1:Every day we see the terms ‘liberal’ and ‘conservative’ used to describe politicians, parties and policies, so it is important to understand what these terms mean. What ideas or policies are associated with liberals? Which are associated with conservatives? Choose two policies or ideas that you mentioned and research how each side would justify its stance and critique the other side. Which arguments on these issues do you find most persuasive?2:Politics are not found only in your textbook, the things that we will learn about are being acted out each day in the world around us. As we go through the course, I’d like you to be aware of current issues in contemporary American politics. Major newspapers, such as the New York Times, Washington Post, or the Christian Science Monitor provide the most in-depth coverage. Websites, such as Politico and ProPublica are good too. In this thread, I would like us to discuss what’s going on politically in the U.S. during selected weeks of the course. Always make sure to provide proper source information for the news item you decide to discuss! This week, I’d like you to begin by familiarizing yourself with websites devoted to fact-checking claims by politicians: FactCheck.org, sponsored by the Annenberg Foundation for Public Policy, and Politifact, sponsored by the St. Petersberg Times. Visit these websites and explain one article or report from each. Share your reaction. Had you heard about any of the claims being fact-checked? If so, were you surprised by the result?