THIS IS A CURRENT EVENT PAPER. (Must be written in Times New Roman 12) 750 words minimum not including title page and citation page. Provide a thorough, but brief, summary of the political issue. An understanding of the issue should be developed by reading the articles uncovered during research for the assignment. The information provided in the summary will lay the foundation for you to react and respond to (analyze) the political issue. Be sure to properly cite within the text (according to MLA style) any information that you obtained from one of your sources. Citations must be provided, even for paraphrased information. Present your perspective on the political issue. Think critically about the topic discussed in the articles and clearly express your thoughts about it in writing. Consider eight standards for critical thinking (Paul and Elder, 2103): clarity, accuracy, precision, relevance, depth, breadth, logic, and fairness. Ask questions, such as How can I validate the accuracy of my statement? How is this information relevant? How does my conclusion address the complexities of the issue? What is another interpretation or viewpoint of the issue? Does my conclusion follow from the data and/or statements I have provided? Grading will be based on the following criteria: Critical Thinking Skills: the extent to which you have engaged in critical thinking, innovation, and inquiry of a political issue, and has demonstrated analysis, evaluation, and synthesis of information related to the political issue; Communication Skills: the extent to which you have effectively expressed ideas in writing; Personal Responsibility: the ability you have to develop opinions related to a political topic, and recognize the consequences of those choices and decisions; Social Responsibility: the ability you have to demonstrate civic responsibility and engagement by developing an understanding and perspective of a political issue that affects regional, national, and potentially global communities.