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PLSI 1301: U.S. and Texas Politics (Burke, Fall 2023)

This is a research guide intended to assist you with the main journal assignment for Dr. John Burke's US/TX Politics course.


From Dr. Burke's assignment:

  • The intent of this project is for you to follow both the extent and depth of coverage of national, state, and local political issues by the news media.
  • Among other issues, these should be key components of your journal:
    • The Biden Presidential Administration
    • The Ken Paxton impeachment proceedings
    • Donald Trump’s legal travails
    • The 2024 Presidential Race (especially on the Republican side)
    • Local issues (especially the Houston mayoral race) 
  • Your journal is a daily (five out of seven days per week) project running from September 1 – October 28, 2023.

If you have questions or are having a hard time finding sources, please don't hesitate to come see me. I am here to help!

Additionally, remember what Dr. Burke said: "Daily means daily." Keep up with your entries; from what I've seen, it'll be nearly impossible to make up for several missed days. Aim for no less than five out of seven days a week.