united states of america Tag

The 2008 financial crisis in the United States of America (USA) was the biggest economic downturn since the Great Depression (1929-1933). Prices in the housing market started to fall initially and realtors thought it was a good sign. They thought the overheated housing market could return to a more sustainable level but they didn't realise there were too many homeowners with questionable credit. Banks had...

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Sports used to be simple activities. One could play or watch and simply enjoy it. As people’s interests in sports grew, so did the industry. Today sports are a medium for big businesses to make money and generate influence. Sports now create heroes in the form of players who command a huge influence in society. In the Olympics for example, sports help give nations credibility...

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Phil McTigue’s has seen quite the contrast in his life. From shielding lawyers and judges conducting war crime trials and helping military units scoop up war criminals in Kosovo, to aiding an intelligence task force in its search for weapons of mass destruction in Iraq, and flying around in Russian helicopters raiding Taliban-run opium farms in Afghanistan, he has done it all. Later, he has...

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immigrants

India, a developing nation which came out of the dominating hands of colonialism, isn’t showing the signs of progressivity nowadays. Owing to dismissive economic decisions and poor vision of the political authorities of India, the GDP of the nation has grown with the least rate in the Southern Asia segment. However, the statistics reveal a whole different picture as the population from a low-income, developing...

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American History

The New York Times dedicated an entire issue of its weekly magazine to examining the history of American slavery, calling it “The 1619 Project,” in observance of the 400th anniversary of the first slave ship to land on the continent. The issue had various essays published acknowledging the various forms in which slavery has been a part of the American culture. Many would argue that this...

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As the election of 2015 had redefined the fate and perception of the superpower that is the United States of America, the election of 2020 is touted to make even bigger waves in the global scenario. This is owed to the deep dark abyss that is the Electoral College, as well as Donald Trump’s interspersed measures from time to time to carry on his incumbency....

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In a democratic country, the right to vote is the most important among civil rights. Democracy puts the responsibility on us to determine the future by casting our vote wisely. In this context, recounts are the medium for "fair and equitable" system of voting as it shows a clear picture of the whole process, but we have seen very few recounts which lead to any...

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Divided views on the first amendment

First amendment of the U.S. constitution aims to protect the people's freedom of practicing any religion, freedom of the press as well as freedom of speech. It also gives the people the right to peaceful assembly as well as to approach and file a petition to the government to redress grievances.   In a research, John Wihbey, assistant professor at Northeastern University along with associate professor Brooke...

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california

“Firefighters, legislators, and residents on the East Coast should watch carefully the way their California counterparts are dealing with wildfires tearing through the state. The combined forces that brought about the blaze are growing more and more present in the Northeast”, said Stephen Flynn, the founding director of Northeastern University’s Global Resilience Institute.“The sooner we get our act together here, the better,” Flynn said, speaking...

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