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Romney versus reality global edition

by Malakai Serrano

The IPE or International Political Economy is a social science trying to grasp the international as well as global problems by using interdisciplinary tools. This includes theoretical perspectives too. Even though it is developed originally as subfield of International Relations, it has taken its own form in recent years.

Disciplines with the most Bearing

The prominence of IPE is consistently growing. This is brought by continuing breakdown of boundaries among politics, economics and other disciplines in social sciences. At the moment, the problem with the most gravity in which policymakers and scholars are confronting are those that could be understood from the point of view of:

  1. Multidisciplinary
  2. Interdisciplinary and;
  3. Transdisciplinary

IPE is pulling down fences that is restricting intellectual inquiry in social sciences.

This way, it is feasible to pinpoint the most important questions and solve the most difficult problems.

How is it affecting a Country at Large?

Interaction of International Economics and International Politics is widely appreciated these days and at the same time, a subject of theoretical research. Nation clearly states that it affects monetary flows and international trade which in return affecting various nations. This is by way of their capabilities to make business economic decisions and political choices.

Romney breaks

by Malakai Serrano

Politics and the government is an exceptional A-level that showed us how remarkable influence politics has on people. But is this something that people should be mindful about?

It Gives meaning to Existence as a Citizen

As a matter of fact, yes. There are many good reasons why people have to study politics.

Reason number 1. You get to know your rights – by studying politics, you get to see beyond initial belief that we don’t have voice in how the country is run. Truly, it educated people on the fundamental part of the society and helped in further understanding that by engaging in political processes, every person will have an equal opportunity in changing the world.

Reason number 2. Clears out what you believe – studying things we’ve studied can give the chance to discover political beliefs and to see greater detail of both the benefits and drawbacks of various political ideologies.

Expressing what you truly believe in a concise and accurate matter is so useful and forces you to look at yourself.

Reason number 3. Understand the powerful parties in your nation – with classroom knowledge, we’ve were able to see how events have unfolded worldwide, the way world leaders have reacted to such events. Knowing politics, you will know better why these leaders have reacted in such a way.

On marriage

by Malakai Serrano

Let us face the fact that divorce is expensive. Even if you are planning to represent yourself on court, the fees alone could cost you hundreds of dollars. You might even wonder how you could get divorce without spending a fortune. Luckily, it is possible that you get a divorce without court fees regardless of your financial situation.

To learn more about this matter, it is strongly recommended that you read and understand the next points.

Divorce Fee Waiver for Indigents

If you do wonder how you can file for divorce without spending anything, then you would be relieved to know that your state has this indigent divorce. This is otherwise known as fee waiver procedure.

Here, it allows you to file divorce and ask the court in waiving all court fees that are associated in the process.

Acquiring Divorce Forms

The initial step in getting fees waived when going through divorce is by getting the forms. First of all, you have to check online in order to know your local family court or divorce. The website would likely have downloadable forms or print. It is important to secure these forms to carry on with the process. Otherwise, you cannot move forward.

Mitt romney out of touch

by Malakai Serrano

Polling of public opinion is so common even when the election season is through. Are leaders and politicians are actually listening and taking time to look at these polls or is there other reasons for them? Some do believe that the increased collection of public opinion is brought by the growing support of delegate representation.

As per the theory of delegate representation, it is assuming that politicians who are in office serve as the people’s voice.

Voice of the Voiceless?

In the event that voters want legislators vote to legalize marijuana for instance, then the legislators must vote in legalizing marijuana. Either candidates or legislators who believe in delegate representation might poll the public before the day comes for important vote. This is to know the pulse of the public regarding the matter.

Genuine Help or Eavesdropping?

Others however believe that polling increased since politicians are operating in permanent campaign mode. To keep contributing money, the supporters should remain convinced and happy and the only way for this to happen is when politicians hear their sentiments and concerns. Thus, the polls provide assistance to make it happen.

It doesn’t matter why polls are taken, studies haven’t shown clearly whether government branches are consistently acting on them. There are branches that seem to pay closer attention to public opinion compared to other branches but time periods, politics and events might change how a government branch or individual reacts.

