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Article RebuttalBCOM/275September 30th, 2013University of Phoenix
Running head: ARTICLE REBUTTAL
In a recent article, published by the Globe and Mail news, and written by Gavin Jones and Stephen Jewkes (Jones & Jewkes,...
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Article Rebuttal: Minimum Wage
Over the years there has been much debate about raising the federal minimum wage. Some states have taken it upon themselves to set higher minimum wages than the federal minimum wage, because of the lack of action by congress. The supporters of the raising of the federal minimum wage have been more vocal lately. This is especially true since studies have shown, that the gap has grown between the wealthier population, and the middle class.
Recently President Obama, because of the lack of effort and action by congress, has used executive action to implement the raising of the federal minimum wage to $10.10 an hour for new federal contracts, effective 2015. This,...
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College Sororities: Rebuttal of Evan Wright’s Article, Sister Act
Walking around a university’s campus any day of the week, one sees an array of Greek letters worn proudly by young men and women in the Greek system. Fraternities and sororities play a big part in a university. The Greek system can also be an easy target to direct criticism. There are those who oppose the Greek system and those who embrace it. Evan Wright opposes the Greek system in his article “Sister Act” that was featured in Rolling Stone Magazine. He uses examples from students at Ohio State University in Columbus to show his disapproval of the way sororities are now days. He portrays sorority girls as catty...
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British philosopher Stephen Toulmin adds six terms to Aristotle’s shaping of an
argument. The six terms are the claim, grounds, warrants, backing, qualifiers and the
rebuttals. Toulmin proclaims that these six terms can be used to analyze arguments and
can also be applied within any argument. Emanuel LL, CF von Gunten, and FD Farris
are all authors of “EPEC Participant’s Handbook” they make use of all six of Toulmin’s
terms in this controversial article.
The authors define the difference between physician assisted suicide and
euthanasia. This source contains different viewpoints, written by various
authors that contain information about both sides of the issue. They...
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Peter Brimelow's “Thank You for Smoking…?”
Peter Brimelow’s “Thank You for Smoking…?” is a well-written argument with a lot of evidence to support his claim. Other than the last two paragraphs, Brimelow provides rational support for the positive side of smoking. His article discusses the benefits that smoking can have to peoples’ health. Such evidence as that of D.M Warbutton, a British researcher who said that smoking stimulates alertness, dexterity, and cognitive capacity (141). Citing a number of scientific journals, Brimlow has also found that smoking can reduce the risk of developing such diseases as Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, Endometrial cancer, Prostate cancer,...
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Critique of “Thank You for Smoking…?”
“Thank You for Smoking…?” is an article written by Peter Brimelow about the benefits of smoking. Brimelow provides some very clear points which are well addressed. Even though I do not agree with the subject that “smoking, in a way, is good for you,” (141) I think Peter Brimelow did a thorough job of making his opinions credible to the reader.
Major Claim and Grounds
This essay is a good example of a deductive essay because it moves from generalizations to specific instances (McFadden, 2003). It does this by stating the major claim that smoking, in some small ways, can be good for people. The major claim is a statement of fact,...
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The article that I chose from Wikipedia is Polygamy in North America. There are several reasons for choosing this article that will be mentioned later on. The main reason for picking this article is that this article does not seem to go into the specifics of the main issue regarding polygamy in North America of Mormon religion. Particularly, two communities are significant to North American contemporary legal issue regarding polygamy. One of them is the Bountiful community in British Columbia and the other community is in Utah, U.S.A. Both of these communities practice polygamy as it is part of their religious beliefs. Polygamy is not legalized in North America, but a British Columbia’s...
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Drug legalization has become a great issue among Americans for many years, and there have also been those that try to stop that legalization. The article, “Legalizing Drugs is Not the Solution” by Gerald W. Lynch, has a good argument based on facts and incidents that have occurred from drug use. In this article a person thinks twice about what they are really doing when they use drugs, and it is clear as to why legalizing drugs would not be a logical solution
As spoken in this essay about the legalization of drugs and its bad effects, Lynch uses a lot of relevance and sufficiency throughout his piece. Relevance is the appropriateness of his evidence to the case...
