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News Roundup 6/30/2022

News Roundup 6/30/2022

US News Senator Van Hollen and Cardin, both from Maryland introduced the “Service to the Fleet Act,” a $632 million spending bill for the Coast Guard’s Baltimore-based shipyard. Forbes Russia Reuters reported on Wednesday that European officials are in talks on a...

News Roundup 12/30/21

News Roundup 12/30/21

Covid Georgia will spend $100 million to hire medical staff and deploy 200 National Guard soldiers to medical facilities. [Link] Over 3,000 Navy reserve sailors missed the deadline to take the covid vaccination. [Link] US News Illinois bars the state employee pension...

News Roundup 12/30/21

News Roundup 11/1/21

US News Arizona may use its National Guard to fill staffing shortages at prisons. [Link] New York state will divest from Ben and Jerry’s parent company, Unilever, over the ice cream company’s decision not to sell ice cream in the West Bank settlements. [Link] A jury...

News Roundup 12/30/21

News Roundup 10/25/21

US News Louisiana police officer Julio Alvarado was videoed slamming a small woman - Shantel Arnold - onto the pavement several times. Officer Alvarado has been named in nine excessive force lawsuits. [Link] Biden delays the release of JFK assassination files for over...

News Roundup 12/30/21

News Roundup 9/23/21

US News A draft meeting on an upcoming EU-US summit suggests Western governments are attempting to have more control over big tech. [Link] A US court orders Facebook to release information to investigators in Gambia looking to use the posts as evidence in their ICC...

News Roundup 12/30/21

News Roundup 9/16/21

US News New Jersey will divest from Ben and Jerry’s parent company because of its decision not to sell ice cream in Israeli settlements. [Link] Korea North Korea says it test-launched a new rail-based missile system. [Link] China The US signs a new anti-China defense...

News Roundup 12/30/21

News Roundup 8/5/21

US News San Diego police killed a man by shooting him in the back. [Link] Five Miami Police officers were arrested and charged with battery for the brutal arrest of two men. [Link] Foreign Policy Florida’s governor gives Ben and Jerry’s parent company 90 days to undo...

News Roundup 12/30/21

News Roundup 7/22/21

US News NYPD training documents show officers are taught how to access sealed arrest records. [Link] The National Parks Service is joining the surveillance state. The NPS will begin sending names of people who request permits to the White House database. [Link] An...

Consent of the Governed?

Consent of the Governed?

What gives some people the right to rule others? At least since John Locke’s time, the most common and seemingly compelling answer has been “the consent of the governed.” When the North American revolutionaries set out to justify their secession from the British...

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