What is “hate speech” and is it allowed?

This episode we take a look at  the constitutionality of hate speech and how the United States Supreme Court has struggled to deal with it.After teaching high school government for fifteen years, I was disappointing to find a lack of objective talk out there on the straightforwards of how government works. This is a non-partisan […]

What is so special about special elections?

An objective, non-partisan look by a government teacher at special elections – how much do they really matter? http://shoutengine.com/SleptinGovernmentClass/SleptinGovernmentClass-0011-what-is-so-special-about-special-elections-35215.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS

Limited Government

An objective, non-partisan look by a government teacher at whether we should seek to limit or empower our own government. Hint: the answer depends on your priorities! http://shoutengine.com/SleptinGovernmentClass/SleptinGovernmentClass-0010-limited-government-34965.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS

Cruise Missiles and the Constitution

An objective, non-partisan look by a government teacher at the constitutional question of whether a president needs congressional approval to launch a military strike. What would James Madison have thought of cruise missiles? http://shoutengine.com/SleptinGovernmentClass/SleptinGovernmentClass-0009-cruise-missiles-and-the-constitution-34522.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS

Constitution: Originalism or Living Document

An objective, non-partisan look by a government teacher at the way we interpret the Constitution. Should it be seen according to the original meaning of the framers or as a “living document”. http://shoutengine.com/SleptinGovernmentClass/SleptinGovernmentClass-0008-constitution-originalism-or-living-document-34239.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS