Final Blog Post: History Behind, and Motivations for Current Chinese Diplomacy with Afghanistan

After lots of research and writing, my paper on Chinese motivations behind recent diplomatic efforts with Afghanistan is finally finished! I am not yet done with the editing process, but I hope to be finished with that by the end of this week.

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ProctorFree Research – Post 3

My research has officially come to an end.

Unfortunately, my second test plan will go unused. After the midterm exam in Professor Schreiber’s class suffered from Proctor Free related technical difficulties, the final exam was conducted without the service. Since we lacked support from ProctorFree, there was no other way that we could access the system.

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African-American Participation in the Italo-Ethiopian War, Blog Post #4


An Overview of African-American Reactions and Contributions to the Italo-Ethiopian War

In my final paper, I’ve presented this information a little different than I did in my blog posts, so bear with me for a second. If you’ve been following my (very long) posts, you’ll see that I first talked about the military and diplomatic history of the war, then focused on an analysis of Ethiopia-related memoirs. In my actual paper, I first talk about the military and diplomatic history of the war, then I provide some background on African-American reactions. After this background, I provide analysis on two subjects: memoirs of individuals who were in Ethiopia during the war (this is the subject of my previous blog post) and then a comparison between two Northern and Southern African-American newspapers. Basically, even though this is my third content-related blog post, this actually chronologically comes second in the way I present my paper.

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PPACA and the Uninsured #3

My research on the Patient Protection and the Affordable Care Act comes to an end.  All that’s left is dotting the I’s and crossing the T’s.  Over the course of my research, I’ve learned quite a bit about the public policymaking process, the political strategies behind legislation, and the health care system.  As the preeminent reform law in health care, the ACA was the perfect vehicle to explore how political insiders interact with outside pressures, how they manage to use policy to create support.  At the heart of my research is the question:  Did the ACA create a self-sustaining constituency yet?  The answer is no.  Although the legislation still has a long way to go, the opposition’s organized and systematic response has clouded the benefits of the legislation from the public.  The ones who should be the most ardent in defending the ACA, the uninsured, have not rallied around the legislation.  Ad campaigns, vitriolic propaganda, and drawn out legal battles have turned the image of the ACA from revolutionary health care reform to an invitation for increased government bureaucracy.

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