A leading Republican complaint during the partial government shutdown was that President Barack Obama had delayed implementation of the Affordable Care Act for businesses but not individuals. Many party strategists argued that its protest should have been focused on delaying rather than defunding the law.
Harry Belafonte sued the estate of Martin Luther King Jr. saying it’s trying to wrest ownership of several documents from him, including the draft of a speech found in the civil-rights leader’s suit pocket just after he was assassinated.
The Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons as it works in Syria to eradicate their use after a deadly gas attack in the war-torn nation sparked international condemnation.
Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani teenager who took on the Taliban, and Russian human rights activists are seen as top contenders for this year’s Nobel Peace Prize, the International Peace Research Institute said.
If we accept the argument that China must, and will, rebalance its economy by reducing its reliance on investment, what happens if it proves politically impossible to cut investment rates sharply? Gross domestic product growth rates would remain very high, but debt levels would also grow unsustainably. At some point, China will reach its debt capacity limits and no longer be able to fund investment.
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said the civil rights movement is “work that remains unfinished,” speaking at the commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom.”