A recent YouGov survey shows that millennials now have a more favorable opinion of socialism than capitalism. One reason might be the movies that they have grown up with, which portray corporate America in an increasingly negative light. This is especially evident in Hollywood remakes, where the same characters re-emerge with altered attitudes and values.
nation's extreme interest to lower the taxes on U.S. business to levels that are below other nations and eliminate the reason for inversions, and stop all taxation on foreign generated profits to allow a free flow of funds back to the U.S.
TPP levels the playing field for farmers, ranchers and manufacturers — many of them in rural areas — by eliminating more than 18,000 unfair taxes that various TPP countries put on American products and further expands our exports to the region. A top poultry exporting state like Maryland would benefit significantly from the new market access created by the elimination of taxes on exports of poultry and poultry products under TPP.
To date, neither the presidential candidates nor their spokespeople on the campaign trail have done an adequate job of defining or addressing the specific threats America faces today: addiction, gun violence, illegal immigration and terrorism. It's critical we hear from them on these issues.
My family moved to Szeged, Hungary in 2003 for my wife, Liz, to teach literature at the university there as a visiting professor. In coverage of the current immigration crisis in Hungary, it is a shame to see the Hungarian people labeled as uncaring due to the policies of their government. My wife has Hungarian university colleagues who have gone to the Szeged train station with food and drink for refugees, though of course many other Hungarians are not as receptive to these outsiders or willing
When demand outstrips supply— and turning to market mechanisms isn't an option — all that is left is rationing. That means choosing who among the refugees and migrants gets to come and who doesn't. And that requires making people wait their turn and not crash the gates. When doctors resort to triage in crowded emergency rooms, it can seem heartless to those demanding immediate relief. But it's actually the most humane thing to do.
Unfortunately, political bickering and misinformation from critics has muddled the debate over the Iran nuclear deal. The fundamental choice is whether to support this agreement — which will verifiably block all of Iran's potential pathways to nuclear weapons for the next generation, or more — or follow the advice of pressure groups like the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) and other skeptics, who claim that the agreement falls short of expectations and should
At the highest levels, the U.S. and European Union believe that corruption in Russia is so extensive that after the invasion of Crimea and Ukraine, they directed many sanctions toward Russia's elite. John McCain maintained in 2013 that Putin rules by "corruption, repression and violence," and various news commentators calls Mr. Putin a "thug" at every turn. Yet, considering some of the legislation and behavior of our own political class, these claims seem sanctimonious. U.S. politicians would do
I once told a female friend about a program I created called Equations of Peace aimed at helping girls in conflict areas study math. My friend thought that I didn't know enough to create such a program. When I defended my decision, she started to cry. I've never seen a man cry who wasn't cradling his dead son.
A regulation tucked into the miscellaneous provisions section of a 2010 law intended to reform Wall Street has companies in Maryland and elsewhere in the nation scrambling to determine whether their products are fueling conflict in Africa.
Putting Israel's interests before America's is something you might expect from Republican politicians these days, especially in recent years as Democratic President Obama has clashed with the Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. But you may not expect such behavior from a leading Democratic senator like Maryland's own Ben Cardin. Unfortunately, that's exactly what is happening.
Negotiators from all sides discussing the Iran nuclear deal must drown out the noise and continue the hard work that has led to the progress we've so painstakingly achieved thus far. The preliminary agreement certainly does not mark the end of possibilities for U.S.-Iran diplomacy, but rather it is only the beginning.
Neonics are the fastest growing and most heavily used class of insecticides, and they're killing the bees. That's why a coalition of many different groups of people all are in favor of a bi-partisan bill we sponsored, Senate Bill 163/House Bill 605 — the Pollinator Protection Act. It is not hyperbole to say that without bees, we will run out of food. Still, it seems that the concerns of the golfers are buzzing louder than the concerns of the beekeepers.
By electing Syriza leader Alexis Tsipras to be premier, Greeks voted last week to end the draconian economic measures imposed by Germany and other international lenders. After the dust settles, German Chancellor Angela Merkel will either backpedal on the austerity imposed on Athens or accept Greece's exit from the euro.
Two U.S. senators are trying to introduce one form of the European right to be forgotten stateside in their new Record Expungement Designed to Enhance Employment (R.E.D.E.E.M.) Act, a bill that would effectively expunge federal non-violent criminal records by sealing them from view of employment background checks.
Since Baltimore's most distinctive bus stop was unveiled late last month on the side of the Creative Alliance in Highlandtown, the trio of giant letters has become a favorite spot for residents to lounge or pose for pictures.