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Hollywood's reaction to the recent Florida high school shooting has been completely predictable, as many are using the event to make weak points about gun control that simply don't hold up in the real world. Abortion is a difficult subject to discuss, because people either believe life begins at conception or ...
After every shooting, we hear the same rhetoric from the left. But it never has answers about how the country would rid itself of every dangerous gun in the hands of thugs and the law-abiding alike. If you tackle the mental illness side, who determines who is mentally ill? Are you mentally ill if you're mad ...

Hence, a close scrutiny of the actual numbers is necessary, separating rhetoric from reality, to arrive at a sober assessment of the budget. On the macro fiscal policy stance, it is a pity the government overshot its fiscal deficit target for 2017-18, indicating a lack of commitment to fiscal consolidation. Quarterly ...
It's mourning in America again. And, sadly, we know what that means: A time of empty platitudes and deflection from America's governing party, as Republicans try to avoid doing anything that might upset the gun lobby. Indeed, you can see that already with what is being discussed -- and what isn't -- in the ...
For Tillerson, the Trump Administration's top diplomat, it has been a week of struggling to walk the line between abiding by President Trump's rhetoric and promises and declaring the U.S.'s role in the region as one of stability. It's an especially unstable time as the conflict in Syria threatens to drag foreign ...
cryptocurrency markets rose after regulators in Europe and South Korea showed some Valentine's Day love and dialed back their rhetoric about regulation. At 14:05 UTC, the overall market capitalization for cryptocurrencies was $447.9 billion, an increase of 6.6% from 24 hours ago. The figure is also 38% ...

WATCHING yesterday's Brexit Valentine's Day speech by Boris Johnson I am sadly reminded of how much meaningless lazy rhetoric dominates political discourse and, I regret to say, wins votes. Most people are not heavily engaged with politics and so only have time for soundbites and slogans which they ...
The Effects of Reckless rhetoric ... Jamelle Bouie talks to Jacob Levy, a professor of political theory at McGill University, about his essay "The Weight of the Words," and why we can't simply ignore Donald Trump's political rhetoric. Join Slate Plus to Hear More Trumpcast. Slate Plus members get extended, ...
A leading psychiatrist has said that anti-LGBT rhetoric from politicians can contribute to suicide rates within the community. Speaking to BuzzFeed News, Professor Dinesh Bhugra explained that being discriminated against based on your sexuality or gender identity "can contribute to suicide, suicidal ...
Blasting President Donald Trump for his xenophobic rhetoric of so-called "chain migration," several House Democrats introduced the Reuniting Families Act, which aims to eliminate huge backlogs for family-based immigration, at a press conference Feb. 6 morning in Washington, DC. The bill is sponsored ...
Trump has been railing against NFL players who kneel during the national anthem, even alluding, negatively, to such acts in his State of the Union address. NFL players or any others who express their First Amendment rights, to make a statement about inequality are seen as un-American, unpatriotic, ...
Almost one person in four experiences poverty or social exclusion, and one young person in three; more than 118.7 million Europeans, are at risk of poverty or social exclusion, including 26.9 percent of children and 17.4 percent elderly people. globalisation, technological changes, digitalisation and the ...
The more I read about Orphan Barrel Whiskey Distilling Company and its origins for this review of one of its rhetoric expressions, the more I find the company's premise both deeply fascinating and utterly absurd. Founded in 2014, the company - perhaps easier to conceptualize as a project of Diageo - set ...
New Zealand's scheduled election in 2017 was expected to confirm the first four-term government since 1960-72. It instead resulted in a change of government. But the change of most importance to New Zealand occurred at the end of 2016: the election of US President Donald Trump. New Zealand and its ...
(JTA) - Polish president Andrzej Duda signed and finalized a law limiting rhetoric about the holocaust, leading to a rebuke from U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. The United States is "disappointed," Tillerson said Tuesday, following Duda's final approval of a law introduced on Jan. 26 in the Polish ...

