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Trump Is a Threat to the Establishment and This Is a Good Thing

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Donald Trump Being a Wrecking Ball Could Be the Best Thing to Happen to American Politics

A lot of people have a lot of different reasons for supporting Donald Trump as the Republican Presidential nominee in the upcoming 2016 November Presidential election against whomever the prevailing Democratic nominee will be (Bernie Sanders or Hillary Clinton). Some like Trump's stance on trade (Beversdorff). Others like his policy on immigration (Hahn). Still others like him simply because the "Establishment" -- represented by men like Mitt Romney, William Kristol and Karl Rove -- appears bent on stopping him, and, so the logic goes, if the so-called "Establishment" hates him, he has to be all right (Buchanan). But what should one make of Trump from a dispassionate perspective? What, in other words, does Trump represent that America is in need of? Change? Obama represented that (theoretically) in 2008 and all the country received was more of the same (Stone, Kuznick). On the other hand, if Trump truly does pose a threat to the "deep state," as it has been identified by Peter Dale Scott in his book entitled The American Deep State, then there may be a legitimate reason to support him. There is…… [Read More]

Works Cited

Alloway, Tracy. "This Is What's Going On Beneath the Subprime Auto-Loan Turmoil."

Bloomberg, 21 Mar 2016. Web. 22 Mar 2016.

Beversdorff, Thad. "Let Me Show You Why Trump is Right on Trade Agreements."

First Rebuttal, 22 Mar 2016. Web. 22 Mar 2016.
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Trump Political Rally and Farming

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Farmers grow food in a variety of ways. Local food production can be done through traditional farms, urban farms, even greenhouse farms. For a beef steak to make it to a person's plate, it must come from a cow. This cow is either fed corn or allowed to graze and eat grass. Then the cow is slaughtered and its body is portioned out and turned into various cuts of meat. The same goes for butter, milk, and cheese. These three items come from the female cow's utters as she lactates and is milked. The milk is pasteurized and sold as milk and the other portion of milk is turned to butter and cheese. Potatoes, strawberries, grapes, and peanuts can be grown in a traditional farm or greenhouse. The potatoes can be turned into potato chips through processing, the grapes into grape juice and then grape jam, and the peanuts into peanut butter. The white bread can be grown locally with wheat cultivated in local farm or greenhouses and eggs can come from locally raised chickens.

While coffee is mostly imported from other countries because it is not grown in the United States, with the exception of coffee grown in Hawaii,…… [Read More]

References

Clark, A. (2016). Food Facts. Eat Green: Our everyday food choices affect global warming and the environment. Retrieved 1 June 2016, from https://www.nrdc.org/sites/default/files/eatgreenfs_feb2010.pdf

Hampton, H., Fayer, S., & Flynn, S. (1990). Voices of freedom. New York: Bantam Books.

Jacobs, J. (2016). Black students ejected from Trump rally in Ga.. USA TODAY. Retrieved 1 June 2016, from http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/elections/2016/02/29/donald-trump-georgia-rally-valdosta/81129964/

Long, B. (2012). The EZ guide to aeroponics, hydroponics and aquaponics. Texas: Bonjour Limited Holdings LLC.
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Trump S Meeting With Aipac Summary of Article

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2016, Donald Trump was set to speak before the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), a powerful pro-Israel lobbying group. The potential political alliance seems a strange one. After all, Trump has made seemingly anti-Semitic statements and has welcomed the support of white supremacy groups like the Ku Klux Klan. Trump's stance on immigrants and particularly his stance on Muslims remind many Jews of dark times of persecution, prejudice, and pogroms. The demagogue and presidential hopeful has also wavered on his support of Israel. Moreover, American Jews traditionally vote Democrat.

At the same time, Trump's daughter Ivanka converted to Judaism to marry an Orthodox Jewish man. Trump also supports controversial Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Some members of AIPAC champion Trump's hard-lined stance towards ISIS and believe that Trump would be Israel's strongest ally among all other possible presidential candidates. Trump has worked closely with Jewish partners in New York and Florida throughout his career as a real estate and business magnate. Several Jewish special interest groups have supported Trump over the years. Solidifying his pro-Israel image, Trump has considered developing a Trump Tower project in Israel. In Palm Beach, which has been a long-standing bastion for "exclusive," or anti-Jewish…… [Read More]

At the same time, Trump's daughter Ivanka converted to Judaism to marry an Orthodox Jewish man. Trump also supports controversial Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Some members of AIPAC champion Trump's hard-lined stance towards ISIS and believe that Trump would be Israel's strongest ally among all other possible presidential candidates. Trump has worked closely with Jewish partners in New York and Florida throughout his career as a real estate and business magnate. Several Jewish special interest groups have supported Trump over the years. Solidifying his pro-Israel image, Trump has considered developing a Trump Tower project in Israel. In Palm Beach, which has been a long-standing bastion for "exclusive," or anti-Jewish predominantly WASP country clubs, Trump worked hard to open a club that would be open to Jews called Mar-a-Lago. These actions have encouraged some members of the Jewish community to shift their traditionally Democratic alliances and support Trump.

Because Trump's stance and commitment to the Jewish community of America do seem shifty, though, his reception at AIPAC is likely to be met with a degree of suspicion. Some cite the thinly veiled anti-Semitism in statements Trump has made. For example, Trump has claimed he was the "victim of anti-Semitism" because people think he is Jewish for "owning so many buildings in New York," (Mahler, 2016). He spoke before the Republican Jewish Coalition saying "I'm a negotiator, like you folks." The Anti-Defamation League has already called out Trump on his egocentric and insensitive comments. A large contingency of AIPAC members are weary of a candidate who would willingly accept campaign funding from sources as dirty as the KKK. It would appear that Trump will do or say anything to garner funding and attention, regardless of what his true values are and where his commitments might lay.

Nevertheless, key Republican members of AIPAC such as Sheldon Adelson, vocally support Trump and have put their money where their mouths are. A growing contingency of Jewish Republicans, particularly members of the Republican Jewish Coalition, have garnered historic support for a party that has typically been viewed -- and still is -- as representing a homogeneous white establishment. AIPAC is a relatively diverse group, and a growing number of Republican members like Sid Dinerstein, who used to head the Palm Beach County Republican Party, also support Trump. These outspoken and well-endowed members of AIPAC are creating a small but noticeable divide in America's Jewish community, which has traditionally been overwhelmingly in support of the Democratic party and its more socialist values. Most American Jews do in fact continue to staunchly support Democratic candidates like Clinton and Sanders -- who is himself a Jew -- and yet a few influential AIPAC members have switched sides to favor a candidate who they believe has the best interests of both Israel and America at heart.
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Understanding Trump S Way of Campaigning

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Presidential Election

CURRENT COVERAGE OF THE 2016 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION

Donald Trump is flying high in the 2016 presidential election campaigns. Besides crushing his Republican opponents in national polls, Trump's critics have thrown in the towel (McCutcheon & Mark, 2016). Having underrated his candidature and accused of a racist and sexist huckster, Trump is now receiving the ultimate compliment and being taken seriously. This essay attempts to discuss the mystery of Donald Tramp's appeal. His opponents have to deal with his demeanor, his disdain for intellectual and party elites, as well as his talent for drawing media coverage. How is Trump achieving all these successes? Whichever the case, Trump's current position and his ultimate fate warrant a theoretical explanation. George Lakoff's linguistic theory is used to understand Trump's success. In this sense, the essay will focus on three major linguistic aspects of how Trump wants us to see him: insulting, big words and incoherence.

Insulting and Winning

Trump does not talk like his fellow presidential contestants. How is Trump's language different? Partly it is because of the clipped accent and the dismissive tone (McCutcheon & Mark, 2016). Trump is engaging his audience emotionally and successfully unlike his rivals. In fact, experts…… [Read More]

References

Lakoff, G. (2009). The Political Mind: A Cognitive Scientist's Guide to Your Brain and Its Politics. New York: Penguin Books

McCutcheon, C., & Mark, D. (2016). Doubletalk: The Language, Code, and Jargon of a Presidential Election. Internet Source; https://www.overdrive.com/search?q=C89B8F78-ADD0-40C0-AF02-D753178B589D.

