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Journal News: "View: Improve Obamacare, don't risk replacing it"

04/27/2016

Journal News: "View: Improve Obamacare, don't risk replacing it"

A woman is escorted down a hallway by a nurse in Mason, Ohio. (Photo: Bruce A Crippen/USA TODAY)

Nurses know what health care people need, the authors write, and can't afford to lose

Many Americans now have access to health care for the first time, write Marie Truglio-Londrigan and Sandra B. Lewenson, professors at Pace University’s College of Health Professions and co-authors of the book, “Practicing Primary Health Care in Nursing: Caring for Populations.” For example, millennials can remain on their parents’ health plans until they are 26, and those with pre-existing conditions can purchase new plans. When we hear presidential candidates say that they will do away with the Affordable Care Act, either removing it entirely or replacing it, we must ask:  what would the consequences be  for the American people?  Arguments about whether the Affordable Care Act is doing too much or too little need to be examined by many, particularly those on the front lines — the nursing profession.

Nurses make up the largest group of health care providers in the nation and the most trusted profession; we must have a voice in this discussion. We have the skill set to meaningfully address what needs to be done and how to make services more accessible, available, affordable, and acceptable to every American.

We know from our experience as public health nurses that the Affordable Care Act is not perfect.  But to deconstruct it in the hopes of building something better would be a mistake. If our goal is a healthy society and health for all Americans, then let’s build on what we have. We need our presidential candidates and the public to join nurses in working toward solutions in ways that do not place the American people at risk.

Read more: http://www.lohud.com/story/opinion/contributors/2016/04/26/view-improve-...

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FoxNews.com: "Cruz and Kasich join forces against Trump -- but will it work?"

04/25/2016

FoxNews.com: "Cruz and Kasich join forces against Trump -- but will it work?"

. . . The first test of the strategy will be in Indiana on May 3. The latest Fox News poll shows Trump with a comfortable eight-point lead over Cruz in Indiana. Trump holds 41 percent of voters, while Cruz has 33 percent, with Kasich trailing with 16 percent.

On paper, that math appears to work for Cruz and Kasich’s strategy. If just more than half of Kasich’s voters moves to Cruz, and very few move to Trump, then the Texas senator will win the state, and a greater share of the 57 delegates available.

Oregon has 28 delegates up for grabs, while New Mexico has 24. Therefore, if the strategy works in the three states, it would make Trump's prospect of hitting 1,237 extremely narrow.

However, David A. Caputo, Professor of Political Science in New York’s Pace University, told FoxNews.com that the assumption that some of that vote won’t leak to Trump is flawed.

“The assumption is that Indiana voters are largely conservative, therefore when Kasich is out, voters will go to Cruz. I would argue, however, that some of that vote goes to Trump and so that strategy going forward may not work,” Caputo said.

As a wider strategy, Caputo says the transferability of votes that the two campaigns are assuming exists may not be there after all, and that it could even have unintended consequences.

“I think it could have a boomerang effect. If I’m a Kasich supporter and told to vote for Cruz, I may just think ‘wait a minute I’m for the candidate but I don’t like being told what to do’ and they might go and vote for Trump instead,” Caputo said.

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2016/04/25/cruz-and-kasich-join-forces-against-trump-but-will-it-work.html

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Westchester County Business Journal: "Tax policy in flux affects Main Street"

04/22/2016

Westchester County Business Journal: "Tax policy in flux affects Main Street"

U.S. Department of the Treasury building, in Washington. Photograph by Raymond Boyd/Getty Images

. . . Treasury was right to curtail inversions, said Philip G. Cohen, a retired vice president of tax at Unilever United States, and an associate professor of taxation at Pace University Lubin School of Business. Congress has failed to act, he said, and the government had to send a message to stop an abusive tax avoidance practice.

He said the high corporate tax not only hurts U.S. companies with global operations, it burdens smaller U.S. companies that don’t have foreign operations to use for tax avoidance techniques.

The proposed rule that would treat a company’s foreign debt as equity goes too far, he said. But putting an end to taxation of foreign earnings of American corporations, as some reformers have advocated, would encourage companies to move jobs and investments outside of the U.S.

“If Singapore decides to offer a tax holiday,” Cohen asked, “why would you put up an R&D facility in Tarrytown?”

“I want to encourage investments in the U.S. I want to make the U.S. business friendly, while at the same time curtailing abuses.”

The Treasury rules have been characterized as stopgap measures to slow down the pace of inversions. There is widespread agreement that comprehensive tax reform is needed.

