Browsing posts tagged: Federal Government
Full Disclosure

Governments in recent decades have employed public disclosure strategies to reduce risks, improve public and private goods and services, and reduce injustice. In the United States, these targeted transparency policies include financial securities disclosures, nutritional labels, school report cards, automobile rollover rankings, and sexual offender registries. They constitute a light-handed approach to governance that empowers […]

Chinese Capitalisms

China has undergone dramatic social and economic change since it initiated reform and instigated its opening up policy thirty years ago. As well as great wealth, mass inequalities have also surfaced in China, along with considerable public unease. Such a remarkable transition has occurred within a political system defined by a one-party state that continues […]

Truth Overruled

„Every leader in America needs to read this book! It’s by far the best summary of what’s at stake.“ Rick WarrenThe Supreme Court has issued a decision, but that doesn’t end the debate. Now that the Supreme Court has ruled, Americans face momentous debates about the nature of marriage and religious liberty. Because the Court […]

Introduction to Emergency Management

Introduction to Emergency Management, Fifth Edition, offers a fully up-to-date analysis of US emergency management principles. In addition to expanding coverage of risk management in a time of climate change and terrorism, Haddow, Bullock, and Coppola discuss the impact of new emergency management technologies, social media, and an increasing focus on recovery. They examine the […]

Doing Less With Less

The only way to avoid dodgy dossiers and dubious foreign adventures is to acknowledge that the post-Cold War world is a far safer place than neoconservative rhetoricians would have us believe. The Ministry of Defence should reclaim its pre-Orwellian meaning and the armed forces should be scaled back accordingly.

The Last of the President’s Men

Bob Woodward exposes one of the final pieces of the Richard Nixon puzzle in his new book The Last of the President’s Men. Woodward reveals the untold story of Alexander Butterfield, the Nixon aide who disclosed the secret White House taping system that changed history and led to Nixon’s resignation. In forty-six hours of interviews […]

The Terror Authorization

In response to the September 11th terrorist attacks, Congress authorized „war“ against al Qaeda in the statute known as the 2001 AUMF (Authorization for the Use of Military Force). Meant to be a temporary grant of powers to allow the President to retaliate against the perpetrators of the attack, two administrations have used the 2001 […]

Conform

#1 bestselling author and popular radio and television host Glenn Beck considers the hot-button issue of education in the US, exposing the weaknesses of the Common Core school curriculum and examining why liberal solutions fail.Public education is never mentioned in the constitution. Why? Because our founders knew that it was an issue for state and […]

Politicians, Partisans, and Parasites

Carlson loosens his signature bowtie and cracks sharp and wise on all things political with acerbic wit and razor sharp insight. In this new book, he applies his deft and amusing hand to the goings-on in our nation’s capital.

The Making Of Julia Gillard

The first biography of Australia’s first female Prime Minister. Julia Gillard has always been an exceptional figure in Australian politics, widely admired by her adversaries as well as in the electorate. And now she is also an exceptional figure in Australian history: the first woman to be this country’s Prime Minister. The path to power […]