Legislation in response to reduce the racial disparity began in the mid-1990s, and culminated in the signing of the FSA. The FSA has been described as improving the fairness of the federal criminal justice system by prominent politicians such as, President Barack Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder. However, Some members of Congress are opposed to the Act. Lamar S. Smith (R-TX), the top-ranking Republican on the United States House Committee on the Judiciary, has criticized the act and argued against its passage (Bumgarner
The Big Smoke by Brett Popplewell In Brett Popplewell’s article entitled “The Big Smoke” published in The Walrus on August 18, 2016, he suggests that Linton’s expectation of having a highly successful marijuana company will be hindered by various obstacles such as the lack of data regarding the effects of marijuana, and those who worry about the safety of Canadians. Popplewell’s article is very informative about both sides of the spectrum regarding the future of Linton’s company. Canopy Growth is the largest company of legal medical marijuana, and the CEO, Linton, has high dreams of making millions of dollars once recreational pot is legalized in Canada. His prime example of the success that the company will get are the millions of dollars
One instance that Butler believes should have been a major turning point was Barack Obama being elected President. Yes, President Obama made great strides toward equality but it was nothing impactful like the things he campaigned for. “Obama’s presidency brought about nothing approaching the racial reconciliation he had campaigned on” (Butler 28). I believe the society, more so African Americans believed that President Obama could undo the racial inequality that has been around for hundreds of years. It would take far longer than 8 years to totally transform what Butler refers to as the
Military-Industrial Complex: How did Eisenhower Know? President Dwight D. Eisenhower was not only a successful high-ranking general during WWII and a two-term president, he was also quite insightful and able to diagnose, for lack of a better term, a disease that would grow and spread within the layers of our government through the 50 years following his presidency. Military-Industrial Complex was his label for this disease, and he warned our country during his Farewell Address as the end of his presidency was quickly approaching. “We must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military industrial complex” (Eisenhower, 1961). He saw two American ideals in which the MIC (military-industrial
George W. Bush, while president, passed a cap-and-trade program to curtail acid rain. Bill Clinton, while president, built an environmental legacy working to protect around 58 million acres of national forest from roadbuilding and logging. President Obama has also used his executive power to designate eighty-seven thousand acres as a national monument. In this year’s presidential election, candidates like Hilary Clinton and the Jill Stain are taking a strong stand in protecting the environment against human caused climate change. In conclusion, it was because of Theodore Roosevelt’s unique background and experience that enabled him to facilitate a Conservationist movement.
It is an un-American and evil worldview, which makes Rand’s influence on the Republican party all the more terrifying. House Speaker Paul Ryan has his interns read her work; GOP leaders from Ted Cruz to Ron Paul and Rush Limbaugh sing her praises; the Tea Party Movement, the dominant force among conservatives today, cites Rand as one of its most important philosophers. And her vision is deeply embedded in the policy proposals the GOP puts forward, which if enacted, would eviscerate the American safety net. Since Trump took office, Republicans have proposed laws that would rob 32 million people of health insurance, fund a border wall by drastically reducing poverty programs, and cut $1.8 trillion from Medicare, Medicaid and Obamacare in order to pay for tax cuts for the
Clean energy. He talks about what he has done throughout his presidency to encourage the end of pollution. President Obama provides logical support, such as “we have cut carbon pollution more than any country on the Earth. He appeals to Logos, by acknowledging a very serious problem that could potentially affect how we live our way of life, the gives a
What are they and which country or countries are affected? Some of the environmental concerns that face South America are deforestation and pollution. Brazil is between the five countries with the largest forest. "Brazil 's case has been great and this is mainly because there is a political goal to reduce deforestation by 80% by 2020 which is supported by the president" according to Loyche Mette Wilkie, coordinator of the report she is the Director of Division of Environmental Policy Implementation (DEPI) of the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP). In a study, published in the journal Nature in January, showed that the combination of agriculture, deforestation and climate change are weakening the Amazonian ecosystem, which can lead to the loss of its ability to retain carbon dioxide and generation of rain not only affecting Brazil but also their neighbors, Argentina, Uruguay and
With Donald Trump’s presidency, Republicans are trying to replace Obamacare, which could be both beneficial and harmful to health care providers like UnitedHealth Group. Millions of Americans are insured through Obamacare, therefore if it were taken away, there would be more exposure for health care insurers such as UnitedHealth Group. The abolishment of Obamacare could be beneficial to the company because it would permanently eliminate the Health Insurance Industry Tax, which could overall save UnitedHealth Group millions. On the other hand, since the Affordable Care Act was launched in 2010, Medicaid has been one of UnitedHealth Group’s largest money-makers. The reform of Obamacare could ultimately reduce Medicaid enlistment, which could
The droplets will take some time, but over a course of several years, the droplets will naturally dissolve into the water. Dispersants are a great way to clean up an oil spill, but we also need to make sure that spills will not happen again. One of the ways to prevent spills is too use government regulations. After the Deepwater Horizon explosion, the United States Government made PB pay $4.5 billion in a criminal settlement with the Justice Department, and an additional $14 billion for cleanup. The United States Government did a good job in making B.P pay for their mistakes, but the
It’s December 19th, 1998 and the trial for the impeachment of President Clinton is about to take place. He has been our president since 1993, and now they think he needs to be impeached for everything he has done. However, I do not think he needs to be impeached he is a very good president. So far throughout his presidential term he has created over six million new jobs. “As a part of the 1993 Economic Plan, President Clinton cut taxes on fifteen million low-income families and made tax cuts available to ninety percent of small businesses, while raising taxes on just 1.2 percent of the wealthiest people (whitehouse.gov, 2013).
Even though George Washington met all the requirements to be the best antebellum president. Andrew Jackson and Thomas Jefferson performed exceptional during their presidency in office. Thomas Jefferson was the founding father of the Declaration of Independence. He economically managed the U.S by cutting the budget of the Navy and Army investments,cut the tax off whiskey in unpopular areas and decreased debt nationally. Everything Jefferson planned to do, he made sure it happened.He even aimed and tried to establish a more perfect union by sending his men to fight off the Barbary pirates who were harassing the U.S commerce.”He also sent a naval squadron to fight the Barbary pirates, who were harassing American commerce in the Mediterranean” (Frank Freidel).