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'Tough on crime' rhetoric really doesn't work' - New report suggests switching from punishment to prevention in NZ's justice system. 11:27am ... With prisoner costs averaging about $100,000 per year per prisoner, "the 'tough on crime' rhetoric really doesn't work and I think we need to get smart on crime," Dr Lambie said.
I promised that I would expand on my thoughts for liking fossil fuels and nuclear power, and I will do so. However, first let us take a step back and think for a moment about the hottest "hot button" issue, guns and regulation of their use. Watching the news coverage of various anti-gun marches last weekend I ...

Its anti-European rhetoric, however, creates a trap for the European elections in 2019. Undermining Europe's image demotivates BSP's electorate from participating in the elections, whereby the distance between it and GERB widens to 7%. This implies a general strategic problem for the parties – whether ...
Former Vice President Joe Biden is considering a run for president. So, there is a non-zero chance the 2020 presidential election could come down to a contest between two septuagenarians threatening to beat up each other. Last week, Biden suggested that if he and President Donald Trump had been in ...
I've spent most of my career working in fire management, reaching back to the 1970s when we knew very little about the behavior of wildfires and often took a seat-of-the-pants approach. Now we have solid science and skilled fire professionals to guide our response to wildfires, but unfortunately that ...
If pro-life conservatives ever claimed that supporters of Planned Parenthood had “blood on their hands” the mainstream media would howl in protest. Why, then, do anti-gun activists who make precisely such claims about supporters of the NRA, draw widespread acclaim for their courage and idealism?

Resolutions are useless; Israel and the international community know this very well. Even so, the farce instigated by the international community through such statements continues to keep Palestinians tethered to the same cycle of abuse, worthy only of repetitive rhetoric which prompts momentary anger and then fades into ...
"A Republican turnabout on school spending," per WashPost's Michael Scherer: A new rhetorical approach by GOP governors "represents a major turnabout for a generation of conservative leaders who came into office promising to get better results with less taxpayer money for public schools ... The backlash that boiled ...
Rhetoric wars between Turkey and Germany helped the German extreme right to gain popularity, which reflected on their electoral success. The Alternative for Germany party (AfD) gained power in the country's political and social scene, becoming the main opposition in parliament. German decision ...
This president loves to employ the “shoot-first-and-ask-questions-later” rhetoric, mostly because his supporters are transfixed by it, eating it up the way President Obama's acolytes went gaga over, well, pretty much anything the former president said. Like Obama loyalists, however, Trump's die-hard fans ...
Marc Thiessen: Don't let politicians divide us with rhetoric. Saturday. Mar 24, 2018 at 7:23 AM Mar 24, 2018 at 7:23 AM. I'm a rock-ribbed conservative who wants Republicans to keep control of Congress. But I'm not unhappy that Republican state Rep. Rick Saccone lost the special election in Pennsylvania's 18th ...
Then there is the mixing of violent rhetoric with violent acts. In this province, we do not have to look far or go back a long time to recall the tragic consequences of combining hate and guns. The gun lobby in Canada has stealthily sought to redefine the policy landscape, employing a number of tactics.
Just a day after apologizing to an audience of teachers in Murray, Ky., over his recent rhetoric criticizing them, Gov. Matt Bevin said in a radio interview Tuesday that teachers aggressively protesting his pension reform bill had a “thug mentality.” Last week, Bevin faced a deluge of criticism on social media ...
On Monday, President Trump stepped up the rhetoric on pharma companies, saying that his administration would soon take action to bring down drug prices. This is in keeping with promises he made on the campaign trail as well as comments made last year and during his State of the Union address.
As these entities go about promoting her new book, “An Unlikely Candidate” (published by Liberty Counsel along with titles such as “Only One Mommy,” “Same-Sex Marriage: Putting Every Household at Risk” and the expansive “Patriot's Handbook” series) the rhetoric has veered into the realm of delusion.
While we need to be active proponents of common-sense gun laws to make progress on this long-overdue problem, we also need to be intolerant of vastly unfounded rhetoric on this issue because of the danger it poses to our society. It's not just that we have a gun problem. We have a political problem: The ...
While we need to be active proponents of common-sense gun laws to make progress on this long-overdue problem, we also need to be intolerant of vastly unfounded rhetoric on this issue because of the danger it poses to our society. It's not just that we have a gun problem. We have a political problem: The ...

