Your assignment is to write an editorial as if you

Your assignment is to write an editorial as if you were the editor of a newspaper or magazine (online or otherwise).  You are to write on a local topic that has national implications or, vice versa, a national topic that has local implications.  Within your editorial you need to mention how your topic relates to some government or constitutional idea we have covered this semester (eg. Checks and balances, powers of each branch, elections, amendments, Supreme Court cases, rights, etc.).  The connection between the two needs to be spelled out (obvious) in the editorial.