Cohen said the tax base should be broadened and the statutory rates lowered. But he has written elsewhere that there is little appetite in the current Congress to change a tax system that opens the campaign donation spigot. Maybe next year, if a Democrat is elected president and Democrats control the Senate, a reform bill can be negotiated with a Republican House.

Read more: http://westfaironline.com/78889/tax-policy-in-flux-affects-main-street/

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Associated Press: "Criminal charges in Flint water crisis raise stakes"

04/22/2016

Associated Press: "Criminal charges in Flint water crisis raise stakes"

Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette announces charges in connection with the Flint water crisis. (Photo credit: Jon Hewett/WWJ)

. . . The charges suggest actions by the three went “above what would be the normal, perhaps imperfect, performance” of public employees, said Linda Fentiman, a professor at Pace Law School in New York.

Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/criminal-charges-in-flint-water-crisis-raise-stakes/2016/04/21/153aff16-0805-11e6-bfed-ef65dff5970d_story.html

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China Daily: "Five-Year Plan can align sustainability, growth: observers"

04/21/2016

China Daily: "Five-Year Plan can align sustainability, growth: observers"

. . . Nicholas Robinson of Pace University in New York, a pioneer in environmental law education, said China has quickly begun to develop an environmental law system. "China has been making remarkable progress in the evolution of environmental law in the last 15 years," he said.

Read more: http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/world/2016-04/21/content_24722981.htm

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El Diario: "Nuevo empujón para Trump y Clinton, pero la campaña sigue"

04/21/2016

El Diario: "Nuevo empujón para Trump y Clinton, pero la campaña sigue"

. . . Para la profesora Jessica Lavariega-Monforti, politóloga de la Universidad de Pace en Nueva York, los contendores de Trump tiene pocas oportunidades en las urnas, pero aparentemente esperan poder competir en la convención, si a Trump no llega al número de delegados para ganar en la primera votación.

“Ted Cruz había venido ganando en competencias recientes, pero la realidad es que el margen de Trump sigue aumentando y no hay forma de alcanzarlo en número de delegados”, dijo Lavariega-Monforti.

Read more: http://www.eldiariony.com/2016/04/19/nuevo-empujon-para-trump-y-hillary-pero-la-campana-sigue/

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San Francisco Chronicle: "Big wins by Trump, Clinton in N.Y. shift tone of campaigns"

04/21/2016

San Francisco Chronicle: "Big wins by Trump, Clinton in N.Y. shift tone of campaigns"

Photo: Jabin Botsford, The Washington Post

. . . “I think that when the history of the 2016 nomination is written, the New York presidential primary will be seen as the turning point,” said David A. Caputo, president emeritus and a professor of political science at Pace University in New York.

Read more: http://www.sfchronicle.com/politics/article/Big-wins-by-Trump-Clinton-in...

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Daily News: "Solid New York victories for Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton help pave a concrete path toward their nominations"

04/21/2016

Daily News: "Solid New York victories for Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton help pave a concrete path toward their nominations"

. . . Even if Cruz were to win 100% of the remaining 674 delegates, which itself is impossible, he would still fall four delegates short of 1,237.

Cruz, however, "isn't likely to drop out," according to David Caputo, president emeritus and professor of Political Science at Pace University, and will, instead, probably stay in the race to deprive Trump of every delegate he possibly can — a strategy that could help force an increasingly unlikely contested convention.

"He remains the last and perhaps the best hope if the Republicans remain convinced Trump can be stopped," Caputo told the Daily News.

Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/donald-trump-hillary-clinton-closer-nominations-article-1.2608972

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Journal News: "Mendel Taub: Lifetime of achievement in a few years"

04/20/2016

Journal News: "Mendel Taub: Lifetime of achievement in a few years"

Mendel Taub studying in the Mortola Library at Pace University, where he is a political science major on full scholarship.(Photo: John Meore/The Journal News)

Read more: http://www.lohud.com/story/news/investigations/2016/04/20/mendel-taub-timeline/82526068/

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FIOS1 News: "Westchester students vie for grand prize in Westchester Smart Mobile App Development Bowl"

04/19/2016

FIOS1 News: "Westchester students vie for grand prize in Westchester Smart Mobile App Development Bowl"

"Contestants in the competition created apps for patients with Alzheimer’s and Dementia"

FIOS 1 News reported on the 2016 #WestchesterSmart Mobile App Development Bowl run by Pace's Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems in partnership with Westchester County. This is the second year of the event that attracts students from around the region to compete for prizes for best mobile applications to help older patients.

View the FIOS 1 video on the FIOS website.

View the video on the Pace website.

 

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