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With his "Meditations on First Philosophy" Rene Descartes has essentially written the method for skepticism. With his system of universal doubt Descartes dismissed all of his beliefs and accepted only those beliefs, which could be indisputably proven. Descartes was a mathematician, philosopher and skeptic and I as a novice mathematician, philosopher and skeptic appreciate his work and I believe there is much worth in his method of doubt. However, beyond his method of...
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Article 1: Information Source Reference Information:Allen, M., Calabresi, M., & Donnelly, S. B. (2006, May 22). Immigration. Time, 167(21), 24.Briefly state the main idea of this source or article.The article covers points on how the White House is going to tighten border security.List three important facts that the author uses to support the main idea.The Senate released security border funds to aid in controlling the borders.National Guard troops and aerial drones have been approved by President Bush to patrol the U.S.-Mexican border.1,000 new customs agents to view and focus on documentation.How credible is this source or article? Explain.I...
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Karla MaciasProfessor ColeEnglish 103July 31, 2014Claim/Reason - In the essay called "The Death Penalty: Is It Ever Justified?", Edward I. Kloch, talks about the position he takes in the subject of capital punishment. He states "I support the death penalty for heinous crimes of murder…" (489). In the essay, Kloch is addressing to the opposition his arguments. He claims that he is for the death penalty and bases his examples in the rebuttals against the opponents.Grounds - The author supports his position...
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The Stem Cell Controversy Since its introduction in 1998 human stem cell research has pushed its way on to center stage not only on a scientific level but a moral level as well. In 1999 the American Association declared it "Breakthrough of the Year"� for the Advancement of Science. These advances have triggered a new debate among scientists and the public, particularly among patients and their advocates. The most recent example of these debates can be found in the Dallas Morning News article by Daniel Perry. This...
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The Tribune against Measure Q
The Tribune posted an editorial stating their opposition to Measure Q on Saturday, October 16th, 2004. It describes the debate over the measure “boiling down to one sentence: ‘It shall be unlawful for any person or entity to propagate, cultivate, raise, or grow genetically engineered organisms in San Luis Obispo County.” The Tribune claims that “Measure Q is a poorly written ordinance with unintended consequences of banning research on life-saving medicines.” It begins with an effective strategy of stating arguments of the proponents and responding to each, but continues with an unconvincing list of reasons to vote against Measure Q and a conclusion...
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The Death PenaltyAs long as human beings have had the capacity to think and make decisions, there have been good and bad actions made by people toward one another. The way society treats these actions varies by time period, location, and situation surrounding the deed. Bad deeds have had a huge spectrum of punishments, and today, in this country, the worst a man can earn is the death penalty. It is, by definition, the punishment of execution, administered to someone convicted of a capital crime. If one is going to discuss this topic they must first...
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Not many issues come to mind that have affected society in such a way that has resulted in protests, out roars and heated debates as ha the issue regarding the death penalty. Debates have hovered around as long as capital punishments beginning; differing on viewpoints whether to abolish it or not and whether or not it is s just form of punishment. The different ends of the spectrum arguing their beliefs has resulted in a divided society with innumerable tallies under the pros and cons to the issues at hand. People’s outlooks on the issue have varied on situations involving the death penalty, with the very mentioning of it sparking passionate opinions and responses regarding the justness...
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Nellie Bly knew how to attract attention from the very start. Aided by her mother's gifts of pink gowns, her real name, Elizabeth Jane Cochran, was overshadowed by her fitting nickname, "Pink." She was vivacious and independent (she needed to be in order to stand out from her 14 siblings). Her childhood was going great, until shortly after her sixth birthday her father died, changing dramatically the course of her and her family's life. He died without a will, leaving his wife without ownership to the property and forcing his property to be auctioned off. Pink took on the responsibility of helping raise her siblings. Her mother, in need of financial support, married shortly after her...
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In the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, technology has increased worldwide and affected many aspects of human life. Unarguably, advancement in technology over the years has made our lives easier. Advances in research, diagnosis, and treatment, (particularly during the past couple of generations) have significantly contributed to both the length and quality of human life. Medical Technology has improved humanity physically through Surgery, Diagnostics and the use of information technology in the administration of patient care.
From the beginning of time, human life has faced problems with diseases and health care. Ancient ailments have been with mankind as far as man can remember,...
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Rebuttal of Peter Brimelow’s, “Thank You for Smoking…?”
