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Combating Corruption and Promoting Good Governance

In this article that I read, I learned that on top of all the other things that I have already learned on how to deal with corruption in the United States, I have learned that dealing with corruption around the world helps us deal with corruption within the United States. If we promote shared standards and building political will, deny […]

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Solutions to Corruption in the United States

What I have learned through my research is that essentially, implementing congressional term limits would help reduce corruption in the United States, however, it is also our own faults that we allow this to happen. We choose not to vote out the corrupt senators and representatives. We choose NOT to vote when we probably should. Voting is essentially a term […]

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Should there be term limits for members of Congress and the Supreme Court?

In the article that I annotated, the question was posed as to whether or not there should be congressional term limits and if those term limits would reduce corruption in our government. In the article, it is explained that power corrupts, however, if power is limited, so is corruption. The entire purpose of term limits is to limit power, therefore […]

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Portugal’s Wildly Successful Decriminalization Experiment

All across the world, people use drugs. Whether it be marijuana, heroin, cocaine, meth, etc. people use it. In most places, though, doing these drugs is considered illegal and is punishable by a lengthy prison sentence. This is an especially large issue in the United States, where people can go to prison for years for just having some weed on […]

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Should Progressives Just Say No to Legalizing Drugs?

In the first article I summarized, I tried to prove the point that the drug war was unnecessary and was actually more of a burden than it was helpful. I showed the many benefits of legalizing/decriminalizing drugs and focusing more on how to rehabilitate addicts, as opposed to putting them in prison. In the most recent article that I annotated […]

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