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Legacy Of A Leader, Michael Staib Jun 2008

Legacy Of A Leader, Michael Staib

Honors Independent Research Papers

This study assesses the historical legacy of former Commander-In-Chief and 40th President, Ronald Wilson Reagan. Research references Reagan’s formidable contribution to subsequent U. S. politics by analyzing his domestic and foreign policy. Ultimately, Reagan revolutionized the presidency and provided conservative reconstruction, restoring moral guidance to American society. Epitomizing the Roosevelt Corollary, the aphorism popularized by Teddy Roosevelt, “Speak softly, but carry a big stick,” Reagan followed an aggressive foreign policy. Exercising diplomacy, Reagan deterred those countries deemed dangerous, while preserving peace with amiable nations. Essay examines his ideological perspective, constitutional interpretation, executive appointment of Supreme Court justices, laissez-faire economic ...


Gender, Race, And Intersectionality On The Federal Appellate Bench., Todd Collins, Laura Moyer Jun 2008

Gender, Race, And Intersectionality On The Federal Appellate Bench., Todd Collins, Laura Moyer

Faculty Scholarship

While theoretical justifications predict that a judge’s gender and race may influence judicial decisions, empirical support for these arguments has been mixed. However, recent increases in judicial diversity necessitate a reexamination of these earlier studies. Rather than examining individual judges on a single characteristic, such as gender or race alone, this research note argues that the intersection of individual characteristics may provide an alternative approach for evaluating the effects of diversity on the federal appellate bench. The results of cohort models examining the joint effects of race and gender suggest that minority female judges are more likely to support ...


James Wilson And The Drafting Of The Constitution, William Ewald Jun 2008

James Wilson And The Drafting Of The Constitution, William Ewald

Faculty Scholarship at Penn Law

No abstract provided.


Membership Card: Edna Saffy For The William. J. Clinton Foundation May 2008

Membership Card: Edna Saffy For The William. J. Clinton Foundation

Saffy Collection - All Textual Materials

William J. Clinton Foundation Global community Membership Card. May 1, 2008.


The Electoral College: Federalism And The Election Of The American President, Edwin C. Kisiel Iii Apr 2008

The Electoral College: Federalism And The Election Of The American President, Edwin C. Kisiel Iii

Senior Honors Theses

The system of the Electoral College for presidential elections should remain intact and not be replaced by national popular election. Looking back at the discourse during the ratification of the Constitution, the Framers of the Constitution chose to devise the Electoral College to ensure the president would be truly a statesman, not a politician. Additionally, the Framers recognized that the “one person, one vote” system of popular election would not be sufficient to elect the president. Furthermore, since the President is an officer of the states, the Framers created a federal electoral system whereby small states have disproportionate representation in ...


The Politic 2008 Fall, The Politic, Inc. Apr 2008

The Politic 2008 Fall, The Politic, Inc.

The Politic

No abstract provided.


Banned In Red Scare Boston, Peter Dreier, Jim Vrabel Apr 2008

Banned In Red Scare Boston, Peter Dreier, Jim Vrabel

UEP Faculty & UEPI Staff Scholarship

No abstract provided.


Campaign 2008: The Critical Issues, Kevin F. Sims Apr 2008

Campaign 2008: The Critical Issues, Kevin F. Sims

History and Government Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


Invitation: Insight Series, Madeline Albright Mar 2008

Invitation: Insight Series, Madeline Albright

Saffy Collection - All Textual Materials

Flyer/invitation for the Duval County Democratic Party, Insight Series presents.... Former U.S. Secretary of State Madeline Albright, "Restoring America's Stature in the World". Reception 6-7pm, Keynote event, 7:30pm, Florida Theatre, Tuesday March 25, 2008. Includes an invitation to luncheon with Madeleine K. Albright to benefit the Duval County Democratic Executive Committee held at The River Club of Jacksonville, March 25, from 12-2pm. Honorary Chair: U.S. Senator Bill Nelson, Co-Chairs: U.S. Representative Corrine Brown, Chairman Fred Schultz, Ambassador Nancy Soderberg, Mayor Lou Ritter. Sponsored by the Duval County Democratic Executive Committee & National Security Network. Handwritten ...


