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I think that you can look at the political ads that are produced and aired by the candidates to help answer this question. Most of the ads are attacks on other candidates with very little focus on...

Latest answer posted January 12, 2011 5:56 pm UTC

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Germany and America are both democratic republics, in that their governments are popularly elected, they have universal suffrage rights, and decision making is based on the democratic principles of...

Latest answer posted November 4, 2011 3:08 am UTC

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Post #2 explains it quite well. To give you an example, sending large armies out to the Middle East to fight wars that keep friendly governments, or to maintain the flow of oil is good for our...

Latest answer posted August 28, 2011 11:45 am UTC

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In response to #24 -- Unless Communism adheres to the Rule of Law where individual Rights are safeguarded, an age of flourishing Communism will never be. And should Communism adhere to the Rule of...

Latest answer posted January 23, 2012 10:34 pm UTC

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There are many different kinds of interest groups involved in lobbying on the issue of health care. Each of them has its own parochial interests. This is one reason why it is so hard to reach any...

Latest answer posted March 19, 2013 2:55 am UTC

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Richard Neustadt was one of the biggest names in the field of political science in the United States. Specifically, he was one of the most important scholars of the presidency in the late 20th...

Latest answer posted May 1, 2012 4:33 pm UTC

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This term refers to the way in which a majority population can unfairly target some minority populations by oppressing them through the passage of laws that are voted on as part of the democratic...

Latest answer posted August 24, 2018 1:09 pm UTC

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The major similarity between these two is in their ideas about inequality. Alexander Hamilton believed that society should be somewhat hierarchical. He, unlike his rival Thomas Jefferson, did not...

Latest answer posted October 21, 2012 10:03 pm UTC

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One of the biggest differences between a dictatorship and a democracy is that in a dictatorship it's only really possible to change the government by force. Because the people have no say in how...

Latest answer posted January 15, 2019 9:32 am UTC

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I think the focus of US foreign policy should be understanding the Middle East and taking action to promote stability there. Although the US is not popular in these countries, they are very...

Latest answer posted February 28, 2011 9:25 pm UTC

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The major reason why there is a need for both of these forms of government is that most counties have a mix of towns and other areas. The typical county is not just made up of towns. It will also...

Latest answer posted February 19, 2013 4:59 am UTC

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I would argue that the answer to this question is a matter of perspective. Yes, the so-called "bipolar" world of the Cold War era helped create an equilibrium on a global scale that made it less...

Latest answer posted October 29, 2018 5:47 pm UTC

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Although this is not absolutely true in all cases, presidential approval ratings generally climb whenever something happens that is perceived by the majority of the American public as a serious...

Latest answer posted February 4, 2013 10:19 pm UTC

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Politics and economics can't be seen in isolation because the political system of a country determines how its economic goods are distributed. Different political ideologies have different ideas...

Latest answer posted April 12, 2020 10:31 pm UTC

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The best of these answers would have to be C, Greenpeace. The World Bank and the European Economic Community do not fit with the usual definition of interest groups. Interest groups are generally...

Latest answer posted May 19, 2011 11:37 pm UTC

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Political courage is a relative term. Political courage happens when a politician does what he/she believes is the right thing even though it could be politically damaging. One such act is when...

Latest answer posted January 17, 2019 1:32 pm UTC

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Of the states that you have listed here, only Virginia voted for Barack Obama in the presidential election of 2008. Obama won the 2012 election in Virginia as well. The result in 2008 was...

Latest answer posted January 1, 2013 3:08 am UTC

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An IGO (sometimes called an "Intergovernmental Organization") is an organization that is created by states (instead of by private individuals like an NGO is) for a specific reason. IGOs tend to be...

Latest answer posted February 20, 2011 12:17 am UTC

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It is certainly possible to argue that international relations weaken states. To argue this, we would note that international institutions such as the United Nations create international laws that...

Latest answer posted October 19, 2012 11:05 pm UTC

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There are many reasons why the government should not (we can argue) provide subsidies for farms. Let us look at the two most important. First of all, there is the argument based on economic...

Latest answer posted November 13, 2012 6:17 pm UTC

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Interests groups with vast financial resources have had a negative impact on American democracy. This is not surprising because this trend correlates with a shrinking middle class. As more and more...

Latest answer posted February 19, 2020 1:51 am UTC

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The political era that you describe, which Princeton historian Sean Wilentz has characterized as "the Age of Reagan," began to take shape in the late 1970s. According to the historians Thomas Byrne...

Latest answer posted June 15, 2017 11:57 am UTC

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In the field of International Relations, power is often defined as the ability of one country (Country A) to get other countries to do what Country A wants (or to refrain from doing things that...

Latest answer posted February 14, 2011 3:23 am UTC

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While I appreciate the level of nuance Post 3 adds, the problem with PACs is that the amount of money spent could determine the amount of influence. So rather than making our public policy...

Latest answer posted July 7, 2012 5:41 pm UTC

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Political philosophers have been debating this question for millennia. Early texts that record the names of rulers and the underlying principles of their rule include those from the kingdom of Ur,...