Schick, K., & Schubert, L. (2014). So What? The Writer's Argument. New York: Oxford University Press
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Politics Rhetoric and Advertising the Use of Ethos Pathos and Logos

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Aboard the Trump Train: Latest Ad Shows Trump Supporters Out in Force

Donald Trump's television ad spot employs the three rhetorical strategies of ethos, pathos and logos in a way that is framed by Lakoff's theory of narrative: the ad is framed by diverse supporters voicing their support for Trump as POTUS at the beginning of the 30-second spot and by Trump himself announcing his own vision, which is to "make America great again." Thus, the ad is framed by popular support on one hand and benevolent vision on the other. In between these two frames is a kind of steamroller narrative that suggests that the Trump campaign is an unstoppable force of nature -- a nationalistic groundswell that has united people of all ages, races, ethnicities and genders. This paper will discuss Trump's from the perspective ethos, pathos and logos and show how its frames effectively move it in a singular direction that leads to viewer to the inevitable conclusion: Trump will win and America will be great again.

The tone of Trump's ad is primarily positive: it doesn't even mention any other candidate running in the race; instead it focuses solely on Trump and how much support he…… [Read More]

Works Cited

"Donald Trump Ad Suggests He Has a Rainbow Coalition of Support." The New York

Tiimes, 2016. Web. 8 Mar 2016.

Lakoff, George. The Political Mind. NY: Viking, 2008. Print.
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East Coast Real Estate Families

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What's the family current worth?

Today, the Trump family business stands at a net worth of $2.6 billion. (#74, Trump, Donald John)

How much total square footage does the Trump family own?

The total square footage has been estimated at a 14.5 million. (#74, Trump, Donald John)

The LeFrak Family:

What family member started the LeFrak family business and when?

LeFrak family has been forming its mark on Queens, as it has been building both residential as well as commercial complexes in the area from the year 1905. What is different about the LeFrak family is that the family had been Europe's builders for the previous 2 generations, before setting up their business in the United States of America in 1905; Maurice LeFrak had started as a developer in France in the 1840's, and later, Aaron who was Maurice's son, and his grandson named Harry, arrived at New York City. They soon began a modest type of building firm with their family name, and they concentrated initially on developing apartments meant primarily for the immigrants who were living on the lower East Side of Manhattan. (the top of the heap)

Grandson of Maurice LeFrak, Harry LeFrak manufactured and designed customized…… [Read More]

References

Bagli, Charles. V. Lewis Rudin, head of real estate family and a Frequent City Fiscal Savior

Dies at 74. The New York Times, September, 2001. p. 5.

Franklin Co. Historical Society. Franklin County, Illinois, 1818-1997. Turner Publishing

Company. 1996.
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Rhetoric Ethos Pathos and Logos Political Writing Analysis

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Mitt Romney and John McCain Denounce Donald Trump as a Danger to Democracy" on The New York Times website is framed by two images -- one, an image of the "religious family man" that the Times calls Mitt Romney; the other, an image of the "profane, philandering self-promoter" that it calls Donald Trump (Burns, Barbaro). Thus, while The Times attempts to give a balanced, objective viewpoint on the clash between the former Republican Presidential candidate (as well as the one before him -- John McCain) and the current Republican primary forerunner Donald Trump, it clearly sides with the campaign of Mitt Romney and the Establishment Republicans who resent being challenged by the "outsider" Trump.

The New York Times has paid for this ad, which is essentially endorsed by the Republican elites who seek to wrest control of the Republican primary away from the frontrunner and put it into the hands of someone more malleable like Rubio or Cruz.

The main binaries of the article are the two former Candidates Romney and McCain and the frontrunner of today and likely Republican Presidential Candidate Donald Trump. On the one side are two failed bids for political power and on the other side…… [Read More]

Works Cited

Burns, Alexander; Barbaro, Michael. "Mitt Romney and John McCain Denounce Donald

Trump as Danger to Democracy." The New York Times, 3 Mar 2016. Web. 5 Mar 2016.

"David Duke Responds to CNN - Speaks to Trump & All Americans." YouTube, 28 Feb

2016. Web. 5 Mar 2016.
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Locke's Second Treatise of Government

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"God gave the world to men in common" is a theme that supports the view that Locke would see property and something that should not be wasted, as waste deprives others. That survival is taken out of the equation tilts the moral balance towards Locke viewing much of the expropriation of land that occurs in South Florida as needless.

There remains the question of spinoff benefits, and this is something that lies at the heart of much debate about land use today. While the proverbial Donald Trump may not need to expropriate that land in order to survive, there are going to be people who work on that land who do support themselves and their families. The landowner is not necessarily the beneficiary of that land's development. On the surface it seems self-evident that if jobs are created that the expropriation should be viewed as acceptable by Locke. However, it is worth considering that there are myriad ways to create jobs. The same development on a piece of vacant land in an area already developed would bring about the same benefits. Unlike in Locke's era, when land was directly connected to survival, modern day job creation often does not rely…… [Read More]

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Television's Hit Series the Apprentice

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That relieves all the pent-up anxiety of a Trump wannabe. Therefore, such a viewer remains content with his or her current life, acquiescing to (and as a result reinforcing) current hegemonic power structures (i.e., the real power of big corporations, and corporate players like Trump, over all the rest of us)).

"The Apprentice" is especially successful at pro-hegemonic reinforcement, moreover, since it focuses on a subject we all (except for those born independently wealthy, or winners of huge lotteries) recognize and experience day-to-day: work. Hegemonic power of corporate workplaces, and, by association, a national government that allows, and encourages, corporate uses and abuses of power, are validated by "The Apprentice's" implicit suggestion that a high-powered corporate career, the higher paid and more prestigious the better [the stuff that makes the Ken Lays of the world tick], is exciting, fun, glamorous, where the winners are, and something to aspire to, rather than to be suspicious of, avoid for humanity's or the environment's sake, or even critique. In terms of the political implications, moreover, the widespread popularity of "The Apprentice" is especially good news for George W. Bush, himself a Harvard M.B.A., and also the most business-friendly chief executive in all of…… [Read More]

Works Cited

"Dinsdag." November 30, 2004. Swerve Left. Retrieved May 11, 2005, from:

http://www.swerveleft.blogspot.com/2004_11_01_swerveleft_archive.html >.

"Inkwell." Independent Women's Forum. Retrieved May 11, 2005, from:

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Politics in America Has a Polarizing Impact of Voters

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Cross-Cultural Interaction

The readings for this assignment deal mostly with racial / ethnic issues. The Mellody Hobson story (from TED), posted by Ben Lillie, explores the dynamics of color and race, pointing out that only two of Fortune 250 companies are chaired by African-American women. Hobson goes on to point out that people ought not to be just "color brave" but they should be willing to confront their demons, and should invite people of color to apply for jobs because diversity brings strength to a company.

I saw a feature on the TED movement on the wonderful CBS program, Sunday Morning, and clearly people like Mellody Hobson have a powerful impact on that stage when they reach deep into the well of progressive ideas and creative solutions. In the Obstacles to Cultural Competence, again the issue of ethnic differences was covered, and covered very well. It was fascinating to read the responses to the authors' handling of the walls that need to be broken down between minorities and Caucasians. White responses took issue with the book's narrative while Latino and African-Americans praised the author.

Right Wing Conservative versus a Progressive

Meanwhile, the assignment calls for me to reflect on an…… [Read More]

Works Cited

Lillie, B. (2014). Be color brave, not color blind: Mellody Hobson speaks at TED2014.

