You have just been hired as a new writer for a blog on national and state politics. This week’s topic: the role and consequences of direct democracy. In a multi-paragraph blog post of at least 350 words, you will include the following: An explanation to your readers (brief)about the difference between a direct democracy and a republic. The examples of direct democracy in CA. An evaluation of the consequences that direct democracy has had. Your blog must include specific information from the readings (Wilson, Gerston, and the “Fourth Branch” Article). For full points, you must cite the readings in the text (parenthetical citations) and have a list of your sources the end of your blog post. As a reminder, this is a blog post for a fictitious website. In this case, think about that which would help keep a reader interested (use of graphics, current events, appropriate font styles) while still maintaining good academic writing/argumentation.