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Tue Mar 29, 2016, 12:47 PM

Justice Sandra Day O'Connor Updates Educational Video Game 'Win the White House' for 2016

https://www.edsurge.com/news/2016-03-28-justice-sandra-day-o-connor-updates-educational-video-game-win-the-white-house-for-2016

Justice Sandra Day O'Connor has released an updated version of her campaign simulator game Win the White House, one of three games in her iCivics suite, for the 2016 election. The game was first released in 2012 and is designed for grades four through 12. The game tasks players with raising funds, poling voters, conducting media campaigns and making personal appearances to garner electoral support. The update includes tablet and mobile compatibility, more player customization and an expanded participation in the election primaries.
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The game teaches players about the processes by which candidates conduct a campaign and garner support. It taught us a few things about how states swing back and forth for one or another candidate. Unlike real politics, the campaign deals in binary situations: your statements either help you or they don't. There are few freak outcomes. Our biggest takeaway was learning about the typical sides taken on each issue, i.e. how does the GOP normally talk about energy independence? What do the Democrats usually have to say about global cooperation?


The NYT also has a good article about this: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/03/28/technology/sandra-day-oconnor-supreme-court-video-games.html

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HughBeaumont Mar 2016 #1
BlueMTexpat Mar 2016 #2
HughBeaumont Mar 2016 #3
BlueMTexpat Mar 2016 #4
Javaman Mar 2016 #6
Javaman Mar 2016 #5

Response to BlueMTexpat (Original post)

Tue Mar 29, 2016, 12:52 PM

1. "Win the White House so I can retire!!"


Heh heh heh . . . thanks, and stuff.


You're welcome, Dubya!

Mrs. 5-4, folks.

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Response to HughBeaumont (Reply #1)

Tue Mar 29, 2016, 12:55 PM

2. I will always hold that particular vote

against SDO. As should we all.

But she has at least expressed regret for it. http://takingnote.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/04/29/oconnor-regrets-bush-v-gore/

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Response to BlueMTexpat (Reply #2)

Tue Mar 29, 2016, 01:03 PM

3. Yeah . . . AFTER the soldier coffins were flown home.

AFTER the millions of jobs lost.

AFTER the hundreds of thousands of Iraqi deaths.

AFTER the Bank$ter heists.

Here's the thing.

One can express regret for a vote if it was anyone else besides W.

Sandra Day O'Connor is no dummy. Sandy KNEW what was coming and she voted with Herbert Walker's cronies anyway. The ONION knew what was coming, for Christ's sake.

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Response to HughBeaumont (Reply #3)

Tue Mar 29, 2016, 01:06 PM

4. Please get a grip.

This OP is about an educational game.

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Response to BlueMTexpat (Reply #4)

Tue Mar 29, 2016, 04:21 PM

6. get a grip?

she basically allowed 8 years of ruin upon this nation.

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Response to BlueMTexpat (Original post)

Tue Mar 29, 2016, 04:20 PM

5. I will never ever forgive her for allowing moron's* reign of terror.

she can rot in hell.

there is nothing that she can say or do that will ever make me forgive her.

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