Currently, the Rohingya minority is not recognized as a legitimate ethnic community and has had to endure the complete disregard of the government. Institutionalized marginalization such as this persistent non-recognition has led to increased sectarian violence against the Rohingya people in Burma.
Incivility in political and policy discourse is poisonous in a democracy. It breeds cynicism, discourages civic participation, and blocks bipartisanship and compromise that would benefit all Americans.
Although the federal government has auctioned spectrum for mobile wireless services several times in the past, it has never attempted a “reverse auction” in which broadcast license-holders submit bids to voluntarily relinquish their spectrum rights in exchange for a share of the anticipated proceeds from a subsequent “forward auction” of the newly available spectrum for wireless broadband services.
There is a structure that lets workers own their companies and share in the capital. In 1997, Congress created these structures to eliminate traditional lines between management and owners and give workers “skin in the game.” As a result, more than 2,000 privately held “Subchapter S” corporations in the US are owned mostly – or entirely – by their workers through broad based employee stock ownership plans (S ESOPs).
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The House is likely to vote on the plan Thursday.
It’s time to change our country’s extreme sentencing laws that destroy lives and waste taxpayer dollars with no benefit to public safety. We need the Smarter Sentencing Act to make our criminal justice system smarter, fairer, and more humane.
Whenever there is a tragedy, be it in a coal mine, on a drilling platform, or in your neighborhood, there is an understandable desire to learn the cause and penalize the perpetrator. In many cases, regulatory agencies must decide the appropriate penalty. Accidents like the Massey coal mine tragedy, the Enbridge Pipeline oil spill, the Arkansas oil pipeline failure, and gas pipeline explosions like those in Allentown, Sissonville, and San Bruno, all have resulted in significant fines and penalties.
People who are working full-time should earn enough to be able to make ends meet. This is a basic American value.
We are living through the greatest improvements in child survival and health in human history, and it is thanks in large part to U.S. poverty-focused development assistance, aka “foreign aid.”
As a proud veteran of the United States Air Force where I served as a Nuclear Weapons Systems Specialist during both the Iraq and Afghanistan wars,I find Rep. Hunter’s brazen comments deeply disturbing, unproductive, and completely ignorant of U.S. nuclear policy.