Morgan Purcell Fun House Mirror Concept Reality T.V. : Not So Real Reality television is a contemporary example that relates to pop culture. This has become more and more popular over the last few decades. The phenomenon of reality t.v. reflects today’s pop culture mindset that one can achieve success, fame, beauty and money by simply becoming a reality star.
After researching to find out what teens consider to be cool, also known as “Cool Hunting,” merchants then produce products for the teens to purchase. “The Merchant of Cool,” shows the life of an average teenager as the teens become the largest generation of all times and currently dominate the world. There are several terms taken from sociology, which includes culture, socialization, sex and gender, family, social groups, social structures, and theoretical applications. Experts believe it is important to understand the thought of teens or else they
On the one hand, the pros Electoral College, as William Kimberling (Deputy Director FEC office of Election Administration), point to that « important political powers are reserved to States » since they are represented « according the size of their population ». Indeed, 574 000 citizens equal one vote. Nevertheless, each state must have at least three votes… In fact, some big states must give votes to little ones. For instance, Ohio has eighteen votes instead of twenty for Rhodes Island to have four… Then, it seems that Electoral College’ members don’t reflect the national popular will. At least, William Kimberling brings into relief that this system « enhances the status of minority interest ».
Exactly a month earlier, when the same bill passed the senate, Senator Bernie Sanders, one of the eight no votes (votesmart.org), tweeted “Instead of spending another $70 billion on the military, we could be helping millions of students by making public colleges tuition-free” (twitter.com). This is a direct example of the United States Government putting the needs of war before the needs of poor Americans. The extra eighty billion dollars spent on military planes, which are sold to the government at a profit for a company, were determined to be more important for America’s success than providing for free public college to Americans. Not only was this determined by the United States Congress, but it was determined with excessive support. Ninety-two of the sitting one-hundred Senators voted for the law.
Primaries help determine a front runner for an election and then sets that candidate apart. Quite often the front of the primaries will win the election because of how they established themselves early on. For instance, if the candidate was to win the New Hampshire primary that would set them apart and potentially make them the front runner. Therefore, giving them momentum to help gain supporters and set themselves apart. The introduction of primaries completely changed the system of elections
How Hip-Hop and Rap Lyrics Affect Males If you want to understand how gender roles affect aspects of our daily lives the music industry is one place to look. This is simply because music is a diverse form of media that is used in almost everything we do, see, or consume. Music surrounds us every day, whether we’re in the car driving, going to the movies, or simply watching an advertisement on television. It is one of the most influential types of media available to us. An article entitled, Influential Beats: The Cultural Impact of Music, states that, “We tend to learn something more easily and indelibly if it’s set to a rhyme or song.
Okay, so instead of just leaving this picture up here, maybe I 'll just go ahead and explain why voting for a third party in a presidential election is a vote against your own interest. 1. Ultimately, the point of voting is to choose an electable candidate who most closely conforms to your personal views, the key word being "electable." If we take a candidate being effectively unelectable as being no different consequentially (See 2) than one who is fundamentally unelectable (read: someone who doesn 't qualify for the position by virtue of not being an American citizen, or not being of sufficient age, etc. ), then voting for a third party would appear to be contrary to the idea of voting in some sense.
I will be focused on the importance of voting for the president themselves is important. Individuals whom are over the age 18 and have a vailidated citisenship of the country they wish to vote on, have the opretunitiy to vote on several different ascepts of the government. Some states allow 17-year-olds to vote in primaries and/or register to vote if they will be 18 before the general election. Before the presidents can make it into the general election, they must first pass the Primary-election. The primary election very similar to the general election in that voting ballouts are handed out.
Recently, in Nevada, the issue of whether or not to require a Voter ID has taken center stage with proponents declaring it would protect against fraud and opponents arguing it’s just a ploy to hinder minority voters. “It’s a solution in search of a problem meant to disenfranchise low income and communities of color” protests Bob Fulkerson, Executive Director of Progressive Leadership Alliance of Nevada. Personally, I believe that if people are required to show ID when using a credit card or picking up a prescription then how can we not require people to show ID when picking who will run Nevada’s government. Voting is an amazing right that every U.S citizen deserves, and by passing the voter ID act it assures the integrity of voting and protects
In Austria, where the voting age has been lowered to 16, two thirds of the 16-18 year old age group voted. This proves that if we were to reduce the voting age, it could encourage younger citizens to become even more politically aware and even inspire some to pursue a career in politics. Personally, I think it is an unfair assumption that all millennials are considered to be narcissistic when certain studies have shown that they are intensely passionate about global warming, the corrupt government of North Korea and other pressing issues affecting the whole world. Granted, you do not often see two teenagers arguing over whether this year’s budget aided global warming research or not, but these young Australian citizens have their own way of expressing their political views. They start petitions online, call out politicians on social media and even go out to protests, standing up for what they believe in.
“Party Time for a Young America.” The New Yorker, The New Yorker, 18 June 2017, www.newyorker.com/magazine/2007/09/17/party-time. The source talks about the press and propagandists at the time of the election. A positive thing about the source would be how it captures the audience as if they took place at the election. The author visualizes the topic as if we were there to vote. A negative thing about the source would be that the author is a little bit bias about her opinion.
This week’s lesson gave me more clarity on the-the Electoral College. It was confusing at first to hear that the popular vote does not win an election. Bush lost the popular votes, but won the electoral vote in 2000, cleared by the Supreme Court (POLS201). I think it is better for the candidate to worry about the crucial electoral votes than the popular votes. According to POL201 lesson book, former Senator John Kerry in 2004 and Al Gore 2000 had the victories in California, but Bush won both elections.
Dissolving the electoral college and instituting a voting system where every citizen’s vote count, could allow for third party members to finally have a strong chance of being a primary candidate for election. This may allow America’s voice to be heard better if everyone had a say in the election. For the most part, Americans have only two choices the primary, Democrat and the Primary Republican, but without the electoral college a lesser candidate that might not be backed with a substantial amount of monetary wealth could win. Finally, a state may be Republican or Democratic, but there are still citizens voting against the majority in the state. Those citizens don’t have say as of right now, but if the electoral college was done away with
Voting Behavior: America’s Diverse Demographics Ashley Colagiacomi Palm Beach State College Abstract The most interesting question about elections is not who won the election, but why they were elected. One has to consider the source of the person voting, and what has made them who they are, which leads to their political values. One also has to analyze how voting patterns change over time, and due to what cultural reasons. The United States Census, and many other organizations keep track of demographic information of voters. This helps political scientists come up with predictions for where American politics is moving.