Invitation: Duval County Democratic Party. An Afternoon With Madeleine Albright, March 25, 2008 Mar 2008

Invitation: Duval County Democratic Party. An Afternoon With Madeleine Albright, March 25, 2008

Saffy Collection - All Textual Materials

A luncheon for Madeleine Albright on Tuesday, March 25th, 2008 from 12 Noon to 2 p.m. at the River Club of Jacksonville. Sponsored by the Duval County Democratic Executive Committee and National Security Network. Box 4, Folder 9


Ua3/9/5 Student Rally At The Capitol, Wku President's Office Feb 2008

Ua3/9/5 Student Rally At The Capitol, Wku President's Office

WKU Archives Records

Speech delivered by WKU president Gary Ransdell at student rally against budget cuts in Frankfort, Kentucky.


Macroeconomic Policy Change: Ireland In Comparative Perspective, John Hogan Feb 2008

Macroeconomic Policy Change: Ireland In Comparative Perspective, John Hogan

Articles

This paper sets out to develop an improved framework for examining critical junctures. This a priori framework is a significant improvement over existing critical juncture frameworks that lack any predictive element. It is an advance for historical institutionalism in particular, and political science in general. After the new framework is set out in detail here, it is tested. The framework is used to examine a number of potential critical junctures in macroeconomic policy, drawn from Ireland, Sweden, Britain, and America in the latter half of the twentieth century


Jackson, Andrew, 1767-1845 (Sc 1560), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jan 2008

Jackson, Andrew, 1767-1845 (Sc 1560), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 1560. Copies of three letters written by Andrew Jackson. The first, 31 May 1817, concerns provisions of a treaty with the Chickasaw Indians. The second, 3 May 1829, relates to the appointment of a surgeon at a federal penitentiary. The third, 3 November 1832, requests consideration for his nephew, Samuel Donelson, who was visiting Philadelphia. Also, copy of first photograph of Abraham Lincoln as President.


When Church Teachings And Policy Commitments Collide: Perspectives On Catholics In The U.S. House Of Representatives, William E. Hudson, Elizabeth A. Oldmixon Jan 2008

When Church Teachings And Policy Commitments Collide: Perspectives On Catholics In The U.S. House Of Representatives, William E. Hudson, Elizabeth A. Oldmixon

Political Science Faculty Publications

This article investigates the influence of religious values on domestic social policy-making, with a particular focus on Catholics. We analyze roll call votes in the 109th Congress and find that Catholic identification is associated with support for Catholic Social Teaching, but both younger Catholics and Republican Catholics are found less supportive. In followup interviews with a small sample of Catholic Republicans, we find that they justify voting contrary to Church teaching by seeing its application to domestic social issues as less authoritative than Church moral teachings on issues like abortion.


Democracy In Practice: Lessons From New England, Madhawa Palihapitiya, Kevin Dye Jan 2008

Democracy In Practice: Lessons From New England, Madhawa Palihapitiya, Kevin Dye

Massachusetts Office of Public Collaboration Publications

Political decision-making by elites require some form of civilian participation to regain legitimacy. Increasingly groups of Citizens do not trust in political elites and are increasingly frustrated by their behavior. When faced with the problem of diversity, even established democracies face problems of managing diversity. In the global context differences of opinion, culture, religion etc has defined many of the New Wars (Kaldor 1999). In the United States many non-state and semi-governmental organizations have developed programs to increase public knowledge of the legislature and its decision-making processes. The ultimate purpose of this is to exercise some control over state power ...


The Politic 2008 Winter, The Politic, Inc. Jan 2008

The Politic 2008 Winter, The Politic, Inc.

The Politic

No abstract provided.


Debate Transcript, Belmont University Jan 2008

Debate Transcript, Belmont University

Debate '08

Full transcript of the town hall presidential debate between candidates Sen. John McCain (R-ARIZ.) and Sen. Barrack Obama (D-ILL.) hosted by Belmont University on October 7, 2008. Debate moderated by Tom Brokaw.

