Locate and evaluate a periodical or newspaper article in print or online (e.g,, Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Time magazine, The Economist, Forbes) that details an economic issue on the local, state, or federal level. Make sure that the
article is dated no longer than six months ago and the article is relevant to a topic covered in the course.
Upon reading the appropriate article, write a 1000-1500 word analysis, making sure to clearly answer and include the
Write a summary of the article in your own words with limited quotes or paraphrasing. All quotes and
paraphrasing must have proper APA citations.
Discuss changes that you would make to your local, state, or national budget based on the economic issue
addressed in this article.
If you feel no changes are necessary, explain how the current budget influences the circumstances in the article.
Include your views (pro/con) on a possible amendment to the Constitution requiring a balanced federal budget.
Identify and analyze an historical event comparable to your article’s economic issue and how that incident
impacted the daily life (work, home, and recreation) of the time.
Once you have evaluated the impact of this issue, discuss how the economic issue in your chosen article applies
to your own daily life (work, home and recreation).
Your paper should be written using proper APA format. You should also have proper APA formatted in-text citations and ending references.
Unit V Article Critique
Access the CSU Online Library. Within the database “Academic OneFile,” locate and read the following articles:
Gregg, G. L. (2011). “Unpopular vote: Enemies of the Electoral College aim to scrap the Founders’ design.” The
American Conservative 10 (12), 33+.
Underhill, W. (2012). Changing up the Electoral College? State Legislatures, 38(1), 9.
PS 1010, American Government 3
Upon reading the two articles, write a response essay of at least 500 words. Your essay should address the Electoral
College as it currently functions, as well as the proposed changes discussed in the two articles. Are you in support of the
current Electoral College? Do you agree or disagree with the proposed changes? Is it right for states to circumvent the
Constitution on this matter? Your essay should be well thought out and include direct references to the articles. Limited
direct quotes are permitted. All references (paraphrased or quoted) should be correctly cited using APA format.