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Stalemate

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Author: Sarah A. Binder
Publisher: Brookings Institution Press
ISBN: 9780815709091
Size: 77.27 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Category : Political Science
Languages : en
Pages : 160
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Gridlock is not a modern legislative condition. Although the term is said to have entered the American political lexicon after the 1980 elections, Alexander Hamilton complained about it more than two hundred years ago. In many ways, stalemate seems endemic to American politics. Constitutional skeptics even suggest that the framers intentionally designed the Constitution to guarantee gridlock. In Stalemate, Sarah Binder examines the causes and consequences of gridlock, focusing on the ability of Congress to broach and secure policy compromise on significant national issues. Reviewing more than fifty years of legislative history, Binder measures the frequency of deadlock during that time and offers concrete advice for policymakers interested in improving the institutional capacity of Congress. Binder begins by revisiting the notion of "framers' intent," investigating whether gridlock was the preferred outcome of those who designed the American system of separated powers. Her research suggests that frequent policy gridlock might instead be an unintended consequence of constitutional design. Next, she explores the ways in which elections and institutions together shape the capacity of Congress and the president to make public law. She examines two facets of its institutional evolution: the emergence of the Senate as a coequal legislative partner of the House and the insertion of political parties into a legislative arena originally devoid of parties. Finally, she offers a new empirical approach for testing accounts of policy stalemate during the decades since World War II. These measurements reveal patterns in legislative performance during the second half of the twentieth century, showing the frequency of policy deadlock and the legislative stages at which it has most often emerged in the postwar period. Binder uses the new measure of stalemate to explain empirical patterns in the frequency of gridlock. The results weave together the effects of institutions and elections and place in perspective the impact of divided government on legislative performance. The conclusion addresses the consequences of legislative stalemate, assessing whether and to what degree deadlock might affect electoral fortunes, political ambitions, and institutional reputations of legislators and presidents. The results suggest that recurring episodes of stalemate pose a dilemma for legislators and others who care about the institutional standing and capacity of Congress. Binder encourages scholars, political observers, and lawmakers to consider modest reforms that could have strong and salutary effects on the institutional standing and legitimacy of Congress and the president.

Stalemate

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Author: Greg C. Reeson
Publisher: Government Institutes
ISBN: 1605907715
Size: 31.86 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Category : Political Science
Languages : en
Pages : 233
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This book argues that the United States is waging an unwinnable war against terrorism—that Muslim extremist ideology is a problem we cannot soon solve, but only manage using all the elements of national power: diplomatic, information, military, economic, intelligence, and law enforcement.

Stalemate

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Author: Gary Briley
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 0578103168
Size: 21.80 MB
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Languages : en
Pages : 312
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After artist Julia Storey is murdered by a hit and run, her journals reveal a secret life that her husband Nick realizes puts him, his son, sister and parents-away on one of their "trips to nowhere"-in the crosshairs of a vicious killer. Police Detective Sam Oliphant focuses on Nick as the prime suspect. Nick pairs up with Oliphant's reluctant partner, Olivia Barton, Nick's first love, to rescue his parents, now held hostage by cohorts of Lupo, an organized crime boss. Their search leads them through a maze of betrayal and murder, and ultimately to revelations that send shock waves rattling through the Storey family and their construction business.

Stalemate

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Author: Icchokas Meras
Publisher: Other Press, LLC
ISBN: 1635421284
Size: 57.57 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 160
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A classic of Holocaust literature from “one of the great masters of the short novel.” —The New Yorker In the Vilna Ghetto during World War II, Nazi Commandant Schoger demands that all children be sent to the death camp. When Abraham Lipman pleads with him to spare their lives, Schoger reconsiders, and tells Lipman there will be a chess match between himself and Lipman’s only surviving son, Isaac, a chess prodigy. If Isaac wins, the children will live, but Isaac will die. If Isaac loses, the children will die, but Isaac will live. Only a draw will save the ghetto from this terrible predicament. The chess game begins: a nightmarish contest played over the course of several evenings, witnessed by an audience impotent to act, staking the lives of their children on a stalemate. This is a moving story of a father and a son who shame their cruel perpetrator with their dignity, spirit, and extraordinary courage. Stalemate speaks to the power of humor even under the direst circumstances. As a parable that gives voice to the unspeakable, Stalemate is an antidote to despair. “Gripping . . . a truly memorable work.” —Booklist

