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laws, legal cases involving voter id laws, history of campaign finance laws, starting with naval yard appropriations bill, difference between pacs and super pacs, closed primary, open primary, top-two primary, caucuses, party platforms, coattail effect, factors influencing vote choice, straight-ticket voting, retrospective voting, ballot fatigue, prospective voting, pocketbook voting, incumbency advantage, recall, ballot initiatives, referenda, drawbacks of direct democracy Chapter Eight: mass media, opportunities of the internet for news provides, disadvantages of online news, who controls the media we rely on?, concentrated ownership, monopolies, the functions of the news media (there are five in the book), partisan press era, penny press, yellow journalism and muckraking, presidential use of radio, the first social media candidate, citizen journalism, soft news, comedy shows and politics, First Amendment what it is, why included in Bill of Rights, slander and libel, NY Times v. Sullivan, libel standard, difference between public figures and private individuals, prior restraint, Pentagon Papers case, equal time rule and fairness doctrine (what are they, what is their status now), FOIA, pack journalism Chapter Nine: the two party system, first-past-the-post or plurality voting, changes to voting system that might promote a multi-party system: proportional representation, majoritarian voting, possible ways to implement proportional representation in the US, party realignment, six party systems and realignments, party organization (local, state, national, party-in-government challenges (there are two discussed), divided government, bipartisanship as a solution, party polartization and its implications, Tea Party is NOT a party, causes of polarization (three are discussed), redistricting and gerrymandering, reapportionment, Reynolds v. Simms Chapter Ten: interest group (definition), lobbyist, difference between membership organizations and associations, in-house vs. contract lobbyist, legislative liaison, inside vs. outside lobbying, grassroots vs. astroturf movements, three functions of interest groups, particularized benefits, public interest groups and collective goods, Mancur Olson and The Logic
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