Texas Essays


Congress Vs the Public Library

L. Gornstein, Jacob M. Lewis among others. Greg Abbot and several others filed on behalf of the state of texas briefs of amici curiae to urge reversal (Middleton, Lee, & Stewart, 2016). Among their defense was the notion that CIPA does not violate the First Amendment. Furthermore, because the public libraries receive funds directly from the federal government, they must comply with any changes in policies or rules that are part of the program or service funded. Public funds henceforth, must be spent on the purpose from which they were authorized. The respondent had Paul M. Smith argue on… Continue Reading...

Is Globalization a Good Thing

that due to the spillover that has occurred continues to occur in border states like Arizona and texas (Morris, 2013). While international pressure has been a major force when it comes to reducing and eliminating corruption and complicity with illegal and violent activities like the drug trade, pressure from within Mexico and the rest of Latin America has also served as a major force and catalyst of change. Mexico is far from the only country affected by this uprising and upheaval as the same thing is going on in countries like Brazil and Guatemala. When it comes to Mexico… Continue Reading...

Concert Review

beginning 7.30 pm, by the Houston Symphony Orchestra at the Jones Hall, Houston, texas (more precisely, the Jesse H. Jones Hall for the Performing Arts). The concert was conducted by Andrés Orozco-Estrada, the Houston Symphony’s music director. The performance venue is the Orchestra’s as well as the Houston Society for the Performing Arts’ permanent home (Houston Symphony). Review of Sergei Prokofiev's "Peter and the Wolf" The spectacular musical story by Prokofiev, performed by the Orchestra, features a valiant young boy, Peter, who aids his friends -- the animal of the forest -- outwit a predator. The Orchestra accompanies Sir… Continue Reading...

Economic Factors for Physicians

workforce. Finally, it is worth noting that there is a strong demand for primary care physicians in texas. That demand is partially predicated on the fact that there was a large uninsured population in this state, that was one of the more sizable in the nation (Conway, 2010, p. 1). There are additional reasons for the growing demand in texas, which is related to the elasticity of the market for physicians in this state. Legislation was changed in 2009 (to the Physician Loan Repayment Program) to provide incentives for physicians to practice in this part of the country, which makes… Continue Reading...

Case Summary Analysis

a limousine with an open top, passing the Book Depository of texas School Building, in downtown Dallas at around 12:30 P.M. Kennedy's wife, Jacqueline Kennedy, the governor of texas John Connally (1917-1993), and John's wife Nellie were riding with President Kennedy that day. John Connally also got shot and sustained serious injuries. Kennedy is said to have died 30 minutes after the shot. He had been rushed to the Parkland Hospital of Dallas. Less than 60 minutes after the shooting, Oswald, who was formerly a Marine, murdered a police officer who interrogated him while on a street close to… Continue Reading...

American Body Culture Annotated Bibliography

"The Economic Effects of Physical Appearance." Social Science Quarterly (University of texas Press) 74, no. 2 (1993): 420-438. Seng investigates the effects of weight and height in a sample of young adult workers drawn from the data between 1981 and 1982. The findings reveal that weight and height are statistically impacted on wage growth and wage levels of both male and female workers. The author concludes that the attractive people receive more cooperation and assistance from others. Moreover, employers' hiring preferences, promotion decisions and occupation success favor attractive people than non-attractive people. Parr, M Jessica. "Obesity and the Emergence… Continue Reading...

Police Vehicle Pursuits

to that of a third party, gives rise to harm. Department Policy Police pursuits in texas's Dallas city are reliant on a number of factors including, pursuit initiation decision, which has to be founded on scenarios and information that an officer is aware of. The decision to chase requires an officer to take into account the risk factors listed below (Brown): a. Weather/environmental and road conditions b. Pedestrian and automobile traffic, and population density c. The suspect automobile's and emergency automobile's relative performance capacity d. Offender's age e. How serious the offense is? f. Presence of others in the pursuing car… Continue Reading...

Aztec and Pre Aztec and Inca Civilization

art to 1300 (15th ed.). Boston, MA: Cengage Learning. Nair, S. (2015). At Home with the Sapa Inca. University of texas Press. Pigeon, G. (2011). Inca architecture. University of Wisconsin Thesis. "Pre-Hispanic City of Teotihuacan," (n.d.). UNESCO. Retrieved online: http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/414 Wright, K. (1994). A marvel of Inca engineering. NOVA Retrieved online: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/ancient/wright-inca-engineering.html Continue Reading...

Toyota Center Of Houston Rockets

rights was to ensure the automobile manufacturer's presence constantly grew in the texas and Houston regions. However, this contractual relationship also appears to have a distinctive international touch to it (Manfull, 2003). The Houston Rockets' Toyota Center provides an inclusive range of facilities, which include access to the central courtyard from the street level, larger spaces between the arena seats for access that is more convenient, a high-tech center-hung sound system and scoreboard, and a classy fine dining restaurant. Further, the facility features the cream of premium services, which include a couple of expansive club lounges that provide clear… Continue Reading...

