Day: April 23, 2020

Government Response to Coronavirus, COVID-19

  • Administration for Children and Families has program information for children, families, and communities.

  • Administration for Community Living offers information for older adults, and people with disabilities.

  • Army Public Health Center guidance for Army members and their families.

  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is studying the virus worldwide and helping communities respond locally. Check the CDC’s Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) page for news and guidance.

  • Centers for Medicare and Medicaid has guidance for Medicare recipients and Medicare providers.

  • Consumer Product Safety Commission offers home safety advice.

  • Corporation for National and Community Service gives guidance for volunteers and programs.

  • Defense Commissary Agency is ensuring the quality and safety of food available at commissaries worldwide.

  • Department of Defense supports the government response and is working to protect the health of the military.

  • Department of Energy is researching COVID-19 at the National Labs.

  • Department of Health and Human Services shares news releases.

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    The Body Politic | 5 Minutes For Books

    My review for this book was due last week, and when I realized I’d dropped the ball, I told the tour coordinator that I’d skim the book quickly and review it over the weekend. (Note: it’s the following Thursday as I type this) But I couldn’t. The book was too good to skim. Instead, I found myself reading more and more slowly, and putting it down to think about the characters, about what was happening and how their lives were evolving and developing. It’s a fantastic book–I was heavily invested in the characters and hated it to end.

    The Body Politic deals with a lot of big issues–forgiveness, overcoming childhood traumas, the ups and downs of marriage, enduring friendships as people mature and change, our world and its politics–but what makes it sing is that fact that these issues surface the way they do in our own lives, through our

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    List of forms of government

    This article lists forms of government and political systems, according to a series of different ways of categorizing them. The systems listed are not mutually exclusive, and often have overlapping definitions.

    Forms of government by power structure[edit]

    Term Definition Examples
    Anarchy A society without a publicly enforced government or political authority.[1][2] Sometimes said to be non-governance; it is a structure which strives for non-hierarchical, voluntary associations among agents. Anarchy is a situation where there is no state.

    This can be a natural, temporary result of civil war in a country, when an established state has been destroyed and the region is in a transitional period without definitive leadership.[3] Alternatively, it has been presented as a viable long term choice by individuals known as anarchists who oppose the state and other forms of coercive hierarchies. These individuals typically think people should organize in non-hierarchical, voluntary

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    Government shutdown breaks record, with no end in sight

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A partial U.S. government shutdown over President Donald Trump’s demand for $5.7 billion to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border entered its 22nd day on Saturday, making it the longest shuttering of federal agencies in U.S. history, with no end in sight.

    FILE PHOTO: A sign the reads “Federal employees all day happy hour” is displayed at a local bar as the partial U.S. government shutdown enters its third week in Washington, U.S., January 11, 2019. REUTERS/Carlos Barria/File Photo

    Trump, holed up in the White House with Congress adjourned for the weekend, warned of a much lengthier impasse and blamed the Democrats.

    “They’re the ones that are holding it up,” he said during a telephone interview with Fox News on Saturday night. “It would take me 15 minutes to get a deal done, and everybody can go back to work.”

    Democrats say Trump shut the government

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    Open Government | NSF – National Science Foundation

    In working to achieve transparency, public participation and collaboration, agencies across the government have established Open Government Web pages and asked the public for ideas and suggestions.

    Open Government Plan

    NSF Open Government Plan 4.0

    The Elements of Law Natural and

    by Thomas Hobbes

    To the Right Honourable
    William, Earl of Newcastle,
    Governor to the Prince his Highness, one of His Majesty’s Most Honourable Privy

    The Epistle Dedicatory

    My Most Honoured Lord,

    From the two principal parts of our nature, Reason and Passion, have
    proceeded two kinds of learning, mathematical and dogmatical. The former is
    free from controversies and dispute, because it consisteth in comparing figures
    and motion only; in which things truth and the interest of men, oppose not each
    other. But in the later there is nothing not disputable, because it compareth
    men, and meddleth with their right and profit; in which as oft as reason is
    against a man, so oft will a man be against reason. And from hence it comes,
    that they who have written of justice and policy in general do all invade each
    other, and

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