Or, actually, demonstrates by example what’s wrong with Washington.
"Matt Yglesias finds Ron Fournier saying this about health reform:
On health care, we needed a market-driven plan that decreases the percentage of uninsured Americans without convoluting the U.S. health care system. Just such a plan sprang out of conservative think tanks and was tested by a GOP governor in Massachusetts, Mitt Romney.
Instead of a bipartisan agreement to bring that plan to scale, we got more partisan warfare. The GOP resisted, Obama surrendered his mantle of bipartisanship, and Democrats muscled through a one-sided law that has never been popular with a majority of the public.
#n an interview taped weeks before the sexual assault scandal that rocked the University of Virginia campus was exposed in Rolling Stone, a school official repeatedly defended a system in which students found guilty -- including students who have admitted guilt -- have been suspended rather than expelled.
Associate Dean of Students Nicole Eramo, who is also head of the university's Sexual Misconduct Board, told a reporter from student-run WUVA Online that she spoke to 38 sexual assault survivors last year. Of those, five filed informal complaints while four filed formal complaints.
Eramo said some accused students have admitted to sexual assault during the informal proceedings, but that those students were not expelled.
Failings in the foreign exchange markets should be surprising, and not only because cheating was hard. But when process-driven clients met the hard-to-repress urge to speculate, tempted traders crossed some ethical lines. The cure? Ensure financial markets make economic sense.
Most murders don't even make the front page in Mexico anymore. But the recent abduction of 43 students has infuriated the country. The story has exposed the tight relationship between politics, law enforcement and organized crime. And it shows how weak the state has become.
According to Global Witness, from 2002 to 2013, more than 900 people in 35 countries died defending the environment or fighting for the right to their land. Peru is a prime example of a country where activists from indigenous communities are murdered with virtual impunity – and the rate of killing may be far higher than reported.
"Former health secretary Stephen Dorrell is quitting the Commons to become a health policy consultant with accountancy firm KPMG.
The Conservative MP served in John Major’s government at the time of the BSE crisis, and went on to be a respected chairman of the health select committee between 2010 and 2014.
He wrote to his local Conservative Association to say he had decided not to stand as candidate for the Charnwood constituency in the 2015 general election.
"I have done so primarily because I have been offered the opportunity to work with KPMG in a senior role supporting their Health and Public Service consultancy practice both in the UK and overseas,” he stated."
While many believe slavery is an issue of the past, it remains a real, yet largely hidden, problem. An estimated 35.8 million people are enslaved worldwide, according to a recent report by the Walk Free Foundation, a human rights organization.
Modern-day slavery differs from traditional slavery. In traditional slavery, which is illegal in each of the 167 countries reviewed in the 2014 Global Slavery Index, people were considered legal property. However, modern slavery, which is defined as possession or control of a person that deprives them of their rights with the intention of exploiting them, exists in each of the 167 nations.
A talk with the New York Times columnist about talking to whites about race.
"Since the death of Michael Brown in Ferguson this summer, New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof has been running a provocative series on the lingering barriers blacks face in America. The title of the series: "When Whites Just Don't Get It."
Each column has data on the wealth gap between blacks and whites, the disparate rates at which black boys are expelled and black men imprisoned, the historic discrimination that helped drive widely diverging rates of black and white homeownership today."
Sex Discrimination Commissioner Elizabeth Broderick says high-powered men should get involved in the issue of domestic violence and use their positions to affect change for women.Ms Broderick said one woman is murdered every week in Australia by a current or former partner.She cited World Bank showing that globally almost one billion women are either currently living in a relationship where they experience domestic violence or have recently done so.
ISTANBUL -- Serdar Gocmen didn't hesitate last year when he killed his wife with a kitchen knife, witnesses say. He walked into the Cumhur Hair Salon in Istanbul and stabbed Muhterem Gocmen, 30, while she was working as a hairdresser.
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