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A budget deficit is a gap between what the government spends and what it takes in through taxes and other sources of revenue. It occurs when expenses exceed revenue and indicate the financial health of a country. According to a forecast by the Congressional Budget Office, the federal budget deficit is expected to balloon to $1 trillion by the 2020 fiscal year.   According to Alan Clayton-Matthews, an associate professor of economics and...

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LaRue Gilleland was a respected journalist and academic who helped in transforming a small journalism program into what is now established as Northeastern’s School of Journalism. He is credited with helping to create the Northeastern University’s graduate program in journalism. He died at the age of 89.  A program developed into a full-fledged journalism school under his tenure as director from 1981 to 1992, strengthened by...

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According to a research conducted by The Journal of American Medical Association (JAMA), “nearly 1 in 10 Medicare enrollees age 65 and over 4 in 10 enrollees younger than 65 with long-term disabilities experience food insecurity.” This issue of food insecurity stems from healthcare concerns. Food insecurity occurs when people are unable to get access to food due to high poverty. This often becomes a...

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Tim Ouillette is an associate professor of communication studies at Northeastern University. In his upcoming documentary, Waylaid in Tijuana, he has chronicled the stories of migrants at the U.S.-Mexico border. Brazil had two catastrophic collapses. First was the 2010 earthquake, which decimated Haitian migrants there. Again, in 2014, just as Brazil was about to host the FIFA World Cup, the economy collapsed in the country’s worst recession in 25...

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“Veterans are natural-born leaders who work efficiently in teams and strive for nothing short of excellence”, says Muhammad Ghafoor, the President of Northeastern University’s Student Veterans Organisation. Recently, the university celebrated its annual Veterans Day at the Boston campus and Ghafoor invited his fellow student-veterans to bring forward their commitments to service into the classroom.   In front of the crowd, Ghafoor put forward some inspiring words. He...

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Supreme Court Justice have lifelong appointment

Where Supreme Court Justices have an age-restricted tenure in most democracies, it is not the same for the United States. The Supreme Court Justices are appointed by the president of the U.S. for a tenure that is lifelong. It means that the person appointed will remain on duty, unless situations like resignation, retirement or if removed from office due to any reason. Hence appointing someone...

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Recently, the White House announced that it would not cooperate with the congressional impeachment inquiry and in a letter to Democratic House leaders, called it an illegitimate effort “to overturn the results of the 2016 election.” According to White House counsel Pat A. Cipollone, the White House considers the impeachment inquiry illegitimate because the House never formally voted for it. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced during a press conference that...

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Contract law concerns itself with agreements between private parties over certain mutual obligations that are enforceable by law. Patricia Williams is a lawyer who likes to call herself a “contracts teacher”. She has written several books on critical race theory and gender theory and has a monthly column in The Nation magazine. She has joined Northeastern University as a University Distinguished Professor of Law and Humanities.   According to Williams, contract law works well if,...

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Kelly Cooke is a graduate from the School of Law at the Northeastern University. She has become one of the first women to officiate games at the recent NHL Prospects Showcase for players, hoping to reach the ultimate hockey league. Cooke stands at 5 feet 1 inches, a foot shorter than many of the players.   Cooke expresses her gratitude saying, “Anytime you have an opportunity to be the first—to open doors for...

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An impeachment inquiry against Donald Trump was initiated on September 24, 2019 by Nancy Pelosi, the Speaker of the United States House of Representatives, in a televised speech. The inquiry was announced in the wake of an anonymous whistleblower report that alleged abuse of power, and then cover-up by US President Donald Trump during his presidency. For the fourth time ever in American history, the House of Representatives has launched an impeachment inquiry into a...

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