An op-ed by Amy Dunford MPP ’17, which originally appeared in NJSpotlight in August 2016, was chosen as one of the publication’s “2016 Best Op-Eds.” The piece, “Earned Sick Leave a Lifeline for Survivors of Domestic Violence,” was republished in December 2016.
A Department of Homeland Security spokesman told CNNTech that they are awaiting guidance on the freeze and how it will impact this particular visa program. He declined to comment further.
According to Stuart Shapiro, director of Rutgers University’s public policy program, changing or eliminating the program would likely require more action because it has already been entered into the registrar.
The rule is particularly important to the U.S. tech ecosystem, which does not have a startup visa.
President Trump’s ban on refugees from mostly Muslim nations could be used as propaganda by the Islamic State to recruit more violence-prone members, experts said Sunday.
“It (the ban) is giving a pretty good recruiting tool to ISIS,” said Stuart Shapiro, a professor and director of the Public Policy Program at the Bloustein School at Rutgers University.
Sometimes government actions result in making the problem they are trying to fix worse rather than solving it.
For example, we don’t know much yet about the harm of smoking e-cigarettes. But we are relatively sure that they are less harmful than regular cigarettes. Efforts to make e-cigarettes more difficult to purchase therefore hold the risk of increasing the number of people consuming regular cigarettes and thereby increasing the risk of lung cancer.
Risk assessors often describe these as “risk-risk tradeoffs.”
It’s a grim time for truth.
We have entered a strange new world dominated by fake news — intentional misinformation and disinformation campaigns — by deliberate hoaxes and the slander of solid, verifiable facts as false, not to mention the maligning of individual journalists.
This world has been taking shape for a while as people tuned out, were turned off, or succumbed to blind political tribalism or even, simply, to distraction.
Disinterest and complacency are rapidly being replaced by anxiety and alarm. A reported surge in newspaper subscriptions following the election, though, may reflect support for responsible, vigorous, and accurate investigative journalism and an awareness of its critical role in the health of our democracy.
The office launched during the early 1980s following the Paperwork Reduction Act and has historically worked to balance the president’s political interests with science.
“OIRA is largely a reactive office,” said Stuart Shapiro, a former employee who served under both Presidents Clinton and George W. Bush.
“When an agency wants to issue a regulation they send it to OIRA, and then OIRA reviews it both for its analytical quality and whether or not it aligns with the preferences of the president,” Shapiro said.
E&E News, January 24