Gun Violence is A Public Health Issue

Opinions on Debatable Issues #29 According to the UW Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, the US ranks 20th in per capita gun deaths. Approximately 30,000 Americans per year, 80 per day, die from gun violence. Gun violence is a heated topic in the News recently. The mass shooting in Atlanta and Wisconsin regained publicContinue reading “Gun Violence is A Public Health Issue”

A Woman of Indomitable Spirit: Jane Eyre

Gender inequality has been a perennial and controversial issue since the existence of human race. The debate over this particular subject became especially heated in the 20th century, during which social instability and enlightenment thinking provided women both the supression from the society and the oppourtunities to advocate for feminist rights. Besides marching and formingContinue reading “A Woman of Indomitable Spirit: Jane Eyre”

The Implications of the Nature of Party Coalition on Policymaking

In a heterogeneous society that respects individual rights, especially the right to express opinions freely, public opinions diversify and influence the formation of political groups, which represents people’s will, greatly. The Republican and Democratic Party of the US hold many opposing views. The gap has become increasingly broadened due to Party realignment and recent polarizationContinue reading “The Implications of the Nature of Party Coalition on Policymaking”

The Entity that has the Greatest Influence on Public Policy

Among all the political groups, I think economic interest groups have the most impact on public policy. First, I chose interest groups instead of social movement organizations because there are more successful lobbying attempts than there are social movements. This is because of the US’s unique political structure that provides room for interest groups toContinue reading “The Entity that has the Greatest Influence on Public Policy”

Reconciliation: Fight the Virus, Not the People!

Reconciliation Grocery Package Fundraiser Who Are We: Young people who want to do what we can to help people in our community to survive the COVID-19 pandemic. We are from different ethnic backgrounds, but we share the same purpose of achieving Reconciliation and Unity.   Our Cause: Let’s RECONCILE Asian Americans and White Americans. The virus has splitContinue reading “Reconciliation: Fight the Virus, Not the People!”

Congress, Presidency, Bureaucracy, and the Supreme Court

The four major political institutions of the US are the Congress, the President, the bureaucracy, and the Supreme Court. Each of them, with different authorities and constituencies, keeps the entire nation function orderly and lawfully through collaboration and mutual oversight. They each have particular strengths that make them irreplaceable. The major strength of Congress liesContinue reading “Congress, Presidency, Bureaucracy, and the Supreme Court”

Constitution: Creation of a government of laws, not men

The Constitution, using the principle of balance and check, creates a government that is powerful enough to secure general public welfare and national interests but not so powerful as to threaten the liberty of its people. The balancing and checking of power are put into practice through the division of power among three branches ofContinue reading “Constitution: Creation of a government of laws, not men”

Adapt to Thrive

Literature #1 Nothing is permanent in the world, so adapting then moving forward is the only way to survive. This is a dreadful yet indisputable reality that Gone with the Wind communicates. The changing of political and social environment, wealth, and affection are insurmountable and unstoppable. Scarlett, who is indomitable, resilient, and adaptive, moves forwardContinue reading “Adapt to Thrive”

SAVE LIVES: The Social Influences on Americans’ mask-wearing behavior during COVID-19 Survey

Dear everyone, I’m conducting a study regarding the Social Influences on Americans’ mask-wearing behavior during COVID-19. The purpose of the study is to provide evidential support to public policymaking regarding the handling of COVID-19 and future pandemics. The findings and conclusions from this study can potentially SAVE LIVES. If you live in the United States,Continue reading “SAVE LIVES: The Social Influences on Americans’ mask-wearing behavior during COVID-19 Survey”