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    Popular vs. Electoral College Vote

    Participants spoke about the role and workings of the Electoral College. They talked about such topics as the history of the Electoral College and the role it had played in past elections.…

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    Electoral Vote Explanation

    Mr. Berns continued his explanation of the Electoral College vote and talked about the objection to the Ohio vote. Mr. Berns wrote the book, After the People Vote: A Guide to the Electoral…

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    Electoral Vote Explanation

    Mr. Berns explained the Electoral College vote and how the results from each state will be opened, certified, and counted during a special Joint Session of Congress today. He said there…

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    Saddam Hussein Trial

    Scholars talked about the trial of Saddam Hussein. Among the issues they addressed were the nature and composure of the tribunal, the possibility of the death penalty, and the location of…

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    Patriotism in America

    In a panel discussion titled “What Patriotism Means Today,” panelists talked about the history of patriotism in the U.S., the impact of terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 on patriotic…

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    Higher Education and Democracy

    In a forum titled “Higher Education and Democracy in Peace and War: Is Higher Education Compatible with Patriotism?,” participants talked about the state of higher education and the…

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    Patriotism and Citizenship

    The panelists discussed American patriotism and Mr. Berns' book, Making Patriots, published by University of Chicago Press. Other panelists were Mr. Cohen, author of Citizens and Soldiers:…

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    Making Patriots

    Professor Berns talked about his book, Making Patriots, published by University of Chicago Press. The book analyzed the meaning and paradox of the word “patriotism,” contrasting the…

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    Election Reform

    The panelists discussed efforts to reform the U.S. election system since the contested presidential vote in Florida last year and answered questions from the audience of high school…

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    Electoral College Votes Preview

    Mr. Berns and Mr. White talked about the Electoral College process. They focused on how the process is run and why it was created by the Founding Fathers. They also responded to viewer…

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    Electoral College

    Panelists talked about the electoral college system of voting for president in the U.S. They also talked about which voters have the most power under the current system.

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    Federal Court System

    Walter Berns talked about the creation of the federal court system.

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