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Executive Privilege — Real and Perceived

Watergate, from the break-in of Democratic National Committee offices to the resignation of President Richard Nixon, provides a study of executive privilege and the presidency; the balance of power; the duty of federal employees and the responsibility of the press to inform, investigate and watch those in power. 

NIE Curriculum Guides

Character, career and physical education intersect as students examine ethics in athletic action. Whether in practice or on the field and court, a playground pick-up or professional match, ethics is in play. In addition to reading about role models and discussing tarnished sports heroes, activities include the business ethics of including animals in the game plan. 

 We focus on three areas in which governments deal with the legal and ethical obligations to provide education of good quality, without discrimination or exclusion: the rights of girls, children with physical disabilities, and undocumented students.

Chocolate, coffee and culinary arts mix with business and survival in the activities of this guide. Food choices balance nutrition content and value, taste preferences, accessibility and other factors. Likewise, the survival of birds and fish is a delicate balance of man's desires for foods, commercial fishing practices and climate change.

Every Tuesday, the HEALTH & SCIENCE section helps readers make sense of the many products, claims and studies that emerge daily. Through lively, sometimes humorous, but always rigorously researched stories, we try to separate the truths from the half-truths to help people make smarter HEALTH & SCIENCE care choices for themselves and their families.