The Secret Service’s Problems May Be Older and Harder to Fix Than You Thought | GovExec.com

Leading members of Congress and the White House must ask themselves, “If we were to start a government from scratch, how would we prevent terrorist attacks, and how would we protect the president?”

It might not involve the DHS—or even the Secret Service.

via The Secret Service's Problems May Be Older and Harder to Fix Than You Thought – Management – GovExec.com.

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The FTC doubles down on its net neutrality ambitions | The Washington Post

“If an entity is a common carrier providing common carrier services, we can’t bring actions against them.”

“If broadband service is reclassified as a common carrier service under Title II, I think that would seriously call into question the ability of the FTC to bring those kinds of actions.”

via The FTC doubles down on its net neutrality ambitions – The Washington Post.

3 reasons why New Zealand has the best-designed government in the world | Vox


The best proportional representation (PR) system is a twist on party-list voting known as mixed-member PR, or MMP for short.

MMP has voters select both a candidate in their local district and a party they’d like to win a majority.

Everyone who wins a district gets a seat, and then additional seats are given out to ensure that parties are represented in proportion to their share of the party vote. This has a number of advantages.

via 3 reasons why New Zealand has the best-designed government in the world – Vox.

The Dalai Lama and the Politics of Reincarnation | The Diplomat


.. an edict from the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) demands that monasteries, temples, and even homes fly the Chinese flag.

It may seem trivial, but since the 2008 riots many Tibetans have been locked-up or killed for committing crimes no more serious than waving a Tibetan flag or possessing a picture of the Dalai Lama.

via The Dalai Lama and the Politics of Reincarnation | The Diplomat.