Foreign Office Spokesperson Dr. Muhammad Faisal indicated in a press briefing on Thursday that Pakistan has called back to envoy from India 'for consultation”. Pakistan's Foreign Office had already confirmed that diplomats and their children in India were being threatened, abused and filmed by unknown ...
Plato is right when he says spin is bad, but the art of rhetoric is so not spin. Putting truth in an ugly way is indecent or associating it with lies is wicked. That's spin. So many Christian movies do this very thing: we take the pearl of great price and put it in a setting made of plastic covered in cheap gold paint.
“Everybody is sick and tired of the rhetoric” by the president, Martinez said Thursday in Houston, where she was invited to give a keynote speech at a women's leadership conference, according to the Chronicle. The paper reported that Martinez said Trump had spoken about immigrants in a “way that was ...
Local officials of Lanao del Sur province visits the Ground Zero (also known as the main battle area) in Marawi for the first time since the end of the Battle of Marawi. Photo by: Philippine Information Agency. When violent, ideological groups like the Islamic State establish a foothold, they strengthen their ...
... >> The United States will withdraw.>> President Donald trump famously said he was pulling out of a global deal on climate change and his cabinet openly doubts the science linking humans to global warming. But for all the rhetoric, Reuters found Trump officials and government scientists, in their work ...
How did the words of the Providence, Rhode Island born writer Howard Phillips Lovecraft end up on the stage of a theatre in Central Europe? The answer lies in the work of Logan Hillier, creator of this production and one of the founders of the Blood, Love, and Rhetoric Theatre Company in Prague. Blood ...
Trump's allies, meanwhile, expressed frustration that the president's rhetoric has not turned into more action. “I am concerned that much of our climate policy remains on autopilot,” Trump's former energy adviser, Myron Ebell, told Reuters. Trump has pushed for increased use of fossil fuels in the U.S. and ...
Google searches and tweets about Bitcoin have fallen sharply, as the digital currency continues its decline. “The general public is now realizing that this is not a risk-free, get-rich-quick, investment opportunity and general interest has since diminished,” said Lucas Nuzzi, a senior analyst at Digital Asset ...
Democratic gubernatorial candidate James Smith is being challenged by a national “Republican” group over divisive comments made earlier this week by former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton. During a speech in Mumbai, India, Clinton claimed she won states that were “moving forward” ...
Microsoft founder and philanthropist Bill Gates said Thursday that he does see eye-to-eye with President Donald Trump's America first approach to foreign aid but and will try in his White House meeting with the president to convince him that continuing such global spending is in the nation's best interests.
Over the past 20 years, while the process of accession to and membership of the European Union may have changed the lives of a small number of Roma living in central or Eastern Europe, there is still seems to be a lack of political will to take action to improve the daily lives of most of the Roma ...
Climate change is coming! The end is coming! For decades, we've heard the incessant drumbeat of environmentalists, and more recently climate-change evangelists, preaching the impending blue planet's Judgment Day. Clearly, humankind has been reckless with this old planet we call home. Sadly ...
"Ambiguous rhetoric causes many voters to project their own policy positions onto white candidates," writes a research team led by Boston University political scientist Spencer Piston, "but this is not true for black candidates." The results help explain the "continued black electoral underrepresentation in the ...
North Carolinians haven't benefited from tax cuts over the past several years, according to a recent study by the nonpartisan but liberal-leaning Center on Budget and Policy Priorities. The cuts were supposed to make North Carolina's economy soar, but in a state whose job growth rate was already well ...
He continued with the hawkish rhetoric throughout his time in the CIA. On Sunday he said that Americans are safe from Russia because it has weapons to counter any Russian threat. “Americans should rest assured that we have a very good understanding of the Russian program and how to make sure that ...
Rhetoric aside, it was inevitable that California's efforts to shield undocumented immigrants from federal officers would be tested in court. California claims that under the 10th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, the so-called states' rights clause, immigrant protection laws are valid. It declares, “The powers ...
Security personnel inspec the site of a suicide attack in Kabul, Friday, March 9, 2018.A suicide bomber targeting Afghanistan's minority Hazaras blew himself up at a police checkpoint in western Kabul on Friday, killing nine people and wounding more than a dozen, officials said. (AP Photo/Massoud ...
