Students must both address the Discussion Forum issue(s), as well as comment on the posts of a minimum two of their classmates to adequately complete the assignment. There is no minimum or maximum length as long as all the issues are fully addressed.
Students striving for a superlative grade should go above and beyond the minimum requirements of the assignment.
Fiduciary Fraud and Government Corruption
Before completing the discussion forum assignment, watch the following video and read the following article:
Keating 5 and John McCain
Casino Jack: The Rise and Fall of Jack Abramoff
Find and summarize an additional example of money influencing politics not mentioned in the book or videos.  Given the influence of lobbyists in Washington, D.C., how can the government be expected to serve the best interests of its citizens?  Or, in other words, if politicians are being funded by special interest groups, who are they serving?  At what level should accepting funding from private interests become a crime?  Or, should it ever?