Interest groups attempt to lobby their community, state, and federal policy makers in hopes of advocating their position. Using your interest group chosen from the previous week’s Discussion Preparation, speculate how successful the special interest is based on the amount of money invested in lobbying and how much money per year that interest group spends on lobbying (either federal, state, or both) for its cause or position.
Should the United States Senate eliminate the Legislative Filibuster? If yes, Why? If no, Why not? What if anything, does the history of the filibuster teach us about the present and future impact of such a decision? This assignment is a Research Assignment. You must research academic journals, think tank publications, findlaw.com, articles from major newspapers and other reputable sources. (Wikipedia is NOT a credible academic source.) Along with substantive analysis, your papers should reflect what you believe I need to know based on your comprehensive research and analysis of what you read including opposing points of view. All assignments must be properly sourced and require research beyond the required and recommended readings. For both assignments, please include: Cover Page (with your name) Abstract Table of Contents Substantive history, current facts, analysis Bibliography (identify ALL your sources) IMPORTANT For all assignments, there are NO PAGE LENGTH OR STYLE REQUIREMENTS. As a graduate student, scholar and public administrator it is up to your discretion to determine how best to inform, teach and display the knowledge you have acquired through your independent research. You determine what is pertinent to include in your research paper based on the knowledge you have acquired through analysis and evaluation. What have you discovered? What were your findings? What did you determine? What do you think? What is your plan?