Supply Chain Strategies

numerous chips from an assortment of suppliers, for instance Nvidia, which is acknowledged for its graphic chips, texas Instruments, which manufactures audio and video know-how and also ARM Holdings plc, which manufactures chips placed in mobile phones. In particular, this strategic action enables HP to act fast to manufacture the products that are desired and demanded by consumers (Eshkenazi, 2013). In the contest for consumers, this agile strategy employed by HP has a key competitive advantage in its supply chain and distribution. In particular, this key competitive advantage for the most part may lie in capability to place a… Continue Reading...

Nursing License and Process

Healthcare Licensing and Credentialing: Forseability of Upstream and Downstream Collateral Consequences. texas Tech Administrative Law Journal. Gingerich, B. & Ondeck, D. (1997). Credentialing and Accreditation: What Exists for Health Care Provider Organizations. Home Health Care Management & Practice, 9(4), 67-68. http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/108482239700900414 Licensure, Certification, and Accreditation. (2016). Nursingworld.org. Retrieved 6 November 2016, from http://www.nursingworld.org/Mainmenucategories/ANAMarketplace/ANAPeriodicals/OJIN/Tableofcontents/Vol21997/No3Aug97/Licensurecertificationandaccreditation.htmlAug Position Statement on Credentialing and Privileging for Nurse Practitioners. (2016). Journal Of Pediatric Health Care, 30(2), A20-A21. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.pedhc.2015.11.006 Rudov, M. & Skillings, S. (1975). Credentialing of Health Care Professionals: Its Costs and Somealternatives for Hsa [Health Services Administration]. National Technical Information Service. Self-regulation of Professionals in… Continue Reading...

Pnac the Osp and Iraqs Wmds

Mark Phythian, Intelligence and National Security Policymaking on Iraq: British and American Perspectives (TX: texas A&M University Press, 2008), 178.] [9: Oliver Stone, Peter Kuznick, The Untold History of the United States (NY: Gallery Books, 2012), 514.] As the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace showed, "the 731 inspections conducted by UNMOVIC [United Nations Monitoring, Verification and Inspection Commission] between November 27, 2002, and March 18, 2003, did not reveal any 'evidence of the continuation or resumption of programs of weapons of mass destruction or significant quantities of proscribed items.'"[footnoteRef:10] However, the National Intelligence Estimate (NIE) of October 2002 on… Continue Reading...

Impact Of Immigration on Religious Beliefs

a given religious affiliation. To prove this, (Yang and Ebaugh) compared two Chinese congregations based in Houston, texas. One congregation was Buddhist while the other was Christian. The researchers concluded that analyzing changes due to immigration of religious groups cannot be confined only to the hosting community. The status of the different faiths in the immigrants' home countries should also be considered. Conclusion When analyzing the impact of immigration of people of various religious groups into the country, the minority or majority status of the immigrants' religious affiliations ought to be considered as they play a role in the… Continue Reading...

The First Amendment and Texas Law

This essay is on the law cases Virginia v. Black and texas v. Johnson. Issues before the Court The issues before the court in the two cases were related to the first Amendment about the speech. Hate speech, in particular, was the concept that was analyzed. In texas vs. Johnson, the issue was whether cross burning is one of the constituents of symbolic speech as provided by the First Amendment. In Virginia vs. Black, the issue was whether cross burning statutes in Virginia or any other state as a prima facie… Continue Reading...

Alternative Medicine Jamaican Dogwood

known as Jamaican dogwood or Florida fishpoison tree, is a tropical, deciduous, medium-sized tree endemic to the Caribbean, texas, southern Florida and the Keys, and Latin America. Historic use of the herb details West Indies Natives using the extracts from the tree to sedate fish (Fetrow & Avila, 2000). The sedated fish became easy to catch by hand leading to the common name of fishpoison. In modern times, scientists have discovered use for the herb as a sedative and analgesic. The historic use of Jamaican Dogwood has been to catch fish by hand by sedating them and other traditional… Continue Reading...

Book Strangers in Their Own Land

at liberals remains an ongoing theme in Strangers in their Own Land. Instead of getting angry at companies like texas Brine and the politicians that pander to them, the Tea Party activists are turning on the very concepts that would help mitigate their problems. Hochschild tries to show that the conservatives have not bee brainwashed and that their choices are fully conscious, but their ideas are overtly irrational. Religion is more important than education, and each person she speaks with remains proud of the cognitive schemas. Bubbling to the surface like the well-disguised guilt they carry around, the knowledge… Continue Reading...

Nursing Rules and Regulations

it to the patients. Nurse lacks easily remediated knowledge and competencies for making appropriate clinical judgements ( texas Board of Nursing, 2016). Nurse A has not had any other incidents and has always practised safely. The knowledge of nurse A can be remediated and Nurse A can be shown how to check the expiration date for drugs. There is a pattern of multiple minor incidents Based on the facts of the case, this was the first incident the nurse has faced. This clearly indicates that there is no need to eport the nurse as this was a minor case and the… Continue Reading...

