Cities across the nation are faced with numerous issues that need immediate attention. Many of these issues have been set on the back burner while politicians strive to handle other types of crises. Unfortunately as a result, the issues that city dwellers are facing appear to only be getting bigger. School Overcrowding due to a lack of funding is one particular issue that the entire nation is facing that absolutely has to be resolved in the coming year.
We recognized that despite years of research, the technology was still too new and unstable. We continued our use of current nuclear plants and continued research. Meanwhile, Europe built more and more and now almost of quarter of their power comes from it.
I am a firm believer in energy self sufficiency, but I am also a steward of the environment. Paving the way for nuclear power plants will improve self sufficiency because pound for pound and watt for watt, nuclear creates the most electricity.
It also creates nuclear waste that must be contained and stored. The new design incorporates technology that will decrease the chances for a accident like Chernobyl and the recent Japanese disaster, but it will not decrease the amount of nuclear waste created. No matter what you do, nuclear fission creates nuclear waste along with the tremendous energy and heat production.
Republicans want a great number of things to change in the coming years in government. As a rule of the game, Republicans tend to be far more conservative and that often means that they want smaller government roles in businesses. They want bigger opportunities for businesses to grow and flourish, knowing that private sector business is what moves the country and the economy.
Who Is the Conservative?
There are many candidates vying for the position of Republican nominee and many are focusing on getting the conservative vote. Santorum promises that he is the best choice saying that he's the only candidate that people are not questioning. He states that he has visited every county in Iowa and that, although he has been at the back of the pack for a long time, he is the only one that has the credentials to back up his conservative claims.
Who Is He?
Romney has five kids and is married. Thus far, there have been no mentions of scandals in his past, no drinking binges and no obvious signs that he is promising something he is not. Yet, for Evangelicals in the church, who make up a large portion of the Iowa voters, no other candidate has had a harder time going forward. Evangelicals make up about 60 percent of those voters in Iowa and they downright kicked Romney to the curb in 2008.
The balanced budget remains an important part of the promises of Perry and other candidates. However, today's American cannot take promises to heart from politicians. Rather, we want to see the facts and the methods of achieving those promises. In a speech given by Rick Perry at the Fisher Community Center this previous Thursday, Perry focused on balanced budgets as well as putting limits on government.
Charter schools continue to expand across the U.S., offering a free alternative to people who want private schools, but can’t afford them. Should tax dollars, however, be financing these often experimental learning facilities?National Center of Educational Statistics. The trend shows no sign of slowing.
According to New England Cable News, the top finisher in Iowa has gone on get snag the real Republican nomination at the party’s spring convention every year for the last decade.
As for current Republican leaders Newt Gingrich, Mitt Romney and Rick Perry, forget all the polls you’ve ever seen. The Iowa Caucuses are the true litmus test that shows who really has the most juice with voters. Who will come out on top?
A recently released study by the Pew Research Center would make Ayn Rand roll over in her grave. The Russian philosopher who touted America’s laissez faire capitalism as the best economic governing model in the world would be shocked to know that nearly half of today’s Americans between age 18 and 29 view socialism more favorably than they do capitalism.
If you look at many kinds of forms and applications, you will probably see either of two instructions. Either a list of races will include the instruction to "choose," or it will ask "how do you identify yourself?" One may think "political correctness" has simplified the process, but in fact it can make it much more complicated.
Of course I'm not talking about all Christians. I'm talking about people in the religious right who claim that the LGBT community is obsessed with sex; that we throw poo at each other, that we are a privileged, moneyed minority. You have to wonder: should people who live in crystal cathedrals throw stones?
There's been some blog buzz about a recent study out of Columbia University of same sex marriage and health care use. The resulting publication Effect of Same-Sex Marriage Laws on Health Care Use and Expenditures in Sexual Minority Men: A Quasi-Natural Experiment was published in the American Journal of Public Health in November 2011.
While searching to see what kinds of health insurance policies are available in this area, I stumbled across a connected site which stated: In Iowa, the two most common health problems are Obesity and Binge Drinking. The real issue: when problems are so commonplace, and have been commonplace for a long period of time, no one acknowledges them as problems. We can safely assume this is the case anywhere, whether the topics are obesity and binge drinking or something different.
The state of South Carolina has been getting a fair share of negative media attention as a result of wanting to request photo identification in order to cast a vote. The Justice Department protects the rights of voters who reside in states that have a previous history of denying the right to vote to specific racial groups. Pass historical events place South Carolina along with many other southern states into that category.
The new year approaches and it is an election year. Election years are always interesting to watch in the mainstream media as candidates rise and fall at times based on the smallest of statements, actions, remarks or comments. However, it is these things that reveal much about the character and motives of the candidates. The American political process is by far the most publicized, talked about, written about, and thought about political process in the world.
that the company will be charging customers a $2 transaction fee per credit or debit transaction via the Internet or phone, causing their customers to become outraged, as they should be. The company never was a stellar one to begin with, with plenty of labor concerns and other issues that already turned away plenty of would-be customers, like me. I know lots of people who left the company when they decided it simply wasn’t ethical. But now, in a time when people are pinching pennies more than ever—or at least within the past few decades—a fee like this could really affect their business.