As we have seen, the first two branches of government are clearly, by design, very much beholden to public opinion. Yet the courts, particularly the federal courts, are quite different. The Constitution's Article III contains several attempts to shield the courts from public opinion. In a nation where public opinion is a powerfu
News media outlets regularly report on incidents in which bureaucracies engage in corrupt practices, waste funds, enforce seemingly pointless regulations and employ incompetent workers. In some cases bureaucracies fail to perform essential tasks. Not surprisingly, as a result of such coverage, Americans have very low opinions of
The Supreme Court, in the case of Kelo v. The City of New London (Top 25 cases, #12 in Unit 5), ruled in June 2005 that local governments may force property owners to sell out and make way for private economic development when officials decide it would benefit the public, even if the property is not blighted and the new project'
Explain how public opinion polling are used to help candidates win elections in the American government.
Evaluate/Summarize two of Eisenhowers' strategic decisions during World War II. Choose the first strategic decision when he was in command of the Mediterranean Theater in 1942-43, and the second when he was serving as the Supreme Allied Commander in Europe.
The Constitution is rather vague about the make-up, size, and responsibility of the Supreme Court. How has the Supreme Court evolved over its history? What do you think the Court's role will be in the future? I would like to have a couple references to check out with this. I have to examine the historical development of the b
I am working on a masters-level research proposal regarding US Congress legislation on hate crimes, and how it has failed to decrease the amount of hate crimes against homosexuals and lesbians. I have not been successful in locating "empirical research" regarding the above. Would you kindly point me in the right direction in bei
A key feature of social movements is their loose organization. Discuss the key advantages and disadvantages of loose organizational structures.
Find an international court case that has occured in the last five years. The case must have implications across at least two states (countries). Give an synopsis of the case 2/3 pargraphs and then discuss the type of law used in the case, the type of court system the case was tried in, and in your opinion, weather the outcome w
Describe the different party systems, political parties, and party leaders of the political systems. What factors contribute to the election or appointment of the leaders and officials of the different systems and parties?
Identify and summarize the functions of political parties and the sources of party funding.200 words
Is it true that income level guarantees democratic success? 200 words
I have to research the evolution of political parties in the United States. I need assistance in creating a timeline that illustrates the poltical party system in the US, beginning with the American Revolution, including the original American political parties, their name changes, time frame changes, and whether these parties l
Do you agree with Shively that education and technological innovation are the two factors that will help address three of the primary economic problems facing states today: unemployment, inflation, and creating sustained economic growth?
Discuss why justice and effectiveness are important when discussing state policy. Explain what problems can occur if a policy is only looked at from a just point of view. Explain what problems occur when judging a policy's effectiveness.
Choose a particular policy: defense, education, research and development, health and social welfare, income redistribution, or economic development. Compare and contrast this policy within two different, modern states.
Briefly identify two advantages and two disadvantages of the United States becoming involved in state-building in Iraq.
Discuss the three ways through which power can be exercised, and give at least one example of each.
Given today's complex security environment, 1) multinational operations, 2) interagency coordination, and 3) civil-military operations are now the norm. Please see the attached file to obtain some concrete ideas. What are some changes that could be made to U.S. military training, education and assignments (or any other part
Discuss the key differences between economic and citizens' groups. Be sure to explain at least three different kinds of each group and discuss advantages and disadvantages of each.
Briefly mention the elements of bureaucratic accountability within the Presidency, Congress, and the Courts. What are some key insights?
Describe the two different key leadership roles that the president plays in foreign policy and domestic policy. When did these roles evolve as part of the presidency? Historically, what are some of the theories against these two different roles?
Discuss how the rise of cable and the internet have completely changed the ways that citizens gain their news and how the system has had to adapt to stay competitive.
What are the key differences between civil liberties vs. equal (civil) rights? Discuss each and provide at least three examples.
Discuss the key characteristics of monarchies, theocracies, and democratic, autocratic, military governments. Describe the waves that have pushed the shifts in democracy and the issues that pushed these waves.
If you sought power and were offered one of these jobs, how would you rank them from best to worst? and why? - Supreme Court justice - House of Representatives, major committee chair. - House Speaker - House minority leader - new House member - Senate majority leader - Senate minority leader - Important Senate committee
Discuss the nature of the interaction between the House and Senate during the development and passage of the Affordable Care Act. What are the calculations that each chamber's leaders made? Why did each chamber's leaders act as they did? What are the different constraints under which each chamber operates?
What are some of America's global economic goals?
Discuss the philosophical positives and negatives in relation to the government's role in social welfare. Include examples of social insurance and public assistance programs, and explain the differences between the two.
Discuss the federal role in education against the state role. Explain some of the positives and negatives for the federal presence.