ObamaCare’s goal is to give more Americans access to affordable, quality health insurance and to reduce the growth in U.S. health care spending. The members of both the Republican party and the Democratic party have their own certain views on the ACA (Obamacare), and discuss if they would go ahead with it in 2016 if they got elected for President, or try to replace it.
Although the overall crime rate in Utah fell in the past two decades, the state’s prison population grew by 18 percent from 2004 to 2013, six times faster than the national average. Rebecca Smith, education coordinator at the Salt Lake County Metro Jail, is optimistic about recent changes in the justice system. Through improved probation systems, an in-development outpatient facility that focuses on treating mental illness and addiction, and a new women’s unit, efforts are underway to help youth in our community escape the cycle of generational incarceration.
My research lead me to a very interesting article. Pope Francis, the first Latin American Pope has been behind the negotiations between President Obama and President Raul Castro. He sent letters to both men last summer calling for an end of the feud.‘The Vatican said the pope’s letters called on the two countries “to resolve humanitarian questions of common interest, including the situation of certain prisoners, in order to initiate a new phase in relations”’.
The Twitter search lead me to an article which was about President Obama announcing that he will remove Cuba from the U.S. list of state sponsors of terrorism. Cuba has been on the list since the 1980’s, when Castro provided sanctuary for terrorists who were responsible for many attacks. Cuba has distanced itself from the terrorist organizations, and hopes that being removed from the list will open up the foreign market to them.
The war against ISIS has not seen any improvement for a long time, and as a result President Obama is preparing a proposal to send to congress to authorize the use of force against the militant group. I read a CNN article that talked about what is to be expected from this proposal, which is called AUMF. The article said that AUMF is expected to create a lot of political controversy, but it needs the approval of congress in order to proceed, despite the use of airstrikes in Syria that have already taken place.
I read Dreams from My father,an American book written by a biracial man (Barack Obama) who is in a struggle to find himself and his place in America and in the world. This book chronicles his childhood, teenage years, and early adult life. It follows along to provide a detailed look at Barack's family and the rich ethnic diversity of his family, and goes in depth on his adventures in Kenya and Indonesia. The main theme of this book is race, how it is being considered and used now, and how it was viewed in the past. This book also details his experiences in the U.S.,as a lawyer and activist.
As a senior in today's society, one of the most pressing issues in my life is what I'm going to do once I graduate high school. Where am I going to go, what am I going to study, and maybe mostly importantly; how am I going to pay for a higher education? Student loans are one way people have been dealing with the high cost of college, but once they get out of school they are in a lot of debt. According to a study done in March of this year, more than 40 million American people are suffering from student debt. That is a more people than the population of over 200 countries.
Right now, I am reading "A Farewell to Arms" by Ernest Hemingway. One of the most prominent pieces of the book is Mr. Henry's cynicism. I am not far into the book, but even early on when he is injured by a mortar round the description lacks emotion. This level of detachment comes across in a way that shows he does not care about the war or the results of it. The only thing he truly cares about is women and the quality of his wine. This level of disinterest must have come from the long nature of World War I.
Over this past Spring Break I finished reading the book Dreams from My Father by Barack Obama. This book was published in 1995, just before Obama's political carreer took off by running for Ilinois office. In the text Obama summarizes his life up until the early/mid 2000's in a memoir fashion. Obama hangs on specific events and memories, often finding a moral.
A necessary plan for action written by Rhone Resch in the USnews.This article speaks about how is climate change one of the few things that threaten our nation.President Obama has an idea for cleaner energy.He is plannig on doing a very expensive project to use solar energy.
There are several important events of the 21st century. One of them being the stock market collapse of 2007-2008. This was important because it has caused many changes in governments around the world including the United States. It has made us rethink how we can operate our economies.
Another important event was 9/11. This was the first terrorist attack on the United States soil. This changed our idea of being a force removed from the rest of the world and loved by everyone. This caused us to invade Afghanistan and later Iraq, making the Middle East to hate us even more.
Some of the top three contemporary events that have helped to create major headlines within the past century include the rise of internet and social media, the election of President Barack Obama, and the war in Afghanistan. All three of these events have had some type of significant impact on the world and the way we think act and live may be totally different had these events not happened.