What Defines Minor Incident in Texas

one incident based on the fact that are currently known. As such, the incident is minor. https://www.bon. texas.gov/practice_peer_review.asp B. Minor Incident? Apply the facts of the case to each criterion above. In the second column of the table, record your explanation as to whether the facts support or do not support each of the criteria. It is a minor incident . . . at least for this particular nurse. It is troubling that the vaccine was in the fridge for at leats a month after its expiration. Whomever has the burden to inspect and verify inventory and the usability thereof has… Continue Reading...

African American Culture

Only' making up 42.6 million African-Americans. In terms of largest urban Black populations, Chicago ranks third with cities in texas showing increased growth within the last decade. Most Blacks vote, Democrat (69%) with the number of Blacks voting Republican at 1-3% versus 24% for Independent (Black Demographics, 2015). The Black Demographics website also notes 14.2% of American Black persons are in poor/fair health with Black women experiencing high rates of obesity. Hypertension is a common problem for Black men and women over the age of 20 showing 44.4% and 41.4% occurrence respectively. Black persons under the age of 65… Continue Reading...

Andrea Yates Case

of Her Children -- 15 Years After She Drowned Them. Retrieved from PeopleCrime: http://people.com/crime/andrea-yates-15-years-after-drowning-five-children-in-a- texas-mental-facility/ Francone, E. (2016, July). Insanity defense. Retrieved from Cornell Law School: https://www.law.cornell.edu/wex/insanity_defense Nau, M., McNiel, D., & Binder, R. (2012). Postpartum Psychosis and the Courts. Journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law, 318 - 325. The Insanity Defense Among the States. (2017). Retrieved from FindLaw: http://criminal.findlaw.com/criminal-procedure/the-insanity-defense-among-the-states.html The 'insanity defense' and diminished capacity. (2017, May 26). Retrieved from Cornell Law: https://www.law.cornell.edu/background/insane/insanity.html WGBH Edu Foundation. (2014). A Case of Insanity. Frontline. Yoong, G. (2012, April 11). Top 10 Most Notorious Insanity Defense Cases. Retrieved… Continue Reading...

Nurse Manager Shadowing Experience

a Masters of Science in Nursing Administration from the University of texas Arlington and a Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Management from Walden University. She has more than 10 years of clinical experience and has worked in middle management positions in different nursing facilities before. Prior to being appointed the nurse manager of the Cardiac Progressive Unit (2s) at the hospital, WW was a nurse supervisor in the same unit for more than 3 years. WW's leadership style as the nurse manager can be described as transformational leadership style, which she utilized to ensure that the nursing staff in… Continue Reading...

Relationship Marketing

Drink. This is a start-up company that will have its base of operations in the State of texas. This location has been chosen as this state is transcending to a healthier living when it comes to meals and drinks. This is owing to the increasing rate of obesity in the United States. The unique selling position or USP of Bubbly Energy Drink is that it is free of any caffeine and will come in three different fruity flavors being Apple, Orange and Pineapple. This drink will be released to ensure that it provides consumers with not only energy boost… Continue Reading...

Anti-bullying Bill in Texas

texas House Bill (HB304) - Relating civil liability bullying a child 1. Title of the Suggested Bill texas State’s ‘anti-bullying’ house bill possesses the following key features. Its title appropriately alludes to the protection of children’s rights (CAIR texas, 2017). If enacted, the law would: a. Offer tools to educational institutions: This bill would authorize educational institutions to examine cases of bullying outside of school, develop a tip line that maintains anonymity, and enable greater educational institution latitude in penalizing pupils… Continue Reading...

The Trouble with Innocence Article Analysis

for one of the most notorious and gruesome killings in East texas County. Cook was convicted in the grisly and horrific killing of Linda Jo Edwards, a young 22-year-old girl that was found in her apartment room having been trodden, knifed and mutilated. The thesis of the article indicates the difficulty of proving and maintaining innocence. This is linked to the fact that even after being released from death row, Cook continues to maintain his innocence and is seeking a full and comprehensive exoneration. However, the difficulty of attaining innocence continues to be a daunting task with prosecutors going… Continue Reading...

Humana Care Delivery for Patients

for a number of health care delivery options. If they are in the states of Florida, South Carolina and texas, patients can use the Humana operated primary care facilities to obtain quality care. Humana health insurance customers can use the Humana online portal to look up physicians in their own states that the insurance provider will cover. This is a way that Humana offers referrals. The places where Humana directly treats patients are: Miam-Dade County, Palm Beach County, Daytona Beach County, Orlando, and the Tampa Bay area in Florida; Greenville, South Carolina, and San Antonio, texas. Humana also makes… Continue Reading...

Social, Legal, and Ethical Issues in Marketing

This is a start-up company that will have its base of operations in the State of texas, in the United States. With the U.S. being the domestic market, the international market included in this discussion is Mexico. Energy drinks are amidst the most fast growing business segments of the entire beverage industry in the present day and are progressively more market in the direction of young individuals. Owing to the fact that these drinks are comparatively new to the market, the impacts of their longstanding use continues to be vague, and there is increasing proof to hint that they… Continue Reading...

