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Comparing former President Bill Clinton to the Biblical story of the prodigal son,
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She was introduced by Bishop Corletta J. Vaughn, who said the former first lady taught women how to “take a licking and keep on ticking‎.”Men’s Nike Custom Made Oakland Raiders Elite Black Team Color NFL Jersey Sale.

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“I’m talking [about Clinton] as a wife and a mother,” Ms. Vaughn said. “She
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Perhaps for the first time in her campaign, Clinton took center stage to talk – though never in explicit terms – about the scandal that rocked her husband’s presidency in the 1990s.

“What has always guided me and supported me has been my faith, has been my belief in the saving graces, and the salvation that faith brings,” she said, alluding to her faith as a long-time Methodist. “And in those difficult times in my life, I
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She goes on to recount to the story of the Prodigal Son, who returns home after
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“When someone has disappointed you, has often disappointed themselves, it is human nature to say: ‘You’re not wanted. We know what you’ve been doing. Go sleep in the bed you made,'” Clinton continued.

“But this isn’t what the father did in this parable,” she said.

Instead, she explains, the father dressed in his finest clothes, had the cooks prepare a feast, and went out to greet his son with an embrace.

It was this parable that reminded her to “practice the discipline of gratitude every day,” she said. “There is much to be grateful for even when it doesn’t feel or look like it.”

In Michigan and in the South, Clinton is overwhelmingly popular among black voters. On Sunday, she visited three different black churches. And it seems to be paying off – among this population, she has, so far, a 55-point-lead over Sen. Sanders, according to an NBC/Wall Street Journal/Marist poll released Sunday.

But while Vaughn and her congregation admire how Clinton handled her Women’s Nike Personalized Oakland Raiders Elite Away White NFL Football Jersey Shirts partner’s infidelity, it is precisely this episode in her life that irks many feminist would-be supporters, who also cite Hillary’s defense of Bill as several women were accusing him of sexual assault.

As Ashe Schow of the Washington Examiner explains, Clinton’s history of
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If we take a ride back 20 years to the 1990s, Hillary was involved in the most orchestrated and vicious victim-blaming campaigns against women in recent history. She spent years defending husband Bill from accusations that he raped, sexually assaulted or groped women. And even after he admitted publicly that he cheated on her, she stood by him.”

Still, some are charmed by the Clintons’ relationship – especially after Hillary was able to forgive Bill for his affair with Monica Lewinsky. Meghan Daum writes in The Los Angeles Times:

The Clinton marriage is — pardon me while I duck for cover — kind of great, even romantic in its own way. Maybe not in a romantic love kind of way (though who knows?), but in the sense of a true partnership that transcends the common conventions of most marriages. …

Her choice to stay never struck me as a sign of weakness or compromise. It struck me as the choice of a woman deciding that the value of her relationship with her husband was greater than or equal to the humiliations and setbacks Youth Nike Custom Made Oakland Raiders Elite Black Team Color NFL Jersey Sale caused by a philandering nature she was probably aware of from the get-go.”

Clinton, her husband, and her daughter Chelsea have all been campaigning in Michigan the past few days.

“I, my husband, my daughter, we will stay with you and do everything we can to fix these problems that you are experiencing,” she told her supporters in the Great Lakes State, addressing the water-poisoned city of Flint and the dismal education conditions in Detroit.

Police:Custom Panthers Jersey Teen Didn’t Want to Go to School, Shoots Family

A 16-year-old boy got into an argument with his family when he didn’t want to Custom Panthers Jersey get out of bed and go to school and he shot his grandmother, a younger sister and a 6-year-old nephew, authorities said.
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Metro Nashville Police said in a statement that the boy’s mother and grandmother told investigators that he got angry Tuesday when they told to him
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His 67-year-old grandmother was struck by bullets at least twice and the nephew Custom Bears Jersey and 12-year-old sister suffered graze wounds. The boy’s 2-year-old sister and mother were in the apartment, but neither was injured by the gunfire.

The boy fled on foot and dropped off the gun at a nearby apartment, police said.
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The family members are expected to survive. The teen has been charged with Men’s Nike Personalized Chicago Bears Elite Away White NFL Football Jersey Shirt four counts of attempted homicide and one count of reckless endangerment.

The teen attends an alternative school and has refused to talk to domestic violence detectives, police said.Custom Bills Jersey It’s not clear where he got the weapon.

Personalized NFL Football Jersey Mad Dash: Jared Allen’s retirement announcement video is an all-timer

There’s really no one like Jared Allen, and after over a decade as one of the NFL’s best defensive linemen, he’s calling it a career. You expect a guy as flamboyant as Allen to make the announcement his own way, and he definitely did with this gem of a video. The sense of humor will be missed, and we’re guessing we won’t
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Ever wonder what life looks like when you’re a career NBA journeyman? Steve Novak gave one of the best visual approximations we’ve ever seen in the middle of – that’s right – getting traded before the trade deadline on Thursday. The image was his son, playing in the backyard with a Knicks basketball hoop, while wearing a Thunder jersey and Jazz shorts. All while his dad was getting his
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Meanwhile, when you emerge from the trade deadline without being shipped out of town, it can be a big relief. Nick Young felt that way yesterday when he arrived at the Lakers’ team facility. One problem, of course: The trade deadline hadn’t passed like he thought it had. And yeah, well, that’s a Swaggy P oversight if we’ve ever seen one. Thankfully, this didn’t come back to bite him, and he wasn’t traded anyway. Just when you think the Lakers’ season can’t be more of a sideshow, there’s another surprise waiting around the corner.
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In a related move Friday, New Orleans has waived forward Jarnell Stokes, who’d been acquired along with cash from Miami in exchange for a second-round draft choice shortly before Thursday’s NBA trade deadline.
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The 6-foot-6 Dejean-Jones has played in 11 games with New Orleans, starting eight, and has averaged 6.3 points and 3.5 rebounds in about 20 minutes per game.