Have you ever been in a room full of people who are smoking? Have you ever questioned why they would put their health as well as yours in jeopardy by smoking? Did you ever think smoking could be good for you? Peter Brimelow says just that in his article “Thank You for Smoking…?” In Brimlow’s article, he explains all the health benefits smoking can provide you. Such evidence as that of D.M Warbutton, a British researcher who said that smoking stimulates alertness, dexterity, and cognitive capacity(141). Citing a number of scientific journals, Brimlow has also found that smoking can reduce the risk of developing such...
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Organizations produce products or offer services every day around the world. The challenging part of ensuring profitability from the product or surface is placing it in the consumers eye to tempt them to purchase. Marketing is the technique or techniques used to promote or sell an organizations products or services. Merriam-Webster defines marketing as the process or technique of promoting, selling, and distributing a product or service, and an aggregate of functions involved in moving goods from producer to consumer. (http://www.m-w.com) The Encyclopedia Britannica offers a similar definition with the sum of activities involved in directing the flow of...
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Donald Creesey was a pioneer in the study of organized crime. He was
also considered the first expert on the subject. However, his contributions to the
field are now in question. In the next two articles a battle of words is waged
between Joseph L. Albini, author of "Donald Cressey's Contributions to the
Study of Organized Crime An Evaluation", and Charles H. Rogovin along with
Frederick T. Martens, authors of "The Evil That Men Do", concerning Cressey's
First of all, a brief introduction to each of the authors' credentials is
needed to add respectability to his opinion on what Cressey has done. Joseph...
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Voter turnout has been declining in the United States throughout history through the potential voters’ personal choice not to vote and ineligibility. According to research a large percentage of individuals are not voting because political parties fail to appeal to the voters and this leads to the voting population losing interest in the campaign, while others postpone registering and by the time they realize their delay the election is upon them.
This downward trend of voter turnout can be traced to the reforms of the Progressive era. Turnout in post-Progressive era America remained low, never reaching the levels attained before the Progressive era reforms. This would be expected, since...
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The debate among creationists and evolutionists as to the origin of modern life on Earth has pushed increasingly into the limelight over the last several years. Unfortunately, such mainstream coverage has caused many of the related issues to become skewed and misinterpreted. In the article “Five Major Misconceptions about Evolution,” Mark Isaak attempts to make clear the true nature of evolutionary theory so that, if it must be challenged, such arguments can be made on a purely factual basis rather than, as Isaak says, “against a set of misunderstandings that people are right to consider ludicrous” (“Misconceptions” Para. 1). He presents these misconceptions and his explanation of the...
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Technology itself is a rapid growing entity in our society. This direct relationship between modern civilization and the uninterrupted goal for advancement has become prevalent in our fast paced lives. As an outcome, this dependability for progression has begun to form a foreboding idea of a futuristic doom’s day. There are multiple individuals that view this devastating future may perhaps be brought on by our own machines. Specifically, these thoughts of an approaching techno future based disaster have led to multiple articles evaluating these notions. In particular the articles titled, “Why the Future Doesn’t Need us” by Bill Joy, “A Response to Bill Joy and the Doom-and-Gloom...
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YOUR ASSIGNMENTYou will read the satirical essay "The Lowest Animal" by Mark Twain and write an essay in rebuttal of Mark Twain's "The Lowest Animal". In this essay you must defend the human race as civilized, empathetic, caring beings.You have one hour and thirty minutes. That allows 30-45 minutes to read the essay and 45 min-1 hour to formulate your thoughts and write 400 words. It is an easy and entertaining read. Be confident, calm down, read this and write. IF….and ONLY IF….you are working (aka not talking, googling, etc…) I will extend this 30...
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Interpretation of A Feminist View on Pornography
The article that I will be breaking down in the following paper is “Pornography, Civil Rights, and Speech” by Catherine A. MacKinnon. I believe the best area to start is to briefly describe MacKinnon and her article. MacKinnon is a professor of law at the University of Michigan. The article deals with the affects of pornography on society. MacKinnon feels that some pornography should be illegal. Her reason for this view is not that she finds it offensive, but rather that she considers it as a form of sexual discrimination. There are many different views on pornography ranging from the belief that it is harmless fantasy all the way to it...
