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Domestic Implications of U.S./China Climate Deal

Last week, President Obama and China’s President Xi announced—in their first joint statement about global climate action—a new plan to begin tackling greenhouse gas emissions… 738 more words

Climate Change & Adaptation

May I Take Your Order?

Yesterday New York Times columnist Ross Douthat spent some time discussing three influences that have led, in his estimation, towards President Obama’s “imperial” presidency.  As a response to last week’s executive order on immigration, conservatives (and others) have raised questions about our system of separation of powers, checks and balances, and the role of the President. 501 more words

Your Support of Housing Policy Watch is Needed!

You may recall that we started Housing Policy Watch as a natural progression of the work we were doing with Baltimore Slumlord Watch.  With additional work also comes additional need for residents, and business owners to support what’s happening in Baltimore, to change housing policy for the better — for all who work and live in Baltimore City. 229 more words

Spotlight On Slumlords

UVa suspends fraternal activities amid probe

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — The University of Virginia on Saturday suspended activities at all campus fraternal organizations amid an investigation into a published report in which a student described being sexually assaulted by seven men at a fraternity in 2012. 274 more words

National / World

Big Changes Still Possible from Lame Duck Congress

by Laura Welling, Director of Advocacy and Legislative Affairs
Goodwill Industries International, Inc.
Originally published on the Goodwill Blog

In American politics, the term “lame duck” was first used in 1863 in reference to “broken-down politicians.” However, the phrase originated in 18th century London as a finance phrase, referring to someone who defaulted on a loan or could not pay his losses and had to “waddle” away.  523 more words

National Human Services Assembly

Call to Action - Urge Congress to Extend TRIA -Terrorism Risk Insurance Act of 2002

As a Commercial Real Estate Practitioner, you understand how the market can be adversely affected by uncertainty. That is why NAR is asking for your help to extend the Terrorism Risk Insurance Program created following the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. 212 more words