Yearly Archives: 2018

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Second week of January 2018

This Week in News From North to South America, from Eastern to Western Europe, political movements, technological progress, and individual actions have shaped this week in news. In the United States, the Golden Globes provided a platform for women to make a bold move towards justice in the workplace, and for Oprah to make a speech that some see as the kickoff to her potential presidential campaign. However, the progress represented therein may not get the chance to reach the large population of Salvadoran immigrants who have resided in the US for over a decade, as the Trump Administration has just ended their Temporary Protected Status. Meanwhile, in Europe, Russian hackers have made an attempt to undermine the Olympic anti-doping investigations, to little effect. The [...]

January 16th, 2018|Categories: blog|

Is Payout for Sexual Harassment Simply Another Business Expense? The US Tax Code Says It Is

Sexual Harassment on Capitol Hill Although women in Hollywood were the first to speak up, the #MeToo movement has rattled Capitol Hill. It seems there have always been the likes of Anthony Weiner, and every year or so a new sex scandal brakes. Typically, the Representative resigns in shame. Never to be heard from again. This cycle is one that repeats without fail and without question. However, 2017 was different. […]

January 7th, 2018|Categories: blog|

News Roundup Vol:3

Suicide Bombing in Afghanistan Suicide Bombing in Afghanistan This Thursday, Kabul, Afghanistan suffered an explosion for which the Islamic State has claimed responsibility. The bomb went off in a Shiite cultural center, killing over 40 people (as the body count stands, now), and injuring many more. This is, unfortunately, only the latest in a series of bombings orchestrated by ISIS to target Afghan civilians. In just the past two years there have been over a dozen attacks in Afghanistan. All of them have been claimed by ISIS. Thursdays assault involved just one suicide bomber. However he or she chose their target strategically, as the cultural center was, at the time, hosting a discussion group in their basement. The United States government has responded [...]

January 3rd, 2018|Categories: blog|