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Democratic Oversight in Democracy and Executive Power

For the Balkinization symposium on Susan Rose-Ackerman, Democracy and Executive Power: Policymaking Accountability in the US, the UK, Germany, and France (Yale University Press, 2021).  Jeff King Democracy and Executive Power is an elegant and readable book, on a topic that is both important and neglected – accountability for executive rule-making in the modern state.   I admire and agree with a lot in this book, whose principal conclusions and recommendations are detailed and summarised ...
Tags: UK, Supreme Court, Court, US, Yale, National Health Service, Parliament, US supreme court, Commonwealth, Branding, Guest Blogger, Stephen Breyer, UK Germany, Oxford University Press, INS, OSHA


Trump EPA Chief’s Bid For Top Virginia Environmental Post Likely Doomed

Democratic senators in the Commonwealth appear confident they can defeat Andrew Wheeler's nomination as the state's secretary of natural resources.
Tags: News, Commonwealth, Andrew Wheeler, Trump EPA, Top Virginia Environmental Post Likely Doomed


The Walking Dead Season 11 Part 2 Trailer: The End Is Near-Ish

AMC's long-running zombie series "The Walking Dead" ambles into its final stretch this February, when the second installment of its three-part finale drops on AMC. Up until now, the post-apocalyptic series (based on the comics of the same name by Robert Kirkman, Tony Moore, and Charlie Adlard) would structure its seasons over an average of sixteen episodes, but the eleventh and final season from showrunner Angela Kang contains a whopping 24 episodes spread across three installments. The first ba...
Tags: Television, Movies, News, Amc, Trailers, Commonwealth, Daryl Norman Reedus, Maggie Lauren Cohan, Negan Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Robert Kirkman Tony Moore, Charlie Adlard, Margot Bingham, Eugene Josh McDermitt, Ezekiel Khary Payton, Angela Kang, Jacob Young


Glenn Youngkin inaugurated as Virginia governor

Glenn Youngkin, a former private equity co-CEO who has never served in elected office before, was sworn in as the 74th Governor of Virginia Saturday afternoon; the first Republican to do so in the Commonwealth since 2010.
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Glenn Youngkin sworn in as Virginia's 74th governor, reinvigorating Republicans after years of statewide losses

Gov. Glenn Youngkin gives his inaugural speech at the Virginia State Capitol in Richmond on January 15, 2022.AP Photo/Julio Cortez Republican Glenn Youngkin was sworn in as Virginia's 74th governor on Saturday. Youngkin, a former private-equity executive, defeated former Gov. Terry McAuliffe in November. The governor will face divided government, with a GOP-led House and a Democratic-controlled Senate. Glenn Youngkin was inaugurated as Virginia's 74th governor on Saturday, becoming th...
Tags: Politics, News, Senate, Virginia, America, Barack Obama, Trends, Joe Biden, Gop, House, Wheeler, Epa, Republican Party, Donald Trump, Environmental Protection Agency, Richmond


Commonwealth Hotels Acquires the Aloft Knoxville West, Expanding Operations into Tennessee

Commonwealth Hotels, the affiliated hotel management company focused on managing all the Corporex-owned hotels as well as hotels for third-party companies, announced today the acquisition of the Aloft Knoxville West. The Aloft, a Marriott branded hotel, is the first hotel for Commonwealth in the state of Tennessee.
Tags: Travel, Tennessee, Marriott, Commonwealth, Aloft Knoxville West Expanding Operations, Corporex, Aloft Knoxville West The Aloft


Virginia Gov.-elect Glenn Youngkin nominates Trump's former EPA administrator to become the state's natural resources secretary, fueling an outcry from Democrats

Former Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Andrew Wheeler.AP Photo/Susan Walsh, Pool, File Gov.-elect Youngkin tapped ex-EPA chief Wheeler to become Virginia's secretary of natural resources. The move was blasted by Democrats, who were critical of his rollback of regulations under Trump. Wheeler's nomination requires approval by the legislature, which will soon have split party control. Virginia Gov.-elect Glenn Youngkin on Wednesday tapped Andrew Wheeler — the former Enviro...
Tags: Politics, Obama, Abc, Senate, Virginia, Trends, Democrats, Gop, Wheeler, Epa, Beltway, Tim Kaine, Donald Trump, Environmental Protection Agency, Michael, Stuart


Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam says he's 'sick and tired' of his government being criticized for the I-95 traffic pileup that left hundreds stranded for hours

