Money in politics has been a problem for a long time. Corporate America along with the wealthy are the ones who basically run our country. Super PACs and PACs are ways that people and corporations can donate
Abbey I completely agree that this is a huge problem right now in america that has been overwhelmingly overlooked. The ability the superwheacthy has to influence politics is disturbing and the way they can overpower most of the everyday middle and lower class americans is just wrong. The whole idea of super PACs as well is also pretty scary and the fact that high schoolers in government class understand more about the dangers of untraceable money flowing through our political system than most of the country does is also completely wrong. I agree with the idea of constitutional amendments being put into place and also with comprehensive reforms to fix these issues.
In the little under a month, I have had to research this problem, even more, I have learned that this problem with money in politics goes much further than meets the eye. Money that is used to “buy” political lea
Hi Lalo and Elija, I was reading your post and I thought it was an extremely interesting topic. It is very prevalent in our society today as incarceration rates are not decreasing, they are in in fact increasing over 500% in the last 40 years. I would love to read more about what you guys have to say about this topic. Here is something I think…[Read more]
Hi Livia! I completely agree with what you are saying here and I think that it is so important to bring up the topic because I think a lot of the time people hide behind what they are scared of and they do nothing to fight back. Us as children are doing what we can to make sure that we have the future that we deserve and adults should be doing the…[Read more]
Hi Cora, I loved your article and the solution it proposed. You can really tell you did your research and that you know what you are talking about and want to do what you can to help our planet earth. I had no idea that eating meat regularly was bad for the planet and how much green house gas it produces, Im glad that there are places we can go to…[Read more]
I think that what you are saying here is very important, after all our country wouldn’t be here without immigrants and we owe so much to them. People who have moved here to escape poverty or injustice in their own country shouldn’t have to risk their lives and then be put in even more danger in the place they dreamed of escaping to. Just because…[Read more]
The general population who knows how to do CPR would not hesitate to perform CPR on a man, but research shows that they are more hesitant to do CPR on a woman. Experts say that because of superficial anatomical
I really like what you are saying here, it’s not fair to always associate those with a lower socioeconomic status with criminal activity because it is not often the case. But they end up getting convicted of a crime they didn’t commit because they didn’t have the money to afford a good attorney or other forms of help. I think that we should find a…[Read more]
I agree with Casey! I think you did a great job writing and presenting the important facts, but in some instances come up with ways to solve the problems that are going on and how they can affect everyone and then maybe connect it to other places. Overall you did a very good job and I hope to read more of your writing soon!
Charlie this is a great paper!! I really enjoyed reading what you had to say about this topic that definitely concerns us as we are beginning our journey towards being college students and the problem that is looming over our heads is student debt because education costs so much money. I hope that you continue to research and write about this…[Read more]
I completely agree with what you are saying here, I think your experience is one that most of us can say that we have had. Being able to have our our opinion and still respecting others is one of the most important characteristics of not only what it means to be American but also what it means to be human.
I really love that you’re talking about such an important topic and I can tell you really took the time to research and care about the issue. Most animal experimentation is extremely unethical and not relevant to humans, more people should fight and advocate for animals rights.
This first part of this article is about Trump’s actions during his Presidency and how they should be used against him for the process of Impeachment. The author feels as though Trump has attacked the American D
Improving communities and the air that we all breathe is such an important topic. I agree that something must be down about lowering the levels of air pollution because especially in Utah, it is a large problem in the winter making it harder and harder to breathe. Thank you for bringing such an important topic to light, I look forward to reading…[Read more]
I totally agree, having phones out at a concert can make the experience not as great because you become more concerned with who is going to see the video/pictures and know the you are there versus actually experiencing and engaging in the performance that you paid to see. But at the same time, just like Stella (above said), I too feel like its…[Read more]
The question I had was “should employers be required to pay men and women the same salary for doing the same job?” I chose this question because there have been instances in the past and even continuing into the
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