Blog. Retrieved March 25, 2016, from http://blog.ted.com.

Student News Daily. (2005). Conservatives vs. Liberal Beliefs. Retrieved March 25, 2016,

From http://www.studentnewsdaily.com.
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Ethical Leadership in the Organization

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Ethical Leadership in an Organization: Donald Trump -- the man, the mogul, the reality TV series ... The fragrance?

How can an organization behave as an ethical entity when is headed by an individual whom is not only an organizational leader but is himself a prominent figurehead? Can Donald Trump give opinions on ethical behavior to numerous eager apprentices and millions of television viewers, and still be an ethical and profitable leader of his own organization? The issues raised by Donald Trump's prominence from the popular reality TV hit series the "Apprentice" are not only specific to his organization but to the business world at large. When a brand name such as Martha Stewart, Rosie O'Donnell, or Oprah is synonymous with the President and CEO of the company, when that individual acts in a certain fashion, ethically or otherwise, it impacts the entire organization and thus the fate of all of the organization's shareholders, employees, and investors.

"The Apprentice" and the example of Donald Trump is particularly interesting, though, because it not only highlights the unique importance of personal ethics in any organization with a prominent CEO such as Trump's, but the fact that Trump so often makes ethics a…… [Read More]

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Paradiso, T. (April 19, 2004) The Battle for Business Ethics: Sadly "The Apprentice" Mimics Reality. Retrieved on October 11, 2004 at http://www.fool.com/Server/FoolPrint.asp?File=/community/pod/2004/040419.htm

Neuman, William. (October 10, 2004) "BIG DEAL: A 'Sweet Slice of Heaven' for a Lofty Price." The New York Times. Retrieved on October 11, 2004 at http://www.nytimes.com/2004/10/10/realestate/10DEAL.html?pagewanted=print& position=

"You're Hired! Donald J. Trump Signs Multi-Year Deal with Aramis and Designer Fragrances; Donald Trump, The Fragrance, Available Nationwide in Mid-November." (September 9, 2004) Forbes.com. Business Wire Retrieved on October 11, 2004 at http://www.forbes.com/businesswire/feeds/businesswire/2004/09/23/businesswire20040923005282r1.html
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How the News Is Changing Due to Technology

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audience: some audiences might find the latest piece of gossip about Kim Kardashian to be newsworthy and compelling, while others might be interested in something Donald Trump said, while still others might find a story about Aleppo in Syria compelling. For me, a compelling news story is something that touches on one of the major issues of our time and helps to shed more light on it -- because, after all, the major issues of our time (financial collapse, runaway debt, endless wars, government overreach) are complex and need elucidating.

Considering the concepts of timeliness, proximity, unusualness, prominence, impact, conflict and human interest, I find Donald Trump's ascendency from TV reality show star to Republican primary leader in the polls to be a compelling news story: it is timely (Trump has appeared at a time when America's debt has increased exponentially, its leaders have lost ground in the Middle East, its cartels are still bleeding the average person dry, and its politicians have been outed as Wall Street cronies); it is proximate -- Trump is everywhere, traveling to every state as he stumps for the Republican nod; it is unusual -- Trump is an outsider with a lot of appeal…… [Read More]

References

The Changing Nature of News. (2009). 21st Century Communication. NY: SAGE.
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Fallacies Stephen Colbert's Opening Monologue

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Next, Colbert skewers Donald Trump. In his role as a conservative newscaster, Colbert begins with feigned outrage that Trump is not running "Who is going to tell OPEC the fun is over?" he cries when Trump is shown making his announcement that he is not running for the presidency. Colbert mocks Trump's hyperbolic self-promotion with his own hyperbole. Additionally, this is another example of how Colbert's deliberate, humorous false analogies reveal the sloppy thinking and fallacies of his subjects of ridicule. Trump had recently created a smokescreen or 'red herring' issue by crying out for President Obama's birth certificate, a non-issue except amongst members of the extreme right.

Then, Colbert shows a clip of former Reagan screenwriter Peggy Noonan endorsing Newt Gingrich as a 'new voice for a new generation.' Colbert states that Noonan is last generation's news herself, noting that young people, watching her speak, are probably wondering: "Who is that lady and why is she giving elocution lessons on a yacht?" This is a circumstantial ad hominem, arguing that merely because Gingrich is endorsed by Noonan he is not a viable candidate and a has-been. It is also an ad hominem attack against Noonan, arguing that because she…… [Read More]

Work Cited

Colbert Report. Comedy Central. May 16, 2011.

http://www.colbertnation.com/the-colbert-report-videos/386467/may-16-2011/stephen-files-super-pac-request?xrs=share_copy

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The Pros and Cons of the Euro

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Boom in Busts: Good or Bad?

There are several pros and cons in the bankruptcy legislation issues. In the current European systems, entrepreneurs forced to file for bankruptcy protection carry business failures and associated debts for years, may be liable to criminal charges and may even be driven to suicide by crushing failure and ongoing debt (Peng, 2014, p. 145). Those consequences and the "fear of failure" rampant in Europe causes some entrepreneurs to abandon their ideas without ever trying to develop them. The "advantage" of the current system, however, favors the creditors because creditors are still supposed to get paid; the money owed to them does have to be simply written off as losses (Peng, 2014, p. 145). The American system, which gives bankrupt entrepreneurs two options -- either complete liquidation and walking away from debt or restructuring to renegotiate with/pay creditors according to court-approved schedules -- also has pros and cons. The obvious "pro" is that entrepreneurs are likelier to try new ideas when the penalties for failure are not so devastating (Peng, 2014, p. 145), creating more opportunities for business. Meanwhile, Donald Trump signifies the most obvious "con" (in more ways than one). Trump is an entrepreneur…… [Read More]

Works Cited

Carroll, L., & Youngman, C. (2015, September 21). Fact-checking claims about Donald Trump's four bankruptcies. Retrieved March 20, 2016 from www.Politifact.com: http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/statements/2015/sep/21/carly-fiorina/trumps-four-bankruptcies/

Crum, B. (2013). Saving the Euro at the Cost of Democracy? . Journal of common market studies, 51(4), 614-630.

Peng, M. W. (2014). Global strategic management, 3rd edition. England: South-Western Cengage Learning.
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How to Use New Media to Connect People

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21st Century Communication: A Reference Handbook: Chapter 54: Traditional and New Media

"News providers then are struggling with brand identity through content" (Weldon, Eadie, 2009, p. 7). That content is what now defines the news providers should not come as a surprise: what is surprising is that there is now so much diversity in terms of content. Whether it is Yahoo! News or Huff Post or an alternative news site like ZeroHedge, content is king, and there is more competition now than ever before. Internet users can discover independent journalists and foreign correspondents like Pepe Escobar, people with perspectives they might have never encountered before and who can change the outlook of readers who might have previously been more accepting of certain political or economic viewpoints. Indeed, the old regime of print media had always been like a hand in the glove of yesterday's political, social and economic outlook, serving as a tool of party politics, etc. "Technologies are simply tools" even today, and just as old print media was a tool of intersecting boards of directorates of big businesses and government, today's new media is a tool of diverging and dissenting opinion-setters, people and groups who want to challenge…… [Read More]

References

Donald J. Trump. (2016). Twitter. Retrieved from https://twitter.com/realdonaldtrump?lang=en

Weldon, M., Eadie, W. (2009). 21st Century Communication: A Reference Handbook.

Thousand Oaks: SAGE.
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Analysis of the Current Situation in American Politics

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Voting is a privilege and a right. A right that was denied for millions of people. Only until the passing of the Voting Rights Act did minorities have a chance to not only vote, but change the face of the government. Before 1965, minorities, especially blacks, faced violent opposition in an attempt to stifle their voices and control the way the government nominates its officials.