Gov. Ralph Northam of Virginia.AP Photo/Andrew Harnik Gov. Northam said he was "sick and tired" of hearing criticism over the state's I-95 storm response. "This was a storm that we haven't seen for a long time," he told WRVA's Matt Demlein. The governor praised the efforts of rescue workers and police officials who aided motorists. Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam said Wednesday he was "sick and tired" of hearing criticism of "what went wrong" during the recent snowstorm that left hund...
Tags: Transportation, Politics, News, Virginia, Trends, Washington Dc, Snowstorm, Highway, Richmond, Commonwealth, Interstate 95, Wittman, Virginia Department of Transportation, Times Dispatch, WRVA, Ralph Northam


How special operators from Down Under made their mark alongside US commandos in Vietnam

US troops in Vietnam.AP Australia and New Zealand were two of the few US allies who sent troops to fight in the Vietnam War. They sent their top special-ops units, Australia's Special Air Service Regiment and New Zealand's Special Air Service. Those special operators quickly earned a reputation of bravery and professionalism. Unlike the wars in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Syria, where US troops have fought as part of multinational coalitions, the Vietnam War was almost exclusively an Ameri...
Tags: Australia, US, International, Trends, Syria, Afghanistan, New Zealand, Vietnam, Vietnam War, US Army, US Air Force, Commonwealth, Sas, North Africa, McDonald, Kiwis


Every Season Of The Walking Dead, Ranked Worst To Best

"The Walking Dead" is moving into the final stretch of its final season, ending an era. Did you make it through all 11 seasons of this wildly popular apocalypse series, or did you drop off after your favorite character got killed off or a storyline took a wacky turn? The show has had a healthy run with ups and downs. What makes a good season of "The Walking Dead," or even just a good season of television in general? In my opinion, a good season has some kind of defining element — a character, lo...
Tags: Television, Movies, Danai Gurira, Cdc, Walking Dead, Maggie, Carol, Alexandria, Commonwealth, Morgan, Andrew Lincoln, Andrea, Eugene, Aaron, Sasha, Gabriel


Bethany Firth: NI swimmer excited by Commonwealth challenge

Bethany Firth says winning gold at the next year's Commonwealth Games would be the "icing on the cake" for her career.
Tags: News, Commonwealth, Bethany Firth


New Era Begins: Construction Starts on 47-Acre Fusion Reactor Funded by Google and Bill Gates (slashdot)

Heating plasma fuel to over 100 million degrees Celsius to create inexpensive and unlimited zero-emissions electricity "has been compared to everything from a holy grail to fool's gold..." writes the Boston Globe, "or an expensive delusion diverting scarce money and brainpower from the urgent needs of rapidly addressing climate change." [N]ow, after breakthroughs this year at MIT and elsewhere, scientists — and a growing number of deep-pocketed investors — insist that fusion is for real and coul...
Tags: Google, News, China, Mit, Bill Gates, Cambridge, Commonwealth, Boston Globe, Whyte, EditorDavid, Elizabeth Turnbull Henry, Commonwealth Fusion Systems, Bob Mumgaard, America s Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Bill Gates Google, Plasma Science and Fusion Center


New Era Begins: Construction Starts on 47-Acre Fusion Reactor Funded by Google and Bill Gates

Heating plasma fuel to over 100 million degrees Celsius to create inexpensive and unlimited zero-emissions electricity "has been compared to everything from a holy grail to fool's gold..." writes the Boston Globe, "or an expensive delusion diverting scarce money and brainpower from the urgent needs of rapidly addressing climate change." [N]ow, after breakthroughs this year at MIT and elsewhere, scientists — and a growing number of deep-pocketed investors — insist that fusion is for real and coul...
Tags: Google, China, Tech, Mit, Bill Gates, Cambridge, Commonwealth, Boston Globe, Whyte, Elizabeth Turnbull Henry, Commonwealth Fusion Systems, Bob Mumgaard, America s Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Bill Gates Google, Plasma Science and Fusion Center, Fusion Industry Association


Scotland's Best Dog: Hannah Miley's Poppy wins TV title

Poppy is owned by former world, European and Commonwealth champion Hannah Miley.
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Scotland's Best Dog: Hannah Miley's Poppy collars TV title

Poppy - owned by former world, European and Commonwealth swimming champion Hannah Miley - wins Scotland's Best Dog.
Tags: News, Scotland, Commonwealth, Hannah Miley


