Video Spotlight Eight years ago, Edward Snowden revealed government secrets. In our spotlighted video, John talks to him about what he did, and the aftermath. Video Spotlight Both Sides of the Issue We often define the Soviet Union as socialist, but is that accurate? Your students can hear two sides of this debate in the latest entry to our Both Sides of the Issue series. Both Sides of the Issue Town Hall Our December Town Hall was such a success that we decided to do another one, with more questions from teachers, as well as tips from 2014's essay contest winner, Madeline Peltzer. Didn't attend? You can still watch the full event now. Town Hall Newsletter For the latest on Stossel in the Classroom, plus additional resources, check out this month's Ideas in Action newsletter. March Newsletter





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China’s Dark Turn

China’s Dark Turn

VIDEO DESCRIPTION“I’m more anti-China than you!” That’s one theme of this Presidential election.But not long ago, American presidents were excited about China. The Communist dictators had began to allow private property, and the economy boomed.  But sadly, political...

Thank You, Fossil Fuels

Thank You, Fossil Fuels

VIDEO DESCRIPTIONToday’s Black Lives Matter protests often include the claim that fossil fuel use is racist, because climate change will hurt the poor and minorities most. But minorities and poor would be hurt even more if limits are put on fossil fuels.Download Video...

SpaceX Does What Government Won’t

SpaceX Does What Government Won’t

VIDEO DESCRIPTIONOn August 2nd, two American astronauts return to Earth. Their launch was the first from the US in 10 years. It wasn’t NASA that sent them into space. It was Elon Musk‘s SpaceX that did it. Private enterprise makes good things possible.Download...

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