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Social Programs and Government Spending

Question: Today one of the biggest expenses of the federal government is various social programs. Some programs are for the elderly like Social Security and Medicare, while others like Medicaid, welfare and food stamps are for the impoverished. Based on what you know currently, do you think that the federal government spends too

Environmental Policy for Behavior

Protecting the environment is a very difficult undertaking, and many Americans and politicians disagree with one another over how best to do so and what role (if any) the government should play in doing so. Although much focus is on the extent to which the government should regulate manufacturers, individuals may or may not make

Extramarital affair from a top ranking military official

In light of the recent admitted extra marital affair from a top ranking military official, who might have compromised national security, how can we hold leaders accountable for ethical behaviors? In your opinion, would you have asked for his resignation? Even if national security was not breached, would you still have asked for

Current Status of the American Dream

Generations of Americans have believed in the American Dream; with a little bit of luck and a lot of hard work, anyone in this nation can build a successful life for himself/herself and their families, often becoming quite rich and doing better than one's own parents had done. Since 2008; however, the nation's economy has been q

Services Best Provided by Local Government

As you are now aware, local governments are responsible for a very large number of bread-and-butter functions that affect our daily lives. What three tasks by local governments do you believe is the most important that they perform? Why? Have you ever noticed a time when the local government where you live failed to provide this

Plea Bargaining Appropriateness

Despite thousands of arrests and criminal charges being filed annually, very few result in trials. Most cases get settled out of court, sometimes because people plead guilty or because prosecutors drop charges. Plea bargaining is another reason for cases not going to trial. Defendants may agree to plead guilty to lesser charges

Being a governor in preparation for presidency

As you may recall, Texas Governor Rick Perry sought the Republican Party's nomination for President. Likewise, of course, President George W. Bush had served as this state's governor for six years. Indeed, four of the last six presidents had previously served as governors of their respective states. Assess the extent to which se

Term Limit Boundaries

In some states lawmakers and governors are bound by term limits, just like the President of the United States may only serve two terms. Texas; however, has no such term limits. Would you like to see Texas lawmakers have term limits to restrict how long they serve in Austin? Why or why not?

Centralized or Decentralized Government

Please help with the following problem regarding American politics. One of the differences between Texas and other states concerns federalism. While some Americans are more comfortable with more power in the federal government, many Texans prefer leaving power to state and local governments. We will see evidence of this pref

Discussing "And We Are Not Saved" by Derrick Bell

Please help me write a two page paper discussing "And We Are Not Saved" by Derrick Bell. Specifically, I must discuss the main points discussed by Bell. For example, this book was written in 1986, are any of the points raised by Bell still relevant?

First Two Branches of Government Public Opinions

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

Supreme Court Justices

What are the major criteria used in selecting supreme court justices? Do these criteria make for a well balanced court?

Cynicism Regarding Bureaucracies

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

Public Use for Profit

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'

Presidential vs. Parliamentary

In your own words, can you explain the advantages and disadvantages of the Presidential system in the United States and the Parliamentary system of the United Kingdom? Do you believe the Presidential system of the United States ultimately helps or hinders how your political ideology achieves its stated goals?

Public opinion polling

Explain how public opinion polling are used to help candidates win elections in the American government.

Political Compass

What are some of the basic characteristics of the two primary political paradigms in the United States (conservatism and liberalism).

Eisenhower Years 1942-45

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 Supreme Court and its Responsibilities

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

The Effects of US Congress Legislation on Hate Crimes

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

Master's Proposal Statement on Hate Crimes and Legislative Action

Over the years, including 2011, Congress has passed several hate crime bills; however, this has not decreased the incidents of hate crimes directed toward the homosexual and lesbian population. I am currently needing assistant with developing a Masters level Research and Proposal Statement regarding how current legislative a

Loose Organizational Structures

A key feature of social movements is their loose organization. Discuss the key advantages and disadvantages of loose organizational structures.

Consequential International Court Cases

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

The Role of Interest Groups in Government

Describe the role of interest groups in governmental systems. Discuss whether these groups are found in all state governments and what affect they have on those in political power. In addition, explain how social movements influence political leaders.

Defining Political Systems

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?

Evolution of political parties in the United States

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

Education and Technological Innovation

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?