Stalemate

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Author: Iris Johansen
Publisher: Bantam
ISBN: 0553903330
Size: 47.64 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 352
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The suspense begins with a phone call and leads forensic sculptor Eve Duncan onto the harrowing trail of a killer that even the most cold-blooded killers fear to face. No one leaves this game alive Her skill in identifying murder victims was worldrenowned, but Eve Duncan worked only for law enforcement and the families of innocent victims. The man on the other end of the phone was anything but law-abiding or innocent. She’d already turned down his offer twice, but the third time it comes with a grisly warning. Forced to accept, Eve will leave everything and everyone she loves to travel alone to the luxurious armed compound of one of the world’s most wanted criminals to identify a skull he’s recovered. She’s agreed to this devil’s bargain to save an innocent family, but also for a reason she can’t admit to the police, to the CIA, to anyone. For the man in the Colombian jungle promises Eve what she wants most of all—the key to solving the most painful mystery of her past.

Stalemate

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Author: David A. Korn
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1000312917
Size: 64.33 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Category : Political Science
Languages : en
Pages : 326
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For three years following Israel’s victory in the Six-Day War, Egypt, with a massive infusion of weaponry from the Soviet Union, continued to do battle with Israel in what became known as the War of Attrition. The history of these years holds the key to understanding the Arab-Israeli conflict today. In this book, David A. Korn offers a detailed insider’s account of the first—and, until recently, the only—U.S.-Soviet cooperative effort to bring peace to the Middle East and an explanation of the origin of the “land for peace” formula. He relates a fascinating story of political intrigue in Washington and Jerusalem that stymied the efforts of peacemakers; of Egypt’s massing a huge army along the west bank of the Suez Canal; and of Israel’s desperate search for a strategy to hold the east bank with a token force and minimal losses. He also describes the incredible miscalculation that nearly plunged Israel into war with the Soviet Union and the great heroism on both sides of the Suez line. This book fills a large gap in the history of the conflict between Israel and its Arab neighbors and is the first to analyze war and diplomacy in the Middle East during the critical years of 1967–1970 from the Egyptian as well as the Israeli point of view. To both, Korn brings penetrating insights based on a wealth of materials never before published. It is a gripping story by a writer who had a grandstand seat on the line.

Stalemate

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Author: John Philpin
Publisher: Bantam
ISBN: 0307574008
Size: 42.20 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Category : True Crime
Languages : en
Pages : 400
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Is a suspected child abductor laughing in the faces of the police and the victims’ families? For years, little girls have been disappearing from the streets of the San Francisco Bay Area. Their bodies have never been found. One man ties the cases together. He contacts the police. He helps search for the missing children. He offers support and love to the grieving families. Is he guilty? Or, is he the victim of his own eccentricities? Timothy James Bindner has appeared on talk shows, attended victims’ memorials, and offered meticulously detailed theories of the crimes themselves. Yet, in spite of years of intensive investigation, surveillance, and interrogation, Bindner has never been charged. Steadfastly maintaining his innocence, Bindner has infuriated the authorities with his public and outspoken challenges to make their case or leave him alone. This inside account—featuring the words of Bindner himself—takes us into the mind of a suspected child abductor as well as the complex realm of modern forensic investigation. A shocking indictment of our flawed legal system, Stalemate asks the even more disturbing question of whether Timothy James Bindner is playing a sinister game of cat and mouse—and getting away with it.