Latest answer posted January 23, 2019 7:06 am UTC

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I believe that war could have been prevented if the recently elected Abraham Lincoln had simply decided to allow the secessionist states to exist freely without military intervention. Had the Union...

Latest answer posted May 3, 2011 6:53 am UTC

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The major benefit of such an amendment would be that it would, presumably, help to rein in government spending. The federal government's yearly deficits are terribly high at this point and my...

Latest answer posted September 4, 2011 8:58 am UTC

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The purpose of politics is to improve one’s own status or well-being or the status and well-being of the group with which one identifies. Politics can be a part of everyday life. It can apply to...

Latest answer posted September 30, 2012 9:59 pm UTC

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The vast majority of the elements of the American system are “borrowed.” It would be very strange if a system of government could be made that did not borrow heavily from previous systems. The...

Latest answer posted January 2, 2013 2:11 am UTC

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The Central Intelligence Agency was formed in 1947 to be the central spy agency for the United States. In previous years, there had been many different intelligence agencies. For example, the...

Latest answer posted March 10, 2011 8:04 am UTC

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Legislators in the United States are not required to adhere to either of these models. They are free to pick whichever they prefer. They are also free to act as delegates in some cases and as...

Latest answer posted October 7, 2011 11:42 pm UTC

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In order to get a better answer, you might want to ask a more focused question, giving us a better idea of what aspects you want discussed. The process of a bill becoming a law in Texas is...

Latest answer posted June 12, 2011 12:00 am UTC

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This is, of course, a matter of opinion. There is no objective way to answer it. My own view is that the Supreme Court should not be able to do this. The job of the Supreme Court is to interpret...

Latest answer posted September 10, 2013 4:01 pm UTC

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In general, the three branches of government have different responsibilities with regard to criminal law. Criminal law is typically created by the legislative branch. This branch of government...

Latest answer posted July 26, 2012 11:45 pm UTC

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I would argue that the cost to the nation would be that the president and executive branch would be less able to do their jobs well. The executive would lose power to Congress and the whole system...

Latest answer posted November 23, 2010 10:05 pm UTC

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The major difference between these two types of government is that the American system has separation of powers while the British system does not. In the British parliamentary system, the...

Latest answer posted April 2, 2013 5:09 am UTC

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There are many arguments that could be made for and against a two party system. Here are two reasons why, one could argue, the two party system is superior., It gives clear results. In a two...

Latest answer posted May 8, 2011 10:47 am UTC

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It does sound like the author of the article cited in this question has identified the euphemistic language attached to various acts that emerged from the admininistration of George W. Bush. The...

Latest answer posted January 10, 2012 11:35 am UTC

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I would say Washington defined the office of the President, as everything he did was te first time an American President had ever done it. That is, all of his actions were precedents for future...

Latest answer posted July 10, 2011 1:08 pm UTC

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There are a number of significances to this fact. Among them are: It protects against tyranny. One reason for the creation of a federal system was to prevent any one part of the government from...

Latest answer posted September 12, 2011 1:20 pm UTC

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We must first realize that the President cannot be given a line-item veto unless by Constitutional amendment. The Congress did give the president this power in the Clinton Administration, but the...

Latest answer posted March 3, 2013 3:28 am UTC

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While the media, or fourth estate, sometimes functions as a whistleblower, shining a light on government corruption (as in Watergate) or publicizing negative public reaction to government policies...

Latest answer posted March 26, 2017 12:34 pm UTC

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I think that the insurance industry has probably influenced the health care policies more than they should. he insurance companies are not as concerned about what is best for everyone as they are...

Latest answer posted December 4, 2010 5:58 am UTC

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I have to agree that we simply cannot know. What Lincoln did he did in a different world. What he stood for then may not be found to be relevant today (according to the modern voter). While some...

Latest answer posted February 22, 2012 8:31 am UTC

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One of the defining features of neoliberalism is that it seeks to transform many traditional features of political life into economic judgements. While the arena of international relations was once...

Latest answer posted September 25, 2018 5:28 pm UTC

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I would argue yes, as soon as is practical. Many people have forgotten that our military presence in the Kingdom starting in 1990 with the Persian Gulf War buildup were the major reason why we...

Latest answer posted July 10, 2011 2:05 pm UTC

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Many fields apply threshold and linear theories, for example, psychology, mathematics, archaeology and economics. Political science threshold theory and linearity theory (or linear theory) borrows...

Latest answer posted May 6, 2015 5:19 pm UTC

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There are two aspects to this question. First, we must look at why anyone is given the right to confirm or reject the people that the president appoints. Why aren’t presidents allowed to appoint...

Latest answer posted May 14, 2013 4:40 am UTC

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I agree with post 5. Most countries that are interested in nuclear weapons are doing so because it is the quickest and simplest way to get power. They cannot grow large armies or wealth, and are...

Latest answer posted February 28, 2011 9:58 pm UTC

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This is entirely a matter of personal opinion. Interest groups represent the interests of a certain segment of the population. If an interest group accomplishes something that you don't like,...

Latest answer posted February 2, 2012 1:33 pm UTC

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