Ashes of Love

Rose and I flew to Washington last Saturday, a few hours after devastating tornadoes tore through our beloved Kentucky. My heart aches.  The remnant storm winds shaved 15 minutes off the hour and-a-half flight. We came to D.C. to check on Aunt Rose’s house and garden in Georgetown. She passed over a year ago. In the interim, Rose has been decluttering and sprucing up. The Artist’s Garden at Eragny, Camille Pissarro, 1898. There was another mission. Aunt Rose’s ashes now lie in rest. I won’t sa...
Tags: Garden, Europe, Gardening, Washington, Kentucky, National Mall, Johannes Vermeer, Louisville, Commonwealth, Rose, Georgetown, Vetheuil, Defiantly Uncategorical, Eragny Camille Pissarro, Snail Clara Peteers, Speed Museum


Democrats' disconnect with rural America is getting so deep it may jeopardize their razor-thin chances for 2022 and 2024

Then-Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden speaks during a town hall meeting on October 31, 2019, in Fort Dodge, Iowa. While Biden improved on former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's performance in Iowa during the 2020 presidential election, he was still unable to win the state.AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall In the vast rural expanses of Southwest Virginia, Democrats were once at the top of the political pecking order. For decades, Rick Boucher, a Blue Dog Democrat, represented the ...
Tags: Politics, Texas, Obama, Congress, Montana, Senate, Virginia, America, West Virginia, Barack Obama, Trends, Atlanta, Joe Biden, Indiana, Economy, Ap


In This Tearful Chevrolet Ad, a Grieving Family Restores More Than a Car

'Tis the season for holiday ads that combine the festive spirit with deeply sentimental narratives. Chevrolet is no exception as the brand debuts an emotional campaign that takes a look at how grief can play a natural part of the season. For "Holiday Ride," the brand collaborated with agency Commonwealth//McCann to bring the story to...
Tags: Advertising, Automotive, Chevrolet, Commonwealth, McCann, AdFreak, Digital Storytelling, Ad of the Day


Court Tells Cops Who Got A Man Wrongly Imprisoned For 25 Years That Of Course Framing People For Crimes Is A Rights Violation (techdirt)

There's a constitutional right not to be framed by cops for a crime you didn't commit. This shouldn't even need to be argued in court once, much less twice. But "framed by cops" is exactly what happened to James Dennis, who spent 25 years in prison after being falsely accused of murdering a high school student back in 1991. After having his wrongful conviction vacated in 2013 (and this decision affirmed by the Third Circuit Appeals Court in 2016), Dennis sued the cops that took 25 years of his...
Tags: News, Supreme Court, Court, Williams, Pyle, Kansas, Smith, Appeals Court, Commonwealth, Dennis, Halsey, Howard, Montgomery County, Philadelphia Police Department, Third Circuit, McDonough


Georgia Davies: Olympic swimmer ends 11-year career

Two-time Olympian and former Commonwealth and European champion swimmer Georgia Davies announces her retirement.
Tags: News, Commonwealth, Georgia Davies


It wasn't just Pearl Harbor — 5 other battles that kicked off WWII in the Pacific

US battleships burn after being hit during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, December 7, 1941.AP Japan's attack on Pearl Harbor was part of a larger plan to sweep across the Pacific. Five battles took place simultaneously on either side of the international date line. When the Japanese attacked the United States Pacific Fleet at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, they did so in a coordinated effort that spanned across the Pacific.Having been weakened by sanctions imposed by the United S...
Tags: Hong Kong, Japan, Wales, China, Singapore, US, Trends, Ap, Marine, United States, Philippines, Marine Corps, World War Ii, Pacific, Pearl Harbor, US Navy


Ex-Tory minister seeks end to immigration fees for overseas veterans

Johnny Mercer opposing government over high costs faced by soldiers from Commonwealth who want to settle in UKA former Conservative defence minister is trying to force ministers to waive hefty immigration fees faced by Commonwealth soldiers and their families who want to live in the UK at the end of their military service.Johnny Mercer – who was fired from the government last year – has the support of several senior Conservatives including Tobias Ellwood, chair of the defence committee, and form...
Tags: Politics, UK, Conservatives, UK News, Immigration and asylum, Military, Iain Duncan Smith, Commonwealth, Johnny Mercer, Uka, Tobias Ellwood, Commonwealth immigration


