Is Louisiana about to get a new electoral system that decreases voter participation but increases partisan polarization? It’s hard to believe anyone would want this outcome. But a proposed bill may soon have us all stumbling into unintended, but foreseeable, consequences. Senate Bill 235 by state Sen. Sharon Hewitt, R-Slidell, is recommending a system of “closed partisan primary elections” for the U.S. House and Senate. Some of the bill’s supporters, both Democrats and Republicans, eventually want to extend this proposal to state elections for the governorship and Legislature. Louisiana’s current system, called the “common ballot” or “jungle primary,” has a distinctive virtue compared to most other states. All voters use the same primary ballot, showing multiple candidates from all parties. If no one gets a majority of votes to win a seat, we vote again between the top two about a month later. We all get to evaluate the same list of candidates together, with no segregation of … [Read more...] about Guest column: There’s more voter participation in the jungle
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Next Avni Mehrotra spoke to couples and a travel manager and drew up a list of the most desired places to go on one's honeymoon. I f you thought that traveling abroad is the latest trend with every Indian couple for their honeymoon, think again. Couples now from all across the world are coming to India to undertake their first trip together as a married couple. A rich culture, beautiful landscape and exceptionally hospitable people, there are no guesses on why people won't prefer coming to India to begin their marital bliss. We spoke to a few couples and a travel manager to list down 20 destinations in India where couples would love to come to commemorate their new life together. Image: Honeymoon destinations in India you must visit! Tags: India , Avni Mehrotra , MUST Next Prev Next S oon-to-be-married Khushi and Abhinav Malhotra have been together for 9 years now. Truly romantic and … [Read more...] about TOP 20: HONEYMOON destinations in India you MUST visit!
Mumbai: Ex-Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh was grilled for over eight hours by two senior CBI officers on Wednesday in connection with the allegations of corruption levelled against him by former Mumbai Commissioner of Police Param Bir Singh , official sources said. He was subjected to over three-dozen questions pertaining to Singh's accusations on alleged corruption in the home department which he had detailed in his 'letter-bomb' dated March 20. Read: Mumbai City Latest Updates The sources said that replying to most of the questions, Deshmukh reportedly contended that he was not involved in the matter and maintained that the allegations were levelled with political motives. Deshmukh's grilling was part of the "preliminary enquiry" being conducted by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), as ordered by the Bombay High Court, which needs to be completed within 15 days. CBI summons Anil Deshmukh for questioning on Wednesday Moving ahead in … [Read more...] about Anil Deshmukh grilled by CBI for at least 8 hours
President Joe Biden is set to address a joint session of Congress on April 28, just two days before his 100th day in office. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi extended the invitation to Biden Tuesday. "Nearly 100 days ago, when you took the oath of office, you pledged in a spirit of great hope that 'Help Is On The Way.' Now, because of your historic and transformative leadership, Help Is Here!" she wrote in a letter. "In that spirit, I am writing to invite you to address a Joint Session of Congress on Wednesday, April 28, to share your vision for addressing the challenges and opportunities of this historic moment." Because of social distancing protocols prompted by the coronavirus pandemic, not all members of Congress will be present in the House chamber. Limited numbers of representatives and senators will be allowed in the room during the speech, and lawmakers will be seated in the upstairs visitors' gallery in addition to sitting on the House floor. Friends, family and special … [Read more...] about Joe Biden’s Joint Address to Congress Won’t Be Attended by All Members
Source: iMore It is that special time of year again, where everyone gets to throw out their crazy wishes for Apple's upcoming operating systems in hopes of actually having them come to fruition at WWDC . While all of the HomeKit goodies usually appear towards the end of WWDC week at dedicated developer sessions, this year is obviously going to be a little different. Will HomeKit get any keynote time? Will there be a HomeKit developer session? Nobody knows! That doesn't mean that we cannot have a little fun though. Here's a look at the current rumors and my list of what I would like to see for HomeKit at this years dub-dub. The rumors Source: Apple So far, in the lead up to WWDC, we have heard a few details about what Apple has in store for HomeKit through various leaks. The biggest headliner seems to be a night shift style feature that changes compatible lighting in the home to match the varying color temperatures presented by nature. So during the … [Read more...] about WWDC 2020 HomeKit wishlist: What I want to see for Apple’s smart home platform