Category: Debate


City Council approves $5.5M Presence Health subsidy after emotional debate

A divided City Council on Wednesday signed off on a $5.5 million subsidy to Illinois’ largest Catholic health system, in spite of Presence Health’s anti-abortion policy, after an emotionally charged debate that focused on the volatile issues of race and a woman’s right to choose. The vote to honor a tax-increment-financing (TIF) subsidy promise that […]

Kurds at crossroads: keep status quo or vote for new platform, says Abdulwahid

Or they can start a new life, envision a new future with a new political platform in which people are the center of the political debate,” Abdulwahid said in a post on his official Twitter account. He encouraged his audience to prevent hate-fueled decisions and to create sufficient time to think calmly ahead of … Source

Olivia O’Leary: Questions on abortion debate

In her political column for RTÉ’s Drivetime, Olivia O’Leary lists some of the questions she would like to see answered in the Dáil debate on abortion. The important thing about the abortion debate is that we are given the information which allows us to make a considered decision. We will, all of us in this […]

Free guide to campaigning under the Lobbying Act published for charities

A free guide to campaigning within the Lobbying Act to help charities understand what is within the law has been published by Campaign Collective today.  Campaign Collective, a social enterprise which helps campaigners with communications support, said it had produced the guide – Freedom to Campaign – because fewer charities have been campaigning since the […]

Romanian president backs having 1st female prime minister

Romania’s president on Wednesday proposed that a European member of Parliament be country’s the next prime minister and potentially its first female leader. President Klaus Iohannis named Viorica Dancila, a member of the ruling Social Democratic Party and an ally of party chairman Liviu Dragnea. The decision must be approved by Parliament for her to […]

France shelves controversial Nantes airport project – France

France shelves controversial Nantes airport project – France – RFI Listen Download Podcast RFI English News flash 04h00 – 04h10 GMT Mon-Fri News bulletin 01/17 04h00 GMT Paris Live AM 04h10 – 04h30 GMT Mon-Fri Features and analysis 01/17 04h10 GMT RFI English News flash 05h00 – 05h10 GMT Mon-Fri News bulletin 01/17 05h00 GMT […]

Energy Chat: Higher oil prices are helping independent energy producers

Guests on The Oklahoman’s monthly Energy Chat with reporters Adam Wilmoth and Jack Money had the future on their mind Tuesday. They asked about where oil and natural gas prices were headed, and about where Oklahoma’s Legislature might come down as future tax incentives are debated for wind and for oil and natural gas. Here’s […]

Bring in the military to fight gangs, Sweden’s PM told at debate

Wednesday marked the first Riksdag debate of 2018 between Sweden’s party leaders, and crime was one of the main discussion points. It followed headlines in recent weeks about shootings in Malmö and Stockholm, as well as the death of a man in the capital who picked up a grenade. READ ALSO: Man killed […]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: The truth is powerful | Opinion

Professor Fincke once again tries to convince us that the obvious is an illusion. He states that contrary to Republican belief that our colleges and universities are bastions of activism and brainwashing, they are the bulwark of political diversity. Numerous incidents this year show you’re ignoring the obvious, that political diversity is being eradicated on […]

China looks to ‘more amenable’ ALP amid Australian influence debate, foreign affairs analyst says – China power

Updated January 17, 2018 23:15:24 Video: China anxious about Australian pushback against influence (The World) China is becoming increasing anxious about the Australian pushback against Chinese influence and is now looking to the Labor Party, an expert on relations between the two nations has said. Key points: New legislation aims to reduce Chinese influence in […]