Well here we are finally-weeks away from election 2016. (Thank God) The two candidates are limping in to the final stretch. One candidate is a career capitalistic business man who has gamed the system to work his way to the top of corporate America leveraging tax code loopholes and the...
By Tania F. Cohen From the embers of an election season rife with negativity rises an unlikely phoenix: reminders of the potential for bipartisanship in U.S. politics. Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton's proposals for fighting...
Watching the Australian Government try to navigate the difficult shoals of energy policy in the 21st century is like watching a ship adrift without a compass, or perhaps a map provided by the fossil fuel industry back in 1950. While major emitters in Europe, North America and Asia are...
My mother was a Democrat and my father a Republican. They often said, laughing, that they "canceled each other out" at the ballot box.
This year's election is already underway and while most of us are paying attention to the presidential candidates, there are a lot of other elected positions and ballot measures that are important to consider.
President Barack Obama's foreign policy of "Don't do stupid s[tuff]" has been turned on its head in Iraq. The stupefying stupidity of our continuing military involvement featuring more than 5,000 American soldiers ranks with our carnival of imbecilities during the Vietnam War. We have no definition of victory. We...
I have written a number of times this election cycle on my views of the Republican Nominee, most of which expressed disagreement and surprise. But here are some areas of common ground after nearly 16 months of disagreement.
Other countries around the world, including Canada, Australia, and Germany, have adopted startup or entrepreneur visas to help fuel economic growth.
When Carmen fled Honduras with her nine year old daughter Patricia [names changed to protect identity] because gang members were threatening to rape them both, they went north, in fear for their very lives, and believing the United States would provide them with safe refuge as it has for generations...
Rage does not belong to you or me; to Democrats, Republicans, or the emerging Tea Party. It does not belong to majorities, minorities, or immigrants; to Christians, Muslims, Jews or Atheists. Rage is a Trojan horse wheeled into anyone's midst in the guise of justice and justification.
While Clinton's lead currently exceeds Obama's 2012 margin of victory at the national level, the look of the electoral map is very different. How can this be?
Last night's Al Smith dinner in NYC revealed the final piece of the puzzle about Donald Trump. He has no sense of humor. As a comedy writer by trade who has made his entire career out of making people laugh, like most other comedy writers I take the job very...
A concern with homegrown terrorism is understandable, but if "law and order" and our safety are truly our concern--not xenophobia and bigotry--we must see that we are far less safe when people have such easy access to guns
Encouraging vigilante poll watchers is in effect encouraging voter intimidation. Walk-in fraud is beyond rare in America. And given our decentralized system, rigging a national election is impossible.
The appeal of Trump, it would seem, is not only his radical remarks that come at a uniquely vulnerable time in America's life, but also the way he communicates those remarks, and the very specific dialect he has given his campaign.
It's time to stop hiding behind 'it's OK.' It's time to let Donald Trump be the poster boy for rape culture, misogyny, body shaming, and derogatory language about women.
By, Molly McElwee Abortion is one of the social issues that most divides millennial opinion with over 40% of the demographic arguing for and over 40% arguing against its legality. Though recent polls show Americans shy away from the labels "pro-life" and "pro-choice", the issue is undoubtedly on their radar, and it was about time the candidates address such a contentious issue directly when the subject was brought up in the third and final Presidential Debate on October 19th. Unsurprisingly Donald Trump and Secretary Clinton's views were distinctly polarized. As per usual, Trump's less than politically correct choice of words garnered a huge amount of attention. His response to late-term and partial birth abortions was that of deep opposition; 'You can take the baby and rip the baby out of the womb in the ninth month on the final day. And that's not acceptable.' His graphic language bore steep reactions from the media and even medical practitioners who highlighted the misleading message this could send in what are often extremely case-sensitive procedures. Even more strikingly, women who have undergone the Caesarean-style abortion described so tastelessly by Trump have begun to pen articles and speak out on their experiences to try to diffuse what Clinton described as 'scare rhetoric' during the debate. Trump also highlighted how, if elected President, his choice of pro-life judges would undoubtedly fuel pro-life policy. When pressed on his position in potentially overturning Roe vs. Wade he was evasive, but ultimately said it would happen 'automatically' as a result of the judges he would choose, and that the decision 'will go back to the states, and the states will then make a determination.' His support of states determining their own abortion legislation separates him from the majority of 18-34 year-olds, who favor federal government deciding such legislation. Currently there is huge disparity in access to an abortion depending on the state in which you live. Particularly, 27 states enforce a waiting period of up to 72-hours between the original consultation at a clinic and the actual procedure to take place. Moreover, 17 of these states also require women to take state mandated counseling before an abortion can take place, which includes descriptions of fetal pain, potential negative mental health effects of electing to have an abortion and breast cancer risks. More obviously, some states have so few clinics providing abortions that women can be forced to travel hundreds of miles to access the service. Clinton addressed this issue in the debate, saying, 'So many states are putting very stringent regulations on women that block them from exercising [their] choice'. She took perhaps her most staunch stance on the issue since the beginning of the election cycle, emphatically disputing Trump's suggestion on overturning Roe v. Wade; 'we have come too far to have that turned back now.' The candidates' vocalization of such disparate views cannot be underestimated. A Gallup poll found that more than a fifth of people see it as a decisive factor in the election, and will only vote for a candidate if they share the same views on abortion, and another 46% of people see it as one of many important factors in their decision come November...
Here's Donald Trump's tremendous plan for managing the federal government's workforce if he's elected president: 1) Fire employees at will; 2) Do not hire anyone else. What could go wrong, right? Donald Trump may be running as the...
Affordable Care Act,
Centers For Medicare & Medicaid Services,
Electronic Health Records,
Health Care Reform,
Electronic health records (EHRs) have become adopted for widespread use by a growing majority of U. S. physicians. It has been assumed that the wider adoption of EHRs would improve efficiency and patient safety, reduce diagnostic testing and medical errors, improve continuity and quality of care, and save money. Their...
With only two weeks left till the 2016 Presidential Election, the majority of presidential polls show a consistent lead for Hillary Clinton over Donald Trump at both the national level and in key battleground states. Given historically that polls get more accurate as we get closer to Election Day and...