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The Healthcare Industry is constantly changing and evolving. An aging population, expanded access to health care, and a renewed focus on preventative services make healthcare one of the fastest growing industries and the largest provider of jobs in the United States. This growth translates into not only a growing number of jobs for providers, but...
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Throughout the last two decades, political leaders have had much easier access to the general public of the United States due to technological advances that have taken place. Social media, smart phones, and the 24 hour news cycle have revolutionized communication. These advancements have made it possible for messages to grow more and more apparent...
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In trying times, like those we are facing today in the global fight against COVID-19, there arises a sense of unity across the nation. Historically, we have seen people “rally around the flag” while seeking hope in these times of distress. This sense of collective identity tends to boost an incumbent leader’s image.. Contemporary examples...
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In Brandenburg v. Ohio (1969) the Supreme Court ruled that free speech is no longer protected under the First Amendment when it is intended and likely to provoke imminent and unlawful action, this is referred to as incitement. In Virginia v. Black (2003) the Supreme Court also determined that free speech is not protected under...
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The U.S. Constitution sets up a system of separation of powers, where each of the three branches of government is responsible for separate functions. The legislative branch, Congress, makes the laws. The executive branch, including the president and bureaucracy, enforces the laws. The judicial branch, including the Supreme Court and other federal courts, interprets the...
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In trying times, like those we are facing today in the global fight against COVID-19, there arises a sense of unity across the nation. Historically, we have seen people “rally around the flag” while seeking hope in these times of distress. This sense of collective identity tends to boost an incumbent leader’s image.. Contemporary examples...
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The filibuster is the right of extended debate in the Senate. Essentially, it is the ability to talk a bill to death. In the U.S. Senate, a senator (or group of senators) can take the floor and continue speaking on a bill under consideration to block the measure from being voted on. A senator can...
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The legislative powers of the United States Congress are explicitly stated in the Constitution. Article I Section I states “All legislative Powers herein granted shall be vested in a Congress of the United States, which shall consist of a Senate and House of Representatives”. The enumerated powers of Congress are laid in out in Section...
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The Melians were stuck between the two warring regional powers of Greece: Athens and Sparta. When Athens came to conquer the neutral island of Melos, the Athenians justified the attack saying, “…the strong do what they can and the weak suffer what they must.” The Athenians did what they could by slaughtering all the men...
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When the Founding Fathers wrote the Constitution, they had a difficult time deciding how the president should be selected. They considered several different methods for choosing the president, including selection by Congress or popular vote. In the end, they compromised on the Electoral College. It wasn’t that they believed the Electoral College was an ideal...
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