Helping homeless

by Malakai Serrano

Homelessness are affecting more than 500,000,000 Americans on any given day and night. At the moment, HUD’s McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Grants Program is now at the stage of ending this crisis.

CoC and ESG Programs

Every year, Housing and Urban Development of the US is awarding Homeless Assistance Grants to various communities that is administering and servicing at local level.

To be more specific, at the Emergency Solutions Grant or ESG program as well as Continuum of Care or CoC program, it funds the cornerstone of the homeless system of every community.

The ESG grant is funding a number of things including:

  • Homelessness Prevention and Diversion
  • Emergency Shelter
  • Rapid Re-Housing and;
  • Street Outreach

CoC program on the other hand is focused on funding rapid re-housing, coordinated entry, transitional housing, permanent supportive housing and pilots similar to Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program.

Drastic Improvement throughout the Years

Due to the reason that the HUD is prioritizing evidence-based program as well as practices being part of grants program, the homeless assistance system throughout the country drastically improved. This is in relation to its ability to respond fast to housing crises, connect them with community-based services and help people to have housing again.

Five times romney got it wrong

by Malakai Serrano

How would you pick the best legal representative for your specific needs? As a matter of fact selecting your legal service is comparable to choosing any service or product. Smart consumers are conducting thorough research prior to making purchase or decision.

By the time that you’ve secured referrals of lawyers who have expertise in the area you seek, the next course of action is to execute in-depth research of every candidate.

Conduct Interviews

Among the best and proven methods of assessing the legal ability of a lawyer is to interview them. Majority of the lawyers offer initial consultation which oftentimes last for an hour or maybe less, but for free.

Feel Free to Ask Questions

Take this opportunity to ask vital questions that can help you to come up with a sensible choice.

For example, you might want to list down and ask questions like what experience the lawyer has in your specific legal case, how long they’ve been practicing law, what’s their track record of success, do they have certifications or special skills, how much they ask for service, are they carrying malpractice insurance and if yes, how much and a lot more.

The answer that your prospect will give should help you gauge your decision.

Fact check

by Malakai Serrano

How robust is the connection between political success and campaign spending? Among House seats, there are over 90% of candidates who are spending great amount of money just to win a spot. From the year 2000 to 2016, there was just a single election cycle in which that was not true and it was on the year 2010. This was when the election had 86% of top spenders won the campaign according to Sheila Krumholz, the Executive Director of Center for Responsive Politics.

Absurd amounts Spent on Election Campaigns

Politicians who are running for presidency of US and 435 seats in Congress have at least spent 2 billion dollars collectively on their 2016 campaign elections.

And this amount even ballooned to 1.4 trillion dollars for midterms in 2018.

Funding for political campaigns have come from average Americans who believe on their candidates, political action committees whose main job is to raise and spend money while trying to influence elections, special interests groups and the super PACs.

Sometimes, it’s the People’s Will

In addition to that, taxpayers are funding political campaigns either indirectly or directly. They are paying for the party primaries and there are literally millions of Americans who opted to contribute to Presidential Election Campaign Fund.

Romney supports a plan

by Malakai Serrano

Public relations specialist’s jobs are to build and to maintain positive public image for the organization or company. They are creating media from press releases to social media messages that are honing public opinion of the organization or company and increasing brand awareness at the same time.

What Does PR Do?

It has been said that one aspect of reality is perception. Perhaps, it is nowhere true than with how the public in general perceives a person, company, service, product and most of all, a politician.

Professional PRs serve a vital role in creating these perceptions.

They are able to do this by building relationships and also, keeping the public aware of their client. Whether it is creating story they wanted to inform the audience, keep the public informed of who their client is and so forth, it all goes to the public relations officer.

Responsibility of a Public Relations Officer

For politicians, it is extremely important to have a good and reliable public relation officer. Being able to have positive coverage is among the responsibilities of these individuals and they are oftentimes doing the following:

  • Reaching out to media
  • Issuing press releases
  • Scheduling press conferences and;
  • Hosting events to attract attention

These are few of the reasons why several politicians have PR officers to be their spokesperson.

