Most recently published stories in The Swamp.
Like with all law, areas are left loose in efforts to allow the deciding powers to adjust the law to the specific problem at hand. Unfortunately unlike the forests that are being discovered to have a democratic if not social understanding of reality on earth. When others are allowed to grow strong and powerful it makes a secure environment for the entire forest to strive. If you include your neighbors in your prosperous endeavours in turn they will alarm you when danger is present.
Global Peace Campaign of Mirza Masroor Ahmad
Mirza Masroor Ahmad constantly advocates the way to Peace to mankind. Through his numerous lessons, talks, books, and individual gatherings he has required the division of mosque and state and has advocated the requirement for all-inclusive common freedoms through equity for all.
I remember getting snow more than once, but I’m struggling to remember it as separate events. I just checked and the last big snowfall in Dallas was in 2010, when we got fourteen inches and jokingly called it the snowpocalypse.
California Court: Flight Attendants Require Rest & Meal Breaks and Overtime Pay
The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals issued a ruling in a lawsuit that accused Virgin America of failing to pay flight attendants for hours they spent undergoing training, taking mandatory drug tests, completing reports or working before and after flights. Additionally, the airline did not provide the flight attendants with accurate wage statements, pay overtime or allow them to take meal or rest breaks.
We Don't Even Need Social Media
an op-ed in the New York Times last week, Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes laid out an argument for dismantling the social media behemoth, splitting it up via antitrust legislation, and (he hopes) paving the way for what he describes as a new age of innovation and competition.
Escape Goats and Sacrificial Lambs
Yes, I know it's "scapegoat". But ever since I heard an acquaintance mention escape goats in passing, I have been waiting to use the phrase. It is appropriate to the subject at hand, I promise.
When seasons change there is always a certain anxiety in the air. Many people wonder what a new season will bring. The anticipation of positive change or a foreboding premonition of unsettling times ahead are the two distinct realities facing when seasons change. if this past year was any indication of what a new season brings more of us understandably acknowledge those foreboding premonitions of more difficult times still lay ahead.
Does the U.S. National Unemployment Rate Accurately Describe Labor Market Conditions during the Covid-19 pandemic?
To answer this question, we go behind the scenes of this iconic statistic to garner a more accurate read of actual U.S. labor market conditions. First, it is important to mention that the U.S. Unemployment rate jumped from 3.5% in Feb. 2020 (pre-pandemic) to a peak of 14.8% in April 2020 and has since dipped to a much more favorable 6.3% reading as of Jan. 2021. On the surface, some may be tempted to interpret this movement as signaling that we are getting closer to declaring victory against the worse labor market collapse since the Great Depression in 1929!
Field guide to Italian Politics
After the disastrous year of a global pandemic and the worst recession in our lifetime and despite the need for good statesmen to take the lead, the Italian political landscape is in turmoil and facing a new political crisis yet again.
2020 The Year of Economic Upheaval
Another great year went by; then 2020 crept along. No one could have suspected the chaos that would ensue in the next coming months. The year of political, social, and economic turmoil both in the US and the world.
Bryan Watch: Feb 2021
Week 1 (Feb 1-5) The biggest thing the House dealt with the first week was the budget. Not surprisingly, Republicans unanimously rejected it, including Steil. They opposed even discussing it, as usual. (H Res 101, RC 26 and 27, February 5) The bill paves the way for Congress to pass President Biden’s $1.9 trillion COVID relief package.
Save the Earth! Don't Give Birth!
Let me start off by saying that the fate of the earth should not fall into the hands of individuals. The majority of pollution and environmental harm is done by just a handful of large corporations that need to be regulated, and fast. But many people are still looking for ways to reduce their personal carbon footprint, and do their part to try to save the earth. People go to all kinds of lengths to do their part, from carpooling, to living completely waste free. Some people get really serious about it, giving up many daily conveniences that are just a part of life to many. But there is one big thing that we can do as individuals to help save the environment. Not have kids.