After watching the debate on the article, Dont Blame Teachers Union for Our Failing
Schools, I dont agree to the point that Teachers unions are part a of the problem in
education. There are multiples factors which determine the performance of children and
This weeks video got me thinking about various view on religion and how it affects people.
The essence of Karen Armstrongs talk with Bill Moyers is that it doesnt matter if you are
religious, secular or an atheist, we all need to look out for each other.
Citizens have the most influence during the problem recognition, agenda setting and policy
adoption phases, the public opinion plays an important role during these phases due to
which citizens have the power to influence the course of action. The media te
Prosocial behavior covers the broad range of actions intended to benefit one or more people
other than oneselfactions such as helping, comforting, sharing, and cooperation. Altruism
is motivation to increase another person's welfare; it is contrasted to e
Same sex-marriage has been one of the most debated and controversial issues in the political
setup over the past few years. New York State Senator, Diane Savino, gave one of the most
moving, passionate speeches to date, showing the assembly the way she vi
Lobotomy (from the Greek lobos, meaning lobes of the brain, and tomos, meaning cut) is a
psychosurgical procedure in which the connections the prefrontal cortex and underlying
structures are severed, or the frontal cortical tissue is destroyed, the theory
Overall, I do agree with the Supreme Court ruling in the case of Citizens' United v. FEC. I
dont see why corporations, unions or any independent organizations should be restricted in
their efforts to support the party or a candidate that they favor during
The use of illicit substances by "users" have far reaching effects on the behavioural patterns
of those around them. In any situation, you can imagine an addict or "user" being a burden
on the social group that they are a part of, be it a family or any ot
In my opinion, a two-party system does not work because it is unfair and highly ineffective. A
two-party system not only divides the country into two groups but it also doesnt give the
voters a fair chance to choose which party they like based on its meri
Writing Assignment #1- Program Proposal to the President
Alcohol abuse is one of the major problems affecting young people from the ages 12-20 in
United States of America. In 2015, about 7.7 million people aged 12 to 20 reported drinking
alcohol in the
The American Presidency and
the 2016 Presidential Election
Who are the candidates?
Hillary Clinton Early Life
Born on Oct. 26, 1947 in Chicago, IL
Raised in a Methodist family
Her father, Hugh, managed a successful small textile business an
17_18_FREEDOM OR SECURITY?
I. Security and democracy
1. Whos Edward Snowden?
2. The leaks
3. Surveillance and democracy
4. Democracy without information and
II. The value of privacy
5. Types of surveillance
6. Is privacy a universal right?
19_20_Border Under Siege or a New Normal? What to Do
About Illegal Immigration?
I.Ambiguity of Immigration
II.Legal v. Illegal
III.Illegal Immigration: How Big of an Issue?
IV.Path to Citizenship
V.Regulating the Border
Our economy is stronger when we har
06_07_HOW MAPMAKERS WIN ELECTIONS
I.Democracy whats it?
II.Democracy and incumbency
III.The practice of redistricting
V.Is gerrymandering effective?
VI.Is gerrymandering a problem?
VII.How is redistricting done?
How Mapmakers Win Electio
15_16_ABORTION PRO-CHOICE OR PRO-LIFE?
I.Polarizing domestic issue
II.Key Supreme Court decisions
1.Roe v. Wade, 1973
2.Webster v. Reproductive Services, 1989
1.Freedom to choose
2.Freedom from state intervention
02_03_THE CONSTITUTION ECONOMIC
INTEREST OR DEMOCRATIC SPIRIT?
I.The Constitution a brief history
II.Enter Charles Beard (1) economic self-interest
The Founding Fathers intended to protect their economic interest
III.Enter Robert Brown (1) diversified soc
POLS-Y 100 (section 5658)
AMERICAN POLITICAL CONTROVERSIES
Woodburn Hall 120
M, W 2:30-3:45 p.m.
Difference of opinion leads to inquiry, and inquiry to truth.
Jacek Dalecki, Ph.D.
Office Hours: Wood
04_05_THE ELECTORAL COLLEGE ERADICATING OR DEFENDING A SIN?
I.Who elects the President?
II.Longley v. Weissberg five arguments and counterarguments
4.Popular v. electoral vote
POLS-Y 100 (5658), American Political Controversies, Fall 2016
EXAM 1 (Woodburn Hall 120, September 21, 2016 @ 2:30 p.m.)
HIGHLIGHTS and ISSUES OF PARTICULAR SIGNIFICANCE
Etymology of the word controversy
Definition and two meanings of the t
01_ANATOMY OF A CONTROVERSY
WHATS A CONTROVERSY?
Denotations and Connotations
Controversy etymology (word origin)
From Latin: contra and vertere, versus
Contra = against or in comparison with
Politics of International Development
Monday/Wednesday 2:30 3:45 p.m.
Ballantine Hall 005
Professor Lauren M. MacLean
404 Woodburn Hall
Office hours: Mondays 1
Economics of Industry
Tuesday, August 23rd
Economics of Industry: Study of the behavior of markets and the optimal strategies of
Industrial Economists aim at
o Understanding the behavior of firms in different imperfectly comp
AMST A-100 (CLSD 6862): WHAT IS AMERICA?
AN INTRODUCTION TO AMERICAN STUDIES
PROF. MICOL SEIGEL
fall 2016: M/W 2:30-3:20 FA015
INSTRUCTOR: Professor Micol Seigel, firstname.lastname@example.org
office hours Thursdays, 9:30-10:30 a.m. & by appointment, Ballantine
Modern Sport and the
Afro American Experience
Dr. Gary Doc Sailes; Associate Professor
Dept. Kinesiology; SPH 112-H
Office Hours: Tuesday/Thursday 1:00-4:00
Mr. Floyd Hobson
Africans & Sport
- African Warrior Athlete
- Distinct customs and culture
- Brought to the New World
o Gender based division of labor
o Hunting, fishing
o Climbing, running
o Stick fighting
Slavery and Spor
Tea Party Believed government was coming to take away rights Predominantly
rural, Christian, white, social conservative, older. I.E. Claimed Obamacare was a
socialist idea and socialist healthcare when in fact it was a regulation on private
Government supplies many goods and services
Government regulates private economic activity
Government participates in markets as a buyer and seller of goods
Often no direct charge
Sometimes, eligibility based on i.
Economic conservative American ideology as a division of American social
culture. This is an idea that divides us. Procedural, procedural. Getting the
government out, or in other words less government. (Use to run the republican
party but are struggling n
- Encourage lots of interest groups to form, so theyll check and balance one another
The advocacy explosion
- Began in the 1960s as the number of lobbying groups surged.
- Total spending on Washington lobbying grew from $100 million in 19
1. Which of the following strategies is most likely to restrain excessive spending by
the federal government?
a. increases in tax rates
b. reductions in tax rates
c. promises by candidates for federal office that they will balance the budget
d. a Constitu