Texas Law Cases on Theft

stolen, it is considered an element of theft. The elements of receiving stolen property in the texas Theft Statue considers any act of taking some property without the approval of the owner as theft. Moreover, it is a theft violation when one is in illegal possession of property from the owner by another person. Moreover, the defendant’s intention to steal certain goods from the owner is also viewed as a facet of theft (LaFave). Q2. In deciding each of the elements of the theft without the consent of the owner, specific issues are evident in the case. For instance, Sonnier… Continue Reading...

Judges Code Of Conduct Improvement Strategies

Judge Sharon Keller of the Court of Appeal in texas was accused of judicial impropriety when he ordered the closure of the courtroom by 5 pm. She did so with the intention of blocking an appeal by a person sentenced to execution (Equal Justice Initiative, 2015). Such cases exemplify the extent of judicial impropriety in the American judicial system. Several factors contribute to the impropriety in the American judicial system. The first one relates to the method used in bringing the judges to office. At the state and federal level, judges come to office through an election system. Elections… Continue Reading...

Criminal Law Cases Examinations

away. The law must consider human nature and make some allowance for the fighting instinct at critical moments. In texas it is well settled, as you might imagine, that a man is not born to run away” (DeWolfe Howe 1953, 1:331). Are any of the statements relevant to battered woman domestic violence cases? Do you agree with the statements? Explain your answer. All of these statements are relevant to a battered woman in domestic violence cases. I agree with the statement, depending on the situation. 4. In your opinion, did Peggy Stewart kill Mike Stewart in self-defense? As a… Continue Reading...

The Tourism Industry in Mexico

supporting the authoritarian regime against the Cristeros. It warred with Mexico over texas and beyond. It has used Mexican labor cheaply so that cheap products could be built inexpensively and shipped back across the border so corporations can make more profit than if they had hired American labor. In chapter “Cancun and the Campo,” this fact is made all the more apparent: “Employees are offered short-term contracts rather than the previously common long-term contracts, are expected to work longer shifts, and must forgo vacation time during the high tourist season. As a result of this shift in labor practices,… Continue Reading...

Best Practices Involved in Changing the Accounting Information System Ais

software. Daft, R., & Huber, G. (1986). How organizations learn: A communication framework (No. TR-ONR-DG-18). texas A AND M UNIV COLLEGE STATION DEPT OF MANAGEMENT. Gelinas, U. J., Dull, R. B., & Wheeler, P. (2011). Accounting information systems. Cengage learning. Hines, D.C. & Carrington, A. (2010). “What We Know Now: Lessons Learned Implementing Federal Financial Systems Projects.” Forum: Driving Performance— Strategies for More Effective Government, IBM Center for The Business of Government. Retrieved from http://www.businessofgovernment.org/sites/default/files/Forum_FM.pdf on 9 December 2017 Iskandar, D. (2015). Analysis of factors affecting the success of the application of accounting information system. International Journal of scientific & Technology research, 4(2). 155-162. Peppard,… Continue Reading...

Does the Truth Matter?

readers by publishing stories supposedly having occurred and witnessed by him in texas, Maryland, and elsewhere, though he was actually miles away, in the city of New York. Blair made up incidents and comments, taking the help of wire services and other newspapers. He used pictures to choose and compose details and make it appear as though he was on the field to witness an event happening or to meet with an individual. These methods were employed by him to fake information on “emotionally charged moments in recent history, from the deadly sniper attacks in suburban Washington to the… Continue Reading...

Fracking Policy Analysis

Environment, 22(2), 185-202. Davis, C. (2012). The politics of “fracking”: Regulating natural gas drilling practices in Colorado and texas. Review of Policy Research, 29(2), 177-191. Evensen, D. T. (2015). Policy decisions on shale gas development ('fracking'): the insufficiency of science and necessity of moral thought. Environmental Values, 24(4), 511-534. Ferrell, S. L., & Sanders, L. (2013). Natural gas extraction: Issues and policy options. National Agricultural and Rural Development Policy Center. Finkel, M., Hays, J., & Law, A. (2013). The shale gas boom and the need for rational policy. American journal of public health, 103(7), 1161-1163. Heikkila, T., Pierce, J. J., Gallaher, S., Kagan, J., Crow, D. A., &… Continue Reading...

Analyzing the Rhoda Report

is little information given to support this fact. One is in texas and the other is in Colorado. Even more apocryphal is the fact that one of them—the researcher does not identify which—was only operating for a matter of months before its operations data for the year was used. Including it would support Rhoda’s contention, which he seemed to have reached prior to conducting this analysis. Still, the fact that it was only operating for a matter of months greatly affected its data, rendering it unsuitable for including in this report. It is because of these and other lapses… Continue Reading...

