POLS 210 Complete Week Forums Pack Latest
POLS 210 Complete Week Forums Pack Latest
POLS 210 Week 1 Forum 1 Latest
Which provisions in the Constitution give the federal government power to create, regulate, and mandate healthcare policies and according to whom? Provide a news article or a congressional bill from the last four weeks to illustrate government actions in the policy area.
POLS 210 Week 1 Forum 2 Latest
Even though constitutional amendments are rare, there’s often talk in America about changing the Constitution. Search recent news articles from the last two months and report on a story about an effort to amend the Constitution. Be sure to explain why an amendment would be needed rather than just a basic change in federal law.
POLS 210 Week 2 Forum 1 Latest
What influence does public opinion have on health care policy? Provide a recent (last eight weeks) poll or news article on healthcare policy illustrating the power of public opinion to affect policy.
POLS 210 Week 2 Forum 2 Latest
AFTER reading the Lesson 2 readings this week, which address numerous historical political campaigns, please answer the following question.
Using concepts and terms from the readings, compare and contrast the 2004 and 2012 presidential election campaign tactics by reviewing one Democratic ad and one Republican ad from each election (four ads overall).
Remember to analyze the ads. Don’t simply describe them. (Because you will link to your ads, the rest of us can see for ourselves what they looked like). Leave out personal opinions, and stick to facts and concepts in the readings, which also should be cited where appropriate.
Optional: Predictions for 2016?
Here are some web sources which you might want to consult:
Feel free to test your own political orientation (liberal, conservative, libertarian, populist) with this online survey. If so inclined, feel free to share your results.
The site is: http://www.politicalcompass.org/
POLS 210 Week 3 Forum 1 Latest
Evaluate from the last two months congressional actions on the economy. Find a recent news article explaining a bill, vote, action, or inaction by Congress, and explain how it’s allowable under the powers granted to them in the Constitution.
POLS 210 Week 3 Forum 2 Latest
Using a current bill, illustrate how a bill becomes a law in the federal government. Discuss how which steps the bill has already passed, and then explain which steps it has left to become a law. Please use the link below.
POLS 210 Week 4 Forum 1 Latest
What powers does a president have to influence the economy? Illustrate these powers with a news article from the last four weeks.
POLS 210 Week 4 Forum 2 Latest
Presidents play many roles. Using a news article from the last four weeks, demonstrate which is most important and why.
POLS 210 Week 5 Forum 1 Latest
What effect have the federal courts had the government’s ability to enforce national security? Find a court case or news article from the last two months illustrating the effects of the federal courts on terrorism, immigration, or other issues related to national security.
POLS 210 Week 5 Forum 2 Latest
The task this week is to discuss how the Supreme Court determines which cases to hear, which cases not to take, and why.
Select a recent Supreme Court case from “Recent Decisions” on the Supreme Court website http://www.supremecourt.gov/, and explain why the Supreme Court accepted it for adjudication. In other words, explain the reason why the Supreme Court most likely accepted the case. (Don’t get sidetracked into the details or personal opinions of the case).
To assist in this assignment, please view the PowerPoint Presentation on the Supreme Court Process.
POLS 210 Week 6 Forum 1 Latest
National security responsibilities fall across many agencies in the Department of Homeland Security and the Department of Defense. Which agency or bureau has the most influence and why? Include a recent news article from the last two months illustrating this agency in action.
POLS 210 Week 6 Forum 2 Latest
The federal bureaucracy is sometimes referred to as the “fourth branch” of the government because it wields significant power. Using a news article from the last four weeks that demonstrates this power, evaluate the bureaucracy as a co-equal branch of the federal government. Why or why isn’t it a “fourth branch”?
POLS 210 Week 7 Forum 1 Latest
Our research has looked at healthcare, the economy, and national security. What’s an important issue that we’ve missed, and what is the government doing to address it? Include a recent news article from the last four weeks to illustrate the government action on this issue.
POLS 210 Week 7 Forum 2 Latest
Select one of the following public policy issues and assess its effectiveness. What changes may be needed and why?
1) Federal education policies (Every Student Succeeds, Race to the Top, and College- and Career-Ready Standards);
2) Corporate subsidies;
POLS 210 Week 8 Forum Latest
Select an issue that’s important in America today, and choose an interest group that has taken on that issue. What tactics and methods do they use to influence the Congress and the president?
Make sure to include a news article from the last four weeks of this group in action. Do not get sidetracked in discussions about the issue they support. Stay focused on their tactics and methods.