Case: Spanish Vines

1. Does it make sense for Spanish Vines to consider entering the Colombia market?
2. Which of its existing labels or brands should Spanish Vines introduce in its Colombia launch strategy? Be specific regarding house versus partner brand, label and type of wine.
3. How can Spanish Vines begin moving Colombian customers through the purchase process? Specifically, what kind of message should it use, and what media channels should it use?
4. What are the biggest challenges Spanish Vines will face when establishing its brand(s) in Colombia, and how can it overcome them?


Lesson 4 Writing Assignment

Select ONE of the following topics to answer for the Lesson Writing Assignment. The writing assignment should be a minimum of 500 words. You should find most of the information you need to complete the assignment in the chapter, but you are allowed to use outside sources as well (such as news articles or government websites).  DO NOT simply copy the information word for word from your sources.  If you use information directly from the textbook or another source, it should be cited in the text and the properly formatted citation should be provided at the end of the assignment.  All assignments will be analyzed with Safe Assign to identify possible plagiarism.

1.  Read Chapter 9, including “You Decide: Voices of Texas: Elected or Appointed Judges?” and write an essay answering the following questions:

  • How well does the racial and gender composition of the judiciary reflect the demographics of the state’s population?
  • Should judges be elected or appointed?  What are the arguments for electing judges?  What are the arguments for appointing judges?
  • Should the selection system vary according to the type of judge?  Why or why not?
  • How should judges be selected in Texas?  Is there a way to make the process less political?
  • In the case of elected judges, should judges recuse themselves or abstain from cases that affect their largest campaign contributors?
  • How informed do you think the public is about judicial elections and judicial candidates?
  • If you were voting for a judge, would you take the time to learn about the candidates and their qualifications or would you vote based on party affiliation?

2.  Read Chapter 12, including “You Decide: Voices of Texas: Abortion Policy in Texas,” and write an essay answering the following questions:

  • How does Texas compare to other states with regards to providing services for poor citizens?
  • What is the age and race/ethnicity breakdown of the uninsured in Texas?
  • What programs are used to provide coverage to the uninsured? How are those programs funded?
  • What steps has Texas taken to influence abortion rates in the state?
  • Does Texas’ sonogram law violate free speech for the physician?  For the patient?
  • Should the state pass laws mandating what information physicians share with their patients?

3.  Read Chapter 13, including “You Decide: Voices of Texas: Cite and Release: Necessary Cost-Savings or Soft on Crime?” and write an essay answering the following questions:

  • Are all defendants treated equally in the Texas criminal justice system?  Why or why not?
  • Why do you think certain groups are overrepresented or underrepresented in the prison system?
  • At times the integrity of the criminal justice system has been called into question.  What are some of the events that have led to this situation?
  • What is cite and release and why was it implemented?
  • Do you believe that more counties should adopt cite and release?  Why or why not?
  • Discuss at least two changes that you believe would increase fairness in the criminal justice system.

Online assistance for writing assignments is available through the Writing Lab in Blackboard.  Select Enroll from the dropdown box by the EnglishTutor link.

Government Homework

VII Scholarly Activity

Select one of the following in relation to Code Enforcement, Public Administration, or Communication: 

A nation-wide trend that has created/may create an administration problem within your department. 

A nation-wide trend that has created/may create a problem within your department. 

A nation-wide trend that has created/may create a problem related to fire suppression within your department. 

A nation-wide trend that has created/may create a challenge for maintaining effective fire prevention within your department. 

A nation-wide trend that has created/may create obstacles to achieving training/education goals and objectives within your department. 

A nation-wide trend in the business world that has created/may create a challenge for the fire service in general.

Discuss the use of communication technology, networks, and the internet as resources in solving the problem or conquering the challenge.

Also identify which of the 16 life safety initiatives are applicable to this assignment.

This assignment should include a cover page and have minimum of 2.5 pages (not including the cover page and identification of life safety initiatives). Content lines should be double spaced.  You are expected to use information you learned from this course  You are also encouraged to supplement your personal experience.  Your assignment must be written using the APA format, including citations and references.

U.S. Foreign Policy Mission To Democratize

The relationship between democracy and U.S. foreign relations is fraught with dilemmas and contradictions.

On the one hand, as we have discussed over the course of the semester, defining itself as a “city upon a hill” and an exemplar model of democracy, the United States has linked democratic principles to U.S. foreign relations from early on. From George Washington forward, successive administrations have explained American foreign policy as an effort to promote and even export democracy.

On the other hand, we have also identified many occasions in the history of U.S. foreign policy when democracy seems to be at odds with national security, and one is often compromised in defense of the other.

