Chapters 3, 4, 8 from Gerston (CA Politics) are here: www.cengagesites.com/academic/?site=4351
Paper Assignment Sheet (posted now).
Volunteer Verification Sheet (you need to attach it to the paper)
List of volunteer organizations (This is now updated -- keep coming back for any additions.
Here is a helpful guide to the difference between high school and college. First year students should certainly read it, but everyone can benefit.
Some items of interest:
A radio show on guantanamo bay prisoners is available here: http://www.thislife.org/Radio_Episode.aspx?episode=331 You can stream it for free -- or even download the podcast for free. It is worth listening to. Oh, and there is a transcript if you just want to read it. Reading works too!
Interested in Presidential signing statements? here is a comprehensive article on it from the Boston Globe.
How to read the New York Times (advice from another prof - not specifically for this class)
Identify your own ideology with this test.