Today’s Writing Prompt: Write a Performance Review Of Congress
It’s no secret that Congress has an incredibly low approval rating. Their work does not represent the will of the average citizen inside the U.S. (Source). Most U.S. citizens have even started ignoring them completely because they know Congress won’t accomplish anything they want or need done. And this is a huge mistake for so many reasons… but that’s a topic for another writing prompt altogether.
Today’s Writing Prompt: Draft A Synopsis Of A Policy Or Law That Is Bipartisan
For today, draft a synopsis of a policy or law that is bipartisan.
I know, I know. We currently live in a world where Congress literally doesn’t care what we think —hence their low approval ratings— and where political polarization is palpable regardless of where we go. I mean, somehow wearing or not wearing a mask has even become a political statement…
Today’s Writing Prompt: Write About The Deferred Action For Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Program
A court ruling by a U.S. federal judge in Texas last Friday has left the lives of residents who have benefited from the Deferred Action For Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program more precarious. Today, take a moment to write about DACA. What are its pros and cons? And how would you change immigration policies and legislation like DACA? What are your thoughts and feelings on this recent ruling?
Today’s Writing Prompt: Write About The Current State Of Voting Rights Across The US
Without unencumbered voting, real democracy can’t exist. So, if you haven’t been paying attention to the current state of voting rights across the US, now is the time to do so. Today, be sure to familiarize yourself with the current state of voting rights across the United States, and then write about it. And be sure to share the thoughts and feelings you write about voting rights with others!
Today’s Writing Prompt: Write About Your First 100 Days In Office If You Were President
Joe Biden has experienced his first 100+ days in office as President of the United States. And, as they should have been, those days have been closely critiqued and criticized.
However, it’s time to go beyond superficial critiques and criticisms and think about real action items that can and should be accomplished.
If you had become President of the United States in January 2021, what would you have set out to accomplish during your first 100-200 days in office? And HOW would you have gone about, and continued to go about, accomplishing what you set out to accomplish?
It’s no secret that two-party politics has been dividing our country for decades now, if not longer.
It’s also no secret that many of the founders of the U.S. warned against warring two-party political factions centuries ago, as we can see without a doubt now, for very good reason.
Over the last decade or so, the U.S. has experienced a noticeable increase in voters who claim party independence.  But how many of us independent voters truly speak about the two-party system as if it is indeed a false dichotomy (or, false choice) in our everyday lives? And is a democratic political system even possible without this dichotomy, whether or not it serves us well, and whether or not it is ultimately a figment of our collective political imagination?
Yesterday, I shared my thoughts on President Joe Biden’s inaugural address. Below are my annotations to the excerpts I highlighted yesterday, which I think are worth remembering and discussing at greater length.
Joe Biden’s inaugural address was one filled with sincere hope and held a sincere call for unity. And it also offered a realistic view of the challenges that Americans face today and the road we now have before us.
Here are a few lines from the address that struck me as important to remember for many years to come. Today I just want to reflect on them and what they mean. Tomorrow, I’ll offer some annotations.
Today’s presidential inauguration will be historic for a variety of reasons. And the entire world will be watching.
Tomorrow, Joe Biden will be sworn in as the 46th President of the United States of America. And Kamala Harris will be sworn in as Vice President of the United States of America. She will also be the first woman and first woman or person of color to be elected to the office of Vice President in our nation’s history.
I’ll be tuning in to see the coverage of the historic event and hear everyone’s speeches and addresses. I’ll also attempt to continue to process a lot of what’s been going on over the past few weeks. To say that there’s been a lot going on lately in the U.S. is a gross understatement.