [https://www.theguardian.com/music/2018/oct/29/kanye-west-designs-clothing-candace-owens-blexit]
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:*Study on white / non-white's concern about environment and respective perception of concern.
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:*Synagogue shooter's views of immigrants.
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:*Megan Kelly defends and then apologies for defending “black face” Halloween comments. 
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:*Khashoggi son forced to shake hands with likely killer of his dad.
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:*[https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/24/opinion/george-soros-mailbox-bomb.html?action=click&module=Opinion&pgtype=Homepage Alexander Soros Opinion piece on recent bombs mailed to prominent individuals and CNN]
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:*[https://us.cnn.com/2018/09/25/politics/unga-trump-stands-alone/index.html US unilateralism]
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:*[https://edition.cnn.com/2018/10/18/opinions/trumps-failure-to-fight-climate-change-sachs/index.html Sachs opinion piece on politicians who do not act on climate change]
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:*[https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/oct/12/italy-matteo-salvini-little-ethnic-shops-foreigners Salvini on "little ethnic shops"]
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:*[http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-45852952 BBC article on Riace Controversy]
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:*[http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-45776139 Neo-nazi anti-immigrant rock concert turns violent]
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:*[https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/24/arts/design/marina-abramovic-attacked-florence.html Florence artist Marina Abromovic attacked in the name of art!]
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:*[https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/25/world/americas/united-nations-general-assembly-live-updates.html?action=click&module=Top%20Stories&pgtype=Homepage UN speeches for and against multilateralism and globalism].  Later this term, we will read about globalism, which is a system of moral and political views advocating the weakening of national sovreignty in favor of multilateral agreements.  It has clear implications for immigration, but also for a host of other issues.  Read this article to get some information about where the US, France, and other countries are on this emerging moral perspective.
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:*[https://m.facebook.com/ANPIFirenze/ ANPI demonstration planned for October 3, Piazza SS. Annuciata, 2:30 pm ]
  
 
:*Follow the case of alleged sexual assault against Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh
 
:*Follow the case of alleged sexual assault against Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh

Latest revision as of 09:37, 1 May 2019

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Ethics News!

Spring 2019

  • More bad parents -- college admissions scandal larger than thought.
  • Dissent between Mueller and Barre on the gravity of M's report.
  • Venezuela uprising
  • Vets from Iraq and Afghanistan objecting to lack of visas for local collaborators.
  • Supreme Court likely to allow citizenship question on census on separation grounds.
  • Supreme Court to decide whether LGBTQ and transgender individuals are included in the Civil Rights Act.
  • First malaria vaccine rolling out.
  • The Mueller Report
  • 25th Anniversay of the Rwandan genocide
  • Arguing over disaster relief aid.
  • Nipsey Hussle story.
  • Smollett charges dropped.
  • Attorney General reports results of Mueller report: exoneration on criminal charges related to collusion with a foreign power. not exonerated on obstruction of justice, but AG judges nothing to prosecute.
  • New Zealand massacre.
  • College admissions bribery scandal
  • North Carolina Voter fraud case. Poignant detail.
  • Point about group responsibility in Southern Baptist Sexual Abuse Scandal.
  • New rules on handling sexual assault cases on college campuses provoking controversy.
  • Government shut down as lesson in "background" rules in moral system which distinguish what is legitimately "in play" in a conflictual decision making process.
  • Controversy over high schoolers alleged disrespect of an older native american man.

Fall 2018 Florence

  • Friday court filings related to possible criminal conduct in the Executive branch of government
  • More on yellow vest protests
  • Michigan legislature, known for gerrymandering, loses election and then tries to limit incoming governors’ ability to fix gerrymandered districts.
  • Examples of racism in the Election.
  • "Blexit" -- a campaign to move African American voters away from the Democratic Party. [1] [2]
  • Study on white / non-white's concern about environment and respective perception of concern.
  • Synagogue shooter's views of immigrants.
  • Megan Kelly defends and then apologies for defending “black face” Halloween comments.
  • Khashoggi son forced to shake hands with likely killer of his dad.
  • UN speeches for and against multilateralism and globalism. Later this term, we will read about globalism, which is a system of moral and political views advocating the weakening of national sovreignty in favor of multilateral agreements. It has clear implications for immigration, but also for a host of other issues. Read this article to get some information about where the US, France, and other countries are on this emerging moral perspective.
  • Follow the case of alleged sexual assault against Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh

Past semester's Ethics News!

  • New research on Trump voters motivations [3]
  • Let's try to look out for news stories with ethical dimensions and quickly identify them. You might post a link or just report your item in class.
  • Check out Rev. Carleton Pearson's story in the new movie, Come Sunday
  • Political movement toward Federal decriminalization of marijuana.
  • James Shaw, Jr., Waffle House Hero. [4]
  • New therapies for opiod and heroin use offer the prospective of “vaccines” which block the effects of these highly addictive drugs. Should users be required to take vaccines?
  • Example from FIRE website: [5] of new attitudes toward liberty of thought and conscience.
  • What are the ethical issues behind the raid of the president's private attorney's office?
  • Details from a local radio story on the local congressional rep race: McMorris-Rogers (R) vs. Brown (D). supporters on each side show predicted MFT triggers.
  • More chemical attacks on children, women, and male civilians in Syria.
  • ongoing teacher strike in Oklahoma raises distinct ethical claim. (Not just homo economicus.)
  • This Inlander article raises interesting questions about how values enter into community planning and development. [6]
  • Consider attending an Ethics Bowl team scrimmage this month. More details from Dr. Maria Howard (howardm@gonzaga.edu)
  • Police shootings of unarmed black men. The Sacramento case of Stephon Clark.
  • Hero in French terror attack.
  • "Catch and Kill" journalism in the case of Karen McDougal.
  • Cambridge Analytica news. Consider hypotheticals.
  • "Fairness" in trade. (Will come up in globalization discussions.)
  • More k-12 student walkouts
  • West Virginia teachers' strike offers example of inequity aversion, ethics in negotiation.
  • Learning about the views of Jordan Peterson, who claims a right of conscience to not use new gender pronouns. See his wiki page.
  • Quick change in gun control views. Today's student walkouts seem to be making a values statement.
  • The dehumanizing effect of scripted call center interactions.
  • Weinstein Lawsuit holds up sale of troubled company - group resp
  • The idea of Baby bounds: giving all youths money to start out with as young adults.
  • [7]