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In a representative democracy, men and women serving in public office – whether elected or appointed – must view their service as a public trust. Each day, men and women raise their right hands to be sworn in as executives, legislators and administrators, agreeing to protect and defend the constitutions of the United States and of their home States, and the laws, rules and regulations of their governmental subdivisions.
News & Updates
June 16, 2021 New York lifts most Covid restrictions ‘effective immediately’ now that 70% of adults have at least one vaccine shotSource: CNBC
Cuomo said all state-mandated restrictions on commercial businesses, social settings, sports and recreation events, construction, manufacturing and retail that were put in place beginning in March 2020 were being rolled back,...
Source: The Hill
The Biden administration and the nation’s top miners' union agree that a clean, healthy future means a future without coal and that we need to bring coal communities along with us during this transition.
June 14, 2021 Poorer nations 'more focused on sustainability'Source: BBC
Developing nations put proportionately more of their research effort into sustainability than richer countries, a Unesco study has revealed. The report, published every five years, tracks scientific research output.
Research & Insights
The UN has released an advance version of the UN Secretary-General’s annual report on SDG progress. The report will inform discussions during the July 2021 session of the UN High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development...
Source: NY Times
Swift mask mandates and travel restrictions, an international treaty and the creation of new bureaucracies are among the recommendations presented to the W.H.O.
May 4, 2021 The 20 Most Sustainable Cities in 2021Source: Money Talks News
Some cities, though, are better at promoting an eco-friendly lifestyle, while others belch smoke and throw away recyclables. Which cities are the leaders and laggers of our Earth-friendly future?
Commentary & Opinion
May 19, 2021 The black box economySource: VOX
The pandemic economy has been strange and unpredictable from the get-go. Throughout the past 14 months, the twists and turns have been surprising:
Source: NY Times
When the pandemic reached Europe in the early months of 2020, it was every country for itself. France, Germany, Poland and the Czech Republic rapidly introduced export bans on medical equipment. Italy, where the outbreak was most...
Source: Yahoo Finance
Inflation looks to be in warp overdrive judging by the worrying commentary by corporate chieftains this earnings season.
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