Read/review the following resources for this activity:
- Textbook: Chapters 1, 2
- Local newspaper
- APA style manual
- Citation and Writing Assistance: Writing Papers At CU (Links to an external site.)
- Library Overview (Links to an external site.)
- How to Search for Articles – the Everything Tab (Links to an external site.)
Find an article in your local newspaper about a local policy issue that affects you. For example, an article concerning your county’s decision to privatize your trash collection service. Summarize the article and explain how this issue affects you. Is the article neutral? Why or why not? How might you influence this policy in the future?
Be sure to include a scanned copy of the article in your submission in addition to citations. There are several free scannable apps on the market such as Scannable. If printing is an obstacle, you may include a hyperlink to the article. However, if the link breaks or can not be accessed the burden falls on you to produce that article or to risk losing points.
Articles may not be more than one month old.
Writing Requirements (APA format)
- Length: 3 full pages (not including title page or references page)
- 1-inch margins
- Double spaced
- 12-point Times New Roman font
- Title page
- References page
This activity will be graded based on the Current Event Grading Rubric.
Course Outcomes (CO): 1
Due Date: By 11:59 p.m. MT on Sunday
The policy issue addressed by the news paper article, Los Angeles Times, titled, “Editorial: Whether or not Amy Coney Barrett gets on the Supreme Court, abortion rights should stand (Times Editorial Board, 2020)” is on abortion. Trump and his administration strongly oppose the issue of abortion. However, some states in the US have in recent years passed policies allowing safe abortion. The article discusses about Trump’s nominee to the Supreme Court, Amy Coney Barrett, and argues that despite the US president being against abortion, the rights to abortion should be withheld. California is among the US states that have legalized abortion, and thus would be affected if the nominee leads the Supreme Court to rule against abortion rights. The article argues that before the Roe vs, Wade (1973) women used to have illegal abortions which resulted to increased number of deaths among women procuring abortions. Barret’s nomination to the Supreme Court came after the death of Justice Bader Ginsburg, who was a defender of access to abortion. The article discusses that the new nominee, is opposed to abortion, just like President Trump and she is likely to get involved in overturning the Roe Vs. Wade (1973) case. I feel that this article is not neutral because it has strongly argued on why abortion rights should stand. It has not provided plausible explanation on how critics of abortion rights argue and why they feel that abortion should not be legalized…..Please click here t0 download at $10