Lori K. Klein

Assistant Professor of Political Science

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Department of History and Social Sciences

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1) Scriptures: 

Put NOT your trust in Princes...Psalm 146

Ephesians 2: 1-10 nature of man

Isaiah 10  Woe to those who make unjust laws...

Isaiah 9:6-7    child is born

Psalms 71:14-18  My favorite

1 Samuel 12:13-15  Good to be king...

What does the Lord require of us?

Petitioning your Government, Old School Style

Some elections are better than others...2 Peter 1:10

I wonder if Congress knows this? Isaiah 10: 1-4

You wouldn't like Him when He's angry...

True Justice (Zechariah)

Galatians 3:28 Jew nor Greek

Be Prepared!  1 Peter 3:15-16

2) ANG Fun Links:

Some Constitutional Questions for your enjoyment.


Looking for the US Constitution Here are the seven original articles. Here is the Bill of Rights and here are Amendments 11-27.  (Note: The text is a transcription of the Constitution in its original form. Items that are hyperlinked have since been amended or superseded.  They are hyperlinked to the new language.)  You will be tested on the Constitution AS AMENDED.  Don't forget all of the rest of the helpful hints.  Happy Studying!

A)  A rap about Alexander Hamilton? Really? Yes, really.  It is good! Check it out here.  (Mild language warning. There's strong language too, but it is historically accurate.)

B)  Federalist Papers Project

C)  Here's the interactive painting of the Constitutional Convention:

The Constitution Explained

D)  Who wants to marry a founding father? http://www.law.umkc.edu/faculty/projects/ftrials/conlaw/marry.htm




Congress Games:   http://familyeducation.com/quiz/0,1399,1-4504,00.html



The Library of Congress' Thomas (Congressional Info) - excellent link

Videos: I'm Just a Bill        I'm an Executive Order

Here's the Concord Coalition's Federal Budget  Game

National Debt CIA Fact book National Comparisons; The Economist's Interactive Map and International Debt Clock;

The Concord Coalition, a great information resource for the National Debt Crisis. 

Here's the President's Proposed 2014 Budget in one chart.Obama's 2014 budget proposal


Here's a short video on Federal Reapportionment!


Presidential Quiz:    http://www.funbrain.com/who/index.html 

Animaniac's President Song

Presidential Approval Rating Timeline



Unit Three Judicial and Elections

The Supremes:

Articles about two very different and very interesting people -

Justices Antonin Scalia and Ruth Bader Ginsberg

CSPAN Documentary Preview


 *Possibly the best one yet:  http://baseball.oyez.org/ruready.html  (Supreme Court Baseball!)

An interesting article on the size of the SCOTUS docket.

Here's a nice link to sections of Justice Harlan's dissenting opinion in Plessy.

A good set of discussions of Landmark Cases.

Here's a timely article by Justice Clarence Thomas.

                "It so happens that everything that is stupid is not unconstitutional."

                            Justice Antonin Scalia


What if there is a tie in the Electoral College?

Purple America from Robert Vanderbei

One state, two state, red state, blue state: The Map

  Dr. Seuss  political cartoons

RealClearPolitics  Polling Data for junkies like me...

Campaign finance - Who's raised what - Money

Pew Center article on info sources for voters.

UNIT Four Pressure And CLCR

A) Pressure:

A) Pressure:

Queen and David Bowie give musical expression to our theme: Under Pressure

The Media:  Harding Grad Jerry Mitchell on Colbert  (one language warning) (Thanks, Brandon!)

The Media: Here is the Daisy Girl Ad  on Youtube.

Campaign finance: Who's raised what - Money

For your musical edification: Sammy Hagar's epic, I Can't Drive 55!  (Disclaimer - Mrs. Klein is not responsible for the bad hair, bad clothes or the one bad word in this glorious example of bad 80's music and fiscal federalism.)

B) Civil Rights:

Unit Five

Civil Rights:

 Bill of Rights Golf  (No, I'm NOT kidding.)

Here's a nice link to sections of Justice Harlan's dissenting opinion in Plessy.

Jefferson's Letter to the Danbury Baptists

Four Freedoms : Four Freedoms Speech by Roosevelt and War Bond Posters by Norman Rockwell

"Make Mine Freedom"  Harding University's National Education Cartoon from 1948  (There are three more on the Brackett Library's  iTunes U account.  Check them out!)






We have much to be grateful for, and much to learn,



Here are the required texts for my courses. 

American National Government students (POLS 205): The Fall 2015 syllabus is online.  The Fall 2015 week by week schedule is also available.  

Public Administration students (POLS 304): Here is the Fall 2015  syllabus.  Here is the Fall 2015 schedule


State and Local students (POLS 353):  Here is  the Spring 2015 syllabus.  The Spring  2015 Schedule is here.

Public Policy students (POLS 306):  Here is the Spring 2014 syllabus.  Here is the Spring 2014 schedule.




The Library of Congress' Thomas (Congressional Info) - excellent link

Make-up tests will be given in my choice of essay or original format.  Make-up tests are only available for excused absences.


And in other news, plagiarism is bad...

              This page was last updated on 09/17/15.