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.
Iraq’s new Prime Minister, Haider al-Abadi, has cancelled a scheduled visit to the White House, citing “concerns about the security situation there.”
via Citing Security Concerns, Iraq’s Prime Minister Cancels Visit to White House – The New Yorker.
The current mode of protection – “patch and pray” – really doesn’t work anymore
via Defense.gov News Article: DARPA Director Discusses Cyber Security Challenges.
President Barack Obama has decided to move his family into a full-service doorman building in Washington, D.C., saying that “it just makes more sense right now.”
via Obama to Move to Doorman Building – The New Yorker.
“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.
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.
.. 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.