Texas Constitution

The texas Constitution: An Examination and Discussion On the most fundamental level, a constitution is a plan or contract between the government and the people governed. A constitution details the agreed-upon powers, responsibilities and limitations upon all involved parties, while asserting the proper procedure for action. The constitution is the foundation for all basic laws upon which the legal system rests. In the history of the existence of the state of texas, seven separate constitutions have been drafted and approved, with the… Continue Reading...

California's Congressional Senators

State (capital: Sacramento) is America’s third biggest state after texas and Alaska, with a population of thirty-seven million according to 2010 statistics. The state boasts the nation’s largest economy, having made it first to the trillion-dollar gross state product milestone. By the year 2012, the state became the 9th largest global economy. Its several million acres of agricultural land makes California a largely rural state. It ranks as national leader in crop production. Further, California houses several world-famous national parks and cultural institutions such as Disneyland, Hollywood, Angel Island, Alcatraz, Golden Gate Bridge and Yosemite National Park. Its biggest… Continue Reading...

Black Lives Matter Essay

even more violence, including the recent shooting of a texas sheriff (Marino, 2015). Indeed, some critics even maintain that the Black Lives Matter movement has used falsehoods and emotionally charged rhetoric that have only served to fuel the fires of racism. For example, Shaw (2015) reports that, “The Black Lives Matter movement has blamed a litany of death and destruction on police nationwide. Not only are their facts false, their ‘solutions’ cause increased carnage” (p. 11). Notwithstanding these criticisms, though, there is a growing consensus that the Black Lives Matter movement is a reflection of the growing discontent over… Continue Reading...

Hurricane Harvey Essay

On August 25, 2017, Hurricane Harvey made landfall on the coast of texas.  While it was predicted to hit the United States as less destructive tropical storm or Cat 1 hurricane, a number of factors combined to make Harvey extremely destructive.  First, Harvey strengthened as it approached land.  Second, the storm was slow-moving, so that it continued to drop rain on the coast.  Finally, Harvey’s rains hit one of the most heavily-populated areas of the United States.  Combined together, these factors made Harvey one of the most destructive natural disasters to ever hit the United States. One of the… Continue Reading...

Zika Virus Essay

instances of a mosquito-borne Zika infection have been limited to Brownsville, texas and southern Florida in the contiguous states, but a number of regions of the United States have the species of mosquito that are responsible for these transmissions, and U.S. territories that are regarded as being at the highest risk are Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam and Hawaii (Potential Zika range in the U.S., 2017). In addition, there have been more than 400 travel-related Zika cases reported in the U.S. as well as eight cases caused by sexual transmission to date (Late, 2016). Moreover, epidemiologists caution… Continue Reading...

Isis Attacks in America Essay

guarding the entrance to the Curtis Culwell Center in Garland, texas, where an art exhibit featured images of Muhammed.  In Islam, it is prohibited to portray Muhammed.  Once again, the perpetrators were killed during the commission of the crime.  ISIL/ISIS took responsibility for the crime, but law enforcement did not find any evidence that anyone other than the two perpetrators committed the crime.  It seems like another incident of ISIS inspiring radicalized people to take terrorist actions without having any responsibility or direction for actually planning the attacks. In December 2015, a married couple opened fire on the Inland… Continue Reading...

Global Warming and Climate Change Essay

part of the United States and this literally starts in texas. What is being seen right now in Nebraska in this day of already nearly a degree of warming is rather nasty. Indeed, water has to be pumped to cows in the field every day and the cows must also be moved a lot so as to keep them fed due to lack of growing grass. Lack of water, per the video, makes the fields unusable for cattle. The video adds to this by saying that much of the current ranchlands will become desert again. This is something that… Continue Reading...

Death Penalty Essay

quarters of executions take place in the states of the former Confederacy (including 35% in texas alone) with their history of racial violence, lynching and arbitrary Black Codes and Jim Crow laws, which sanctioned death for blacks for certain offenses” (Love 2012). [caption id="attachment_817" align="alignnone" width="540"] Image Credit: No to War - http://www.notowar.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/death6-500x375.jpg[/caption] The discriminatory nature of the death penalty is one of the major reasons that the US Supreme Court found the way in which the death penalty was enforced in the US to be unconstitutional in Furman v. Georgia (1972): “The Court reasoned that the laws resulted… Continue Reading...

Abortion Essay

M. B. (2008, April 1). The case for pro-choice participation in drafting fetal homicide laws. texas Journal of Women, Gender, and the Law, 17(2), 317-319. Katter, R. N. (2011, July). The National Right to Life Committee: Its founding, its history, and the emergence of the pro-life movement prior to Roe V. Wade. The Catholic Historical Review, 97(3), 527-531. Kramlich, M. (2004, March). The abortion debate thirty years later: From choice to coercion. Fordham Urban Law Journal, 31(3), 783-790. Learn the facts. (2017). The Pro-Life Action League. Retrieved from https://prolifeaction.org/ fact/ppannualabortions/. Leinwind, T. B. (2015, July 22). Strange bedfellows: The… Continue Reading...