Scotland 74-32 Barbados: Hosts dominate to strengthen Commonwealth Games hopes

Scottish Thistles strengthened their chances of qualifying for the 2022 Commonwealth games as they beat the Barbados Bajan Gems 74-32 in Glasgow.
Tags: News, Scotland, Commonwealth, Barbados, Barbados Bajan Gems


Barbados, Formally Casting Off the Queen, Becomes a Republic

In the early hours of Tuesday, at a ceremony attended by hundreds of masked officials, a prince and at least one pop star, the Caribbean island of Barbados became a republic, cutting ties with Queen Elizabeth II and casting off the last major vestige of its colonial past. The New York Times: The nation swore in its first president, Sandra Mason, a former governor general who had been appointed by the queen. A 21-gun salute rang out as the national anthem played. The red, yellow and navy blue roy...
Tags: Tech, Britain, New York Times, Parliament, Papua New Guinea, Caribbean, Guyana, Trinidad And Tobago, Commonwealth, Elizabeth Ii, Queen Elizabeth, Barbados, Mason, Dominica, Mia Mottley, Sandra Mason


The Anglo-Irish Treaty signed in London – archive, 1921

On 6 December 1921, the treaty ended the war of independence and provided for the establishment of the Irish Free State as a self-governing dominion within the British Commonwealth. See how the Guardian reported events7 December 1921 Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, London, Ireland, Northern Ireland, Commonwealth, Irish Free State


Pennsylvania Constitutional Carry Moves Forward, in Spite of Veto Threat

Pennsylvania Constitutional Carry Moves Forward, in Spite of Veto Threat U.S.A. –-(AmmoLand.com)- Constitutional Carry is advancing in Pennsylvania. Senate Bill 565 is a strong Constitutional Carry bill, which mostly removes current prohibitions on carrying concealed, the requirement for a permit to carry openly or concealed in Philadelphia, and maintains the possibility of obtaining an optional license to carry if one is desired. On November 9, 2021, the Pennsylvania Senate passes Senate Bil...
Tags: Guns, Senate, Department Of Defense, Pennsylvania, Arizona, Ohio, Philadelphia, Bill, Commonwealth, General Assembly, Wolf, Tom Wolf, Pennsylvania Senate, Pennsylvania House of Representatives, Gun Rights News, Constitutional Carry


Massachusetts: Gun Bills Waiting on Committee Action

The Massachusetts state building. IMG NRA-ILA U.S.A. -(AmmoLand.com)- Earlier this week, the Joint Committee on Public Safety and Homeland Security held public hearings on numerous bills pertaining to firearm laws in the state.  The bills now await further committee action over the coming months. Some of the ill-founded proposals are: Firearm rationing schemes Criminalizing private firearm transfers Increased taxes on firearms and ammunition Required liability insurance for gun ownership For...
Tags: Guns, Massachusetts, Committee, Commonwealth, Nra, State, IMG, NRA-ILA, Gun Rights News, Institute for Legislative Action ILA, National Rifle Association of America ILA, Committee Action


Chevrolet: It is not a black logo; it is an invitation to go further

Some new Chevrolet models, such as its trucks, began a subtle but radical change a few months ago: the classic gold “bowtie” of the brand's logo became black. What has also gone hand in hand with design changes, such as bolder grills, sportier lines, unique details even in the tapestries, implementations of technology that make the slogan “find new ways” a reality that is born in the automotive design tables and is embodied in the driving experience. To capture these advances ...
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Massachusetts: Gun Bills Scheduled for Public Hearing Today

Massachusetts is set to introduce new gun laws. IMG NRA-ILA U.S.A. -(AmmoLand.com)- Today, November 16th, the Joint Committee on Public Safety and Homeland Security will be holding a public hearing at 11:00 AM, to discuss numerous bills pertaining to firearm laws in the state.  Please contact committee members and ask them to OPPOSE anti-gun measures that would place further burdens on law-abiding gun owners and sportsmen.  CLICK HERE TAKE ACTION! Some of the latest in this line of ill-found...
Tags: Guns, Massachusetts, House, Commonwealth, State, IMG, Gun Rights News, NRA-ILA, Institute for Legislative Action ILA, National Rifle Association of America ILA, Public Hearing Today


Australia: Commonwealth funded projects: Builders beware! - Coleman Greig Lawyers

Commonwealth funded building works must comply with the Code for the Tendering and Performance of Building Work 2016.
Tags: News, Australia, Commonwealth, Coleman Greig Lawyers