When youre president

by Malakai Serrano

Every person who has a position in the government is aiming to run at the presidency. The word “President” is used to refer to a person of great talent that successfully made alliances, friends and also, deceived public audiences in gaining power in pseudo democratic system.

The President’s Role and Duty

Once power is gained, the president will be able to rule the system for a certain period of time. This is defined by rules that are set forth by naïve idealists leading to the inception of the system. Once in power, it’s customary that president do share some power and financial resources that he or she might derive from the political system he/she is governing.

But not everything is done alone.

He or she gets assistance from private parties and fellow politicians including but not limited to big corporations and banks.

What’s like to be a President?

Among the biggest challenges of becoming a president is drawing attention of public he/she is governing away from promises that’s been made to obtain votes toward different topics to make them forget about these promises prior to the next election period. Thus, it gives the president the opportunity to be reelected and distribute resources that is afforded by the system for several more years.

Rubios plan

by Malakai Serrano

For any political movement, it is crucial to prepare a strategic plan for various purposes. There are so many benefits to be discussed in this article. However, we will be discussing only the most valuable ones that are applicable to local and national parties.

Strategy is a must

First of all, a strategic plan needs to be a succinct strategy. Not to mention, it needs to bring focus and clarity and therefore, producing effectiveness and efficiency. Furthermore, it must ensure resources, time and actions not be put into waste.

If every part of the organization isn’t geared to the same direction, then you will only go in circles that would frustrate you and your staffs.

This is the reason why it is integral to have realistic goals and objectives that are both demanding and yet, attainable. Fortunately, this is achievable by having the ability to communicate the goals and objectives to your constituents in an accurate and clear way.

Something that wouldn’t be Forgotten

These things are all important which is the reason why politicians never lose their focus on the benefits it offers. They make sure that everything is on point and that all tasks are delegated to the right person.

Romney touts the support

by Malakai Serrano

More often than not, politicians are quick to make blames to media whenever a new story does not give them in favorable position.

However, politicians are also using the same medium in winning elections by getting free exposure that they needed in reaching voters.

Reporters have no other choice but to cover people chosen to take leadership of the government or the frontrunners of the political party.

During election campaign, people who are working in media must be prepared for manipulation that they would likely face when the quest of a politician to run for office collides on the desire of media to seek truth.

Political Rallies: Staged or not?

Rallies are made to show the spontaneous thrill and excitement of voters to their supported candidates. Nothing is wrong with this however, homemade signs that you’re seeing being waved in the air are usually drawn by the campaign workers themselves and not by the people at home.

There are instances that the crowd are comprises of volunteers and campaign workers so by that, TV cameras will not pan on empty room.

How Coverage is Manipulated?

Take note as well of the candidate’s political backdrop. There are times to which people chosen carefully so they’ll look in how they should be in news coverage and photos. If candidate does so poorly among young voters, you may see college students and others who are in 20s as background.

Mitt romney

by Malakai Serrano

Mitt Romney was born on March 12, 1947 in Michigan. He’s the son of George Romney, a former Michigan Governor. He has founded the investment firm Bain Capital. Later on, he ran for senate in 1994 in the state of Massachusetts. However, he did lose to Ted Kennedy.

Romney then took over Salt Lake Organizing Committee and became successful in the 2002 Olympic Games. Just a year later, he became the governor of the state of Massachusetts and made a run for Republican nomination in 2008 election.

The Presidential Run

After completing a term as a governor, Romney has declined to run for another term and has made announcement to run for US presidency.

He made his announcement through Super Tuesday and wins primaries in Alaska, Massachusetts, Colorado, Utah and Minnesota before losing to republican nomination to Senator John McCain.

Giving the Presidential Position another Shot

According to a number of reports, Mitt Romney has spent roughly 110 million dollars on his presidential campaign. This also includes the 45 million dollars personal money. Romney made another run for US presidency in 2012 with a running mate of Paul Ryan of Wisconsin. But in a tight race, he loses to Obama.

