Describe how a federal policy affects your current or desired workplace.

Week 2 Discussion 1

If you are a business major, how does the insurance mandate in the Affordable Care Act affect local, state, and national businesses and their employees?

Week 2 Discussion 2

Describe how a federal policy affects your current or desired workplace.

Explain what role Congress has in establishing workplace conditions in your current or desired job.

Week 3 Discussion 1

In your initial post, summarize how the Electoral College works. Explain some of the main pros and cons in the debate about whether to keep or abolish the current Electoral College process. In addition, evaluate one proposal to change how the system works without formally abolishing it. Would this proposal effectively address some of the cons that you identified earlier in your post? Please explain your response.

Week 3 Discussion 2

Explain how and why the actions of the executive and/or judicial branches have personally affected your life. Fully respond to all parts of the question. Write in your own words. Support your position with APA citations to two or more of the assigned resources required for this discussion. Fully respond to all parts of the prompt and write your response in your own words. Your initial post must be 200 to 250 words. Please be sure that you demonstrate understanding of these resources, integrate them into your argument, and cite them properly.

Week 4 Discussion 1

Explain what obligations the U.S. government has towards its citizens and how can these obligations impact individual and group rights? Provide real-world examples to support your explanation. Fully respond to all parts of the prompt and write your response in your own words. Your initial response must be 200 to 250 words

Week 4 Discussion 2

Identify one issue area that you want investigate. Use the assigned resources required for this discussion to gather information about the goals and proposals, in that issue area, of three U.S. political parties – the Democratic and Republican parties and a third party. Summarize each of the three parties’ policy goals in your issue area. Evaluate each party’s goals from two perspectives:

• According on your own political philosophy, values, or ideology based on the Political Typology Quiz results, which party’s position on this issue is closest to your own and which is furthest and why?
• Does each party currently have national popular support on this issue? If so, why, and if not, why not?

For example, if you are a ‘Steadfast Conservative,’ what do the Democratic Party, the Republican Party, and a third party have to say about your position on taxation? If you are a ‘Solid Liberal,’ what do Democrats, Republicans, and a third party say about your views on environmental issues? Who is the closest? Furthest away? Why?

Week 5 Discussion 1

Summarize recent developments in several states enacting voter ID laws. Analyze and describe the pros and cons on both sidesof the debate about these laws. Is voter fraud a major problem for our democracy or are some groups trying to make it harder for some segments of society to vote? Draw your own conclusion about the debate over voter ID laws. Justify your conclusions with facts and persuasive reasoning.

Week 5 Discussion 2

In your initial post of at least 200 to 250 words, explain how and why one feature of the U.S. government is the most important for America’s democracy. Choose one feature below to discuss in detail:

• Written, detailed, flexible Constitution.
• Robust checks and balances.
• Explicit separation of powers.
• Expansive interaction by different political actors and processes with the federal government.
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