Monthly Archives: April 2013

Civil Society and Politics

Last week myself and several of my classmates had to attend a lecture as one of class assignments. The lecture was by well renowned sociologist Dr. Arlie Hochschild and it was centered on her book The Outsourced Self. During the … Continue reading

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And the verdict is…

In the mock trial we put on in POS 470, I got to be a juror, and this brought to light a lot of potential issues that can happen within a jury. The Jeffrey Abramson book entitled “We, the Jury” … Continue reading

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Rights: Negative Vs. Positive

Laws have always been a controversial issue. On one side Anarchists want no laws, on the other Communists want laws for just about everything. But what laws would do the most good for the most people? I would argue that … Continue reading

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Jury Duty

In the mock trial, I played the role of a juror. As a juror, I had to pay close attention to every detail in order to make a decision. It was a very difficult task to take on. So I … Continue reading

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Taking Control of Tyranny

Tyranny of the majority is a famous quote said by John Adams meaning that the majority might impede the rights of the minority. This has happened countless times through history and sparked ideas for many chilling stories. One such story … Continue reading

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Yesterday’s Slavery, Today’s Rape Culture

The political arena has continuously debated issues of sexuality, from classic discussions of birth control to homosexuality to abortion. More recently, an issue that has found its way back into popular discourse has been rape. Rape has taken center stage, … Continue reading

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Due Process v. Judicial Process

“Some have argued that the president is required to get permission from a federal court before taking action against a United States citizen who is a senior operational leader of Al Qaeda or associated forces. This is simply not true. … Continue reading

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