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Dinosaur Physiology and Questionable Four Chambered Heart Discovery
In recent years, there has been cardiovascular evidence that questions the widely held belief that dinosaurs were indeed ectothermic. There was a discovery of a skeleton encased in sandstone that closely resembled a Thescelosaurus. The set of bones had a heart shaped rock within the chest region. Tests are being done to find out if this heart is in fact the suggested four-chambered heart. If it is, then there could be important changes in the theories of dinosaur physiology.
This case is somewhat provocative because it makes claims that the suggested four-chambered heart and single aorta...
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The United States of America
Founded under the concept of a Republic (a government without a monarch, who’s elected representatives are responsible to the governed) the founding fathers some 235 years ago set out declare its independence and establish a new nation claiming their own sovereignty and rejecting any allegiances to the British Monarch. This of course sparked the Revolutionary War in April of 1775 that lasted until September of 1783.
I am amazed that 38 men and later others could during a time of war come together and develop governing rules that would create the greatest (not perfect) nation in modern times. These men had known just how over reaching most government in the...
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I had looked forward so eagerly to leaving the horrible place, yet when my release came and I knew that God's sunlight was to be free for me again, there was a certain pain in leaving." Nellie BlyNellie Bly was born on May 5, 1864 in Cochran's Mills, Pennsylvania in the home of Mary Jane and Judge Michael Cochran. She was an author, American journalist, charity worker, and industrialist. Nellie focused her journalistic attention on women's rights issues. She was the inventor of investigative reporting and an expert at under-cover work. She posed as a poor sweatshop worker to expose the cruelty and dire conditions under which women worked. As well, she is famous for pretending to be...
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Hey, Wanna Smoke?You dont always die from tobacco. Of former smokers in the US 1,743,000 people have emphysema from smoking Women who smoke increase their risk of preterm delivery, low birth weight, and SIDS. Of current smokers in the US 719,000 have had a heart attack from smoking. Cigarette smokers are 20 times more likely to develop lung cancer than non-smokers. In the US 637,000 have had a stroke from smoking. Also 138,000 have lung cancer from smoking. But smoking is cool right? Humphrey Bogart is cool. James Dean is cool. Smoking is Cool. Being thin is cool. Smoking cigarettes will make...
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Mature Human Embryos ClonedFront page of the Washington Post, Thursday, February 12, 2004, scientists in South Korea state they have created the world's first mature, cloned human embryos. The embryos were grown from cells taken from a woman, with no contribution from a father, a first in human history, and new hope for advancing new therapies. It is difficult to fathom what a significant first this breakthrough holds, and the facts detailed in what these scientists have done are nothing short of remarkable. These scientists were able to extract a "robust" colony of human embryonic stem cells from one embryo, the...
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Please treat this transmission as the University of Massachusetts Boston’s hereinafter Respondent, response to Stephanie S. Smiths, hereinafter Complainant rebuttal statement dated April 22, 2011 to Respondent’s position statement dated March 29, 2011.
The Respondent denies the allegations of discrimination by the Complainant and asserts that the Complainant chose to forego the University’s internal complaint process in favor of filing a union grievance relating to discrimination and prior to completing the process resigned from her position with the Respondent.
The complainant raises the following issues regarding her employment with the Respondent that she contends rise to the...
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An organized collection of your ideas nicely written and professionally presented in way that depicts your ideas in a structured way and the reader finds easy to follow and clear is a big achievement. There are things that one needs to know that contribute to excellence in writing and organizing one's thoughts. The ability to convey ideas and to describe something convincingly serves a writer well in any kind of document. There are certain organizing strategies, which can help to organize thinking and to put one's ideas easy to follow and clear in understanding.To improve the writing skills is to recognize the standard writing structures in English. Writing is a sophisticated art...
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In classrooms all across America, students sit perched over their desks in the process of taking standardized tests. As the students take the tests, teachers pace nervously up and down the rows of their classroom, hoping and praying that their students can recall the information which they have presented. Some children sit relaxed at their desks, calmly filling in the bubbles and answering essay questions. These children are well prepared and equipped to handle their tests. Other children, however, sit hunched over their desks, pondering over questions, trying to guess an answer. They struggle to recall information that has been covered many times in class, but they can’t.
