Category: General Issues

Financing of Political Campaigns

The financing of election campaigns for the election of the President of the United States of America is regulated by the following legislative acts: Federal Election Campaign Act – FECA, “Costs of Presidential Primaries”, Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act (BCRA) and a number of others. In addition, court decisions are important for regulating campaign finance. The main sources of campaign finance are: donations from private individuals; contributions from political parties and committees; own funds of the candidate and his family members; funds allocated by the state. The peculiarity of state funding […]

Social Issues in the USA

The essence of the social issues Today, the writers use the concept of “social issues” in several key meanings: as a combination of large social groups (classes, peoples, ethnic groups and nationalities). In this case, the concept of the social issues fully coincide with the concept of the social structure of modern society; it is a set of economic sectors that are involved to a greater or lesser extent in the process of satisfying the social needs of various participants in public relations: citizens, employees of various enterprises who receive […]

Climate Changes and Its Effects on Health

Over the past 50 years, carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases have accumulated in the lower layer of the atmosphere in quantities sufficient to contain excessive heat affecting the global climate. It is the result of human activity, especially the burning fossil fuels. Over the past 130 years, the temperature worldwide has increased by about 0.85 °C. Over the past 25 years, global warming has accelerated, exceeding 0.18 °C over a decade. The level of the sea is increasing, glaciers are melting and precipitation characters are changing. Extraordinary weather events are more severe […]

Facts about Debates in the USA

Fact#1: 1960. Kennedy – Nixon Although America’s first television channel started broadcasting in 1928, only in 1960, the first debates were shown on TV for the first time. The candidates were John F. Kennedy and Richard Nixon. As a result, Kennedy took first place during the debate and the election. Then every third American, or 66.4 million TV viewers, turned on the television to watch the very first TV debates. Thus, they became one of the most massive broadcasts in the history of television. Nixon was unsuccessful during The 1960 […]

What is Clean Power Plan and What’s Happened with It?

The Clean Power Plan is the reform offered by former US President Barack Obama which the main idea was to reduce radically in greenhouse gas emissions. The plan claims for reducing greenhouse gas emissions by American power plants by 2030 by 32% from the 2005 rate. What happened to Clean Power Plan? At the moment, the Clean Power Plan is frozen. On February 9, the US Supreme Court suspended its implementation, notifying its decision to the court of the first instance. Before this, the environmental program approved by the president […]

Financial Situation in the USA

US gross domestic product growth may be the strongest in recent years, show several reputable economic models. Thus, according to the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, it will be 3.8%. Macroeconomic Advisers, LLC forecasts 4.8%; only once after the end of the recession in 2009, the US economy grew faster – by 5.2% in the third quarter of 2014. Unemployment in the country is reduced to a minimum within the latest 18 years. Corporate profits are growing rapidly. Analysts improve forecasts of financial results of public companies. According to analyst […]

Infrastructural Problems of the United States of America

The modernization of the US infrastructure promised by Donald Trump will probably not be launched as quickly as the new US president announced. Nevertheless, modernization is necessary, and this is an important factor in the development of the American economy, which will affect all markets in the coming decade. In the spring of 2017, the US infrastructure received an official D+ rating from the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). The US Infrastructure does not meet the standards and increases the risk of emergency situations. Outdated bad infrastructure costs about […]

US Imigration: What You Need to Know

The history of US migration The history of US migration dates several centuries back, starting with continent discovery and its colonization. Throughout this period, migration flows have repeatedly changed their direction along with the country. There are 4 directions of migration flows in the USA are: the West; the South; the Northeast; the Midwest. In the period of European colonization, the population of America was distributed equally in the Northeast and South of the country. The beginning of the 19th century was marked by the development of the Midwest, and […]

Health Care in the USA

The American health care system is one of the best in the world. Though it is full of positive aspects it also has negative elements. Many Americans themselves cannot understand it completely, especially since amendments are constantly being made to existing medical legislation and new laws are being accepted. You have to pay quite a lot for medical care in the US. There are no free medical services, no compulsory medical insurance, although certain attempts in this direction have been made by Barack Obama. The government takes care only of […]

Second Amendment to the US Constitution

Probably everyone knows that the “Second Amendment” to the US Constitution, adopted on December 15, 1791, guarantees US citizens the right to possess and bear arms. But few people know that the same amendment allows realizing the right of the United States people to an armed revolt, mentioned in the text of the Declaration of Independence, in the event that the US government grossly violates the rights of Americans and the Constitution. Then the government will have armed forces against the unarmed population. In this way, the founding fathers made […]