• PBS NewsHour full episode March 12, 2020
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    PBS NewsHour full episode March 12, 2020

    JUDY WOODRUFF: Good evening. I’m Judy Woodruff. On the “NewsHour” tonight: Fear outruns preparation. Financial markets plunge, delivering the worst losses since 1987, as coronavirus spreads across the U.S. Then: a shortage of testing kits. Cancellations spread from churches to major sports and entertainment, and a breakdown between the U.S. and Europe over travel — how we got to this moment of uncertainty and where we go next. And restoring the right to vote. Florida moved to give felons the right to vote after they served their time. Then a political struggle began, and that vote remains elusive. DESMOND MEADE, Florida Rights Restoration Coalition: Yes, I believe it’s less about…

  • Nine Line Explains | How to change the constitution.
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    Nine Line Explains | How to change the constitution.

    There is a process that is rarely seen, but is so crucial to the American political process. The addition of an amendment to the U S constitution [MUSIC. ] this topic has found itself back into the news these days with the equal rights amendment. And what is the equal rights amendment you ask? Well, I’m here to tell you the equal rights amendment is or was a proposed amendment to the United States constitution designed to guarantee equal legal rights for all American citizens regardless of sex. It seeks to end the legal distinctions between men and women in matters of divorce, property employment, and a slew of other…

  • Why Do People Like Universal Basic Income?
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    Why Do People Like Universal Basic Income?

    – What happens when you offer money to a stranger no strings attatched? – People are skeptical, they think there must be a catch. It’s the only time I’ve been accused of being part of the illuminati. (all laugh together) (Rock music) – What the heck is universal basic income? Or UBI, or oobee, as no one calls it. Offering periodic payment with no strings attached to everyone. In other words, Pedetermined amount of money periodically. Pedetermined amount of money periodically. Pedetermined amount of money periodically. Why are you even talking about UBI? Well, I wanna find out if it’s a great idea or if it’s too good to be…

  • Legislative v. Constitutional Remedies (Money Out Voters In Conference)
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    Legislative v. Constitutional Remedies (Money Out Voters In Conference)

    now introduce an amazing panel alert lessig is the roy furman professor of law at harvard law school the director of the admin js epicenter ethics at harvard university appreciate for those some contests thank you tank and uh… and i’m very happy b on this panel to because i think it’s really important that place these different reform movements in context i don’t accept the framing about question in the panel which is constitutional verses legislative i don’t believe in versus here i think we have to learn to walk and chew gum in tweet at the same time cancio absolutely support the constitutional reform movements uh… in all…

  • March 21, 2013: NDAA Nullification Act of 2013
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    March 21, 2013: NDAA Nullification Act of 2013

    >>>AND WELCOME BACK TO THIS WEEK AT THE STATEHOUSE AS THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY CONTINUES MOVING THROUGH THE SESSION OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY. BUDGET IS PASSED IN THE HOUSE, IT’S OVER IN THE SENATE. SENATE FINANCE COMMITTEE WILL HAVE TO PUT ITS STAMP ON IT. IN THE MEANTIME, THE SENATE IS DEALING WITH DIFFERENT ISSUES. EARLY VOTING HAS NOW PASSED THE SOUTH CAROLINA SENATE, GOING TO THE SOUTH CAROLINA HOUSE. ANOTHER ISSUE THAT IS BUBBLING AROUND IN BOTH, IT’S PASSED IN ONE FORM IN THE SENATE, IT’S A SOURCE OF CONTROVERSY AND WITH STATE AIRPORTS AND EVERYTHING ELSE HAS BOILED OVER OVER IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES AND WE’RE GOING TO…

  • Sen. Tom Udall Proposes Constitutional Amendment Bill
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    Sen. Tom Udall Proposes Constitutional Amendment Bill

    Senator Tom Udall is are going to be putting across a constitutional amendment to the Senate is apparently going to be voting on this year that would allow increased federal control over campaign finance laws and also allow the states to have more control over their state campaign finance laws I’ll to use in details about that bill knows bill would allow Congress to limit fundraising and spending on federal campaigns give states the authority to govern campaign finance laws at the state level and allow congress to oversee super PACs an independent X the expenditures now this amendment is of course a response to Obama cuts indecision and perhaps…

  • Influencing an Election | Campaign Finance
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    Influencing an Election | Campaign Finance

    If you’re anything like me, after a hard day of work, you like to head on down to the 99 cent store… Maybe grab yourself a candy bar or a new pair of socks. You slap your Washington on the table and expect your penny back. But these days, there are people who don’t want you to get that penny back. People who think the business would be better off keeping that penny – they probably know how to spend it better than you would anyway. Pennies cost too much to make or simply aren’t worth the hassle. Now, I may be a simple man, but I don’t think counting…

  • Teaching about the U.S. Constitution
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    Teaching about the U.S. Constitution

    Tom Vontz: Hello, and welcome to Kansas State University’s courses on the Constitution. My name is Tom Vontz, and I’m associate professor and director of the Center for Social Studies Education here at Kansas State University. We’ve developed a series of six, one-hour courses that focus on teaching and learning about the United States Constitution. My teaching partner is: Robert Leming: Hi I’m Robert Leming. I’m the National Director for the “We the People” program at the Center for Civic Education. Tom Vontz: We, Bob and I, have both done professional development and workshops for thousands of teachers across the United States, and as we have gained experience in providing…