Now that President Obama has shown what can happen when minorities are given a voice in politics, there have come some major setbacks. The nation in the next presidential election will adopt one of two sides, a far left or a far right. With the recent death of Head Justice Scalia and the refusal of Congress to allow the nomination of Merrick Garland, it is safe to say the nation is in turmoil in several ways. To understand how things became so unstable it is important to focus on the roots of the current situations befalling the United States, beginning with Citizens United, voter turnout, the Voting Rights Act, SUPER PACs, Scotus appointment, midterm elections, and ending with the current state of the nominations.

Citizens United is two unlike but correlated things. The first is…… [Read More]

References

DeSilver, D. & DeSilver, D. (2015). U.S. voter turnout trails most developed countries. Pew Research Center. Retrieved 24 May 2016, from http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2015/05/06/u-s-voter-turnout-trails-most-developed-countries/

Justice,. (2016). History Of Federal Voting Rights Laws -- CRT -- Department of Justice. Justice.gov. Retrieved 24 May 2016, from https://www.justice.gov/crt/history-federal-voting-rights-laws

Meko, T., Keating, D., Urhmacher, K., & Stamm, S. (2016). Everything you need to know about appointing a Supreme Court justice. Washington Post. Retrieved 24 May 2016, from https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/politics/scotus-nominees/

Super PACs -- OpenSecrets. (2016). Opensecrets.org. Retrieved 24 May 2016, from https://www.opensecrets.org/pacs/superpacs.php
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Current Events and Applying Sociology

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R.I.P. RELIGIOUS RIGHT and other Super Tuesday Take-Aways . . .

Whereas the "religious right" had seemed to be a dominant force in American politics, particularly powerful in the Republican Party, the influence of this loud but still minority group seems to have waned. This article goes so far as to suggest that candidate Donald Trump's raging popularity in the Bible Belt signals a nail in the coffin for the infiltration of politics by the religious right. Similarly, the author insinuates a possible shift in American social norms as traditional Bible Belt causes now seem like "lost causes." The "organizational weight has withered," notes Burke, referring to the lack of strong leadership among the religious right. Ironically, voters who claim to value religion strongly have come out in support of Trump. Also ironic is the fact that stalwart Democrat Hilary Clinton has gained ground among African-Americans particularly because of her personal religiosity. The difference between Clinton supporters and Sanders supporters reveals what Burke calls a "god gap" in the Democratic Party. Supporters of Senator Sanders tend to be strongly secular. These changes in the American political landscape signal deeper changes embedded in the society.

Burke's article is brief and does…… [Read More]

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Three Responses to Discussions

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bumper sticker "Republicans: We work hard so you won't have to" represents one of the polarized views in the political system in the U.S. today. The sticker represents a fairly narrow minded view of the political debate over things like taxes and benefits for lower income families. What many people do not realize, is that the entire economy is connect on many levels. The questions is not as simple as supporting someone through your taxes. For example, if your taxes are used to help struggling families, then they also spend more money in the economy which benefits the economy as a whole. Many people view the political system as one dimensional when in fact it is far more complex. The partisan picture of Obama smoking a cigarette is just another example of this.

Discussion

The first post in discussion 2 deals with the disenfranchised segment of the population relative towards the political system. Many people feel as if their vote or their opinion does not really count anymore; and in a sense, they are right. With the passage of Citizens United and the introduction of big money into politics, most of the candidates have to cater to special interest groups…… [Read More]

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Management Entrepreneurship in the Contemporaneous

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First of all, they are aimed to remove any barriers from the path to formation of an entrepreneur. This could easily refer to an increased and easier access to education or the removal of discriminatory practices. The second set of initiatives is oriented towards the specialization of the entrepreneurs and could refer to specialized courses, training or the sharpening of the senses and the skills it takes to become a good entrepreneur.

E: Example: the list of examples in the field of entrepreneurs' initiatives is rather broad, moreover since the contemporary business and scholarly communities are increasingly focused on the role and responsibilities of the entrepreneur. The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation has set the basis for numerous such initiatives, the most relevant examples in this sense being offered by the Advancing Innovation Initiative, the Initiative for Closing the Gap for Women and Minority Entrepreneurs or the Urban Entrepreneur Partnership Initiative.

2.3 Entrepreneurs and Small business

T: Topic sentence: The concept of entrepreneurship has often been assimilated with the management of small businesses, however, certain particularities exist and they reveal the difference between the two organizational forms.

E: Explain what it is: The management of small businesses refers to the actions…… [Read More]

Works Cited

Schaper, M., Volery, T., 2004, Entrepreneurship and Small Business: A Pacific Rim Perspective, Wiley

2008, Grants and Initiatives - Entrepreneurship, Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, http://www.kauffman.org/initiatives.cfm?topic=entrepreneurshiplast accessed on June 4, 2008

2008, Fragments of Donald Trump's Speech, Retrieved from You Tube, http://youtube.com/watch?v=HXYURZOwbtg&feature=related, June 4, 2008

2008, Michael Dell's Advice to Entrepreneurs, Retrieved from You Tube, http://youtube.com/watch?v=bBsCZpomy24&feature=related, June 4, 2008
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Manifestations of Chicano Art

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Chicano/Chicana Art Questions

In what way does Chicano/a Art relate to contemporary awareness regarding social, political, and aesthetic issues?

Art is often used as a vehicle to raise or sustain awareness when it comes to social, political and other issues. For example, there are many in the Chicano community that vehemently oppose deportation of undocumented workers as it would separate families and/or relegate the deported people to a life of squalor and destitution due to the poverty or persecution that they would face back home. At the same time, Chicanos are very proud of their homeland and heritage and that is often infused very deeply into whatever messages are extended. Whether it be images about family, laws (good or bad), national pride, the American dream or other things, the art created and offered by Chicanos can be emblematic of some of all of that, depending on the situation (Butler) (Butler).

A good example would be the recent movement against Donald Trump. While Mexico and Chicanos have been a major epicenter and focal point of this art, even people that are American citizens, including those from Puerto Rico, are getting into the fray. Regardless, Chicanos see Trump and his brethren as…… [Read More]

Works Cited

Butler, Christopher. Modernism: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions). Oxford

University Press, 2010. Print.

Butler, Christopher. Postmodernism: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions).

Oxford University Press, 2002. Print.
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The 2016 Political Season

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Attitude Survey

The author of this report has been asked to create the parameters and facets of an attitude survey. Given that 2016 is an election year, it would seem easy to use that as the springboard for an attitude survey about the candidates. Since the current President is term limited, there are primaries in both major parties and thus attitude surveys can be made about the prospective candidates on both sides. On the Democrat side, the author of this report will focus on Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton. On the Republican side, the author will focus on the three best finishers at the recent Iowa caucus, those being Donald Trump, Ted Cruz and Macro Rubio (Fox News, 2016). While there is a usual ebb and flow when it comes to election season, the current election cycle is a powder keg and then some and thus the attitudes of the people surveyed would be very important to gather and review.

Analysis

As far as the population to use for an attitude survey, an area that is populated densely enough with both Republicans and Democrats would be ideal. For example, most of Texas is rather conservative but Austin is fairly liberal.…… [Read More]

References

Fox News. (2016). 2016 State Primaries and Caucuses Results - Iowa -- Politics -- Fox News. Foxnews.com. Retrieved 7 February 2016, from http://www.foxnews.com/politics/elections/2016/primary-caucus-results/iowa

Kron, J. (2012). Red State, Blue City: How the Urban-Rural Divide Is Splitting America. The Atlantic. Retrieved 7 February 2016, from http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2012/11/red-state-blue-city-how-the-urban-rural-divide-is-splitting-america/265686/

Quinn, B. (2015). 5 Important Reasons to Vote for Hillary Clinton. Blue Nation Review. Retrieved 7 February 2016, from http://bluenationreview.com/top-reasons-vote-hillary/
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Plato and the Republic

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Plato's Republic

In What Ways is The Republic Still Relevant Today?