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Many women are known for things that shocked the women’s world in history. One woman specifically has left a lasting impression on the media world, and to people everywhere. She was Elizabeth Cochrane, or as many know her, Nellie Bly.
Elizabeth was born in Cochran Mills, Pennsylvania on May 5, 1867 to Mary Jane and Judge Michael Cochran. Her father died six years later, leaving her mother with fifteen children to raise. Judge Cochran, an upstanding member of the community, died without a will, which left the family without claim to their property and sending the family from wealth to near-poverty. Nevertheless, all of the children were sent to school and the family...
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Abortion, a battle that'll rage through this century, right or wrong, good or bad, religion or science? Well I'm here to capture the essence of the other side of the battlefield where I'm debating for abortion.THIS IS A REBUTTAL: The text I'm referring to is given on this link, it might be helpful to go there and read that article first.http://www.cheathouse.com/essay/essay_view.php/p_essay_id/34335This is an article called abortion by Droberts: http://www.cheathouse.com/user/user_view.php?p_user_id=156145A note to the people out there....*sarcasm* is a language of the future. =PWell for starters the whole world ain't religious. Don't take me wrong mate,...
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One of the most unique figures in the continuum of the art world, Marcel Duchamp changed the way we look at and produce art today. Marcel Duchamp was by far, one of the most controversial figures in art. Two of the most well known and talked about pieces by him are The Fountain and The Bride Stripped Bare by her Bachelors, Even . Duchamp created many other pieces that caught the attention of critics, other artists, and the population in a negative way; however, these two pieces alone, brought about the greatest amount of controversy.
In 1917, Marcel Duchamp submitted his urinal, the Fountain, to the American Society of Independent Artists . The urinal was taken from J. L. Mott Iron Works...
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On Thursday 24 November 1859, Charles Darwin published and made available to the western world his magnum opus, On the Origin of Species, a compilation of some twenty plus years of research regarding the human biology and its advancement. Darwin proposed in Origins that all life slowly evolved, biologically mutated over a period of time, to its present day form. Expanding on prior research in the field of genetics, Darwin theorized a "survival of the fittest" complex which forced basic animals to evolve new advanced traits to survive in their respective environments, in the process theorizing that humans also evolved from lesser creatures. Darwin's theory of evolution was meet with critical...
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The debate on whether voluntary euthanasia should be legalized has been a controversial topic. Euthanasia is defined as ‘a deliberate intervention undertaken with the express intention of ending a life, to relieve intractable suffering’ . Voluntary euthanasia refers to the patients who understand the terms in the consent and sign up under consciousness, while involuntary euthanasia is performed against patient's wishes and some people may regard it as a murder .
There are two methods of carrying out euthanasia, the first one is active and the second one is passive. Active euthanasia means the physicians deliberately take actions which cause the death of the patients, for example, the...
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Man's inhumanity to man is a phrase that was first written down by the poet Robert Burns in his poem titled Man was made to mourn: A Dirge in 1784.
"Many and sharp the num'rous ills
Inwoven with our frame!
More pointed still we make ourselves
Regret, remorse, and shame!
And man, whose heav'n-erected face
The smiles of love adorn, -
Man's inhumanity to man
Makes countless thousands mourn!"
This phrase has been displayed throughout history including in the times in which the book To Kill a Mockingbird was written. The two main examples of this include the tragedy of the Jews in World War II and the African American's during the slave trade, and throughout time.
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Should performance enhancing drugs be allowed in sports?Performance enhancing drugs (PEDs) are currently prohibited in leading competitive sports around the world. The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), brings about the notion that the spirit of the sport is a celebration of the human spirit, body and mind and that doping is fundamentally contrary to what is intrinsically valuable about sport (World Anti-Doping Agency, 2003).The article, 'Why we should allow performance enhancing drugs in sport', written by J Savulescu, B Foddy and M Clayton is in direct...
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Narin GopaulProfessor FlanaganEnc11018/4/2013It's the year 2014, and we are in the state of the financial crisis which is still being feltacross the nation by the majority of Americans. Many Americans who have worked onminimum wages are struggling to live on a salary that is below the poverty threshold. In 2012, the U.S census posted that in a family of three; their income is 18,552, (U.S Census). In most case, one member of the family is working on a minimum wage salary which is below 18,552, (U.S. Dept. of Labor). It has been almost a five years since congress has raised the minimum wage (Huff Post). Throughout my argument, I will share my...
