Politics has no place in your 401(k) but that’s just what the U.S. government is trying to do

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a close up of text on a white background: The Department of Labor released its interim final rule about employer-sponsored retirement account statements.


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The Department of Labor released its interim final rule about employer-sponsored retirement account statements.

Investors are inundated with brochures that market the “ideal” approach to crating a portfolio that addresses environmental, social and governance (ESG) concerns.

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ESG has a lot of room for individual interpretation in both meaning and application, so it would seem appropriate for the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission to provide guideposts for investors. Instead, two recent ESG-related proposals from the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) are under consideration. Why the DOL? The agency regulates the massive $10+ trillion in employee benefit plans covered under ERISA (Employee Retirement Income Security Act).

Individually, each of the two proposals seems to offer solid investor-first logic for the fiduciaries that run these plans. The first looks to provide rails around what the plans can hold in ESG-themed funds, while reiterating its ban

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Sheldon Whitehouse’s obsession with the ‘dark’ Federalist Society is out of place

The left’s claws and teeth have been bared and bloodied this seminal, shattering year of 2020, tearing into everyone who dares contradict its slavering radicalism as toxic, hateful, racist, and any other canard that might aid it in its cancellation fever. But few of these efforts have been as transparently partisan and power-grabbing as Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse’s fervid denunciations of the Federalist Society.



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The Federalist Society, founded in 1982, is an organization of right-leaning legal professionals and rising professionals. It includes lawyers, law students, judges, elected officials and law professors (the few right-leaning ones who are permitted by faculties so overrun by left-wing ideologues that they actively and thoroughly discriminate against hiring non-leftists). The Society was established in response to the increasing leftwing bias of the American Bar Association (ABA), which has only become more pronounced in the intervening decades. But when it hosts events,

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Politics has no place in your 401(k) but that’s just what the U.S. government is now trying to do

OUTSIDE THE BOX



a close up of text on a white background: The Department of Labor released its interim final rule about employer-sponsored retirement account statements.


© Getty Images
The Department of Labor released its interim final rule about employer-sponsored retirement account statements.

Investors are inundated with brochures that market the “ideal” approach to crating a portfolio that addresses environmental, social and governance (ESG) concerns.

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ESG has a lot of room for individual interpretation in both meaning and application, so it would seem appropriate for the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission to provide guideposts for investors. Instead, two recent ESG-related proposals from the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) are under consideration. Why the DOL? The agency regulates the massive $10+ trillion in employee benefit plans covered under ERISA (Employee Retirement Income Security Act).

Individually, each of the two proposals seems to offer solid investor-first logic for the fiduciaries that run these plans. The first looks to provide rails around what the plans can hold in ESG-themed funds, while reiterating its ban

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No place in policing for ‘power to mistreat people’: CT departments evolve under duty to intervene law

NEW HAVEN — Winchester Police Chief William Fitzgerald says his department has updated its policies since the state’s law enforcement accountability bill was passed, but the reality is that his officers know “use of force should be one of the last resorts for an arrest.”

Like police departments across Connecticut, Fitzgerald is looking at policies, including the one under which police officers now are expressly required to step in when witnessing another officer using excessive force, as the “duty to intervene,” a section of the police reform bill passed into law by the legislature earlier this year, went into effect on Oct. 1.

The Winchester Police Department in Winsted.

State Senate President Martin M. Looney, D-New Haven, a co-sponsor of the bill, noted that it was passed as legislators dealt with the “shock” of the death of George Floyd while being restrained by police in Minneapolis, with hopes of preventing such an incident from occurring in

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“I wish for a more inclusive society,” says Hichki director Siddharth P. Malhotra, who wants to make the world a happier place with his brand of cinema : Bollywood News

With his critically acclaimed superhit Hichki, Siddharth P. Malhotra has established himself as a film-maker who has a distinct voice in Bollywood. The director is celebrating his birthday with his parents today and he spoke to us on his career milestone moments. Read on…

"I wish for a more inclusive society," says Hichki director Siddharth P. Malhotra, who wants to make the world a happier place with his brand of cinema

What has been your career milestone moments and how does Hichki fit into those moments particularly?

My career milestone moments, I think I started with TV. My TV milestones, I created some kind of pathbreaking TV which I am still known for, Sanjivani or Dil Mil Gaye or Ek Haazaron main Meri Behna Hai or Ek Hasina Thi, Dil Dosti Dance these were shows which created a new niche and are still remembered including the new ones which I’ve created now, so I did a comical take on Naagin called the Ichhapyaari Naagin, so I think career milestones moments, I got to work with

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Continuity of government in place after Trump tests positive for Covid

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Friday that the continuity of government remains in place following President Donald Trump’s coronavirus diagnosis.

Pelosi, 80, who is second in line to assume the duties of the presidency, said on MSNBC that “out of an abundance of caution” she was tested for the virus Friday morning, but has yet to receive her results.

She said she had not been contacted by the White House about the subject of succession.

Trump, 74, announced on Twitter after midnight that he and first lady Melania Trump have tested positive for Covid-19. The president is experiencing “mild symptoms” of the virus, NBC News reported, citing a White House official.

Vice President Mike Pence, who is first in line, tested negative Friday morning, his spokesman said.

When asked on MSNBC if the White House had reached out to her regarding the continuity of government, Pelosi, D-Calif., said, “No, they

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continuity of government in place after Trump tests positive

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi said the plans for continuing government should President Donald Trump become incapacitated remain in place, after Trump tested positive for the coronavirus.

Pelosi said she had been tested, and should know the results from her own COVID-19 test on Friday morning soon.

“This is tragic. It’s very sad,” she said in an MSNBC television interview about Trump’s diagnosis.

“Going into crowds unmasked and all the rest was sort of a brazen invitation for something like this to happen,” Pelosi said, referring to Trump’s appearances at campaign rallies.

The Democratic speaker is next in the line of succession, after Vice President Mike Pence, who has tested negative for the virus. After Pelosi is Senate President Pro Tempore Chuck Grassley, a Republican.

Pelosi said she was praying for Trump and first lady Melania Trump. “Maybe now the people who see the president

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The place Politics And Spirituality Intersect

Should you wish to see the great, the bad and the ugly side of individuals of religion, simply query the faith. Some of the enterprising – if unsavory – buying and selling practices of the time was the so-called “triangular commerce.” Merchants and shippers would purchase slaves off the coast of Africa for New England rum, then promote the slaves in the West Indies where they would buy molasses to bring home for sale to the native rum producers.

Far too typically, the U.S. is offered as the more influential in relation to cultural tendencies in North America; and, while it’s true that Individuals usually are the instigators of many cultural phenomenons that ultimately blaze a path the world over, Canadian influences can sometimes be just as consequential and much-reaching as those from its friends to the south.

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