The Republic is Plato's best known work and gives and account of Socrates as he tackles several of some of the most intellectually important topics that humanity has known. This book has not only survived the test of time, but it is one of the world's most influential books that has ever been written. The book starts by giving an argument that deals with the nature of justice that sets the foundation for the rest of the topics and the assumptions about what an ideal relationship with the state might be from a variety of different perspectives. For example, Socrates argues that one should be just for their own self-interest, which is also presented as the means to organizing society. There are ten books in the series however and a wide range of different topics are covered -- everything from what knowledge constitutes, to the allegory about the cave, and to the ideal form and evolution of the form of government. The role of art in the society is also reviewed and Socrates is pictured as not a fan of imitative art. Although this work was produced more than…… [Read More]

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The Impact of Money on the Lawmaking Process

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Cui Bono? Lawmaking in the U.S.

In the U.S. the sheer number of laws on the books virtually guarantees that their purported purpose will never be accomplished. In fact, in a number of cases, the purported purpose is simply a ruse for another ulterior motive. Why, for example, is the federal government still so opposed to legalizing marijuana, when so many states have accepted it outright as a legal recreational substance? The purported purpose is that this drug is harmful to health -- yet a significant number of unbiased medical studies show that marijuana can actually help reduce illness. Is this law therefore kept on the books because it benefits the pharmaceutical industry, which can only afford its monopoly on health care so long as natural substances like marijuana are banned? And what about the prison farm system? Is marijuana use still criminalized because it benefits the private prisons and the corporations who use prison labor in the same way they use Asian slave labor, paying minimal wages to increase profit margins (Benns, 2015).

The origination of laws in America is so deeply entwined with the question of "who benefits" ("cui bono?") that one cannot accept lawmaking or lawmakers at…… [Read More]

References

Benns, W. (2015). American Slavery, Reinvented. The Atlantic. Retrieved from http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2015/09/prison-labor-in-america/406177/

Durden, T. (2016). GOP Leaders, Tech Execs Plot Against Trump At Secret NeoCon

Island Meeting. ZeroHedge. Retrieved from http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2016-03-08/gop-leaders-tech-execs-plot-against-trump-secret-neocon-island-meeting
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A Sociological Take on Violating Folkways Sanctions and Reactions

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Violating a Folkway

The norm that I have chosen to break is to discuss a subject that is related to politics and religion, which are two subjects that people tend to avoid discussing in polite society. This is a folkway that has consistently been brought to my attention in the past: at my work, our team leader has told us that two things he never talks about with clients are politics and religion, and while he may have strong views about both, he makes it a point to avoid these topics as they can quickly lead to tension in a relationship. On a separate occasion, my mother-in-law also made this point when at a family dinner she noted that the two subjects that are not allowed at the dinner table are politics and religion. I could also add "money" to this folkway as, according to Folkways Nowadays, the three things that one should not discuss in polite society are religion, politics and money (Atkins, 2015) -- and the subject I came upon that I concluded would be a violation of the first two would also be a violation of the third. Thus, I decided to break this folkway by bringing…… [Read More]

References

Atkins, Audrey. (2015). Money. Politics. Religion. FolkwaysNowadays. Retrieved from http://folkwaysnowadays.com/2015/06/29/money-politics-religion/

Cole, D. (2015). Republican Party Animal. WA: Feral House.
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Why the VA Should Be Privatized

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cabinet-level agency in the U.S. government termed "Agency X" herein is the largest healthcare provider in the nation. With a multi-billion dollar budget, virtually universal support from the American public and a national network of healthcare facilities, Agency X should be well situated to achieve its mission to "care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan." Unfortunately, on far too many occasions, Agency X has failed to deliver the high quality health care services the nation's veterans deserve and hundreds if not thousands have died as a result. In order to gain a better understanding of these failures, this paper reviews the relevant literature to provide an analysis of the ethical and social issues faced by Agency X and its administrators, followed by a summary of the research and important findings concerning ethics and social justice at this organization in the conclusion.

Ethics and Social Justice at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

Introduction

With a $168.8 billion annual budget (Facts about the VA, 2015), nearly 9 million enrolled patients and 300,000 employees, together with a nationwide network of 1,221 outpatient clinics, 144 hospitals, and 300 Vet Centers, one U.S. government cabinet-level…… [Read More]

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About VA. (2016). Department of Veterans Affairs. Retrieved from http://www.va.gov / about_va/vahistory.asp.

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Borghini, A. (2016). Consequentialism. About Education. Retrieved from http://philosophy. about.com/od/Philosophical-Theories-Ideas/a/What-Is-Beauty.htm.

Corey, G., Corey, M, & Haynes, R. (1998). Student workbook for ethics in action. Pacific Grove, CA: Brooks/Cole.
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Restructuring Positive Strategic Moves Restructuring

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In terms of infrastructure restructuring, when the technology company EarthLink, experienced financial difficulties and garnered a rating of underperforming by market analysts, it was suggested that it shut down or reduce some of its previously-proposed targets for expansion, divest some of its assets, and contain costs within its core connectivity enterprise through consolidating departments and cutbacks (Savitz 2007). Although limiting the company's scope for expansion might seem to be a negative rather than a positive move, when a restructuring is announced, greater confidence can be generated amongst shareholders, because of the company's demonstrated commitment to enhancing shareholder value through cost containment and an acknowledgement of its current difficulties. Announcing a restructuring even for a troubled company suggests that its difficulties are not insurmountable, provided the organization keep its eye upon the future, and restructuring a high-performance organization can be an effort to generate further value and profits, and reallocate current assets in areas better suited for expansion, like research and development.… [Read More]

Works Cited

Ryniker, Roy. (2008). "Debt restructuring." Reorganization Alternatives Group Retrieved 16 Aug 2008 at http://www.realtgroup.com/Debt%20Restructure%20Article.htm

Savitz, Eric. (14 Aug 2007). "Street awaits EarthLink's restructuring moves." Seeking Alpha. Retrieved 16 Aug 2008 at http://seekingalpha.com/article/44392-street-awaits-earthlink-s-restructuring-moves
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American Literature and Transcendentalism

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Transcendentalism

The Perversion of the American Dream

The oracle of transcendentalism, Ralph Waldo Emerson, and his acetic companion and one-time roommate Henry David Thoreau (that's correct, when Thoreau got tired of sleeping in the forest, he moved in with Emerson and his family for a few weeks) both had a lot to say about man, nature, the nature of man, and the communion between nature and man, which if properly exploited can lead to great personal gain.

Emerson and Thoreau were great thinkers, philosophers, and purveyors of the English language and their work, although long-winded and at times tortuous, helped to define and shape the American dream. However, in recent years, their instructive thoughts and musings on certain tenets of the American dream, i.e. self-reliance, self-reflection, and critical thinking, have been subverted by 21st century avarice and greed. It is the purpose of this paper to investigate how many of the ideals Emerson and Thoreau stood for and preached, ideals that form the philosophy of transcendentalism and inform the American dream, have been replaced by a desire for materialistic wealth.

It can be argued that Thoreau and Emerson both saw the best in man. They both believed that man had…… [Read More]

Works Cited

Emerson, Ralph Waldo. Essays on Wealth and Culture. Girard, KA: Haldeman-Julius,

[19-. Print.

Thoreau, Henry David. The Portable Thoreau. New York: Penguin, 1977. Print.

