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Trump announces the US will use a 1950s-era law to ramp up production of masks and protective gear as coronavirus spreads

Trump announces the US will use a 1950s-era law to ramp up production of masks and protective gear as coronavirus spreads

Medical personnel discuss patients that had been admitted for testing for the coronavirus at the entrance Central Maine Medical Center on Friday, March 13, 2020, in Lewiston, Maine. U.S. hospitals are setting up circus-like triage tents, calling doctors out of retirement, guarding their supplies of face masks and making plans to cancel elective surgery as they brace for an expected onslaught of coronavirus patients. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)Associated Press

  • President Donald Trump announced Wednesday the US would invoke a 1950s-era law called the Defense Production Act.
  • It would allow the nation to ramp up the production of gear to combat the spread of the novel coronavirus. 
  • “It can do a lot of good things if we need it,” the president said at a news briefing on the respiratory illness COVID-19. 
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President Donald Trump announced Wednesday the US would invoke a 1950s-era law that would allow the government to ramp up the production of gear to combat the spread of the novel coronavirus. 

“It can do a lot of good things if we need it,” the president said at a news briefing on the respiratory illness COVID-19. 

The move marked the latest escalation in efforts by the Trump administration to contain the illness, which has killed more than 100 in the

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What is the Role of Government in Society?

What is the Role of Government in Society?

What is the role of government in society? This has been and remains the most fundamental question in all political discussions and debates. Its answer determines the nature of the social order and how people are expected and allowed to interact with one another – on the basis of either force or freedom.

The alternatives are really rather simple. Government may be narrowly limited to perform the essential task of protecting each individual’s right to his life, liberty, and honestly acquired property. Or it may be used to try to modify, influence, or dictate the conduct of the citizenry.

In the first case, the government is assigned the duty of impartial umpire, enforcing the societal rules against assault, murder, robbery, and fraud. All human relationships are to be based on mutual consent and voluntary association and exchange.

In the second case, government is an active player in people’s affairs, using

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Why two weeks of bombshell impeachment testimony won’t matter to GOP

Why two weeks of bombshell impeachment testimony won’t matter to GOP

  • A slew of career, nonpartisan, and highly respected officials have given damning testimony cementing the impeachment case into President Donald Trump, but it won’t change any Republican votes. 
  • Based on the results of the inquiry so far, Trump could be charged with soliciting illegal campaign help from a foreign government, bribery, extortion, and misappropriation of taxpayer funds stemming from the Ukraine scandal itself.
  • Because impeachment only requires a simple majority, Democrats have more than enough votes to impeach Trump without any Republicans.
  • Even if Republican members of Congress find Trump’s conduct distasteful or even impeachable, Trump still enjoys strong support among his core base of Republican primary supporters, making it politically dangerous for those members to go against him.
  • The penalty that Republican members face for going against Trump and the fact he will be impeached anyway without their votes creates a classic collective action problem that gives them no
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Free Government Information (FGI) – Because Government information needs to be free

Free Government Information (FGI) – Because Government information needs to be free

Title 17, section 105 of the US code forbids the federal government from claiming copyright over its own publications. No such restriction exists for state governments, however, and many states have asserted copyright over things that one would think couldn’t possibly be treated as private property: legal codes, case law, the very stuff that government is made of. Worse yet, a few state governments have even awarded copyrights to 3rd party publishers in exchange for taking over the burden of printing and annotating their large, bound publications.

https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/USCODE-2018-title17/pdf/USCODE-2018-title17-chap1-sec105.pdf

All that ended Monday when the Supreme Court ruled in favor of Public.Resource.Org in its case against the state of Georgia. States can no longer claim copyright over works which are authored and prepared by state employees. State publications are now unambiguously in the public domain.

Court decision: https://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/19pdf/18-1150_7m58.pdf

The story of this case and

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iciHaiti – Politic : Site inspection tour

iciHaiti – Politic : Site inspection tour



iciHaiti – Politic : Site inspection tour
23/03/2020 10:34:03
iciHaiti - Politic : Site inspection tour

On the instructions of President Jovenel Moïse, the Prime Minister, Joseph Jouthe, carried out an inspection tour last week of the works of finishing and renovation of the premises to house the Central Hospital of the National Police (HCPN) in Bon Repos, then on the construction site of 600 housing units for the benefit of agents of the National Police of Haiti (PNH), in Delmas 33 https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-30182-haiti-politic-start-of-housing-construction-work-for-police-officers.html .