Rise of violent Buddhist rhetoric in Asia defies stereotypes Sri Lankan police commandos patrol on the streets of Pallekele, a suburb of Kandy, on March 6, 2018, following anti-Muslim riots that has prompted the government to declare a state of emergency. Sri Lanka on March 6 declared a nationwide state ...
Donald Trump's treasury secretary did not seem concerned about the President's rhetoric at his Saturday night rally, despite several controversial comments on public figures including an African-American congresswoman and a network news anchor. In Trump's speech outside Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, ...
A “rhetoric of hatred” in Greek politics was condemned by a government minister on Friday, in a week which saw police break up a suspected neo-Nazi cell, and lawmakers face criticism for controversial outbursts. In an announcement carried on a TV spot against discrimination, State Minister Christoforos ...
FILE - In this June 13, 2017, file photo, a man injects heroin into this arm under a bridge along the Wishkah River at Kurt Cobain Memorial Park in Aberdeen, Wash. The government said non-fatal overdoses visits to hospital emergency rooms were up about 30 percent late last summer, compared to the ...
Trump's needlessly aggressive rhetoric (“trade wars are good”) and his open disregard for alliances (claiming that we're “ripped off by virtually every country in the world, whether it's friend or enemy”) could be part of the case. And the WTO's adjudicators aren't angels. They come from all over the world, ...
Trump's bombastic rhetoric is nothing new. One needs only check his near daily early-morning Twitter messages for proof. Most of the time, we can shrug it off. But last Saturday, the president said something out loud that should give us all pause. In a meeting with Republican donors, Trump commended ...
The comments prompted a wave of backlash, with Republicans demanding that Women's March leaders and Democratic officials forcefully denounce the rhetoric. On Tuesday, the Republican Jewish Coalition called on seven Democratic lawmakers to resign, saying they “sat down with Farrakhan for ...
Live here, vote here: Getting past the rhetoric. EDITORIAL March 07. 2018 7:16PM If you live in New Hampshire, you can vote in New Hampshire. ... No one would be denied the right to vote for failing to update a driver's license or registering a car. Democratic rhetoric about a poll tax is reckless and wrong.
Dana Loesch, a representative for the NRA, exposed herself when she spoke at the Conservative Political Action Conference. She said the media loves school shootings and “Crying white mothers are ratings gold.” How much longer can we put up with the rhetoric? We have the NRA ruling this current ...
This has been the problem with the rhetoric of the “opioid epidemic” that began when increasing numbers of white people were dying from drugs. “Drug dealers” are an easy rhetorical target, and wretched-looking white kids are the perfect victims. A couple days before the conference, Axios reported that ...
Two of Gwen Graham's rivals for the Democratic nomination for governor are criticizing the former congresswoman for her stance on guns during her 2014 campaign and her two years in Washington. Graham and the other top Democratic candidates for governor all support a ban on assault weapons, ...
What is clear is that Gauke's and Rory Stewart's “back to basics” rhetoric means a return to the years of “prison works”. £14m has been found for a purported “gang crackdown” but nothing for education, healthcare or rehabilitation. It is these, not “Eliot Ness” posturing, that will determine whether prisons ...
Sri Lanka says it has blocked social media sites, including Facebook, to stop the spread of tensions between religious communities. 13 hours ago. Play Video. Play. Mute. Current Time 0:00. /. Duration Time 0:00. Loaded: 0%. 0:00. Progress: 0%. 0:00. Progress: 0%. Stream TypeLIVE. Remaining Time -0:00.
To a state that pioneered political rhetoric, with the penmanship and delivery style of many Dravidian stalwarts like Periyar, Annadurai and Karunanidhi, Rajini brings a more informal, narrative style to his speeches. As political speeches go, his debut on Monday was remarkable. Rajini is a superlative ...
Marchionne: "If people have not yet recognized that the Trump administration is attempting to correct what it sees as a number of injustices ... [they] are going to run into trouble." Related Stories. Auto industry rejects Trump's tariff threats. GENEVA -- Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne called for a ...
Gun ownership advocates take offense at and are amused by the lack of gun knowledge displayed by supporters of an assault weapons ban. These advocates claim AR-15 style rifles are sporting guns, not weapons of war. When liberals use this rhetoric, the opportunity for constructive discussion is lost.


 

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