Five ways

by Malakai Serrano

There are so many ways that a person could violate the terms of their probation. Thus, being able to understand what’s considered a violation can help in avoiding not to comply with your sentence’s terms. In the next lines, you are about to learn the probation violations that are very common.

Missing Appointment w/ Probation Officer

Say that you’re on supervised probation, you have to meet with your probation officer. This has to be done as per the schedule set. Missing an appointment is already considered as violation of probation and the probation officer can endorse this to court.

Missing Court Hearing

The judge might require you to attend additional court hearings after the specified timeframe in reviewing your progress. Failing to attend court hearing and this will be deemed as serious violation of probation.

Failing to Pay Restitution or Fines

Depending on your crime, the judge might require you to pay restitution or fine to the victim.

Failing to pay these fines and restitutions on schedule prepared by the judge and you will be charged with new offense because you have violated your probation.

Visiting certain People or Places

Your probation has a special term and it may mean that you have to stay away from particular places or people that are associated with the criminal activity. A common example is for gang members. You might be prohibited seeing or communicating with your gang members. If caught, then it is an automatic violation of probation.

Romney insists once again

by Malakai Serrano

There are instances that authorities are using the word “resisting arrest” as catchall for behaviors that made the arrest or investigation difficult. It might be hard to believe that reluctantly or slowly responding to the general commands of an officer might lead to resisting arrest charge. But it does happen at times.

Resisting Arrest Explained

On the other hand, this is not an indication that an officer might interpret the situation where you aren’t doing what you are being told to do at that moment when you are resisting arrest. Let us look closely at the law and the probable defense if ever charged with such crime.

General definition for such is when a defendant has resisted arrest and they have intentionally prevented an officer to make a lawful arrest or discharge other official duty; and this is if the person to be arrested is creating great risk of physical injury either to the arresting officer or to other people.

It could be that they are acting in a way that is justifying the use of force in overcoming resistance.

Careful with Actions

It is very important to have good understanding that some of the state laws are prohibiting actions that are impeding officers. This mean, a resisting arrest charge could be filed against you without prior attempt of putting you under arrest.

In his own words

by Malakai Serrano

It doesn’t matter what happens today and GOP convention, there’s little doubt that Trump undermines the understanding of its people in relation to primary politics. Probably, it is going to be years of political experts who truly comprehend the “Trump phenom”. But much of this appeal appears to stem from image cultivated that he’s not a politician.

Are they All a Lie?

As for voters, the claim goes, politicians can’t be trusted especially in keeping their promises. But they could trust Trump. What seems to be the problem with such claim? Well, it is the fact that it becomes a reality almost backward.

When looking things at this way, Trump campaign taps into widespread belief of what Americans have about its lawmakers. They are all lying.

In a survey performed in 2014 by Rasmussen, around 4% of likely voters that same year believed that most of the politicians kept its promises on the trail of its campaign while 83% didn’t.

Different Studies, Different Results

As per political scientists who’ve been studying this trend – most literature is suggesting that presidents are making at least good faith effort in keeping average of around 2/3 of its campaign promises. The exact figures however differ from the study performed, which depends as well on how authors are defining what is counted to be a campaign promise and to what is meant to keep it.

Behind the curtain

by Malakai Serrano

The environment of media these days are so dynamic and it keeps on developing into ways that we least expect. These changes however have imparted serious consequences for politics as well as democratic governance.

It will Keep Changing

New media have changed the way government is operating, how its political leaders are communicating and working, the manner wherein elections are carried out and lastly, the engagement of citizens to its leaders. In this article, we will briefly discuss how media has evolved since then.

New political landscapes are any forms of communication that’s facilitating the dissemination, exchange and production of political content on platforms. This can also take place within networks that are accommodating interaction and collaboration.

They’ve grown at exponential rate for the past 30 years and it keeps on growing.

The Way the Government is Affected by Media Development

With the rise of new media, it complicates current political media system. Legacy media comprises of established mass media institutions that is predating the internet similar to radio shows, newspapers and even TV news programs. All of which need to coexist with new media that have outgrown technological innovation.

While legacy media has to maintain its relativity, new media keep on expanding in tons of innovative ways that man can’t fathom.