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In a representative democracy, men and women serving in public office – whether elected or appointed – must view their service as a public trust. Each day, men and women raise their right hands to be sworn in as executives, legislators and administrators, agreeing to protect and defend the constitutions of the United States and of their home States, and the laws, rules and regulations of their governmental subdivisions.
News & Updates
November 20, 2017 Bird Flu Is Spreading in Asia, Experts (Quietly) WarnSource: NY Times
While trying to avoid alarmism, global health agencies are steadily ratcheting up concern about bird flu in Asia. Bird viruses that can infect humans — particularly those of the H7N9 strain — continue to spread to new cities...
November 20, 2017 Executive Compensation in the Firing Line Under Tax Bills: Section 162(m) $1 Million Deduction LimitSource: Lexology
he Tax Cuts and Jobs Act H.R. 1 passed by the US House of Representatives on November 16 and the Senate Finance Committee’s “Modified Mark” released November 14 would make sweeping changes to the tax treatment of executive...
November 20, 2017 Trader Joe's Recalls Packaged Salads Over Concern They May Contain Glass or Plastic FragmentsSource: People.com
On Saturday, Trader Joe’s recalled three of its packaged salads after a supplier reported the products may contain pieces of glass or hard plastic.
Research & Insights
October 25, 2017 Americans want a tax on carbon pollution, but how to get one?Source: The Guardian
Americans are willing to pay a carbon tax that would increase their household energy bills by $15 per month, or about 15%, on average.
Source: Washington Post
For the third time in as many years, the nation — on balance — should expect warmer-than-normal temperatures, according to the National Weather Service, which released its winter outlook on Thursday.
Exposure to polluted air, water and soil caused nine million premature deaths in 2015, according to a report published Thursday in The Lancet.
Commentary & Opinion
November 13, 2017 National Service. It's Time! - America, we have a problem.Source: Larry Checco, featured commentator
Underpinning much of what is wrong in our country and our politics today is the fact that we’re churning out better consumers than we are citizens.
October 30, 2017 Can Government Help Win The Cybersecurity Arms Race?Source: Forbes
It’s no longer cliché to think of cybersecurity as an arms race. Cyber-attackers and their victims have been scrambling for a leg up over each other for ages, so governments are noticeably ramping up their levels of intervention....
Over the next decade, jobs for solar panel installers and wind turbine technicians will grow twice as fast as any other occupation, according to a Bloomberg analysis of the US Bureau of Labor Statistics’s biennial employment...
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