Politics does not dictate our collective cultural mindset as much as it simply reflects it; We've got to look in the mirror sometimes, and we've got one.
In the wake of last year's election, I'm wondering if we need a complete overhaul of how elections are handled in this country; an overhaul that would begin on day one of the primaries. After brainstorming "What if...?" ideas over the past few months with my two “woke” daughters and not-so-woke husband, together we stumbled on an idea.
The Thorny Path of Biden's Foreign Policy Ambition
In the wake of World War II, Harry S. Truman, then President of the United States, undertook a major task in reviving the US economy. Incumbent US President Joe Biden is currently pursuing a similar approach to dealing with Corona and its economic losses.
World Leaders Don’t Care About Us
The discussion of politics causes anger when someone disagrees with somebody. It causes confusion with all the loopholes and agendas that are basically Swiss cheese. Bringing up politics, especially one beginning with T can fights, fallouts and a dreadful atmosphere lurking in the room.
Does New Delhi support a new Union Territory?
Article 370 has always been a hot topic in the Republic of India. Several people have a variety of opinions regarding it. Most of the time these opinions are polarised. In this article, I am not going to talk about how Article 370 was productive or not. I am going to present a different aspect of it, i.e. economic impact on the new Union Territory after the removal of Article 370.
Politics, as I see it, is the fabric from which society is weaved. It’s what sets out the rules of how we interact with one another, how we protect ourselves from threats, and even guides us on the kind of people that we want to be. It's the cornerstone of society, particularly in a democracy.
What is Socialism?
Socialism - this might be one of the most used and least understood words of the moment. Some people praise it, some fear it, others despise it. But how many can define it?
Now that we’re officially one full year into the current catastrophe it’s time for a brief retrospective from a Branding Law perspective. Commonly-known as “the coronavirus” early on, as a derivation of the “novel coronavirus”, those negative connotations apparently did not have the expected tarnishing effect on the Corona brand for beer. Whether it was a result of increased awareness in the way of free publicity, brand resilience, or simply a function of thirsty, self-quarantining consumers, surprisingly strong sales figures were reported throughout 2020 with “Corona crowned #1” as the world’s top-selling beer brand.
Fox's Fear-Mongering Lies
On March 21, Lucas Manfredi of Fox News reported, “ID.me, a computer security firm which verifies worker identities across 19 states, roughly 75% of the national population, finds that more than $200 billion in federal assistance for unemployed Americans may have been pocketed through fraud.” Conversely, ID.me’s press release on the matter of federal assistance fraud states, “ID.me, a federally certified identity verification provider, announced that it has been able to verify the identities of over 200,000 citizens who filed claims for unemployment benefits over the past several months. As a result, an estimated $1.2 billion in claims have been distributed to the citizens of seven states, including four of the most highly populated in the nation. […] ID.me is used by federal agencies such as Social Security and Treasury as well as the states of Florida, Georgia, Nevada, Arizona, California, and Pennsylvania.” A far cry from Fox’s assertion that ID.me has empirical evidence to suggest that the government has failed, ID.me has publicly mentioned it’s close work with federal and state governments.
One Man’s Trash is Another Man’s Dinner
“Eat your food! There are starving children in Africa!” This is a statement many of us in the U.S. have heard (or at least we have heard something similar to it). It is meant to make it clear that we as Americans are lucky to have food and spell out that wastefulness is harmful. The truth is we are lucky, and even when we have not eaten all day, most Americans do not know what it is to be truly starving. In other nations however, starvation to the point of even death is a very serious and present threat. Even truer is that food waste is a massive problem in the U.S. There may however be something the U.S. can do to alleviate this horrible burden, and it is right under our noses.
Equity is the New Equality
Throughout history, Black people have been fighting for equality, even to this day. But, what if equality is not enough? What if we need something more? Could it be equity? Before taking a deep dive into this, let’s take a swim in the kitty pool and look at the definitions of equality and equity. According to Merriam-Webster, equality is the state and quality of being equal. Being equal means of the same measure, quantity, amount, or number as another. On the other hand, equity means justice according to natural law or right; specifically: freedom from bias or favoritism. The Milken Institute School of Public Health states the following: “Equality means each individual or group of people is given the same resources or opportunities. Equity recognizes that each person has different circumstances and allocates the exact resources and opportunities needed to reach an equal outcome.”
When the Government Came For Your Gold
“Screw the president!” This may be something that you have thought at some point about a president. Presidents, for better or worse, have a notable impact on American politics. While a lot of what presidents do like signing bills and holding press conferences might not require a lot of direct action or initiative, Executive Orders are an exception. With the ability to steer the direction of Federal agencies, presidents hold a policy making power not entirely unlike that of the Legislative branch. One such Executive Order, Executive Order 6102, allowed the government to seize privately owned gold, but also had compelling legal and economic justifications. Nevertheless, the order was still seen as rather controversial and has had lasting implications for the United States.
1993: An Extraordinary Year In The Life of a Nation.
Preamble In the 1980s, the military leader of Nigeria, Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida, better known as IBB, had promised to conduct elections and hand over power by 1990. To facilitate the process, two political parties were created and so was the governing electoral commission. Old generation politicians known as the old breed were banned from being part of the new dispensation, thus ushering the new breed politician. The new breed politicians had in their ranks, ex generals and previously elected governors, but none of this seemed to matter.