Left-leaning Americans should be thrilled that a new subgenre of political commentary has emerged aimed at explaining why the United States simply can’t brook Nordic-style welfare programs. It’s a theme that wouldn’t prompt expounding unless interest in such programs appeared to be rising, and it is. Yet the reasons adduced to argue that the United States has no hope of establishing programs like the ones enjoyed by Europe’s social democracies are more disturbing than commonly credited. In a 2014 Slate essay calling for an end to the United States’ Nordic fantasies, Emily Tamkin cited the “homogeneity of the Nordic countries, on which, one could argue, their stability and equality hinges.” This would prove to be a running theme. That same year, Kevin D. Williamson wrote in National Review that “progressives who dream of a Nordic-style welfare state will find themselves challenged by the costs of greater diversity. . . . … [Read more...] about The United States could have Nordic-style welfare programs, too
Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about Facebook Email Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Pinterest These are the most popular dog breeds in the United States, according to the American Kennel Club Who's a good boy? Is it you, Labrador? Or you, German Shepherd? Such a good doggy, he's a good boy... Sent! A link has been sent to your friend's email address. Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. Join the Conversation To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs Subscribe Today Log In Subscribed, but don't have a login? Activate your digital access. Kelly-Jane Cotter, @KellyJaneCotter Published 12:26 p.m. ET March 28, 2018 | Updated 1:09 p.m. ET March 28, 2018 Skip in Skip x Embed x Share CLOSE WATCH: PUPPIES (AND DOGS!) CELEBRATE NATIONAL PUPPY DAY Puppy sees reflection, overwhelms us with cuteness | 0:25 Wait … [Read more...] about These are the most popular dog breeds in the United States, according to the American Kennel Club
CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Should the Second Amendment, the part of the U.S. Constitution that gives Americans "the right to bear arms," be repealed? One former Republican Supreme Court Justice argues the amendment is nothing more than a relic and has no place in our modern society. Former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens is calling for a repeal of the Second Amendment, saying it's outdated and misunderstood. Stevens penned an op-ed for the New York Times, where he praised the students of Parkland, Fla., who are protesting for stricter gun laws after a gunman killed 17 of their classmates and faculty in a mass shooting on Valentine's Day. But Stevens said the students and their thousands of supports worldwide should be calling on lawmakers to repeal the Second Amendment because that would make more of a lasting change than upping the age to buy guys and some of the other ideas proposed. "Concern that a national standing army might pose a threat to the security of the separate … [Read more...] about Talk it Out: Should the United States repeal the Second Amendment as 1 former Supreme Court Justice suggests?
U.S. American Samoa U.S. citizenship American Samoa residents living in Utah have filed a lawsuit for citizenship, a right they say they're guaranteed by the 14th Amendment of the Constitution. American Samoans are free to pursue U.S. citizenship, but Tuesday's lawsuit argues that they shouldn't be subject to the lengthy—and expensive—legal process of naturalization, being that they were born in a U.S. territory. "If someone has a birth certificate showing they were born on U.S. soil, they shouldn’t have to jump through any more hoops to be recognized as a U.S. citizen," Neil Weare, an attorney litigating the suit, told the Associated Press. Plus, he pointed out, "there's no guarantee of success" for American Samoans who opt to pursue citizenship through the $725 application process, which can become costlier if they seek the help of lawyers. John Fitisemanu, the suit's lead plaintiff, says the costs associated with naturalization are simply not … [Read more...] about American Samoa Residents Are Suing to Become United States Citizens
Where are the healthiest places in the United States live? It turns out most are located in Virginia and Colorado, according to a new ranking from U.S. News and World Report. Falls Church, Virginia, topped the list of healthiest communities across the country, followed by Douglas County, Colorado, and Broomfield County, Colorado. Seven of the top 10 counties were located in those two states. The report, published on Monday, was done in collaboration with the Aetna Foundation. To come up with the rankings, researchers scored nearly 3,000 communities across 80 metrics evaluating community health. These were broken down into several categories, including population health (which looked at access to care, health behaviors and outcomes, and mental health), education, housing, economy, infrastructure, food availability and nutrition, the environment, and public safety. Falls Church nabbed the top spot with strong ratings in high-quality health care, housing, and public safety. The … [Read more...] about These are the healthiest communities in the United States