Very positive discussions are coming out of the meeting between the two Korean leaders. North and South Korea have signed a series of agreements aimed at easing tensions between the two countries. Pyongyang has offered to welcome international inspectors to oversee the "permanent" dismantling of its missile-engine test site, and also to shut down its main nuclear complex at Yongbyon. This offer is conditional upon the US taking undefined "corresponding measures." The two Koreas agreed to get that process started by the end of this year. What will the US do? Does everyone really have the right to vote? A recent VOX article, entitled "Why the right to vote is not enshrined in the Constitution: How voter suppression became a political weapon in American politics," examines the mistakes the Founding Fathers made when drafting this important document. It states, "The biggest and most consequential … [Read more...] about Two Koreas Agree to Denuclearize; Your Right to Vote; Is the DOJ Censoring Media
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Your sense of joy is matched with a pause in breath until you are presented back with your baby and are grateful to be told that all appears well. Another moment you never forget is hearing your child's first words. Whether it's ''Dada'' or ''Mama'', it doesn't matter. Your child is trying to connect to you with language. For our beautiful twin boys, Rory and Dylan, we had those magical moments and more. However, soon after these first words were spoken, things seemed to go silent again. It soon became clear that the boys were not developing as we would have expected. As you become increasingly aware of the fact that things are not as they should be, there is a sense of loss, fear and maybe even guilt. Was it your genetics or something within your control? But along with these feelings there is also a deepening sense of love that I think only a parent of a child with special needs can fully understand. With the boys' diagnosis of severe autism and intellectual disability there was a … [Read more...] about ‘Our sons are being denied their right to education’
0 Post a comment Thursday, 23 August 2018 - Our MP, Sarah Wollaston, is quite right to warn of the dangers of a hard Brexit, or indeed of any Brexit. There are only three outcomes from the present situation: Remain in the EU; conclude a deal which gives the UK some degree of co-operation with the EU and access to its markets; or leave the EU with no deal.The first is politically impossible without a referendum, the second is problematic in that the closer the UK remains to the present agreements the more it is disliked by Brexiteers and the third results in chaos. If the UK leaves the EU without a deal the UK will cease to have any agreements with the EU to cover standards of food, agricultural products, fish and goods; recognition of professional and trade qualifications, protection of intellectual property, data transfer, rights of ownership both corporate and asset and the UK’s involvement in EU projects. This will have a serious impact on our exports, both in goods and … [Read more...] about Right to warn of Brexit dangers
Amid a simmering trade dispute, top officials from President Donald Trump's administration are visiting Beijing this week, hoping to induce China to make key concessions on matters such as market access and the U.S. trade deficit. Bloomberg Opinion columnists Christopher Balding and David Fickling recently debated the topic.David Fickling: Let's assume for a moment that the current tensions between the U.S. and China degenerate into something resembling a trade war.I find that worrying, essentially because the noises coming out of Washington seem to violate the Weinberger Doctrine rules of military war: I don't think the U.S. is clear on where its national interest lies, what its objectives are, how they'll be achieved, or how much it's prepared to sacrifice in the process.I think your view is that a more confrontational approach is overdue, and that this dispute can be both beneficial and winnable. First, what does the U.S. need to get out of this process?Christopher … [Read more...] about Debate: Is Trump Right to Confront China?
A group of children and students from Florida have sued Republican governor Rick Scott, alleging his fossil fuel-dependent energy policy is adding to climate change and violating their constitutional right to “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness”. The eight youngsters, ranging in age from from 10 to 20, claim that rather than making use of the state’s abundant sources of renewable energy, Florida had imported $56bn worth of fossil fuels that had led to huge carbon emissions. They said if Florida were a separate country, it would be the world’s 26th largest carbon polluter. “The Sunshine State gets less than one per cent of its energy from solar power,” said Oscar Psychas, 20, from Gainesville, the oldest of the plaintiffs. Speaking at a press conference in the state’s capital, Tallahassee, he added: “Last spring I walked to 280 miles from my home in Gainesville to Tallahassee to demand our state’s leaders protect our wild … [Read more...] about Children and students sue Florida governor over fossil fuel energy policy that ‘violates their constitutional rights’