Sealts, Merton M. Emerson on the Scholar. Columbia: University of Missouri, 1992.
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Results of Three Leadership Questionnaires With Discussion

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Authentic Leadership Questionnaire measures leadership capacity across four different areas. These are self-awareness, internalized moral perspective, balanced processing, and relational transparency. The first of these is about a person's capacity to know their own strengths and weaknesses but also includes things like "emotional intelligence" in which you know how to understand others and how they react to your leadership style. Internalized moral-perspective is about ethical decision-making and ethical behavior, which seems slightly irrelevant in the context of business leadership. Balanced processing is a more difficult concept because it is about evaluating information during decision-making, and about wise decision-making skills. Finally relational transparency is about being clear about one's own goals and motivations, which again sounds like it may be irrelevant to the concept of business leadership. Relational transparency may be useful for a public high school principal trying to deal with her unionized underlings, but it is hardly a characteristic to which a successful professional poker player would aspire, and needless to say working on Wall Street is a lot more like playing poker professionally than it is like being a high school principal. My results on this inventory were 15 for self-awareness, 12 for internalized moral perspective, 14 balanced…… [Read More]

References

"Authentic Leadership Self-Assessment Questionnaire." In Northouse, PG. (2012) Leadership: Theory and practice. Sixth Edition. New York: SAGE Publications.

"Servant Leadership Questionnaire." In Northouse, PG. (2012) Leadership: Theory and practice. Sixth Edition. New York: SAGE Publications.

"Adaptive Leadership Questionnaire." In Northouse, PG. (2012) Leadership: Theory and practice. Sixth Edition. New York: SAGE Publications.
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How Gender Identity Is Construed Today

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Gender Identity

What is gender? Is it a biological condition or a social construction? In today's modern world, it appears that it can be one or the other or even a mixture of both. Transgender people like Caitlyn Jenner (formerly Bruce Jenner, an Olympian) have raised awareness about the issue of gender, and so have others, like the Wachowski siblings, famous Hollywood directors, who have brought attention to the issue through their exploration of sexual and gender identity issues. Researchers have also added to the debate about what is gender identity by performing both qualitative and quantitative studies about it, ranging from discussions of the difference between sex and gender to neurobiological brain scans of brain wave patterns in men, women, straight and transgender. Results, findings and conclusions remain contested and controversial, suggesting that even today little is known about why gender identity is an issue for some and not for others -- whether it is handed down through posterity as a result of patriarchal social conventions, or whether it is a function of biological patterns in the body manifested in psychological and behavioral expressions. This paper will attempt to answer the question of what is gender identity from the…… [Read More]

Works Cited

Beauvoir, Simone de. The Second Sex. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2004.

Print.

Butler, Judith. Gender Trouble: Feminism and the Subversion of Identity. NY:

Routledge, 1990. Print.
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Libertarians and the Federal Government

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Political Ideology

My political ideology is based on my reading of the early Federalist and Anti-Federalist Papers. When I read these papers I realized that the way our country works today was really shaped by events back then during the days of the founding of the country's constitution. I used to be a Constitutionalist and identify with the libertarians led by Ron Paul, who pushes to uphold the Constitution. But after reading the Anti-Federalist Papers, I realized that the Constitution itself was never really a good thing: it was essentially designed to take power away from the states and place it in the hands of a central government, an idea promoted by Alexander Hamilton in the Federalist Papers (Federalist No. 6, n.d.). The Anti-Federalists viewed this as a violation of the freedom and autonomy they had just won from England in the Revolutionary War (Brutus No. 1, 1787). If the Constitution proposed by the Federalists were to pass, the states would hand over their autonomy to another authoritarian power like the one they had just escaped. After reading the Anti-Federalist papers I realize I don't align with any party today and do not view the current state of politics as…… [Read More]

References

Brutus No. 1. (1787). Retrieved from http://www.constitution.org/afp/brutus01.htm

Federalist No. 6 (n.d.). Retrieved from http://avalon.law.yale.edu/18th_century/fed06.asp

Jamieson, A. (2016). Brexit Poll: Majority of Brits want to leave EU as referendum looms. NBCNews. Retrieved from http://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/brexit-referendum/brexit-poll-majority-brits-want-leave-eu-referendum-looms-n593441
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Leadership Within the Context of a Globalized Environment

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Organizational Leadership and Performance

The environment in which leaders of today operate is increasingly global. It is important to note, from the onset, that today's globalized environment significantly differs from the environment business operated in a couple of decades ago. In addition to being fast-paced, today's business environment is also more competitive and complex. The demands of the current era have meant that leaders of today must embrace new leadership approaches -- different from those applied by their predecessors two or three decades ago.

The Need to Appreciate Diversity

Today, every leader, as Daft (2014, p. 326) points out, "needs to understand the complexity of diversity issues, learn to create an inclusive culture, and support the development of minorities…" Unlike was the case a few decades ago, today's leaders are expected to lead teams of individuals, all of whom come from diverse backgrounds, ethnic roots, and have different motivations. It is important to note that contrary to popular opinion, this has not only affected leaders of multinational organizations. Given the changing migration patterns, business entities that have not ventured out of their home countries are also hiring workers who do not necessarily come from the home countries of the said…… [Read More]

References

Adair, J. (2009). Leadership and Motivation: The Fifty-Fifty Rule and the Eight Key Principles of Motivating Others. Philadelphia, PA: Kogan Page Publishers.

Bell, A. (2011). Great Leadership: What it is and What it Takes in a Complex World. Mountain View, CA: Davies-Black Publishing.

Cancialosi, C. (2014). Today's Leaders Must Learn to Thrive in Disequilibrium. Retrieved from http://www.forbes.com/sites/chriscancialosi/2014/07/28/todays-leaders-must-learn-to-thrive-in-disequilibrium/

Daft, R. (2014). The Leadership Experience (6th ed.). Stamford, CT: Cengage Learning
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Why Psychologists Should Adhere to Ethics at All Times

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Ethical Awareness Inventory

"Psychologists need to be self-reflective ... engage in even-tempered observation and interpretation ... and increase the beneficial use of psychological knowledge" (Koocher, 2007).

This paper covers ethical issues and an ethical survey that was taken.

Results of the Survey / My Ethical Style

Role of Personal Ethics in Psychology / Development of Principle

When it comes to my viewpoint about personal ethics for myself and personal ethics for a psychologist, I conduct research to see what scholars are saying, and then make up my mind as to my personal ideas. In fact, some of the literature I have found suggests it is okay for a psychologist to only apply all ethical values, but not necessarily outside the office. I disagree strongly to that. If you're in the field, you have an obligation to represent your profession wherever you are and whatever you do.

The literature I found shows that it is of course very important for the psychologist to follow, as closely as possible, the Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct. The American Psychological Association's (APA) ethical guidelines are near universally adhered to by professional psychologists. However, there are some ethical issues that the APA…… [Read More]

Works Cited

American Psychological Association. (2010). Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct. Retrieved February 8, 2016, from http://www.pa.org.

Haeny, A.M. (2014). Ethical Considerations for Psychologists Taking a Public Stance on Controversial Issues: The Balance Between Personal and Professional Life. Ethics & Behavior, 24(4), 265-278.

Koocher, G. P. (2007). Ethics in Psychology and the Mental Health Professionals:

Standards and Cases; Standards and Cases. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press
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What Kind of Government Do People Want

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Big vs. Small Government

The problem of government and public administration in the U.S. today is one that affects many people. The trend in politics in recent years is for voters to voice their anger and frustration with government by voting for outsiders, such as Rand Paul, Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders -- candidates who challenge the status quo, overreach of big government, lack of accountability and lack of representation. However, what representatives like Ron Paul assert is that government is too big and that smaller government, according to the Constitution as it was initially devised, needs to be adhered to in order to protect citizens from big government.

The main point of this study is to understand whether the common citizen is in favor of big government or small government and what their perception of the role of government is in today's world.

This study uses relevant literature on the subject to provide a framework for the questions that are asked citizens on campus including teachers, students, and citizens in the workplace. The responses are used to assess the general view of the public on whether big government is a problem in today's world of public administration or whether…… [Read More]

Bibliography

Creswell, J. Qualitative Inquiry and Research Design: Choosing among Five

Approaches. CA: Sage, 2007.

