Category Archives: Presidential Election Panel

These posts are about panel session, “What’s at Stake in the 2012 Presidential Election,” held at Penn on Thursday, October 4, 2012. For specific posting requirements, please visit the “Extra Credit Opportunities” page on our website.

Presidential Election Panel

Professor Smith claims that the role of the national government is at stake in the presidential election. Ever since the American Independence, people have been wary of large national governments. The rise of the Tea Party is an example of … Continue reading

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What’s at Stake in the Presidential Election – Drugs, Gender and Prioritizing Our Values

After the debate Wednesday night, I expected the panelists in “What’s in Stake in the 2012 Election” to prioritize taxes above anything else. Interestingly, the panelists agreed that the most pressing issue of the 2012 election would be the War … Continue reading

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What’s at stake in the 2012 presidential election

We’ve come a long way in terms of LGBT and women’s rights, but if the Democrats don’t win the election, all of that progress may be reversed.  Both Rue Landau and Carol Tracy touched upon the progress made in the … Continue reading

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What’s at stake in the 2012 election?

1. One of the presenters claimed that, in general, the problems of the past four years have largely improved. Most of the facts that she used to support this claim focused on the way in which Philadelphia’s protection of civil … Continue reading

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What’s at Stake in the 2012 Election?

Seven panelists spoke on Thursday about what is at stake in the election. Mary Berry central claim was that the courts are at stake. She argued that the courts are vital for social movements. Obama has appointed a few more … Continue reading

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