Posts tagged politics
Posts tagged politics
Civilian Deaths in Iraq at worst levels yet. Three suicide bombers recently killed at least 29 in Baghdad, Youssifiyah, and Latifiyah, targeting pilgrims migrating to Karbala for the holy holiday of Arbaeen. A former Sahwa official and his four family members were also shot dead by military-clad gunman in Abu Ghraib. The death toll in Iraq was 659 in November alone.
Senators casting the same votes: A view of Congressional polarization through the years.
Gambia severed diplomatic ties with Taiwan as Chinese influence and investment increases in the country
Obama’s Obamacare headache yesterday:
This means that the insurance companies have 32 days to reprogram their computer systems for policies, rates, and eligibility, send notices to the policyholders via US Mail, send a very complex letter that describes just what the differences are between specific policies and Obamacare compliant plans, ask the consumer for their decision—and give them a reasonable time to make that decision—and then enter those decisions back into their systems without creating massive billing, claim payment, and provider eligibility list mistakes.
All by January 1.
"In the interest of keeping the consumer protections we have enacted and ensuring that we keep health insurance costs down for all consumers, we are staying the course," he said in a statement moments ago. "We will not be allowing insurance companies to extend their policies. I believe this is in the best interest of the health insurance market in Washington."
via New York Times
On Nov. 15, 1969, a quarter of a million protesters staged a peaceful demonstration in Washington, D.C., against the Vietnam War.
Less than half of Iranians say their government should lend economic, military, or political support to Syria. Fewer Iranians favor economic and military support for Syria than did so in 2012.
Iranian-American journalist Hooman Majd explains on today’s Fresh Air how the Iran sanctions have affected the lives of citizens
When you notice the amount of hardship we are dropping onto the citizens of a country, it is worth asking whether our policies are working in this regard. We are against the Iranian regime, not its people. However, this does not translate well into the populace. After all, the burden is on us to explain why we are doing anything to sanction the government. The reasons never seem good enough in hindsight. We are paranoid when it comes to Iran acquiring some form of nuclear weapon. After all, Pakistan and North Korea already have nuclear capabilities, and we do not fret over them the way we do with Iran. No meetings. No diplomacy. Only when the flame starts being lit at the tip of the dynamite, we go into high gear in order to avert disaster.