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Feb 3

A USFL Super Bowl? The short-lived challenge to NFL dominance



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On February 5, people across the globe will gather to watch Super Bowl XLVI. The worldwide popularity of the NFL’s end-of-the-season championship showcase serves to underscore the dominance of the NFL’s hegemony over the American sporting landscape. Since the AFL-NFL merger established the modern NFL in 1970, there have been few challenges to the NFL’s… [Continue Reading]



Feb 2

Constitution Check: Should the people be able to veto Supreme Court decisions?



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Aside from the sometimes heated rhetoric recently in the Republican presidential race about “dictatorial” judges, there is an ongoing, civil discourse about various ways to ensure that the Supreme Court does not have the last word on the Constitution’s meaning.



Feb 2

The state of our tax system



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Yesterday I testified before the Senate Finance Committee at a hearing titled “Extenders and Tax Reform: Seeking Long-Term Solutions.” I was depressed about the state of our tax system before I started preparing. Then I started prepping and became distraught.



Feb 1

Transportation policy in heavy traffic



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At a recent meeting of the Transportation Research Board in Washington, Secretary Ray LaHood subdued the crowd by suggesting it was “very unlikely” that a transportation reauthorization bill will pass during the current session of Congress.



Feb 1

At the Table: Students Make their First Videos



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The students have been given camera equipment and extensive basic media training in order to make short pieces of visual content documenting the people and events that tell the story of civic engagement in their countries.