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Americans have always had the mentality that bigger is better. Bigger cars, bigger houses, and bigger salaries are just a few ways that Americans supersize their lives. But, there is one other thing that has been growing in American households: their weight. Portion sizes are out of control, video games always beat a playground, and everything is motorized. This is the way that American children are growing up, and out. But in a society that is so obsessed with looking good and thus, thin, how are these children getting so large? Advertisements. The news has been attacking advertisements aimed at children, and rightfully so, they are showing unhealthy lifestyles and eating habits in a...
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An “Apology for Poetry” is a compelling essay refuting the attack on poetry by Puritan and fundamentalist Stephen Gosson. This complex article written by Sir Phillip Sidney represents the decisive rebuttal defending poetry. His strong emotive passages defend the uncongenial comments of poetry from Gosson. Although, his justification for the rebuttal is alluded to Gosson’s durable attacks on poetry; it is known Gosson’s remarks prompt Sidney’s attitude to defend not only against Gosson but as well as Plato. Stephen Gosson’s Puritan credentials, disregards him as the primary source for submitting the essay.
Sidney addresses the poetic contributions and principles demonstrated by Aristotle,...
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William Wells Brown and the Jefferson and Hemings Scandal
William Wells Brown wrote Clotel or The President's Daughter, a (fiction) novel based on the rumors surrounding Thomas Jefferson's affair with Sally Hemings, his slave. Brown learned of the scandal while working in several antislavery activities following his escape from slavery in 1834. Brown wanted not only to improve the social status of blacks and to support abolition through his writing, but also to encourage his readers to "develop a skeptical relationship to glorified stories of the national past" (Levine 15). He chose to write a novel that not only questioned slavery, but also questioned the validity of the...
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Why are Americans rapidly growing obese? Are fast foods the reason behind this or our choices in food consumption our very reason for the fast climb in obesity? Why is that people tending to blame all these fast food chains for our obesity? Obesity is not a result of fast food corporations, but it is the fault of the individual who chose to consume such foods. Rising in obesity is excessive. ¬¬¬¬We are not forced nor is anyone shoving foods down our mouths, yet we point fingers on fast foods and society when we see our own bad results. Obesity is quickly becoming an epidemic “Americans are responsible for their own excessive weight gain”. This disease is occurring all over the world....
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Being able to fluently speak two languages is a very demanding and competitive skill. The capability to articulate thoughts to people who may not speak the same primary language as you is very profitable not only in the work force, but also in everyday life. Learning a second language also helps to shorten cultural gaps between different countries. With the seemingly increased importance in learning a second language, schools nationwide have implemented learning a foreign language as a requirement, for graduation in High School. However, starting to learn a second language in kindergarten is the most effective and beneficial practice in leading a child on the path to fluently speaking...
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The complexities of a human’s willingness to submit to another person’s will have intrigued mankind since the formation of societal groups. Only in recent history has there been any studies conducted which so completely capture the layman’s imagination as the obedience experiments conducted by Stanley Milgram. As one of the few psychological experiments to have such an attention grabbing significance, Milgram discovered a hidden trait of the human psyche that seemed to show a hidden psychotic in even the most demure person. Milgram presents his startling findings in “The Perils of Obedience”. Publication created a great deal of discussion, with one of the more vocal critics being Diana...
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Since 1991, the southern half of Somalia, a poverty stricken African nation, has seen various tribal militias battle for dominance and power over individual regions of the country. Violence has plagued Mogadishu, the capital, since warlords ousted the former president. Mere months after the collapse of the government, men, women and children in torn clothes ran helplessly towards packages dropped from military planes towards the hot sand of their tiny village. This action was one of many attempts to help underdeveloped nations receive food by the United Nations' World Food Programme. Within his article titled "
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The relationship between war and libertarianism has interested me since 9/11. In the aftermath of those terrorist attacks, I witnessed in grim fascination many libertarians make excuses for government in the realm of national security. The proper libertarian position on war has become a matter of controversy, although I believe it shouldn't be. "War is the health of the state," as Randolph Bourne said, as well as being "mass murder," in the words of Murray Rothbard.The following essay presents some of the most relevant materials and readings on this controversy. It is unapologetically tilted toward the antiwar...