Bruce Rauner said on Tuesday that his "biggest concern" about the president is his "rhetoric." "I've only spoken to the president once to congratulate him on his victory. I don't have a particularly close personal relationship with him," the governor said before the sun-Times Editorial Board. Still, he said his ...
Over the weekend, hundreds of volunteers, including lawyers and interpreters, attended a City of Seattle workshop aimed at helping illegal immigrants fight deportation or become American citizens. We know who to blame. "We found that in 2017 immigration arrests in our borders increased 40 percent, and ...
An alleged Islamic State-inspired teacher has dismissed bugged conversations in the wake of the Westminster Bridge attack as "overzealous rhetoric". Umar Haque, 25, is accused of plotting attacks on London landmarks including Big Ben, the Queen's Guards and Westfield shopping centre in 2016 and ...
The PML-N leadership continues to ratchet up its rhetoric against the judiciary. At his Jaranwala rally Nawaz Sharif questioned the legitimacy of disqualifying a leader who had been elected by the people. Maryam denigrated the judicial system, maintaining that after God the public's court holds the most ...
Member of Parliament for Tamale North Constituency Alhassan Suhuyini says the true colours of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) government is being seen by Ghanaians and the earlier it came clean the better. The National Democratic Congress (NDC) MP said the party lied its way into office and now its ...
Sovereignty is defined by the Encyclopedia Britannica as "the ultimate overseer, or authority, in the decision-making process of the state and in the maintenance of order." In the most conventional sense, sovereignty applies to the structure that holds the highest authority over the individuals and the ...
(JTA) -- Polish president Andrzej Duda said he would sign a controversial law limiting rhetoric on atrocities committed in his country during World War II, but added he would refer it for review by a constitutional court. Duda said this Tuesday during a press conference in Warsaw about the bill that the lower ...
PWR, PWR, PWR. Dreaded by all, relished by none, the tedium of Stanford's Program in Writing and rhetoric is legendary. Our mandatory undergraduate writing program is thinly disguised liberal claptrap with few serious academic standards. Communicative skills form the foundation of a liberal arts ...
I'm not interested in outrage within communities of color and within those that empathize with our communities. I'm interested in the communities that really do find sincere energy and truth in President Donald Trump's comments. And I'd like to find a bridge between us. To that end, it's useful to consider how ...
Given the administration's rhetoric around coal, you'd think that the president sprinkles coal dust on his breakfast cereal each morning. That's not true--well… at least as far as I know, anyway--but the problem is that there is a great deal of misinformation out there around coal (and honestly, on a whole lot ...
Are we getting tired of the bitter religious, cultural and political rhetoric. By Mike Osborne • 41 minutes ago. TweetShareGoogle+email. Listen. Listening... /. 1:39. Nashville, Tenn. (OSBORNE) -- A Lipscomb University conflict resolution expert says he's seeing signs that Americans are tiring of the constant political, ...
President Donald Trump has clashed repeatedly with the press. So there's only one explanation for who radicalized a teenager who threatened to kill CNN reporters this month. 1.6k. 37. Since becoming president of the United States, Donald Trump has sent more than 160 tweets using the phrase "fake ...
Davos: British Prime Minister Theresa May today said the UK will continue to be an advocate of free trade even after moving out of the European Union but lamented that all the rhetoric by the international community here at the WEF is not matched by necessary actions. Delivering a special address at the ...
Often critical of Trump's rhetoric, CEOs in Davos have to admit they like what they see. billionaires, politicians and business leaders have ... confab that will include President Trump this year. Bristling over some of his social rhetoric, CEOs have embraced tax reform and economic policies under Trump.
He warned of the consequences of Trump's rhetoric, saying people "take that message seriously." "And if one of us is hurt or god forbid something else in some way or another because you either don't understand the power of your words and/or you don't care, it won't be a fake injury or sadly a fake death, ...
A good time for the city to fix its response to housing the homeless during a cold weather emergency would be during those times where there is no cold weather emergency. Alas, as Toronto Sun columnist Sue-Ann Levy pointed out last week, it never has, going back for decades. Instead, year in and year ...
It is time to wake up and become informed -- not by the raw, attention-getting headlines so cleverly crafted to hint at the contents of the article but to read all of it, question the sources and accuracy and to learn what the truth is behind the rhetoric rather than letting politicians dictate our lives for us.
