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ClassGraphic The midterm elections were surprisingly close. What is the long-term meaning of the results? Will the parties move to the center, or will extreme right and left wings dominate? Jockeying for the 2024 Presidential election is already starting. The Supreme Court has heard a wide array of controversial cases already this term and there are more to come. How will their decisions affect the way we live and the future of our democracy? There remain serious unresolved issues including climate change, gun control, voting rights, women’s right to choose, the economy, crime, health care, and the war in Ukraine. We try to make sense of it all by providing a forum for discussion of news focusing on Washington and beyond, empowering OLLI members to understand different perspectives on the federal government and other areas of national concern. During this session we will focus on current news stories selected by the class. This is a fast-paced study group. Members are expected to be (or become) keen observers of national news through many different sources. Reading assignments and topics will be distributed by email. Differing points of view are respectfully welcomed.


Class Details

14 Session(s)
Weekly - Thu

Wieboldt Hall

MultipleInstructor :
1.Laurie Richter2.Justin Joseph3.Marion Derringer4.Leonard Grossman 



Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
3/9/2023 - 6/8/2023 Weekly - Thu 01:15 PM - 03:15 PM Chicago, Wieboldt Hall  Map Leonard Grossman  ; Marion Derringer  ; Justin Joseph  ; Laurie Richter 
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