McCarthy, Justin. "In U.S., 65% Dissatisfied with How Gov't System Works." Gallup,

22 Jan 2014. Web.
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The Federal Reserve and Government Oversight

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special interest groups have too much power in politics today? Why or why not? Do you think we should allow these interest groups to continue to function as they currently do? Why or why not? What do you think would happen to our nation if we did not allow interest groups to continue to operate?

I do feel that special interest groups have too much power in politics today and I feel that this is a big part of the appeal for "outsiders" like Sanders and Trump in the race today. Special interest groups like AIPAC for example can make or break political careers, which is why when Netanyahu visits Congress to speak, nearly every member bows and bends at the knee: AIPAC is a big donor to campaigns. Likewise, Wall Street interest groups and corporate interest groups are also big donors to campaigns and Establishment politicians like Hillary benefit from them that the status quo might continue into the foreseeable future if she is elected. If our nation did not allow interest groups to operate, politics would be a very different animal. There would be fewer career politicians because that off which they feed would be gone; the main…… [Read More]

References

Durden, T. (2016). One Reader Tried To Get The Recording Of Yellen's "World-Saving

Phone Call"; This Is What The Fed Replied. ZeroHedge. Retrieved from http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2016-04-15/one-reader-tried-get-recording-yellens-world-saving-phone-call-what-fed-replied

Federal Reserve. (2015). Oversight of the Federal Reserve System. Retrieved from https://www.federalreserve.gov/monetarypolicy/bst_oversight.htm

Greensteing, T. (2011). The Fed's $16 Trillion Bailouts Under-Reported. Forbes.
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The Relationship Between Politics and Films in the U S

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Cinema and American Politics

The modern politics of the U.S. and their imperialistic manifestations within the global political economy (GPE) have often been reflected in the mainstream Hollywood films of the era yet simultaneously criticized and satirized by auteur and/or independent filmmakers, such as Kubrick with his 1964 Dr. Strangelove or Oliver Stone's JFK. While political science is a field in which the dynamics of political discourse may be examined more directly, an analysis of the cinematic representation of American politics as depicted in film can provide an alternative assessment of the life of U.S. political forces, how they are perceived to operate in popular film, and how popular political beliefs are shaped and communicated to citizens as a result. For instance, Spielberg's Lincoln and his recent Bridge of Spies are two films that celebrate some aspect of the American political ideal (such as freedom, unity, integrity, and democracy). Yet other filmmakers use film to reflect some aspect of the political scene that is troubling (Stone's upcoming Snowden picture, for instance, which focuses on the overreach of government agencies or the upcoming documentary Weiner, which focuses on the maligned candidacy of Timothy Weiner). This paper proposes to assess the manner…… [Read More]

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Benoit, William; Nill, Dawn. "Oliver Stone's Defense of JFK." Communication

Quarterly, vol. 46, no. 2 (1998): 127-143.

Cole, David. Republican Party Animal. WA: Feral House, 2014.

Elliott, William; Schenck-Hamlin, William. "Film, Politics and the Press: The Influence
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The Bible and Christian Prayer for Leaders

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Christians, it is our duty to pray for others. Christians are also Biblically obliged to pray even for those who appear to be beyond saving, or for the unlikeliest of souls. "First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people," (1 Timothy 2:1). Therefore, praying on behalf of world leaders becomes even more of a Christian imperative given the tremendous influence political leaders have on the people who they lead or rule. Over the course of the last year or more, I have made a conscientious attempt to pray for a set of world leaders who either needed guidance, support, and intervention from God, salvation from a sinful path, or strength as they traversed the difficult and challenging path of Christ.

Although I did pray for more than a dozen world leaders, I focused on the President of the United States, Barack Obama, Vladimir Putin, Donald Trump, the Pope Francis, Assad of Syria, Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel, and Angela Merkel. Although not all of these world leaders share the same faith or even believe in the teachings of Christ, praying for them proves that we can "Love the Lord your God with…… [Read More]

References

Bible: NIV

Johnson, D.W. (2015). Biblical requirements of leaders. Christianity Today. Retrieved online: http://www.christianitytoday.com/le/2007/july-online-only/le-040329.html
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Discussing Democracy and the Civil War

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Civil War

A Fight for Democracy

There are many forms of government that exist in the world. From dictatorships to monarchies to democracies. However, the most challenging form of government by far is democracy. This is because it involves participation by the government and the people.

The word democracy has origins in the Greek language with the meaning 'rule by the people' (Patrick, 2006). Rome and Athens represented the precursors to modern democracies and served as the first 'democracies' of antiquity. Democracies were made in order to control the abuse of power people witnessed see from rulers. While democracy has ancient roots, modern democracy was only formulated during the age of Enlightenment, specifically the 17th and 18th centuries.

In this age, philosophers designated fundamental elements of democracy. These are: basic human and civil rights, separation of powers, religious freedom, and separation of church and state (Ostrom, 1997). Modern democracies have political officials elected by the people and in the case of the United States, an electoral college. The president of the United States wins his or her position through popular vote and electoral vote. That way the voice of the people is heard regardless of race, ethnicity, religious beliefs, or…… [Read More]

References

Burns, K. (2015). The Civil War. The Film. Episode Descriptions. Episode One.Pbs.org. Retrieved 26 May 2016, from http://www.pbs.org/civilwar/film/episode1.html

Jones, T. (2016). Could the South Have Won the War? Opinionator. Retrieved 26 May 2016, from http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/03/16/could-the-south-have-won-the-war/

Kent, Z. (2011). The Civil War. Berkeley Heights, NJ: Enslow.

Ostrom, V. (1997). The meaning of democracy and the vulnerability of democracies. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press.
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My Unique Personal Branding Aspects

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Personal Branding

My Strengths

We all have our own unique strengths and weaknesses. With regard to my strengths, it is important to note that in addition to having an inherent ability to relate well with others, I am also quite ambitious, creative, open minded, and persistent. In this section, I describe these strengths in significant detail and explain how I have, in the past, made use of them.

To begin with, from quite an early age, I have always been an effective communicator, a trait which, I believe, plays a significant role towards the further enhancement of my ability to relate well with others. Indeed, I always find it easy to not only start but also maintain conversations. I also find it relatively easy to find and keep friends. Essentially, this is a trait I have used in the past to not only acquire friends -- people who have been of great inspiration to me, but to also wriggle out of not-so-pleasant situations.

Secondly, I also happen to be rather ambitious. I live by Donald Trump's mantra that one ought to thing big at all times. As 'The Donald' has stated many times before: "as long as you are going…… [Read More]

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Nature Imitates Art Imitating Nature

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" (41) it is unclear how to understand "things are because we see them." Traditionally perception is conceived as a passive process: we open our eyes and receive input from the world. Kant suggests that perhaps it is not so passive: we "organize" the world into temporal and spatial dimensions, attribute cause and effect, etc. But what Wilde suggests here is even more radical. The "things are because" suggests a causal relationship, such that what we see exists as an effect of seeing. It would be as if looking "paints" the world. But this is completely absurd. Onto what would seeing "paint" the world? and, even weirder, notice that it wouldn't be that seeing paints the world so that we could then look at what was painted. Rather, it would be that seeing is painting, so that we always see and paint simultaneously, always just "creating" whatever we see, under the influence of the arts.

I pause a moment to consider this claim because there is a popular related claim: our beliefs determine what we see, hear, etc. If you believe that Mary is beautiful, then you "see her differently," you do not see the same thing that Mary's detractors…… [Read More]

1. Wilde, Oscar. Intentions. New York: Prometheus Books, 2004. 1-55. Print.

2. Wilde, Oscar. The Picture of Dorian Gray and Other Writings. New York: Pocket Books, 2005. 241-365. Print.

The Decay of Lying was first published in 1889; the Golden Stair is from 1880.
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Celebrities as Symbolic Commodities in

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Commodity brands need to develop some values quickly unless they just want to be price-driven. Commodities are in danger of becoming the acmes of the 21st century. The commodity-to-human brand continuum reflects the extent to which people ascribe the values they're seeking in apparel to 50 fashion brands. Commodities are at the low end of the scale and human brands are at the high end.

