Media democracy is a production and distribution model which promoted a mass media system that informs and empowers all members of society, and enhances democratic values. Robert W. McChesney's, John Nichols and those who created Censored 2007 are part of a social movement evident in states all over the country which attempts to make mainstream media more accountable to the public’s they serve and to create more democratic alternatives. Its proponents advocate monitoring and reforming the mass media, strengthening public service broadcasting, and developing and participating in alternative media and citizen journalism. Adam D. Thierer, a conservative man who believes the media is fine the way it is, opposes Nichols and McChhesney’s work with hard strong facts why nothing needs to be changed in the media. The current structure of our media provides the audience with what they want to see and hear so technically it’s not a bad thing although few adjustments could be made to help improve our economy.
The Civil War was the bloodiest conflict ever fought in U.S. History. This war had divided the American Nation between the North (which was designated ‘The Union’) and South (which was ‘the Confederacy’). The causes of this war are very wide ranged and debatable. However, the most debated, relevant, and obvious causes would include: Conflicts of slavery, the election of President Abraham Lincoln, and the secession of southern states.
When I was a little girl I had no idea what a Weeping Willow Tree was, I had never even heard the name before. I can remember in great detail the first time that I ever laid eyes on a weeping willow tree. My family, which includes my mom, my dad, and my three brothers and me, were driving to my uncle’s house in Sacramento California for a visit. There are many things that I do remember about my uncle’s house. For instance, I remember that he had a big red house and he had a lot of land. He had horses and chickens, and other animals, but none of these things stood out in my mind as much as the weeping willow tree. The first time that I remember driving up to my uncle’s house off to the right I saw this amazingly beautiful tree. It was all by it’s self in the middle of a field. I could not take my eyes off of it. It was so different from any tree I had ever seen. The branches looked like they were tall enough to touch the stars, and yet they reached all the way back to the ground. The color of the leaves was a vibrant emerald green. They were greener than any pasture that I had ever seen.
Samuel Leibowitz was a very prominent lawyer in the 1930’s, and one of America’s best, winning 77 out of 78 murder cases in fifteen years; the 78th was a result of a hung jury, and later becoming a supreme-court justice.1 One of Leibowitz’s greatest achievements as a criminal defense attorney was the Scottsboro trial. The Scottsboro trial was a very important case in United States history, in that it brought national attention to the issue of the situation of African-Americans in the early 20th century. James Goodman, a renowned historian, stated, “Scottsboro started a new movement that was one of the sparks that rekindled the equality movement.