The show begins with one single newscaster John Ladarola, introducing the headline news event. He introduced the headline as bad news for Obamacare as Aetna insurance giant would be pulling out of many insurance exchanges that help fund and run Obamacare. He then moved on to question, by stating “but why exactly are they pulling out”. John Ladarola then ran through some financial numbers that Aetna claims is showing they are losing over 100 million a year. With this, Aetna is claiming that it is not financially feasible to continue operating in the same manner.
As if becoming the decade of the worst economic bust in history, usually referred to as the Great Depression, was not enough, the early 19th century also came to be known as the age of Prohibition. For many years prior to the 1920s, a growing number of people had feared the damage alcohol could do to America. After years of work by organizations such as the Anti-Saloon League, the Eighteenth Amendment was passed and prohibition started on January 16, 1919 and continued until December 5, 1933. Although it was formed to stop drinking completely, it ended up being a resounding failure. It created a large number of bootleggers who were able to supply the public with illegal alcohol.
As Dewey arrives into a diner Capote provides insight into what this case is doing to him: “In fact, during the past three weeks Dewey had dropped twenty pounds. His suits fitted as though he had borrowed them from a stout friend, and his face, seldom suggestive of his profession, was now not at all so; it could have been that of an ascetic absorbed in occult pursuits”(Capote 149). Capote provides us with a very vivid representation of Dewey’s figure to indicate that this case is destroying him from the inside out. With this idea of Dewey falling apart readers can draw a parallel between him and Holcomb in the sense that Holcomb is “losing weight”, Holcomb doesn’t fit into its “suit”. This evil has murdered the very idea of a “safe”
Taken Hostage tells the story of the Iran hostage crisis lasting from November of 1979 to the day Reagan’s inauguration. During this period of time, sixty six Americans were held in captivity by Students Following the Line of Imam after the United States allowed the Shah to undergo medical treatment amidst the Iranian revolution. Americans, after a tough decade of inflation, gas shortages, lack of trust in the government, and the defeat in Vietnam were yet again brought into a situation in which required their complete faith that the Carter administration would save the captives. The hostage crisis was a complete shock to the American people in addition to the heightened tensions because of economic decline, government mistrust, and energy
The English government was not involved in the colonies in the 1600s. They were preoccupied. During the beginning of the seventeenth century, England was dealing with a civil war and their ongoing war with France, these events consumed their time. Another major reason why they weren 't involved was due to the distance between them. For news to travel or even people from North America to England it would take over a month.
They must live in fear and refrain from angering their malicious prince. A ruler should not be concerned with his own prosperity, instead, he should seek to benefit his people. I believe Machiavelli’s opinion on how a prince should rule is evil, and I find no justification in his
If the United States did not drop the atomic bombs and the Soviet entry did cause the Japanese to surrender by October 1st this would have added a minimum of 600,000 Asian deaths to the already high death toll. (Document 11). The atomic bombings may have taken many lives, but they saved many more from dying from wounds, starvation, and
Despite our superiority, America still has a plethora of problems from within, one of them is a corrupted system of law enforcement. Our own law enforcement is one of the factors contributing to America’s downfall. What people think is keeping them safe is really just hurting them behind their backs. A publicist by the name of Shaun King has taken note that so far as of July 17, 2017, 660 people have been killed by police or some type of law enforcement. That would make this year alone to be one of the deadliest years since people had begun tracking this statistic back in 2013.
Women are victimized; genocide prevails because governments are unable to defend its people from the cultural and economical downfall. In order to provide one right to citizen, developing countries are forced to violate other human rights because the idealized standard set by western world difficult to
As stated in Article 232 of the Treaty of Versailles, Germany became angry and humiliated as it was being forced to pay 132 billion gold marks ($367 billion in US Dollars, 2010) over the next 30 years (Doc C). In 1929, these payments were reduced to 112 billion gold marks ($341 billion), but Germany still fell behind on these payments as they were struggling to pay for their own reparations of World War I (Doc C). As Hitler rose to power, he stopped all of the reparation payments and continued to rule Germany in his own reign. The payments required for the reparations of the victorian countries did not allow Germany to strengthen itself, thus allowing anger towards the Treaty of Versailles to lead as a contributing factor of World War
After the thirty-four years, the slavery debate became a problem yet again. Therefore, the Missouri Compromise essentially shoved the slavery conflict out of view. Overall, I believe that the compromise resulted in the neither the North nor the
McCarthyism had a multitude of reasons as to why it turned many Americans against each other after WWII. Within the article, “A Decade of Fear” by Sam Robert, the events leading up to McCarthyism, and events after, are thoroughly explained to showcase the effects on civilization in America. In Robert’s view, “...many Americans were inclined to believe the worst, even without evidence” (9). Joseph McCarthy scared Americans by claiming he knew of 205 Communists working in the State Department after WWII. Later on, he had reported that he only knew of 57 Communists instead of 205, but never publicly released any evidence to back up his claim.
Another account by Israël Belchatowski rang of the same hopeless sentiment upon learning from the Jewish Resistance that the Roundup would take place the next day, “This news spread like lightning. Terrified, the Jews didn’t know how to escape this misfortune. Those who could, left their lodgings, but most of them had nowhere to
Physician Coburn noted that poor Veterans Affairs’ budget management led to many deaths as well. He also stated that the Veterans Affairs used roughly $20 billion for non-health-related purposes. Starting in 2001, the Veterans Affairs has paid around $845 million for malpractice cases (Devine, 2014). Rajiv Chandrasekaren noted in an article that nearly 60% of patients claim that the Veteran Affairs is providing poor or barely fair medical care to wounded war veterans. About 50% claim that the Veteran Affairs is offering poor effort when it comes to helping them adjust psychologically to a life outside war (The Washington Post,