Accompanied by the Japanese Ambassador accredited to Haiti Mizuno Mitsuaki, members of the PNH High Staff and members of his cabinet, Jouthe urged Nader Joaséus the Minister of Public Works to instruct the National Directorate of Drinking Water and of Sanitation (DINEPA), as well as State Electricity of Haiti (EDH) to work hard to make this center operational very quickly.

In terms of community services stemming from the necessary arrangements to support the

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Iraq Government

Iraq Government

The government of Iraq has evolved over millennia, with thousands of years of tyranny turning into a newly formed federal parliamentary representative democratic republic.

It is a multi-party system whereby the executive power is exercised by the Prime Minister of the Council of Ministers as the head of government, as well as the President of Iraq, and legislative power is vested in the Council of Representatives and the Federation Council.

Executive Authority

The current Prime Minister of Iraq is Haider al-Abadi, who holds most of the executive authority and appoints the Council of Ministers, which acts as a cabinet and/or government.

Federal Government

The federal government of Iraq is defined under the current Constitution as an Islamic, democratic, federal parliamentary republic. The federal government is composed of the executive, legislative, and judicial branches, as well as numerous independent commissions.

Iraq Government

Legislative Branch

The legislative branch is composed of the Council of

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The Lu Lac Political Letter

The Lu Lac Political Letter

Our “Interview” logo.

This time around (and it’ been a bit of time since we did this) we talk to storied Political and Media Advertising icon Bob Harper. Harper has run numerous successful campaigns in this area most notably the upset victory of Stefanie Salavantis over an incumbent Democratic DA. 
What better guy to interview about the juxtaposition of the 2020 Presidential election and the ramifications the Coronavirus will have on it. 
My only regret about this interview is that you will not hear the melodious voice of Mr. Harper. 


 LuLac: As a political consultant of well renown, what are your thoughts of a pandemic coming in the midst of what might be the most consequential Presidential election of our time?


Harper: It will indeed play a paramount role and I think one determining factor will be which party does the best job “spinning” Trump’s leadership role – for or

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The Edith Wharton Society

The Edith Wharton Society

The Edith Wharton Society is delighted to announce three prizes for 2020.  Below please find all calls for submissions.  All submission materials should be sent via email by June 30, 2020 to current EWS President, Melanie Dawson, College of William and Mary, at mvdaws@wm.edu.

The Elsa Nettels Prize for a Beginning Scholar

This award, formerly known as the “Edith Wharton Society Prize for a Beginning Scholar,” established in 2005, recognizes the best unpublished essay on Edith Wharton’s work by a beginning scholar, advanced graduate student, independent scholar, or faculty member who has held a full-time appointment for four or fewer years.  All entries will be considered for publication in The Edition Wharton Review, published by Penn State University Press.  The author of the prize-winning essay will receive an award of $250.

How to apply:

  • Submissions should be 20-30 double-spaced pages long and follow the 8th edition MLA style,
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Courses, Entrance Exams, Careers, Subjects, Degree, Eligibility, Skills

Courses, Entrance Exams, Careers, Subjects, Degree, Eligibility, Skills

Law is a career stream that candidates pursue at undergraduate (UG), postgraduate (PG) or doctorate (PhD) level to practice legal profession in India. Law as a career is very popular among students in India. The popularity of this stream can be judged from the fact that famous people like Mahatma Gandhi, Nelson Mandela as well as the former US President Barack Obama were lawyers.

Scope of law as a career is immense in India. These days, law graduates do not just opt to get dressed in black and white apparels and head to court but also make their presence feel in corporate houses, law firms, law agencies, administrative services and the likes.

A career in law requires one to put in a lot of hardwork and long working hours. The preferred specialisations in law are either criminal or civil. However, these days other branches are also gaining popularity such

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