The 17th Amendment of the Constitution once it was ratified by a majority of states in 1913 changed the way Senators were elected in the voting process. Prior to the ratification of the amendment, the founding fathers saw it fit that the state legislators be invested with the authority to assign states their chosen Senators. The debate on whether the amendment was significant or not has been argued on among scholars and critics alike. One can say the fact that a debate exists at all answers that question itself. The hysteria behind the attachment of the 17th amendment is that it sets precedent for future changes to laws concerning the balance of power between the states and our central government established by the countries Founding Fathers.
In the article, “The Case for Partisanship” by Matthew Yglesias, he explains how in the 1950’s, the American Political Science Association’s Committee strongly presented the idea that polarization is good. Today, many people look down upon political polarization. The mid-20th century appeared united politically but in fact the country was deeply divided over civil rights and politics. Conservatives and liberals could appear in both the Republican and Democratic parties due to foreign policy and racial issues overlapping on traditional conservative and liberal beliefs. The interconnection of political parties in the past has suddenly gone down.
When the Presidential campaigns and elections in the United States come around, it is a time of excitement that is full of citizens, political parties, and media trying to sway people one way or another. Each of these plays a significant role in determining the outcome of the elections, and also in the road that leads to it. Whether through rallies, slander, 140 character tweets, or revealing newspaper articles, most people have the potential to affect the elections in some way. The main group of people who are clearly involved in campaigns and elections every year are the two political parties in the US – the Democrat and Republican parties.
1. Journalists role within the coverage of media has changed drastically between Timothy Crouse’s Boys on the Bus, to the 1980’s when this show was produced. The forever evolving technologies of the media may make it hard to stay competitive in the news market. Do you think that the medias technology that was used plateaued around the Vietnam War until the early 2000’s?
Malcolm X famously said, “The media's the most powerful entity on earth. They have the power to make the innocent guilty and to make the guilty innocent, and that's power, because they control the minds of the masses”. Although the modern media is powerful, it is always changing not only technologically, but in the way journalists report and act. Commentary over the last several years has centered on the negative changes of the media that journalists are unethical, stories are approval driven, and opinion is included in the news. Many Americans as well as journalists are concerned in the apparent decline in moral of the media.
Free speech, student engagement, critical information dissemination and investigation are all roles of a student newspaper on a college campus. Most college campuses are fortunate enough to have a student run paper, but The University of Wisconsin-Madison is the only college campus in the country to have two daily newspapers each ranked in the top 50. These papers, The Daily Cardinal and The Badger Herald, have been around for decades and have each cemented a place in campus life. Over time the role and position of each paper have changed, but the impact of each remains significant on campus. History of the Papers
Thesis Statement A. What I hope to aim for my audience is too see what these young girls went through and how they are lured into this not willing wanting to go. I went through and listen to lots of stories of woman who were taken when younger and how they were enslaved by these men who mentally controlled their thoughts. When I read about poor stories from overseas how parents where so desperate for money they sell their children it was heartbreaking, but those two young ladies today Keiu and Sara are now working with a group home building a future and hoping to help other victims. The purpose to give the audience a better understanding what human trafficking is and how it’s going on in our neighborhoods.
Next, one has to consider whether institutional or attitudinal electoral influences is more persuasive when explaining the voter turnout decline observed since the 1960’s. Piven and Cloward’s notion that party systems, electoral practices, and institutional barriers discourage and limit voting, as seen with the and Motor Voter Act, can remain true, but should be analyzed through the lens of registration. The Motor Voter Act was successful in regards to increasing registration and interest in voting. However, there was no significant increase in the voter turnout after the Motor Voter Law was implemented. Concerning Powell’s studies that voter turnout is disadvantaged by party systems, registration requirements, distance to voting location,
Should the media be trusted? There have been many recent attacks on the media for being untruthful and biased especially in politics. Many TV networks are taking a side in politics and reporting only negatives or positives about their political party. People are losing trust in the media, especially after the many recent political catastrophes. In this day and age, it is almost as easy to find the wrong facts on the internet than the right ones.
My political socialization paper My political socialization is influence by my mother and her occupation. She is a manufacturer who works to improve americans manufacturing communities by supporting small manufacturing companies. For every one dollar her coalition makes, eight dollars go to the federal treasurer. Her job has a very important role in government from n economic standpoint because it supports the innovation and productivity of the nation.
When examining mass media liberal bias it is important to examine an event where the liberal/conservative dichotomy is on full display. The televised Presidential debates are a perfect example of an event where the media directly interacts with a specific side of the American political spectrum. By analyzing the difference in tone between the Republican primary election debates and the Democratic primary debates, we may determine the existence of a bias and whether or not that bias would have a significant impact on public opinion. The recent CNBC Republican primary debate was surrounded in controversy due to the line of questioning and tone of the CNBC moderators.
The message that Donald Trump gave about abortion was an ethical message. For the mainstream news sources, those being ABC, CBS, and NBC, Donald Trump’s comments and negative concerns towards abortion. He states on ABC news “ I Could Have ‘Misspoken’ On Abortion Comments. He also states that women who get abortions, should be punished. Quoted, he states “It could be that I misspoke,” he said of the initial comments, adding, “But this was a long, convoluted subject.”
3. Most news sources are for profit organizations that edit stories to gain more attention and better ratings. Also, news stations like Fox and CNN contribute their own political views and feelings about a story, and they can present topics based on their own opinions and biases. News stations that tend to be more reliable include stations like PBS and other nonprofit broadcast organizations. One of the big topics in the news today is hate crimes and discrimination against people of a different race, gender, gender orientation, sexual orientation, religion, and people with disabilities.