Obtained from http://www.belmontdebate08.com.

CQ Transcriptions/Morningside.


Honorary Host Committee, Belmont University Jan 2008

Honorary Host Committee, Belmont University

Debate '08

2008 Town Hall Presidential Debate Honorary Host Committee, for the debate hosted by Belmont University on October 7, 2008.

Listed as being "in formation 08/22/08".


Belmont Debate 08 Sponsors, Belmont University Jan 2008

Belmont Debate 08 Sponsors, Belmont University

Debate '08

List of sponsors for the Town Hall Presidential Debate at Belmont University on October 7, 2008.

Sponsors are separated into the following six tiers: President's Level, Candidate Level, Campaign Level, Delegate Level, Precinct Level, and Voter Level.


Debate '08 Program, Belmont University Jan 2008

Debate '08 Program, Belmont University

Debate '08

Program for the Town Hall Presidential Debate taking place at Belmont University's Curb Event Center on October 7, 2008.

Contains: letter from Belmont President Bob Fischer, Honorary Host Committee, Belmont University Debate '08 Programs, Debate City-Wide Schedule of Events, Debate '08 Sponsors, Debate '08 Partners, University Partners, University Partners Debate '08 Events, Belmont University Administration, Faculty and Staff, The Commission on Presidential Debates, and a brief note about Belmont University.


Debate '08 Programming Schedule, Belmont University Jan 2008

Debate '08 Programming Schedule, Belmont University

Debate '08

Schedule for the extensive amount of programming Belmont University put together as part of their "Art Of Being Free" campus theme. The initiative dovetailed with the Town Hall Presidential Debate hosted by Belmont University on October 7, 2008.


Debate '08 Report Brochure, Belmont University Jan 2008

Debate '08 Report Brochure, Belmont University

Debate '08

Report on the Town Hall Presidential Debate held on October 7, 2008 at Belmont University, done in the style of a photo-abundant brochure.


Official Debate '08 Booklet, Belmont University Jan 2008

Official Debate '08 Booklet, Belmont University

Debate '08

Official Debate '08 Booklet, signed by Barack Obama and John McCain, containing history of The Commission on Presidential Debates and Belmont University.


"08 Town Hall Presidential Debate" Artistic Rendering, Phil Ponder Jan 2008

"08 Town Hall Presidential Debate" Artistic Rendering, Phil Ponder

Debate '08

Painting by Phil Ponder placing Belmont University buildings alongside other famous/important buildings in Tennessee.

Buildings from left to right: Tennessee Capitol, James K. Polk Home, The Hermitage (Home of President Andrew Jackson), Andrew Johnson Homestead, Belmont Mansion, Curb Event Center, Belmont Bell Tower, Gordon E. Inman Center for Health Science, Parthenon, Union Station, Ryman Auditorium, L&C Tower, Fort Nashbourough, AT&T Building.


The Unbearable Lightness Of Debating: Performance Ambiguity And Social Influence, Matthew B. Kugler, George R. Goethals Jan 2008

The Unbearable Lightness Of Debating: Performance Ambiguity And Social Influence, Matthew B. Kugler, George R. Goethals

Jepson School of Leadership Studies articles, book chapters and other publications

This chapter considers three sets of studies on how social influence affects perceptions of candidates' performances in presidential debates. The first set shows that perceptions are influenced markedly by the reactions of peers watching the debate at the same time or by televised audiences shown on broadcast debates. The second set shows that expectations created by news accounts prior to debates also have significant impact and that different kinds of news accounts affect different viewers in distinct ways. Individuals with a high need for cognition respond well to more complicated messages that advance some reason as to why an apparently ...