Police Brutality Essay

it discusses the ambush-style killings of police officers at a Black Lives Matter movement rally in Dallas, texas.  Finally, the author discusses whether the Black Lives Matter and Blue Lives Matter movements are in conflict, or whether that conflict is a myth perpetuated by those who want to encourage continued ill will between the African American community and the police. Police Brutality:Is there a War on Cops or a War by Cops   Introduction Police brutality is a difficult concept to define because police officers hold a very unique position in American society.  Police officers are the only individuals… Continue Reading...

Lynchings and Mob Violence in America

about particular cases, historical context, statistics on lynchings (most took place in texas, followed closely by California), theories surrounding mob violence, the racial aspect of the lynchings, and how Mexicans asserted themselves to protect themselves against the threat of mob violence and lynching. The main thesis of the article is that the history of mob violence against Mexicans during this time period represents a stark quality of the American character to which traditional theories of vigilantism do not apply. The authors’ challenging of other historical viewpoints is evident throughout, particularly in the section that addresses frontier theories of mob… Continue Reading...

The Effects Of Manifest Destiny

from the Louisiana Purchase in 1803 through to the acquisition of texas and northern Mexico, to the takeover of Hawaii. The consequences of Manifest Destiny continue to reverberate more than two centuries after the initial rise of territorial expansion programs. Manifest Destiny emboldened the American experiment, fueling its economy, bolstering its military and political power, and exacerbating social unrest and disparity. The relative ease with which the United States acquisitioned new territories helped to expand the economy and establish the nation as a global leader in both raw materials and industrial manufacturing. New land meant renewed opportunities to reap… Continue Reading...

Muslim Women in Eastern and Western Literature

Media." CFFP, 29 Aug. 2017, centreforfeministforeignpolicy.org/journal/2017/8/24/representation-muslim-women-western-media. Accessed 18 June 2018. Kahf, Mohja. Western Representations of the Muslim Woman: From Termagant to Odalisque. Univ. of texas P, 2002. Khalifa, Sahar. The Inheritance. American University at Cairo, 1997. Laboni, Fetema Begum. "Representation of Islam in Western Media and Literature." DIU Journal of Humanities & Social Science, vol. 2, 2015, pp. 77-89. Marandi, Seyed Mohammad, and Zeinab Ghasemi Tari. "Orientalist Feminism; Representation of Muslim Women in Two American Novels: Terrorist and Falling Man." 2012. Mernissi, Fatima. Beyond the Veil: Male-female Dynamics in a Modern Muslim Society. London, 1985. Mikhai, M. "The Role of Women in Arabic Literature | Middle East & Islamic Studies Collection." Middle East Collection | Middle East… Continue Reading...

Supreme Court Sodomy Cases Rulings

their mistake, which came in the form of Lawrence v. texas (2003). This was the Supreme Court ruling that overturned the bigotry and injustice of the Hardwick case and finally abolished the restrictions against sodomy. On June 26, 2003 the U.S. Supreme Court ruled 6-3 in Lawrence v. texas that the constitutional right to privacy protects consensual, adult sexual intimacy in the home. In declaring the texas "homosexual conduct" law unconstitutional, the court overturned the 1986 Supreme Court decision in Bowers v. Hardwick, which upheld state laws making homosexual sex a criminal offense” (hrw.org, 2003). This ruling demonstrated that… Continue Reading...

Cultural Identity Essay

and a rejection of others. Post Malone is of an Italian American heritage, raised in Grapevine texas, from a middle-class family—though few of these influences are elements that have merged onto his public cultural identity as a rapper. He’s been heavily influenced by a subversive tattoo and hip-hop culture as the dominant and shaping parts of his cultural persona.  Other times a person’s job will be the dominant force in their cultural identity, as sometimes that career or profession will dominate their life and choices, from how they dress, to who they socialize with, to how they socialize. For… Continue Reading...

The Character Of the Oklahomans

in Indian Territory in modern-day Oklahoma. In the latter half of the 19th century, cattle ranchers from texas drove their cattle through Indian Territory to states up north and out west, paving cattle trails along the way. More and more whites began to settle in the area as a result of these cattle trails and the expansion of the railroad. Then when oil was found, Oklahoma became a major focus for the oil industry and Tulsa became known as the oil capital of the world for a brief time. However, in the 1930s a terrible drought brought pain and… Continue Reading...

Abortion

rates of abortion: 16 per 1,000 women and under 15,000 abortions completed per year (CBSNews, 2011). texas, Pennsylvania and Oregon also have comparably low rates (CBSNews, 2011). Coastal states like New York, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Washington DC and California have the highest rates of abortion in the nation, with numbers around 27 abortions per 1,000 women (CBSNews, 2011). Part Two: Interview How did you find out you were pregnant? I missed my period and I felt like my lower abs were getting oddly harder. Why did you decide to have an abortion? I am just too young to… Continue Reading...

