NOTICE News for February 16, 2023

On today’s NOTICE News: Former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley has announced her run for the White House—the first Republican to officially challenge Donald Trump. Plus: the program that’s taking teenager’s designs to New York Fashion Week. Here’s a transcript of the show.

Discussion Questions

  1. Nikki Haley is the “first” of what to run for president? Also, offer some reasons that this is significant.
  2. Why might the fact that Nikki Haley scolded Trump after the insurrection on January 6th hurt her with the Republican political base in the primary election?  How could this same fact help her in a general election that includes independent or “swing” voters—those who are not necessarily associated with a particular party?
  3. If lots of Republicans join the presidential race and run against each other in the primary election, what could be some possible effects?
  4. What criticism was made in this newscast about the welcoming nature of the fashion industry, and how might that be discouraging to some young people hoping to pursue fashion as a career?
  5. How could a mentorship program like the one sponsored by the Boys and Girls Club and Maison Black help young people propel themselves into a particular career?

Writing Prompts

  1. Nikki Haley has previously been the Governor of South Carolina and the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations. Each role would have provided her with unique experiences. In what different ways could these roles have prepared her to run for president?
  2. Some people view Nikki Haley as someone who could have wide appeal in a general election due to her background and her political beliefs.  Discuss how some could find Haley’s fiscal and social conservatism appealing, and how some could find her personal experiences from her background appealing.
  3. With Senator Dianne Feinstein announcing she won’t be seeking reelection when her term ends, at which time she’ll be 92 years old, and Nikki Haley mentioning in her presidential campaign announcement speech yesterday that she’ll be seeking term limits for Congress, as well as cognitive testing for those in office over 75, age seems to be a hot topic.  Do you think there should be term limits for how many times one can serve in Congress?  Why or why not?  Do you agree with Haley that there should be cognitive or mental testing for those over 75?  Why might some feel that is needed, and why might others disagree with it?

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