Australia’s Religious Discrimination Bill Is About Attacking Workers’ Rights

Last week, Australian prime minister Scott Morrison finally introduced his Religious Discrimination Bill to parliament. The proposed legislation — nicknamed the “religious freedom bill” — aims to enshrine the rights of religious employers to hire, fire, and discriminate on the basis of anything they deem to be not in keeping with their faith. This could include sex, sexual orientation, lawful sexual activity, marital status, parental status, gender identity, or literally anything these employers list publicly as contrary to their creed.

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National Adoption Month – Here's how to connect children in need with forever families

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Every child has the inherent right to be a part of a loving, caring and secure family. It’s a truth that we have championed for more years than we can count, yet it is juxtaposed with the reality that some 15 million children around the world are living outside the love, security and permanency of a family.  
Our most recent federal reports show that approximately 400,000 children are being cared for in the U.S. foster care system with 120,000 of them having had parental rights terminated. And those numbers are only climbing.

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Hydrogen investments may be key to global energy competitiveness for U.S.

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As countries tout their net-zero goals to decarbonize economies and mitigate the impacts of climate change, many in government and industry have assessed what meeting such pledges will take, and hydrogen has emerged as a promising energy solution.
Europeans and Japan view hydrogen as an essential tool to attain their decarbonization goals in the power, transport and heavy industry sectors. Still, they will struggle to meet their projected hydrogen demand if the energy transition scales up.

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Hydrogen investments may be key to global energy competitiveness for U.S.

OPINION:
As countries tout their net-zero goals to decarbonize economies and mitigate the impacts of climate change, many in government and industry have assessed what meeting such pledges will take, and hydrogen has emerged as a promising energy solution.
Europeans and Japan view hydrogen as an essential tool to attain their decarbonization goals in the power, transport and heavy industry sectors. Still, they will struggle to meet their projected hydrogen demand if the energy transition scales up.

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Hydrogen investments may be key to global energy competitiveness for U.S.

OPINION:
As countries tout their net-zero goals to decarbonize economies and mitigate the impacts of climate change, many in government and industry have assessed what meeting such pledges will take, and hydrogen has emerged as a promising energy solution.
Europeans and Japan view hydrogen as an essential tool to attain their decarbonization goals in the power, transport and heavy industry sectors. Still, they will struggle to meet their projected hydrogen demand if the energy transition scales up.

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Does Latinx Have a Future?

Election Night almost killed Latinx. As results started trickling in, media figures and political strategists struggled to process what they were seeing in Florida and Texas. The “blue wave” that polls had suggested would punish Republicans was instead showing a dramatic shift in Latino-voter support toward the GOP. What could explain this? Democrats’ embrace of “wokeness” and, in this case, use of the term Latinx seemed like an easy target.

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No, the United States Has Not Always Paid Its Debts

Whenever the debate over raising the debt ceiling becomes heated, officials and pundits tell us the federal government has never defaulted on its debt. Unfortunately, this statement is demonstrably false.
Evidence of these payment failures can be found in reputable academic and government publications. Two U.S. defaults are mentioned by Carmen Reinhart and Kenneth Rogoff in their seminal 2009 book, This Time is Different: Eight Centuries of Financial Folly. Other episodes are covered in a 2016 Congressional Research Service report entitled Has the U.S.

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No, the United States Has Not Always Paid Its Debts

Whenever the debate over raising the debt ceiling becomes heated, officials and pundits tell us the federal government has never defaulted on its debt. Unfortunately, this statement is demonstrably false.
Evidence of these payment failures can be found in reputable academic and government publications. Two U.S. defaults are mentioned by Carmen Reinhart and Kenneth Rogoff in their seminal 2009 book, This Time is Different: Eight Centuries of Financial Folly. Other episodes are covered in a 2016 Congressional Research Service report entitled Has the U.S.

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The COVID Anti-Vax Movement Has History on Its Side

In the 1820s and 1830s, acolytes of New Hampshire autodidact Samuel Thomson fought the imposition of medical licensure requirements, arguing that people should be allowed to pay practitioners who advised lobelia, cayenne pepper, and steam baths to treat sickness rather than those who followed the more orthodox courses of bleeding and dosing with calomel. In the 1890s, philosopher William James campaigned against a medical registration act before the Massachusetts Legislature, arguing that the bill is “too grandmotherly, and goes against the best habits and traditions of our state.

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