Policymaking Under Pressure: The Perils Of Incremental Responses To Climate Change, Cary Coglianese, Jocelyn D’Ambrosio Jan 2008

Policymaking Under Pressure: The Perils Of Incremental Responses To Climate Change, Cary Coglianese, Jocelyn D’Ambrosio

Faculty Scholarship at Penn Law

Federal policymakers’ reluctance to enact a comprehensive climate change policy during the past decade has coincided with increased awareness of the inevitability and severity of the problems from global climate change. Thus, it is no surprise that piecemeal, sub-federal policies have garnered considerable support. Bolstered by the political science literature on the promise of incrementalism and democratic experimentalism, many proponents of climate change action favor incremental steps in the hope that they will improve the environment or at least serve as a basis for more comprehensive policies. Against this hopeful view, we explain why ad hoc responses to climate change ...


Wind Power In The United States: Technology, Economic, And Policy Issues, Jeffery Logan, Stan Mark Kaplan Jan 2008

Wind Power In The United States: Technology, Economic, And Policy Issues, Jeffery Logan, Stan Mark Kaplan

Congressional Research Service Reports

Rising energy prices and concern over greenhouse gas emissions have focused congressional attention on energy alternatives, including wind power. Although wind power currently provides only about 1% of U.S. electricity needs, it is growing more rapidly than any other energy source. In 2007, over 5,000 megawatts of new wind generating capacity were installed in the United States, second only to new natural gas-fired generating capacity. Wind power has become “mainstream” in many regions of the country, and is no longer considered an “alternative” energy source.

Wind energy has become increasingly competitive with other power generation options. Wind technology ...


Grazing Fees: An Overview And Current Issues, Carol Hardy Vincent Jan 2008

Grazing Fees: An Overview And Current Issues, Carol Hardy Vincent

Congressional Research Service Reports

Charging fees for grazing private livestock on federal lands is a long-standing but contentious practice. Generally, livestock producers who use federal lands want to keep fees low, while conservation groups and others believe fees should be increased. The formula for determining the grazing fee for lands managed by the Bureau of Land Management and the Forest Service uses a base value adjusted annually by the lease rates for grazing on private lands, beef cattle prices, and the cost of livestock production. The collected fees are divided among the Treasury, states, and federal agencies. Fee reform was attempted but not adopted ...


Comparison Of The 2008 Farm Bill Conference Agreement With The House And Senate Farm Bills, Renée Johnson, Geoffrey S. Becker, Tom Capehart, Ralph M. Chite, Tadlock Cowan, Ross W. Gorte, Charles E. Hanrahan, Remy Jurenas, Jim Monke, Jean M. Rawson, Randy Schnepf, Joe Richardson, Donald J. Marples, Mark Jickling Jan 2008

Comparison Of The 2008 Farm Bill Conference Agreement With The House And Senate Farm Bills, Renée Johnson, Geoffrey S. Becker, Tom Capehart, Ralph M. Chite, Tadlock Cowan, Ross W. Gorte, Charles E. Hanrahan, Remy Jurenas, Jim Monke, Jean M. Rawson, Randy Schnepf, Joe Richardson, Donald J. Marples, Mark Jickling

Congressional Research Service Reports

In late May, both the House and the Senate voted to override a presidential veto of the conference agreement on the 2008 farm bill (H.R. 2419, the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008), and the conference bill became law on May 22, 2008 (P.L. 110-234). However, an enrolling error resulted in one title of the bill (Title III, Trade) being omitted from the version that was sent to the White House, and the newly enacted law contains 14 of 15 farm bill titles. To resolve this issue, both the House and Senate passed a version of the ...


Engineered Nanoscale Materials And Derivative Products: Regulatory Challenges, Linda-Jo Schierow Jan 2008

Engineered Nanoscale Materials And Derivative Products: Regulatory Challenges, Linda-Jo Schierow

Congressional Research Service Reports

Scientists and engineers can now examine, design, and manipulate materials at the molecular level, termed “nanoscale,” between 1 and 100 billionths of a meter. The U.S. government has invested heavily to ensure that American industry remains a global leader in the field, because the products of nanotechnology are seen to have great economic potential and offer possible solutions to national problems ranging from energy efficiency to detection of agents of biological warfare. Optimism about nanotechnology is tempered, however, by concerns about the unknown potential of nanoscale materials to harm the environment and human health. Some have called for federal ...