Abortion Interview

women and under 15,000 abortions completed per year (CBSNews, 2011). texas, Pennsylvania and Oregon also have comparably low rates (CBSNews, 2011). Coastal states like New York, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Washington DC and California have the highest rates of abortion in the nation, with numbers around 27 abortions per 1,000 women (CBSNews, 2011). Part Two: Interview How did you find out you were pregnant? I missed my period and I felt like my lower abs were getting oddly harder. Why did you decide to have an abortion? I am just too young to have a child at this time.… Continue Reading...

Difference Between Goals and Objectives Essay

objectives would be to input three hundred new data points into a particular information management system. Using the texas Textbook Evaluation Tool (T-TET) Used especially to evaluate nursing textbooks, the texas Textbook Evaluation Tool (T-TET) has become a sort of gold standard. Using the T-TET to assess the Bastable (2014) text provides a useful opportunity to apply this tool:       1. General Information: Bastable, S. B. (2014). Nurse as educator: Principles of teaching and learning for nursing practice (4th ed.). Boston: Jones & Bartlett.        2. Organizational format: Total points: 48. This book does an excellent… Continue Reading...

Hurricane Harvey and Emergency Management

state level, a state of disaster was declared by texas Governor, Greg Abbot, for all of the counties in texas. Others that responded to this emergency included nonprofit organizations, the private sector, faith-based organizations, etc. FEMA was essentially the emergency manager as far as coordination of efforts and planning is concerned. With workers drawn from various organs of the federal government including, but not limited to, EPA, the Transportation Department, and the military, the headquarters of FEMA served as the command center with all systems going in an attempt to mitigate the impact of the disaster. Many lessons could… Continue Reading...

Paleo & Archaic Periods

in Iowa from 11,000 BC and the White Shaman Mural found in West texas from 2000 BC to describe the evolution of the ancient world—an evolution that begin with the people’s need simply to survive by hunting and using the spear points as a tool; after the progression of thousands of years and the migration of peoples to a region where they had new tools—rock walls—to tell stories and communicate ideas about where life came from, the people were able to address higher needs, such as the establishment of authority in the community and a myth about where they… Continue Reading...

Positive Contributions by Veterans in the Construction Sector Essay

SSRN.  Eddleman, M., 2015. DMC training veterans for industrial construction in petrochemical     industry as part of texas Workforce Commission Veteran and Industry Partnership Initiative. Grbich, C. (2012). Qualitative data analysis: An introduction. Sage. Hall, K. C., Harrell, M. C., Bicksler, B. A., Fisher, M. P., & Stewart, R. (2014). Veteran employment: Lessons from the 100,000 jobs mission. Rand Corporation. Harrell, M. and Berglass, N., 2012. Employing America’s veterans: Perspectives from     businesses. Hordern, J., 2013. Skills governance and the workforce development program. Journal of     Higher Education Policy and Management, vol. 35, no. 1, 54-65. performance. Graduate Theses and Dissertations, Paper 12265.… Continue Reading...

Complicity in a Crime Of Murder

he abandoned the car before the shooting started. According to my state’s criminal code, texas law, capital murder is punishable by death—i.e., capital punishment. Joe and Larry would certainly qualify to be sentenced with capital punishment were they found guilty of capital murder. Bob, however, would likely be charged with a lesser crime if anything at all depending on his defense (and he could argue that he kept silence out of self-defense as well plus that it was an accident that he was in the car with the other gang members in the first place when they hatched their plan… Continue Reading...

Dual Credit Programs

that stresses diverse needs leads to improved student outcomes, with research on different texas dual credit programs showing that “chances of college success do not differ between those who take most of their dual-credit coursework through a two-year institution and those who take most through a four-year institution,” (p. 1). Research particularly reveals a strong correlation between technical preparation and dual credit success in math-related degree programs (Kim, 2014). The Tobolowsky & Allen (2016) research indicates that the instructors at community colleges, colleges, and universities are already prepared to teach the dual credit classes, but that teacher perceptions of… Continue Reading...

Summary and Analysis Of a Study

the researcher is a professor at the University of texas at San Antonio, so has some credibility as an authority on the subject. Correspondence with the author of the study is also provided with the address and email being: Department of ILT, COEHD, University of texas at San Antonio, One UTSA Circle, San Antonio, TX 78249. E-mail: [email protected] This information helps to give the study greater grounds for acceptance. The study itself is organized well with a purpose statement provided at the end of the introduction. The purpose statement is described in qualitative terms and includes a statement regarding… Continue Reading...

Nursing Shortage Essay

supply and demand in the United States is in California, followed by texas and New Jersey. In these states, demand far outweighs supply. Some states are not hit as bad by the nursing shortage. For example, Florida, Ohio, and Virginia have been able to meet the demand for nurses (“The States with the Largest Nursing Shortages,” n.d.). Statistics of turnover rates in the nursing profession are also surprising but vary according to state: anywhere between 8.8 % to 37.0% in the United States (Haddad & Toney-Butler, 2019). How to Prevent a Nursing Shortage Preventing a nursing shortage and the problems… Continue Reading...

