Gun In The Wrong Hand

Yaretd H and Senay M The estimated number of firearms on American streets today is 270 million to 310 million. This equates to one gun per person. America leads the world in gun related deaths with 13,286 people and mass shootings of 372 in 2015. In order to create a society where a greater number…

Billion Dollar Babies: Artist Statement

By Bryan Morris We focused on three different aspects of Campaign Finance. One topic was around Campaign Finance in Congress and how Citizens United has affected it, focusing on power play between corporations and congress people. Another topic focuses on ALEC (The American Legislative Exchange Council) and how they work around campaign finance regulations, as…

The 2016 Presidential Race: Why is it So Different?

By Lucy Rosenthal The most readily observable process of political campaigning in the United States of America are the presidential elections. There have always been issues surrounding the use of private money in campaign finance. We fundamentally worry about the quid pro quo circumstances that arise. After 1976, following the Watergate scandal where Nixon used…

Works Cited

Campaign Finance: Works Cited ALEC: Magician with a Revealed Secret “ALEC – The American Legislative Exchange Council – Explained in 5 Minutes.” YouTube. YouTube, n.d. Web. 07 Jan. 2016. This is a short but detailed explanation of ALEC, which explains that it is a corporation that gets lobbyists and legislators together to make ‘model’ bills…