City of New London, 44 states have passed new laws aimed at curbing the abuse of eminent domain for private use. Given that significant reform on most issues takes years to accomplish, the horrible state of most eminent domain laws, and that the defenders of eminent domain abuse—cities, developers and planners—have flexed their considerable political muscle to preserve the status quo, this is a remarkable and historic response to the most reviled Supreme Court decision of our time. Of course, more work remains to be done, in both state legislatures and Congress, to protect homes, businesses, churches, and farms. Indeed, because some states have not passed reforms, and because many reforms are incomplete, it is important to take a step back and evaluate the work that has been done and is left to do.
Posted November 13, in: EconomyTerrorismTrump As we approach the holiday season there will be much debate on how President Trump has performed for his first calendar year.
As a populist president, I think the best way to judge his performance is by focusing on the issues voters say are their top priorities. Pew Research polled voters to determine their political priorities for Both moves are good persuasion. And General Mattis is widely considered to be a strong hire.
Business report card incomplete I think consumer confidence and the stock market tell us there is optimism about the current administration.
If people believe the economy will be better next year than this year, they invest this year, thus making next year better.
But it is also unclear how much the federal government can do on an issue that is managed by the states.
Illegal immigration is down by half. A cut in business tax rates could improve things further. They tried twice and failed twice. The public sees this as more of a problem with Congress than the presidency, and the public is right.
But it is also true that the President did not fully engage his persuasion game on this topic, allowing Republicans to fail miserably. I have been saying for months that the only way to get a good health care bill is by letting the Republican Congress fail a few times so they become flexible more bipartisan later.
President Trump did sign an executive order allowing groups to organize to purchase health care insurance. That could help, but we see nothing useful from it yet. But President Trump promises to keep it strong. Not much happening on this topic. But a strong economy is a good foundation for having a solid safety net, and we have that going for us.
But again, a strong economy helps here too. But the optics of that approach create the impression that the administration is racist for ignoring identity politics and playing hardball with illegal immigrants.
In my opinion, the Trump administration has mostly fumbled this issue from the start of the campaign until now. C You might be wondering about climate change. That issue, to my surprise, is not in the top ten.
Likewise, judicial nominations and several other topics I expected to be important are not in the top ten. Is it a success to nominate qualified conservatives to the courts?
It depends on your political affiliations. Is it a success to pull out of the Paris Climate Accord? Again, it depends on your political perspective.System Outage: The Department of Defense (DoD), Defense Manpower Data Center (DMDC) is currently experiencing a technical issue with DS Logon which is causing severe latency or Errors for DS Logon end users.
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