The Cbd Oil Craze

Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, texas, Utah, Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming have laws that specifically mention CBD (Thompson, 2018). More robust and transparent laws would ensure that CBD products would be safe and produced with standardized doses. Products containing CBD often have false or misleading labels due to a lack of regulation on the market. This means consumers may not receive the dosage actually printed on the package and could even be taking products containing THC in them (Thompson, 2018). The FDA has specifically approved only the pharmaceutical brand of CBD-containing medication Epidiolex.… Continue Reading...

Resistance to Technological Change

has not established any trust yet. Moreover, she is seen at least by some teachers as a shill for texas Instruments, and is not one of them, as in not deaf. Her credentials as a math teacher and an innovator are less important that her cultural credentials and her ability to fit into an already-established social dynamic. For her to have succeeded, she would have needed more leadership support. What occurred instead was that the senior organizational leaders hired her, disappeared from the picture, and failed to ensure that her immediate supervisors and the other teachers were aware of… Continue Reading...

Mental Health Problems

best paying cities for mental health counselors are New Jersey, Salt Lake City, and St. George, texas, where the median salaries for the job are all above $70k per year. In every city there are numerous job openings however, with average pay around $50k. Typical job duties include: Gathering client histories through chart review and interviewing clients and family members when necessary; conducting cognitive, behavioral, and clinical testing; gathering client history and initial mental health assessment information; participating in interdisciplinary team meetings for development of client mental health treatment goals; implementating mental health interventions; evaluating client progress on an… Continue Reading...

Air Force Tactical Force to Force Exercise

indoctrination course is undertaken at the Air Force Base, texas and is followed by a 15.5-week combat control and operator course undertaken at Keesler AFB Mississippi. The second course introduces the trainee the core role of combat control. It covers content on air traffic rules, aircraft recognition and performance, airport traffic control, weather, air navigation aids, radar procedures, communication procedures, and conventional approach control. The third training entails a three-week source covering fundamental parachuting skills. Subsequently, a 2.5-week course trains basic survival techniques in hardship areas. The course entails instructions on procedures principles techniques and equipment that aid in… Continue Reading...

Signature 410-non-profit Healthcare Organization

merger with Dignity Health, streamlining its services and emphasizing regional development in Colorado, the Pacific Northwest, Kentucky, Nebraska, texas, Iowa and Ohio. It has a strong geographic diversification and operating revenue is also well diversified as no single region of its business provides more than 18.4% of revenue (Annual Report, 2018). As the company does report losses, the strategies that it is incorporating to cope with the losses are to continue in its upward trajectory of cutting labor costs, restructuring, divesting itself of assets that are not part of its core business model, and focusing on developing its regional… Continue Reading...

The Enron Trial and Kenneth Lay and Jeffrey Skilling

the Houston federal district court in Southern District of texas and presided over by Judge Sim Lake. Pursuant to Sections 21(d), 21(e), and 27 of the Exchange Act the Federal District Court had jurisdiction and over action against Jeffery Skilling & Kenneth Lay trial (SEC, 2006). The US court system has two distinctive court system; federal courts and the state courts mainly differentiated by jurisdiction. The state courts have diverse jurisdiction and cover cases such as family disputes, traffic violations, robberies, and violated contracts. The federal court, on the other hand, has limited jurisdiction but covers lawsuit against the… Continue Reading...

Halloween 1978 the Horror Movie

Analysis. Sex Roles, 23(3/4), 187-196. Grant, Barry Keith. The Dread of Difference: Gender and the Horror Film. Austin: University of texas Press, 2003. Print. Hutchings, Peter. The Horror Film. Harlow, England: Pearson Longman, 2004. Print. Phillips, Kendall R. Projected Fears: Horror Films and American Culture. London: Praeger. 2005. Rockoff, Adam. Going to Pieces: The Rise and Fall of the Slasher Film: 1978-1986. Jefferson, North Carolina; McFarland and Company, Inc. Publishers, 2006.   Continue Reading...

Fracking

has only partially followed up on “explosion risk” level findings of methane in well water in texas as Banerjee (2014) has shown. These levels, the EPA contends, are directly related to fracking companies operating nearby—but as energy companies have powerful interest groups in Washington that interact with legislators and members of the judicial and executive branches, the EPA has shown a reluctance on its part to pursue legal recourse for fear of reprisal (Banerjee, 2014). Thus, there is reluctance on both sides of this issue—reluctance on the part of the energy companies to implement costly but potentially effective methane-controls—and… Continue Reading...

Recent Immigration in the United States

their backgrounds. While legal status still plays a big role in education outcomes, many states such as California, texas, New York and others have taken steps to allow undocumented children to go to public colleges after graduating from high school at tuition rates similar to those of resident children. Greater access to the entirety of the American education system by migrant children has played a role in shaping the identity of migrant children (Orrenius, 2004, p. 5). What Is Gained, Or Lost, When Immigrants Become “Americanized”? An assimilated immigrant transforms into a new person that exhibits passionate love for both… Continue Reading...