Select a news story that is capturing the imagination of the world with regard to social media or one of the concepts of the course. Go through approximately three to four different articles written on the topic (e.g. “Tiktok overtakes YouTube for average watch time”). Some of the sources you may want to consider are BBC Tech, The Verge, among others) and on the basis of your readings and knowledge of course concepts, readings and online discussions, form an informed opinion as to why that particular story is of importance in our society. Please consult the following links that will assist you in writing an effective opinion piece: “Writing an Effective Opinion Piece”:
As the head of the federal executive, the President is in charge of the vast federal bureaucracy. With the power to appoint department and agency leadership, dismiss Cabinet officials, issue executive orders, and control the budgeting process, the President can exercise considerable control over the federal bureaucracy. At the same time, the sheer size of the bureaucracy itself often undermines the ability of the President to influence and control it. By exercising bureaucratic discretion, agencies may mitigate the problems caused by the size of the bureaucracy.
What are the most important limitations on presidential control of the federal bureaucracy? What are the benefits and problems with granting federal bureaucrats discretion in the implementation of public policies?