What does the Second Amendment mean? This question is at the center of one of the most divisive debates in modern American constitutional law. The amendment itself contains 27 words: “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.” This provision references both the collective right of a militia and an individual right. Does this two-century-old text, then, mean that Americans today have a right to gun ownership and use? … [Read more...] about Why the Original Meaning of the Second Amendment Is So Hard to Determine
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“This is not like SARS and MERS which happened some time ago – it’s behaving in a very different way,” the PM said. “How it transmits between people is much more prolific than what we saw. The virus itself is not as severe as SARS; it’s taking more lives. We’re not immune from it, but we are well-prepared.” … [Read more...] about What the Australian Government’s coronavirus emergency response means
Social support and other forms of caregiving can be delivered virtually, but the physical presence of a caregiver implies a different kind of communication. The phone, Facetime, and Skype are godsends for maintaining a connection between patients and family members who are often flung across the nation and around the world, yet many families rely on professional caregivers not just for instrumental support but also for a caring smile and a loving touch. Indeed, being physically present for a patient intimates human connection and warmth that isn’t available in the same way through a virtual support group or over the phone. … [Read more...] about Does anyone care about professional caregivers?
"The fact that we had an independent Monetary Policy Committee and an independent Financial Stability Committee post-referendum allowed us to take some pretty aggressive steps without any concern in financial markets and others that we were bending to the will of the government." … [Read more...] about Coronavirus could mean economic growth downgrade for UK, Mark Carney warns
As for Spielberg specifically, does one flop that isn't a total disaster really alter his career path all that much? Absolutely not. He just started production on Ready Player One, which on paper at least seems like it will be a true-blue return to form of classic Spielberg blockbuster filmmaking. There is almost no universe in which Ready Player One becomes a major flop, unless somehow Spielberg really botches it, which, given his track record, isn't very likely. He has also already announced that he will be directing Indiana Jones 5 with Harrison Ford returning as well. Even though Kingdom of the Crystal Skull was less than great, it still made a truckload of money, and you can bet that Spielberg won't make the same mistakes twice. Disney is also in charge of that project, so all is going to be well on that side of things. … [Read more...] about The BFG Is a Big Flop, What Does That Mean for Spielberg?