The order issued this month does not appear to incite controversy. Essentially, it sets goals for the federal government, the nation’s largest energy consumer, to conserve energy, cut harmful emissions and save money.
Besides, Schultz’s biggest mistake was not in having baristas write a trite slogan, but in his failure to realize that much of the country is simply not equipped for the conversation he is inviting them to have.
In many instances the bills conservatives are advancing are drafted so broadly that they would go much further – giving conceivable grounds for discrimination by individuals and businesses that might claim religious justification for their refusal to hire, employ or serve gay men or lesbians, or members of virtually any minority group.
We think the county is justified in studying all the angles of the TIF plan and weighing its options carefully. But we also believe that the only way for the county to maximize the tax benefits from the Bleachery site is to support its development.
The society distinguishes itself by dressing up as supposed “African noblemen” - blackening their faces while wearing anachronistic top hats and white ruffs. Reynders described the tradition as a bit of “joy and good humor.”
As South Carolina State held its Scholarship Gala and Tribute, the reminders of fiscal problems facing the university were not ignored. But the S.C. State mission and achievement of its students were the focal points in an important Saturday night statement about the future.
Not to put too fine a point on it, but what the governor is saying is that she will oppose a road-repair plan that does not cut taxes. Massively. What’s next? No legislation to toughen penalties for domestic violence unless it includes a significant income tax cut? No ethics reform unless it includes a significant income tax cut?
When these young men enrolled in the University of Oklahoma and joined an organization that is sanctioned by the university, they gave up some of their rights. Every university has a code of conduct, which has restrictions on what a student can do while attending that university.
If we had to remember just one password for everything, that might be tolerable. And, I might add, some people do use the same password for almost everything. But the tech geniuses tell us that is wrong!
While Haley’s plan would raise the state gasoline tax by 10 cents, it would lower income tax rates by 2 percentage points. At the end of 10 years, when the tax cut would be fully phased in, it would cost the state $1.8 billion a year, which would come directly out of the general fund.
This is another instance in which Iranian-backed forces have destabilized a government reasonably friendly to the West. Just a few months ago, President Obama held up Yemen as a success story. This is another instance in which Iranian-backed forces have destabilized a government reasonably friendly to the West. Just a few months ago, President Obama held up Yemen as a success story.
Although Tunisia faces serious terrorist threats from the spillover violence in Libya, Islamic State recruitment and al-Qaida-linked groups, it is important that outsiders not get the impression that it is yet another failing Arab state on the brink of chaos.
The issue is broader than simply stopping drone flights over Carowinds. The unmanned flying objects pose a potential hazard for any large gathering, such as a sporting event in a stadium, or to people in any heavily populated area.
Governments and industry are rushing to exploit the increasingly ice-free Arctic for oil and gas, minerals, shipping, fishing, tourism and military interests. Combined with climate change, such industrialization will further accelerate environmental decline.
It is not often that the leader of a small city-state – in this case, Singapore – gets an international reputation. But no one deserved it more than Lee Kuan Yew, the founder of Singapore as an independent country in 1959, and its prime minister from 1959 to 1990.
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