FALSE ALARM! Mayan’s were wrong, the world didn’t end on December 21, 2012, that means that expensive car that my mom just bought might be going back to the dealer. Everyone, mainly my mother, was freaking out about this dud; people storing up on twinkies and gallons of water to prepare for the end of the world. In the end, it came out to be a false alarm, the world sighed in relief and started to look forward to the new year, 2013. A new year with Barack Obama’s new four-year term.
In Republican Rep. Tim Huelskamp opinion piece, "A budget plan that actually works," from the Washington Times, the author explains his plan for the "fiscal cliff" in four steps and how Mr. Obamas plan is wrong. The representative uses a great use of pathos in the first two paragraphs starting with "Imagine a family sitting at a kitchen table with bills piled high," to "how much comes in and how much comes out." this is an effective use of Pathos because no family wants to be like the one described in the piece.
In Jeff McMahan's opinion piece, "Why Gun 'Control' Is Not Enough," (http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/12/19/why-gun-control-is-not-e...), from The New York Times, the author argues that guns lead inherently to violence and that the only logical conclusion that can be reached from an objective analysis of gun violence in our culture is that guns need to be heavily regulated.
In Emily Miller's opinion piece, "Obama's debt ultimatum," from the Washington Times, the author is trying to persuade the reader that Obama is threatening Americans by attempting to convince us that our only option is to raise the "debt ceiling" or lose healthcare, military spending, or social security.
In the New York Times staff‘s editorial piece, “The Moment for Action on Guns,” from The New York times, the authors express their desire to ban or limit military-style assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition magazines. These people also desire the need for intense background and mental test on all gun buyers.
In the editorial, "The Moment For Action On Guns," from the New York Times (January 15, 2013), it explains their view on improving the United State's gun control laws in the aftermath of the shooting at Newtown, Connecticut. This article also favors the side of Vice President Joe Biden, who aims to provide a new set of federal laws to make firearm possession more difficult.
In David Callaway's opinion piece, "Obama starts gun fight, Americans buy more," the author discusses the fact that as soon as Americans hear that guns may be banned, they try to buy more before it is too late. Callaway alos discusses the fact that Obama must not give up and must use this surge to make it more difficult for Americans to own guns.
John A. Sparks, Obamacare tax on medical devices hurts jobs and health, The Washington Times
The point of this article is saying that the Obamacare tax that has been put on medical devices to help pay for more people being added to the health care system is actually going to worsen the health care system, rather than benefit it. The companies that make these health care devices will have to cut down production and much needed jobs to pay for the taxes, thus causing the health care devices to become more expensive and possibly end all production of the medical devices.
In Emily Miller's opinion piece, "Gun Owners under Assault ," from The Washington times, the author speaks her voice on the extremely controversial topic of gun laws. She believes that just like our fore fathers, that we should have the right to bear arms. She believes that it is unconstitutional to take away a right that the founding fathers granted us.
In Keith Hennessey’s opinion piece, “How to wage the Debt-Ceiling Fight,” from Wall Street Journal, the author summarizes how best republicans can fight to increase the debt-limit. He believes republicans can fight to raise the debt-ceiling limit. Hennessey uses ethos and he shows himself to be qualified to write this article because he is a “lecturer at Stanford University’s business and law schools…served as a director of the National Economic Council.” This shows he is qualified and can be trusted on this article about the fiscal issues.
In the opinion piece, "I Went After Guns. Obama Can, Too." From the New York Times Newspaper, the Australian prime minister speaks his opinion. His point in this piece is to have more gun control in america, like he did in Australia.
In an article I found, t contains a point that I’ve always thought about but never actually found an article that discussed it regarding the recent legalization of marijuana in Colorado and Washington and the possible legalization's of it in seven other states.
Most interesting facts I learned through site operators!:
.gov: The Obama Administration is against any form of legalization of any drug. This is really interesting because I thought he was and legalization seems to be a pretty democratic thing. They also state some “facts” which contradict a lot of other stuff I’ve read about the good and bad effects of it.
USA. Executive Office of the President. Office of National Drug Control Policy. Fact Sheet. N.p., n.d. Web. .