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Celebrity Culture: Are Americans too focused on celebrities?; Future of Marriage: Is traditional matrimony going out of style?; Reducing Your Carbon Footprint: Can individual actions reduce global warming?

These are just a few of the provocative questions contested in Issues for Debate in Sociology. This engaging reader allows students to see an issue from all sides and to think critically about topics that matter to them. Classroom discussion will never be dull again!

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The Obama Presidency: Can Barack Obama Deliver the Change He Promises?

The Obama Presidency: Can Barack Obama Deliver the Change He Promises?

The Obama Presidency: Can Barack Obama deliver the change he promises?
KennethJost and the CQ Researcher Staff
The largest crowd in Washington history cheers President Barack Obama after his swearing in on Jan. 20, 2009. An estimated 1.8 million high-spirited, flag-waving people gathered at the Capitol and National Mall, but thousands more were turned away by police due to overcrowding.

They came to Washington in numbers unprecedented and with enthusiasm unbounded to bear witness and be a part of history: the inauguration of Barack Hussein Obama on Jan. 20, 2009, as the 44th president of the United States and the first African-American ever to serve as the nation's chief executive.

After taking the oath of office from Chief ...

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