Browsed by
Day: May 9, 2020

Types of Headstones, Markers and Medallions Available

Types of Headstones, Markers and Medallions Available

Bronze Medallion - Small

Bronze Medallion – Small

Bronze Medallion - Medium or Large

Bronze Medallion – Medium or Large

MOH Medallion

MOH Medallion

The Department of Veterans Affairs provides a medallion, by request, to be affixed to an existing, privately purchased headstone or marker to signify the deceased’s status as a Veteran.

This device is furnished in lieu of a traditional Government headstone or grave marker for those Veterans who served on or after Apr. 6, 1917 and whose grave in a private cemetery is marked with a privately purchased headstone or marker.

Why choose a medallion: Bronze medallions are durable and can be easily affixed to privately purchased headstones by anyone, avoiding headstone or marker setting fees. The medallion also offers a way to identify the grave as that of a Veteran when a cemetery only allows one headstone per grave, preventing the use of a standard VA marker as a footstone.

Bronze Medallion Sizes: The medallion is available in

Read More
How To Become A Politician

How To Become A Politician

Do you have an interest in government and in making things better, either in your local community or on a state or national level? Regardless of the type of politician you aspire to become, if you want to be a politician in the United States, you should follow these steps:

New Year’s resolution: Let’s exercise our body politic

New Year’s resolution: Let’s exercise our body politic

The New Year is a time of reflection and renewal. We look back on the past year — or in this case, the past decade — and we make resolutions for the year ahead.

What if our collective New Year’s resolution this year was not your traditional “go to the gym more,” but, rather, exercising the whole body politic? What would that workout plan look like?

Democracy is like a muscle. The more we exercise it, the stronger it gets. The more people engage in civil society, the more representative, responsive, and productive our society becomes. Like healthy muscles, a healthy democracy tends to have benefits too — better civil rights protections, a stronger social safety net, and a legal system that works for the many, not just the few.

Having lived in parts of the world where civil society is weak, I appreciate the extraordinary power that ordinary people

Read More
Imperialism and the political economy of the Holocaust

Imperialism and the political economy of the Holocaust

 

Imperialism and the political economy of the Holocaust

By
Nick Beams

12 May 2010

This lecture was delivered at San Diego State University on April 29. It was the eighth in a series entitled “Killing for a higher cause: Political violence in a world in crisis” sponsored by the Institute on World Affairs within the Political Science Department of the San Diego State University.

It is now almost seven decades since Adolf Hitler and the Nazi regime initiated their program for the mass murder of all European Jews. Our sense of the enormity of this crime has not diminished with the passing of time. On the contrary, the significance of the Holocaust is underscored by events now unfolding—wars of imperialist and colonial aggression in the name of a “war on terror”, deepening rivalries between the major capitalist powers and a breakdown of the capitalist economic order recalling the crises

Read More
Pelosi hits back at Trump over coronavirus response: “Not a time for name-calling or playing politics”

Pelosi hits back at Trump over coronavirus response: “Not a time for name-calling or playing politics”

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi fired back at President Trump on Thursday after he called her “incompetent,” urging bipartisanship before calling his administration’s response to the coronavirus outbreak “opaque and often chaotic.”

“Lives are at stake,” Pelosi said during her weekly press conference. “This is not a time for name-calling or playing politics.”

The California Democrat said she and her fellow Democrats are working with Republicans to reach agreement on emergency funding to combat the spread of the deadly virus, which countries are racing to contain.

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer called for $8.5 billion in emergency funding Wednesday, while the White House outlined a $2.5 billion plan Monday that includes $1.25 billion in new funds. Mr. Trump, however, told reporters at the White House on Wednesday his administration would spend “whatever’s appropriate” to adequately fight the coronavirus outbreak.

Any emergency funding package approved by Congress must include entirely new money,

Read More
The Politics of the Police – Robert Reiner

The Politics of the Police – Robert Reiner

Front Cover
Oxford University Press, 2000 – Law279 pages

This third edition of the popular and highly acclaimed text, The Politics of the Police, has been completely revised and updated to take account of recent and profound changes in the law, policy and organisation of policing. The Police and Magistrates Courts Act 1994, the Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994, the Police Act 1996 and the Public Order Bill have all had a major impact on policing in the UK during this period. The social and political context has also changed dramatically – not least with the election of a Labour government after 18 years of Conservative rule. All these factors have lead to a profound shift in the nature of policing. The author has retained the book’s three-fold structure, covering the history of the police, the sociology of policing and the law and politics of the police.

Read More
Identification | Transportation Security Administration

Identification | Transportation Security Administration

Adult passengers 18 and over must show valid identification at the airport checkpoint in order to travel.

  • Driver’s licenses or other state photo identity cards issued by Department of Motor Vehicles (or equivalent)
  • U.S. passport
  • U.S. passport card
  • DHS trusted traveler cards (Global Entry, NEXUS, SENTRI, FAST)
  • U.S. Department of Defense ID, including IDs issued to dependents
  • Permanent resident card
  • Border crossing card
  • State-issued Enhanced Driver’s License
  • Federally recognized, tribal-issued photo ID
  • HSPD-12 PIV card
  • Foreign government-issued passport
  • Canadian provincial driver’s license or Indian and Northern Affairs Canada card
  • Transportation worker identification credential
  • U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Employment Authorization Card (I-766)
  • U.S. Merchant Mariner Credential

In coordination with its DHS counterparts, TSA has identified acceptable alternate identification for use in special circumstances at the checkpoint.

 

A weapon permit is not an acceptable form of identification. A temporary driver’s license is not an acceptable form of identification.

Exemptions

Learn about

Read More