AT LEAST 1 REFERENCE EAC
Briefly explain how the Electoral College works. What do you think of the Electoral College? Does it serve any useful function? Does it need to be scrapped? Check out some Electoral College websites and explain what supporters and detractors have to say. If you think we need an alternative, what would you recommend?
Read your text and the article in the Content area from CQ Researcher concerning non-profit groups and campaign finance. To what extent, if any, should the financing of campaigns be regulated? Why or why not? Consider issues such as limits on individual campaign contributions, limits on donating to one’s own campaign, limits on donations to political parties (soft money), the ability of unions and corporations to donate to campaigns (Citizens United decision) and whether or not donors to political campaigns and causes should be made public (dark money).
Discuss the role of media in society. How important is the news media in shaping attitudes and public policy? How do you assess the media’s coverage of news and politics? Discuss evidence from the readings and your personal observations.
For this week’s discussion discuss whether the police “code of secrecy” can ever be overcome so that acts of misconduct and corruption can be revealed and properly investigated.