that marriage is no longer the only place where people make all their
major financial and personal decisions, or incur obligations to others,” Coontz said.
“First of all, I haven’t met my Mr. Right. Also, I’m extremely responsible with my own finances – I have to pay my rent and my stud
ent loans every month,” said Michelle Yu, a recent graduate of the University of Southern California, who just s
tarted her first job at a publishing company in Los Angeles. Yu has been single for more than four years.
“So, if my partner also has a ton of student loans or is in a bad financial situation, I’d r
ather be alone,” said Yu. “Now, I can well manage my own money and I’m saving the down payment for bu
ying an apartment in my neighborhood. I like to do that on my own pace.”
William and Kate, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, and Harry and Meghan, The Duke and Duchess of Sus
sex, have said they have all spent time in Christchurch and its “open-hearted and generous” people.
They condemned the violence on the Muslim community, calling it “horrifying assault on a way of life that embodies decency, community, and friendship.”
”No person should ever have to fear attending a sacred place of worship,” the royal couples said in a statement.
Here’s the full statement:
Our hearts go out to the families and friends of the people who lost their lives in the devastating attack in Christchurch.
We have all been fortunate to spend time in Christchurch and have felt the warm, open-hearted and generous spirit that is core to its remarkable people.
No person should ever have to fear attending a sacred place of worship.
This senseless attack is an affront to the people of Christchurch and New Zealand, and the broader Muslim comm
unity. It is a horrifying assault on a way of life that embodies decency, community, and friendship.
We know that from this devastation and deep mourning, the people of New Zealand will unite to show that such evil can never defeat compassion and tolerance.
We send our thoughts and prayers to everyone in New Zealand today.
indicate, is the emphasis that is now being put on helping private companies and protecting intellectual property rig
hts. The top court’s report, for instance, vowed to “enhance judicial protection for intellectual property rig
hts, promote the transfer of old and new kinetic energies, and serve the economy’s high-quality development”. And
in addition to completing international business dispute resolution mechanisms related to the Belt and Road Initi
ative, it has pledged to offer “equal protection for legal rights and interests of all kinds of market entities”.
This reflects the importance the country has attached to unswervingly encouraging, supporting and guiding the develop
ment of the nonpublic sector and shows the judicial and procuratorial organs will play their due roles in pro
moting the country’s all-around opening-up by ensuring a level and rules-based playing field.
In essence, the two reports made clear that security, democracy, rule of law, fairnes
s and justice, and a better environment are the focus of judicial and procuratorial work in the new era.
an for the measure to have the votes it needs to pass the Senate. CNN’s Chris Cillizza put together a list of s
enators to keep an eye on, including Cory Gardner of Colorado, Joni Ernst of Iowa and Martha McSally of Arizona.
There’s a big difference between forcing a veto and overturning it. Vetoes can be overridde
n only by a two-thirds supermajority vote in both chambers on Capitol Hill. In the House, Democrats have
235 seats, Republicans have 197 and there are three vacancies. Since the measure overturning the national emer
gency won 245 votes there, that means Democrats would have to pick up an additional 43 to 45 House Republican vote
s to get to 288-290 and a two-thirds majority, depending on how many lawmakers vote. Assuming the bill passes in
the Senate with four Republicans, they’d need to pick up an additional 16 Republican votes.
How uncommon is Trump’s veto-free streak?
We’re taking for granted that presidents would not want to use the veto, but some clearly relish their fights aga
inst Congress. Harry Truman, who issued 250 vetoes, ran a successful re-election campaign in 1948 against the “do n
othing” Congress. The most veto-happy President, Franklin D. Roosevelt, read a veto message aloud to Congress.