We have the midterm election this year and the Democratic party thinks it can make gains in Congress by its rhetoric vs. what the GOP is actually doing with its actions. I think it's time to let the loudmouth Democrats know that they can use all the words in the dictionary to explain why they did not do anything ...
Flake denounces Trump attacks, recalls Stalin rhetoric. by MATTHEW DALY, Associated Press. In this photo taken July 19, 2017, Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz. walks to his seat as he attends a luncheon with other GOP Senators and President Donald Trump at the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Pablo ...
Marchers gather at noon at the Red Wagon Meadow to rally before the march down 11 blocks of downtown Spokane to the Convention Center's east entrance for community vendors, music, speakers, door prizes and charity and civic organizations convening until 5 pm. Sun, Jan. 21 at noon. Riverfront Park ...
So, there was no shortage of rhetoric. Just novelty. To recap, the chief constable is on a leave of absence while sundry matters are investigated. He denies all wrong-doing and believes he will be exonerated. At one point, it seemed his return to work might be accelerated, even as investigations continued.
When President Trump entered office a year ago without any prior political experience or a clearly defined ideology, it was very hard to predict how he'd govern. We now have a better idea, but any assessment of his presidency to date will differ depending on whether one is considering his rhetoric or his ...
In a searing speech on the Senate floor Wednesday morning, Sen. Jeff Flake denounced President Donald Trump for his sustained attacks against the news media, going so far as to compare his rhetoric to that of Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin.
While there was always "an inherent contradiction" in Trump's rhetoric lamenting US foreign military engagements while calling for a stepped-up military campaign against ISIS, "at least there was a contradiction," Bandow said. Even in December 2016, a month after his election, Trump continued to promise ...
Sen. Jeff Flake is expected to make a speech on the Senate floor Wednesday morning denouncing President Donald Trump's attacks on the media. The Arizona Republican has been harshly critical of the president and announced last year he would not seek re-election in later this year. Advertisement.
Chris Kennedy, Democratic candidate for Illinois Governor and nephew of former President John F. Kennedy, poses for a portrait in his office Feb. 8, 2017, in Chicago. Chris Kennedy has been making a lot of news lately in his bid for the Democratic party's gubernatorial nomination. About 10 days ago, ...
Having worked as a health professional for almost 40 years, in Ireland and abroad, I am astounded by the rhetoric offered by politicians and health service administrators, year after year, as a response to an annual predictable health services challenge. What is most worrying about the official response is ...
President Donald Trump's use of the terms "fake news" and "enemy of the people" is "shameful" and reminiscent of words infamously used by Russian dictator Josef Stalin to describe his enemies, Republican Sen. Jeff Flake said Wednesday. In a speech on the Senate floor, Flake, of Arizona, called Trump's ...
Andy McGuire said Reynolds' address was "filled with lots of promises and political rhetoric," and also criticized Reynolds for touting the myriad conservative policies implemented during the 2017 session. McGuire, a physician and former state party chairwoman, also criticized Reynolds for not reaching out ...
"I don't appreciate the rhetoric," Ernst said. "What I can say is that I do support some of the policies that we're working on." She went on to address Trump's "shithole" comments specifically, cautioning that she wasn't at the meeting in which Trump is said to have made the remark. "It's really important that ...
In my view, too much of the current antitrust rhetoric is focused on the 1982 antitrust action to breakup AT&T into the baby Bells -- which was a disaster for local phone service but a massive gain for the wealthy who saw both spikes in their AT&T stock holding and decreased prices in long distance prices ...
Infosys Q3 FY 2018 earnings - it's the rhetoric that matters. By Den Howlett January 15, 2018. SUMMARY: Infosys Q3 FY2018 was not remarkable, neither was it calamitous. What the new CEO had to say though hints of a conservative future. Linkedin; facebook; twitter; Google; Flipboard; 0 Comments. parekh infosys ...
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas blasted the US president in a speech on Sunday. Donald Trump has threatened to cut off US aid if the Palestinians refuse to negotiate peace. Abbas spoke at a meeting of the Central Council of the Palestine Liberation Organization, or PLO, in the West Bank ...


 

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