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Racial diversity on campuses : The Adversity-Diversity Tango

racial diversity

There is good news ahead for those college administrators (that means all college administrators) who want to ensure they create the perfect racial diversity mix on college campuses.  While the specific use of race may not be used as a determining factor for college admissions, there are, shall we say, rules and then there are rules.

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Why 2020 Elections will be a victory for the Republican President?

2020 Presidential elections

Another round of elections for President of the United States is less than 2 years away. Two years of Trump Administration have been followed by impeachment narrative and serious accusations, while some of his achievements have been left neglected. Despite the big win of Democrats in midterms 2018 and their recently established majority in House of Representatives, odds are that US people might opt for a Republican president in 2020 again. The article seeks to outline why a vote for a Republican serves the best interest of the country.

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Jihadist terrorists strike Sri Lanka: political division and intelligence failure

Terrorism

On Easter Sunday morning, April 21, Jihadist terrorists attacked Sri Lanka in a series of coordinated actions that resulted in 253 people dead. The attacks were favored by religious fractionalization and a political division that led to a failure in intelligence and security services. This scenario was a structure of political opportunity for an already well-established terror platform that combined support networks, wealthy coordinators and executors, local and international connections, and an efficient mixture of material and human resources. In this report, we give you a summarized account of what happened, the domestic political factors that favored the attacks, and an analysis of the actors, connections, and networks needed for the disastrous result.

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Should Male-Born Transgender Athletes be Allowed to Compete on Girls’ Teams?

Transgender athletes

It’s interesting how social advancements often lead to new social challenges. Case in point – Transgender participation in sports. Two recent events have surfaced in the news lately, although you won’t find mainstream media covering thetransgender athletes, for some reason.
First, in Connecticut, two transgender athletes took first and second place in the girls’ state track meet. Andraya Yearwood, a 17-year old biological male who self-identifies as a female, won second place in the 55-meter sprint, with a time of 7.01 seconds. The third place sprinter, who is a biological female, finished at a significantly slower 7.23 seconds. Terry Miller, the other male-born, transgender athlete at the meet, finished first, blowing away state records for this girls’ event, with a blazing fast 6.95 seconds.

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Democratic investigations bogged down by White House counter-offensives

Democratic investigations

Back in November when they retook the house, the Dems were full of bravado, threatening to rain fire and brimstone on the White House. After years in the political wilderness of the opposition, the Democrats in the Congress were eager to wield the power of house investigations to hurt their arch-nemesis in the White House, no matter the cost to the American citizen.

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What the Left Can’t Seem to Get Right About the Middle East

Middle East

Like it or not—and unless you’re one of that recalcitrant 33% who believes that no good can come from a Trump administration—POTUS 45’s Middle East policy during his first two-plus years in office is proving to be tough, direct, and almost viscerally unerring. This is particularly true of his pro-Israel policy that has gone all the way to the wall with his movement of the US Embassy to Jerusalem and his endorsement of Israel’s permanent occupancy of the Golan Heights (which has been a staging point for every strike against Israel since its inception in 1948).

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How has tax reforms affected the American citizen?

Tax Reforms

On the 22ndof December 2017, US President Donald Trump signed the Tax cuts and Jobs Act into law. It was the first time in over three decades that tax laws had changed significantly. The new laws maintained the number of tax brackets at seven.The law doubled the standard deduction, cut individual income tax rates and completely waived personal exemptions. The National Retail Federation (NRF) was working behind the scenes to support Washington lawmakers in passing the bill.The NRF was of the opinion that the new tax code would inspire investment and mitigate retailers of financial hardship. Retail analysts from Nomura/Instinet Equity Researchers in New York agreed that for the longest time, retailers had been paying the highest average corporate tax rates.

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WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange Behind Bars,Awaiting His Fate

Wiki leaks CEO,Julian Assange

Julian Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks, is in a British jail fighting extradition to the United States on charges of releasing hacked Democratic Party emails during the 2016 election campaign.The United Kingdom authorities arrested the publisher in mid-April at the Ecuadorian Embassy in London. Julian Assange had been using the diplomatic facility as a sanctuary for nearly seven years, while two U.S. presidential administrations tried to put him on trial.Police in Sweden also wanted to extradite Julian Assange for alleged rape and molestation in that country, though prosecutors later dropped the charges. The journalist continues to insist that he is innocent.

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Why Trump’s sanctuary cities plan is a step in the right direction

Sanctury City

Why Trump’s sanctuary cities plan is a step in the right direction -By Preetam Kaushik Illegal immigration is one area where successive administrations (both Republican and Democrat) have let the American people down. The Congress too has to shoulder part of the blame for this level of policy paralysis over decades. One of the worst […]

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