-Prompt /

What are the costs and benefits of the U.S. foreign policy mission to democratize? To what extent, if any, is U.S. foreign policy shaped by guiding principles of democracy? To what extent, if any, is U.S. foreign policy undemocratic?

You have to use evidence to support your response from class materials (books)

  • Books used in class

– William Appleman Williams ( The Tragedy of American Diplomacy )

– Steven Kinzer ( Overthrow ) America’s Century of Regime Change from Hawaii to Iraq

– Charles Murray ( American Exceptionalism )

– Richard Haass ( A World in Disarray ) American Foreign Policy and the Crisis of the Old Order

Opinion Paper

Answer the following before writing your opinion:

  • Define crime, criminality, and criminal justice
  • What is the difference between deviance and criminality?
  • Define deterrence theory.
  • Define the Age of Enlightenment.
  • Briefly describe the Classical School of Criminology.
  • Identify the three characteristics of punishment.
  • Briefly describe the Neoclassical School of Criminology.
  • List and define four theories of victimization.
  • Define the “Stand Your Ground” law.

Write a 350- to 700-word opinion addressing the following:

  • Consider what you have learned about the schools of thought and theories. In your opinion, which is the best way to mitigate crime, using the justice system or social control?

Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.


•Go The White House website and read your current President’s Executive Orders.

•Pick one of these Executive Orders and you are going to write a reflective paper about the Executive Order.


•ead the Executive Orders and pick one to do research on and write about for this class.

•In your paper you will do the following:

–Introduction to Paper

–An overview of the Executive Order – fully explain it, what it means, what it does, and what impact it has in the United States.

–Research the Executive Order and include an explanation of why the President made it and signed it as an Executive Order – explain the “who, what, when, where, and why?” Fully explain the President’s explanation of why he wrote and signed the Executive Order.


•What to address, continued…

–Do you agree or disagree with the Executive Order and – fully explain your reflections on why or why not.

–If you were an advisor to the President what kind of advice would you give him about how the American people would react to this Executive Order – what things should the President consider – i.e. pros and cons – before signing this into law? Address how the American people will react positively and why and how they will react negatively and why?

–If you were the Attorney General of the State of Texas, would you challenge this Executive Order in federal court? Why or why not? There are always citizens asking the AG to do so – if you were the AG what would you do and why?

–Conclusion to Paper

APA style writing with 12 point front ,1 inch margins and double spaced

three sources is necessary[Executive order can be a source)e outline now

Assignment 1: Politics – Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow

Due Week 6 and worth 200 points

Write a three to four (3-4) page paper that answers the following three (3) items using headers to separate each item:

  1. Discuss either two (2) civil liberties or two (2) civil rights events. One event must be from within the last two years, and the other may be from the past. Select events that have influenced a sense of social responsibility in the American government today. Provide examples to support your answer. In your response, consider how the events influenced the way state, local, or national political leaders or agencies responded in a socially responsible or ethical manner toward the community. Please cite your sources in APA style.
  2. Discuss two (2) media events (past or present) that have positively and/or negatively influenced the public’s opinion of a government agency. One event must be within the last two years, and the other may be from the past. Provide examples to support your answer. Consider how a news story or media coverage of an event positively or negatively changed the public’s opinion (or perception) regarding how responsible a government agency should be towards meeting the needs of its customers (i.e., the American people). Please cite your sources in APA style.
  3. Discuss two (2) differences between the Republican and Democratic parties that may have an ethical impact (positively or negatively) on the American people. Provide examples from the past 2 years to support your answer. Consider the different ideologies, values, morals, and/or goals held by the Republican and Democratic parties, and their different views on the ethically or morally right way to govern and make the best policies for the people they serve. Determine if your example presents any type of ethical concerns for or against the public best interest of the American people. Please cite your sources in APA style.

In your research, you cannot use Wikipedia, online dictionaries, Sparknotes, Cliffnotes, or any other website that does not qualify as an academic resource.

Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:

  • Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA or school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.
  • Include an APA cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length.

The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are to:

  • Identify informed opinions on issues and questions involving the U.S. government, national political processes, policy making, and the notion of democracy.
  • Employ terminology used to study political science and American government.
  • Distinguish between civil rights and civil liberties in the context of Supreme Court protection of freedom of expression.
  • Develop reasoned written and spoken presentations on issues and questions involving the U.S. government and national political processes using information in the course.
  • Explain how the federal system of government works.
  • Explore different perspectives on issues and questions about the U.S. government and national political processes.
  • Describe the importance of an informed, proactive citizenship for the effective operation of the national government and political processes.
  • Use technology and information resources to research issues in the field of U.S. government and politics.
  • Write clearly and concisely about U.S. government and politics using proper writing mechanics.