"With all [our] blessings, what more is necessary to make us a happy and a prosperous people? Still one thing more, fellow citizens--a wise and frugal Government, which shall restrain men from injuring one another, shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned..."
T. Jefferson: 1st Inaugural, 1801
The American Enterprise Institute is a conservative or "neo-conservative" think tank.
The Heritage Foundation is a conservative think tank.
The Cato Institute is a libertarian think tank.
The Brookings Institution is a liberal-leaning think tank.
The Center for American Progress is a "Progressive" or left-wing think tank.
The Economic Policy Institute is a  left-wing think tank.
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ABORTION: links to research sources:
JUST FACTS has an excellent summary of the facts about abortion in America.
WESTSIDE PREGNANCY RESOURCE CENTER has detailed information about fetal development, and offers to help pregnant women make informed decisions.
NATIONAL RIGHT TO LIFE COUNCIL is a leading Pro-Life group.
NATIONAL ABORTION RIGHTS ACTION LEAGUE is a leading Pro-Choice group.
Pew Global Attitudes Project
Global Warming Debate

Global Warming:
Cooler Heads
Global Warming Debate Assignment
COLLECTION OF PRESS REPORTS, EDITORIALS, AND ESSAYS ON GLOBAL WARMING
DATA ON PAST ABRUPT CLIMATE CHANGES
  Philosophical Background to U.S. Government:
  Natural Law and the Declaration of Independence
  Are we A Democracy or a Republic? 
  What is Civic Virtue?
The 11th Hour
Documentary
Not Evil Just Wrong
Documentary
X CRED CURRENT EVENTS ASSIGNMENT:
Choose any current article on realclearpolitics.com
Watch Global Warming Swindle online
"Back To School"
by Professor Walter Russel Mead
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My #1 recommended resource for politics!
A top site for political news.
WHAT DO YOU KNOW ABOUT LEFT AND RIGHT IN AMERICA TODAY?
TAKE THE QUIZ
Shown above: influential political news and opinion sites.  Get opposing views.  Liberal / progressive sources on the left, conservative sources on the right.
Esteemed libertarian perspectives.
UNIT 4
New gun laws in New York State
Five facts about guns, schools, and violence
ABC This Week gun control debate
CNN Piers Morgan gun control debate
GUN CONTROL DEBATES YOUTUBE WARS
GUN CONTROL DEBATE
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Honor Students: 1984 should be read during February 2017.  Brave New World during March.  Keep notes on important points, ideas, concepts, and quotes, but don't write in the books! 
Orwell V Huxley
Huxley.net
George-Orwell.org
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Obamacare_Backfires on both Sides 10 2013
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HEALTH CARE READINGS:
LINK
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Click here for Unit 1 materials and assignments.
UNIT ONE
UNIT 2
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1984 Study Guide
Brave New World Study Guide
  America Today /
  American Exceptionalism
UNIT 3
Click here for Unit 3 materials and assignments.
Understanding 9/11
and the Global War on Terror
Click here for Unit 4 materials and assignments.
Excellent US government resource
  Liberal Versus
  Conservative
UNIT 5
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Supplemental
CLIMATE DEPOT

WATTS up with that?

ICECAP

Scientist Petition Against Alarmism
US EPA: climate

NASA: climate

TRANSCRIPT:
An Inconvenient Truth

IPCC: Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
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Honors class assignment: 1984 and Brave New World

Is social media now teen soma?
Orwellian Twitter?
Brave New World Babies?
More campus thought police

Big Brother Is Watching You
School Bans Children Making Best Friends
Thought Police On Patrol
Green Peace Founder Becomes Unperson
Thought Police On Campus
Are We Now A Police State?
MSNBC AD: Kids Don't Belong to Their Parents
Why Is MSNBC Aping Orwell's Villians?
Orwellian Google Glass
Drone Justification almost Orwellian 2 2013
Chicken Sandwich Thought Crime
Big Brother Come to Life?
Thoughtcrime and Mozilla 4 2014
The Language of Despotism 6 2014
Free Condoms for 6th Graders? 8 2014
Facebook Manipulated News Feeds 6 2014
CBS Reporter's Computer Hacked by Government ? 1 2015
More NSA Spying on Americans 9 2014
IRS Punished groups for their Political views? 4 2014
University investingates professor for encouraging debate
Facebook censorship tool
Fake News

PC Though Control on Campus 1 27 2015
UC Speech Police 6 22 15
PC Culture Cops 8 21 2015
Trigger Warnings: Coddling of the American Mind 9 2015
NSA Spying
70 Million Americans Take mind Altering Drugs
College Pornography Studies
NSA Is Almost Orwellian
Forget the NSA, Private Industry is Orwellian
Is Twitter Making You Stupid?
The Medication Generation
Seventeen Magazine Pushing Sex to 12 Year Olds
Has America Become An Orwellian State?
Bloomberg Says Govt "Probably" Shouldn't force Exercise
College: Where Free Speech Goes to Die 3 2013
Colleges Offer Courses on Pornography 3 2013
Calling Them Traitors is Beyond Orwellian 3 2015
Post-Modern Politics: Pure Orwell? 12 2014

Essays related to 1984 and Brave New World:

PIG Honors ESSAY due 12/16/16
PI GOV FINAL REVIEW TAKE HOME TEST
P Gov H ESSAY Due 5.25.17
H Essay Assigned Readings:
ORWELL’S “1984” AND TRUMP’S AMERICA
Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four Describes the Authoritarian Left Better Than It Does Trump
We Should Fear ‘Brave New World’ More Than We Do ‘1984’
To Avoid A Dystopian Future, We Must Become Savage