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  • lawmakers
  • In the election, voters chose a party list of delegates to consider a package of constitutional reforms - reducing the legislature from its current 225 members to 113, extending lawmakers' terms from three years to four years, amending the electoral system to reduce the number of lawmakers per constituency, and enshrining public referendums as the only means for approving future constitutional changes. (washingtontimes.com)
  • argue
  • Some might argue that the public rage fits that became increasingly frequent during 1989-90 were calculated and scripted performances, calibrated and staged according to the methods of mind war for the express purpose of intimidating foreign adversaries and, not least of all, the American population itself. (bibliotecapleyades.net)
  • government
  • A re-elected president, a new Cabinet and a new legislature all took office at the beginning of the year, but over the year these government officials and elected representatives fell short of public expectations. (taipeitimes.com)
  • After complaints from the public, the government spent several months before finally proposing a distorted version of the capital gains tax on securities transactions, which drew strong criticism from stock investors. (taipeitimes.com)
  • Controversy over the Labor Insurance Fund and pensions for military personnel, civil servants and public school teachers reflected the unequal treatment of different professional groups, and in particular, the issue concerning the 18 percent preferential savings interest rate on part of the pensions for government employees showed that the Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) would not touch the benefits of its die-hard supporters. (taipeitimes.com)
  • The government was too weak to reform the pension system and Taiwanese youth, in addition to enduring low wages and high unemployment, will now have to carry the burden of growing public debt for many years to come. (taipeitimes.com)
  • Ililonga feels that this diversity was representative enough for the government to make a decision that reflects public opinion. (scidev.net)
  • Premier Sean Chen said Sunday that the beef issue is key to the resumption of trade talks between Taiwan and the U.S. The government will continue to communicate with the public on the matter, he added. (focustaiwan.tw)
  • James Chace was the Paul W. Williams Professor of Government and Public Law at Bard College. (barnesandnoble.com)
  • Egypt is recognizing Hamas, he said, for the same reason the Egyptian prime minister recently had breakfast with his family at a public restaurant without heavily armed body guards: any official who wants to stay in government is thinking about elections. (truth-out.org)
  • school
  • If Egypt believes Israel's refusal to halt settlements in the West Bank is the obstacle to peace, for example, then "cooperating with the Israelis by closing the border to Gaza did not make sense, as much as one may differ with what Hamas has done," argued Nabil Fahmy, dean of the public affairs school at the American University in Cairo and a former Egyptian ambassador to the United States. (truth-out.org)
  • policies
  • It was an important step forward, but not the kind of bold move promised by President Obama when he pledged to "base our public policies on the soundest science" rather than on politics. (latimes.com)
  • Interventionists are the ones that should be more attentive to what the public wants, since they are the ones trying to sell Americans on policies that will entail new and unnecessary costs and risks. (theamericanconservative.com)
  • probably
  • The agency's press release regarding the Occupy Wall Street movement is tame, probably because the protests largely reflect the anti-capitalist attitude that North Korea has advocated since its founding. (ibtimes.com)
  • people
  • Interventionists, like all Very Serious People, believe it's their right and duty to tell the foolish public to buck up and eat their vegetables, as though we are selfish recalcitrant children who don't know what is collectively good for us and only want to eat sweets and play with the Xbox. (theamericanconservative.com)
  • decision
  • New Zealand custom for a century and a-half has been that the foreshore and seabed are public property and the Appeal Court decision seemed to most non-Maori to threaten access to the "beaches" (which are actually the dry part above the foreshore). (colinjames.co.nz)
  • Lyft, the closest competition for Uber, has just recently announced its decision to go public and arrive on the stock market. (cornell.edu)
  • opportunity
  • The Modern Corporation and Private Property ) Ironically, concentration of equities under the umbrella of three or four indexed funds presents an opportunity to end that divide and make companies better reflect American values by being more accountable to their beneficial owners. (corpgov.net)
  • question
  • Unfortunately, the vegetables in question happen to be laced with arsenic, and the public is getting wise to the fact that just mebbe, neocons aren't loving parents who only have our best interests at heart. (theamericanconservative.com)
  • countries
  • Environmental problems weigh on the public imagination as more natural disasters devastate cities and countries worldwide. (upenn.edu)
  • time
  • In the 1950s, there was a 'zoo boom' during which time entrepreneurs recognized the potential money to be made from exhibiting wild animals to satisfy public curiosity. (animallaw.info)
  • addition
  • In addition, the number of parks and public baths were increased, London's sewerage system was improved, roads were widened and paved, and the Blackwall Tunnel , linking the Isle of Dogs with Greenwich, was opened in 1897. (wikipedia.org)
  • students
  • I have some marvellous students, yet many are, in their own ways, trying to recover from the stupefying effect of a childhood in our new Internet cloud, and from the cynical waste of public education. (davidwarrenonline.com)
  • The Greeks established the first public zoos, which were used by students to study animal and plant life. (animallaw.info)