Hunt (2001) reiterates that celebrities can be very effective in the endorsement of products; however, they can also be dangerous. The advantages of using a celebrity are that they can increase attention to and how memorable the ad and product, enhance credibility of the message, and imbue a product with positive image characteristics. The disadvantage, or danger, is that if a celebrity has a negative image, it can be passed on to the product being endorsed. As shown in this study, bed sheets are perceived as ordinary, safe, reliable, and delicate. When advertised by Deion Sanders, however, bed sheets are perceived as unusual, risky, less reliable, and somewhat rugged. This suggests that great care should be taken in selecting a celebrity endorser. The celebrity's image must be taken into account.

The answer lies in what…… [Read More]

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Corliss, R. (Sept 4, 2000). So Much for Star Power: The summer's hits were short on big names. Is this the post-Arnold era?. Time, 156, 10. p.51.

Hunt, J. The Impact of Celebrity Endorsers on Consumers' Product Evaluations: A Symbolic Meaning Approach. (2005):12(5)

Milner, Murray, Jr. "Celebrity culture as a status system." The Hedgehog Review 7.1 (Spring 2005): 66(12).

Robinson, D. (Jan-Feb 2007). Celebrity power: information overload makes our attention the next hot commodity, writes David Robinson. An endless variety of niche sources could leave us absorbed -- and isolated -- if not for the big-name celebrities who bring us back together. The American (Washington, DC), 1, 2. p.94 (3)
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Ethical Position on Euthanasia Suicide

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That is a perfectly valid reason not to engage in the practice, at least in the case of any person who makes that decision because of his or her religious beliefs and values. However, the very same concept of religious freedom means that no person should ever have his or her rights defined against his or her will by the religious beliefs and values of other people. In this country, the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution expressly prohibits the state from imposing religion on any individual; yet that is exactly the situation to the extent that legislators ever oppose euthanasia on "religious" grounds. Incidentally, the exact same principle applies to abortion to the degree that the issue involves religious beliefs about when human life "begins."

Conclusion

Supporting the right of the individual to choose euthanasia does not mean that there should be no safeguards to protect mentally unstable patients from rash decisions or to prevent abuse of the process by others for their own gain. The state has every right to establish reasonable tests and safeguards to limit euthanasia to individuals who are mentally competent to make the decision for themselves. Beyond that, however, it is difficult to support…… [Read More]

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Realty TV What Reality TV

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(Hill 83; Javors 35)

We are not alone in this. In China, often accused of attempting to mimic Western culture, the producers of an RTV show "Ying Zai Zhongguo," or translated somehow as "Win" in English draw a similar conclusion:

their hope that the program would encourage more people in China to start their own businesses. Song Wenming...hoped the show would introduce the "positive power" of entrepreneurship. Ms. Zhou said she hoped potential entrepreneurs would learn the importance of both perseverance and passion. There was much more in the same vein. (Fallows)

Perhaps there is some altruism at the end of the tunnel when considering the cultural benefit of RTV. But the preponderance of the evidence seems to suggest that there is something deeply missing in the American psyche that needs to be healed. Is RTV the cure or part of the problem? This is the conundrum that researchers face. Although nothing new, since the Iliad and the Odyssey and before, circled around campfires and telling stories human beings have had some desire for adventure, love, and battles. It is part of our nature, perhaps being suppressed, that RTV touches upon. Is it exploitation or vicarious therapy? This still remains…… [Read More]

Works Cited

Breyer, Richard. "Reality TV: More Mirror Than Window." World and I Jan. 2004: 100.

Fallows, James. "Win in China! A Reality-TV Show Is Teaching the Chinese How to Succeed in Business." The Atlantic Monthly Apr. 2007: 72-84.

Hill, Annette. Reality TV: Audiences and Popular Factual Television. New York: Routledge, 2005.

Javors, Irene Rosenberg. "Reality TV Escape from Reality?." Annals of the American Psychotherapy Association 7.1 (2004): 35.
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Life Is Not Fair How

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One breath from God and things can shrivel up, one blast of God's rage and things burn -- unlike human anger, God has control over anything and everything because He is the creator (7). Like forest fire, God's wrath, in the eyes of humanity, is unstoppable and incomprehensible.

Finally, Job, after his initial and understandable sorrow and rage he enters into a kind of Zen-like state of acceptance of his fate, of the fact that as a human being, he cannot resist the nature of the world. God has created all things, unlike humans, who are simply God's creation (23). The world is full of bad as well as good. Job was not given good fortune in proportion to his goodness, although he was a good man, and so the reverse is also true. True, Job never neglected the poor, made the innocent suffer, or let the poor go hungry (67). But like all human beings, he was not perfect and things came to him by chance.

Job's friends are not better or worse than Job, either. Rather their comprehension is more ordinary and more foolish, as they assume Job or his children were evil and thus must deserve their…… [Read More]

Works Cited

The Book of Job. Translated by Stephen Mitchell. New York: Harper Perennial, 1992.
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Philanthropy With a Twist of

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Clearly, in Gaudiani's own dollar sign-admiring view, the Paris Hiltons; Donald Trumps, and (even in death) the resort-hopping; trust fund baby-popping Anna Nicole Smiths of the world, along with other wealthy if more low-key types, are the real coveted readers. One easily senses this author's embedded, perhaps even automatic and instinctive, implicit buttering-up of the rich within her litany of praise, to the rest of us, of all their many past philanthropic good deeds.

A better article; however, and one more objective and that contains (albeit not entirely) various opposing viewpoints to Gaudiani's on philanthropy and the real motivations of the rich for practicing it yesterday and today, is written by an also more credible author with no past professional baggage, Susan Berresford of the Ford Foundation. Berresford's article "Philanthropy of the 21st Century" is both more realistic about how and why, and in what kinds of circumstances and situations philanthropy works and does not work. This article is also far more balanced, positively and negatively, on the subject of past and present philanthropists and the (as Berresford states, frankly) almost always ego-driven motivations behind their apparently altruistic efforts on behalf of society and those less fortunate than themselves.

Unlike…… [Read More]

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Basinger, Julianne. "Under Fire from Students and Professors, President of Connecticut College Quits." Chronicle of Higher Education [Online]. October

27, 2000. Retrieved March 10, 2006, from: http://chronicle.com/errors.dir/noauthorization.php3?page=/weekly/v47/i09/09a04001.htm

Berresford, Susan. "Philanthropy of the 21st Century." The Ford Foundation.

Retrieved March 10, 2006, from: http://www.fordfound.org/news/view
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Mitt Romney President Candidate Summary

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Some big endorsements have gone Mitt Romney's way, from an early endorsement from New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, to several endorsements from other republican governors around the country. Big names like Donald Trump have also recently endorsed Mitt Romney, proving that he has strong ties in the fiscally conservative business community. In the states in which Mitt Romney has faced primaries, he has received dozens of editorial and local endorsements from a plethora of different sources.

Mitt Romney is putting all of his time and money into markets he thinks that he can win, but also is trying to reach at least second place in every state that he cannot win. With this strategy, even in his weak states such as South Carolina, he still appears to be the second favorite, and the strength of his campaign is not questioned. Mitt Romney is most favored in states which have a lot of business interests at stake, such as Florida, Texas, California, and Pennsylvania. He will likely win the states that the Democrats are most certainly going to win, such as New York, yet these victories will still cement Mitt Romney as the firm choice for Republican challenger to present U.S.…… [Read More]

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Please note that these works were not directly cited, nor were they paraphrased. The knowledge of the above essay is my own, but the following were consulted during the research process:

"Mitt Romney Biography - Facts, Birthday, Life Story - Biography.com." Famous Biographies & TV Shows - Biography.com. 03 Feb. 2012 .

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