October 9, 2017 ARMY OPERATIONS: THE NEW OPERATIONAL ENVIRONMENT
Other nations, including current and potential adversaries, possess military capabilities that now match or exceed those of the United States, according to a new US Army doctrinal publication.
October 8, 2017 The morning after the American terrorist massacre in Las Vegas that left 59 dead and over 500 injured was devastating for most anyone who heard/saw it on the news. Several television talk show hosts became emotional on their shows and Ellen DeGeneres was no exception.
October 8, 2017 Slate’s Mark Stern provided enjoyable about Justice Sonia Sotomayor’s contribution to last Tuesday’s oral arguments in Gill v. Whitford, the case examining the constitutional limits to political redistricting. While her fellow Justice, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, went after preening idiot Gorsuch, Sotomayor honed in on Wisconsin’s lawyers.
- by Zamawang F. Almemar (CBRNE and Non-Conventional Threats Advisor, Zama & Associates, LLC) and P. Andrew Karam (Principal Consultant, Karam Consulting, LLC)
September 19, 2017 Gender & Poverty Go Hand-in-Hand Last week, the Census Bureau released its latest data on poverty, income, and health insurance coverage. While Americans’ income improved slightly overall, that bit of good news hides highly disturbing news about racial and gender gaps in income, as well as a persistent link between gender and poverty. As a result of ongoing pay discrimination, the systematic devaluing of the work that women do, the fact that women shoulder disproportionate responsibility for unpaid caregiving at home, and more, women-headed households are still nearly twice as likely to live in poverty as their male counterparts. Women also account for nearly two-thirds of the elderly poor — a sad testament to the lasting impact of the largely unchanged lifetime wage gap.
- Tell Congress: Don’t make already-struggling women and families pay for tax cuts for the super-rich and corporations.
August 11, 2017 New Report: Manufacturing Accounts for 18% of Ohio’s GNP
How important is manufacturing in Ohio? The Ohio Manufacturers’ Association “2017 Ohio Manufacturing Counts” report notes that the industry provides 700,000 jobs for Ohio workers and an annual payroll of $39 billion, with $50 billion in products to 213 countries and territories.
Manufacturing, the report says, is the largest of the 20 sectors of Ohio’s economy.
Ohio’s manufacturing sector would be more robust had the GOP not scaled back green-energy requirements put in place under then-Gov. Ted Strickland, a Democrat. Under Strickland, Ohio manufacturers ramped up production of components needed to supply green energy, especially solar and wind power. Experts argue that the reduced green-energy requirements and continued uncertainty about them are hurting Ohio’s green-collar jobs.
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