Stalemate

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Author: Basil Wells
Publisher: eStar Books
ISBN: 1612103162
Size: 27.91 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
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The rules of a duel between gentlemen are quite different from the rules of war between nations. Is it because gentlemen do not fight wars, or is it that men in war cease to be gentlemen?ExcerptThe bullet slapped rotted leaves and dirt into Gram Treb's eyes. He wormed backward to the bole of a small tree."Missed!" he shouted. He used English, the second tongue of them both. "Throw away your carbine and use rocks.""You tasted it anyhow," Harl Neilson's shrill young voice cried. "How was the sample?""That leaves you two cartridges," taunted Treb. "Or is it only one?"The sixth sense that had brought him safely through two of these bloody war duels here in space made him fling his body to the left. He rolled over once and lay huddled in a shallow depression. He knew all the tiny hollows and ridges--they were his insurance on this mile-wide island high above Earth.Something thudded into the tree roots behind him. He hugged the ground, body flattened. His breath eased raggedly outward, and caught. The waiting--the seconds that became hours! If the grenade rolled after him, down the slope into his shelter, he was finished.There was nothing he could do. His palms oozed sweat....The grenade exploded. It was like a fist slammed against his skull. He was numbed for a long instant. Then he checked.Unharmed. The depression had saved his neck this time. He wanted to shout at Neilson, tell him he was down to a lone grenade, but that was poor strategy. Now he must withdraw, make Neilson think him injured or dead, and trap him in turn.

Operation Stalemate Ii

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Author: Lt.-Col. Daniel C. Hodges
Publisher: Pickle Partners Publishing
ISBN: 1786250500
Size: 18.39 MB
Format: PDF
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 73
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Operation Stalemate II was conducted on 15 September 1944 to secure the Palau Islands in the Pacific Ocean. The primary purpose of this operation was to prevent the Japanese from attacking MacArthur’s western flank while he conducted operations in the Philippines. After 72 days of fighting US forces eliminated the entire Japanese garrison of 13,500 soldiers. US casualties included over 2,000 dead or missing. Operation Stalemate II did not achieve its primary purpose of preventing the enemy from attacking MacArthur’s flank because that purpose had already been accomplished. The commander of Japanese forces in the Palaus did not have the ability influence actions against the Americans in the Philippines. Prior to 15 September 1944 key leadership realized the intent of Stalemate II had already been achieved. Despite this knowledge Stalemate II was allowed to proceed because military leadership of the Pacific was hampered by an inefficient command structure. The inefficiencies manifested as disputes between personalities and services, competition for resources, and decentralized execution of two distinctly separate courses of action against Japanese forces in the Pacific. This led to duplication of efforts and execution of unnecessary tasks. Stalemate II was one such unnecessary task. Although unnecessary at the time, Stalemate II significantly contributed to today’s Joint command and control concepts. The sacrifices made by those who participated in Stalemate II continue to pay dividends for America’s modern military forces.

Stalemate

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Author: Dahlia Rose
Publisher: Dahlia Rose Unscripted
ISBN:
Size: 62.52 MB
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Category : Fiction
Languages : en
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“Take the ticket, Isa go to the party,” Tawny encouraged. Who knew those words from her model best friend could get Petty Officer Isa Croix in so much trouble. She took the invitation to the Masquerade ball at the mansion of Bryce Forte for a night of dancing and fun and got more than she bargained for. One night of passion in the billionaire playboy’s arms led to lifelong consequences, she was pregnant. She had planned never to see him again especially when he called her by Tawny’s name in the midst of their desire. She wasn’t the woman he wanted and she would have just keep the memory. When Isa gives him the news, Bryce was enraged and accused her of getting pregnant on purpose to trap him and lying from the very beginning. He gave her the option live with him or leave after the baby was born. Unwilling to ever give up her child, she took the lesser of two evils knowing that she was stepping into the lion’s den. In the midst of the confusion and raging hormone changes, the attraction between them was still very palpable. But how could she be falling in love with a man who saw her as a liar, especially when he seemed to have plans of his own. Being stuck between a rock and a hard place left her with few options. But would each move they made bring the closer together or leave them at a stalemate? Especially when love was the prize.