He first joined the Pelicans last summer as an undrafted free agent out of Iowa State, but was waived shortly before the regular season. He rejoined New Orleans in January,Customized Cowboys Jersey  two days after guardEric Gordon was sidelined by a broken finger.

A Christian, Personalized New Orleans Saints Jersey A Muslim, and A Jew Go Canvassing For Bernie Sanders

We meet outside my apartment at seven in the morning on a freezing cold Saturday. We’re Facebook friends, but total strangers; three idealistic pilgrims on a quest to the faraway land of Iowa, that frigid empty wasteland that will decide our nation’s next president.

As soon as we’re on the highway, a sense of excitement permeates the car.
Personalized New Orleans Saints Jersey We don’t know each other, but we already know we have the most important thing in common: a passion for social and political change, a desire to be a part of what Bernie calls a political revolution.

It’s funny; the whole trip, we refer to the man we’re doing this all for,
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We realize somewhere along the way that’s exactly what he is.

Somewhere around the great Mississippi River the conversation turns to Dr. Cornel West,Custom NFL Jersey an activist and professor who refers to himself as a “Revolutionary Christian.” He’s been out stumping for Bernie, and is another figure we all admire. We agree that he is a shining example of all Christianity can be.

Then we ask each other. “Are you religious at all? Spiritual?”

None of the answers are simple. I’m a progressive Christian struggling with what God means; he grew up in a Reform Jewish household and flirted with the Baha’i faith; she is a convert from Christianity to Islam.

Is there more to this than just our progressive politics? Is there something guiding us on our path? We agree that no one religion has a monopoly on God,
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Maybe there’s something spiritual about the presidential campaign of U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders.

Michael talks about the spiritual joy of selfless service to others, and the genuineness of Bernie’s smile. It makes sense to us. Crystal, hesitant at first to even reveal her faith, speaks of the damage that America has done to people of her faith all across the world, and the hope that under President Sanders,
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I’m quiet, but I think about Jesus. My hero. The man who went against the religious institutions of his day to heal the sick, regardless of their socio-religious standing (universal healthcare, anyone?) I think of his indictments of wealth and greed, of his good news to the poor. Of the distributive economic and social justice of his Kingdom of God.

When we arrive at Bernie’s campaign office in Iowa City, the temperature is in the single digits and the office is bustling with more strangers. Some are old; Customized Saints Women’s Jersey many are young, like us. Smiles and hugs are abundant. Within moments, we’ve been drafted into the ranks of these Sanders soldiers, marching into the ice to knock on doors.

Most people ignore us, or aren’t home. Some are rude, ordering us to get off of their property. A small few are enthusiastic to see us, inviting us in for a few moments to warm up, pledging to caucus for Bernie, thanking us for what we’re doing. We find friendly faces even among the uninitiated; Democrats for Hillary and Republicans alike thank us for being involved, admire our bravery against the freezing temperatures, and listen to what we have to say. A few even promise to think it over.

When it gets too cold and dark to canvass, we return to the office. It feels like going home, and we’re struck again by the community among these supporters, united by their desire to change the world, enabled by a disgruntled Women’s Nike Custom Made New Orleans Saints Elite Black Team Color NFL Jersey Sale septuagenarian who managed to hold onto enough idealism for all of us. We sit down to eat together, strangers only in name, and again I’m reminded of Jesus and his open commensality. Then it’s time to get to work making phone calls.

We leave the next day more energized than when we’d come, even though we hardly slept. We want to stay. We say goodbye to our new friends, promising to come back before the caucus if our lives allow. We tapped into something out in that cold, hustling for our dear brother Bernie Sanders and his message of love and hope.

Love for our fellow human beings, meaning the desire to see everyone succeed, everyone taken care of, everyone treated with the dignity our humanity entitles us to. Hope that political action can be enough, that our country isn’t too far gone to take back. Hope that the vision of a world marked by economic and social justice, first preached by the prophets of ancient Israel, then fought and died for by Jesus of Nazareth, next articulated by Muhammad, and continually championed by heroes from all faiths all over the world, can and will be realized.

That vision of love and hope is older than, and will continue after, Bernie Sanders. But what Senator Sanders has done is give a voice to the politically disenfranchised and disenchanted all across America. Idealistic? Sure. Improbable? Maybe. But every great thing humanity has ever done was at one point improbable. Out in those cold Iowa streets, doors slamming in our faces, Youth Nike Custom Made New Orleans Saints Elite Black Team Color NFL Jersey Sale,new friends at our sides, we felt anything was possible. That’s because anything is possible.

A Christian, a Muslim, and a Jew go canvassing for Bernie Sanders. It’s not a joke. It’s a political and spiritual revolution.

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U.S. civil rights hero Martin Luther King Jr. and Civil War Confederate commander General Robert E. Lee will share a common holiday on Monday in three southern states,Personalized Pittsburgh Steelers Jersey but perhaps for the final time in one of them, Arkansas.

The state’s Republican governor is pushing to separate the joint celebration after critics said it is an insult for the man who fought to end racial segregation to share a day with a man who fought to preserve slavery.Men’s Nike Custom Made Pittsburgh Steelers Elite Black Team Color NFL Jersey Cheap.

“They need to be distinguished and separate,” Governor Asa Hutchinson told a news conference this month about the remembrances.

Arkansas, Mississippi and Alabama for years have observed a joint holiday for King and Lee, whose birthdays are just four days apart.

Arkansas in the 1940s set up a day in mid-January to honor Lee and created a holiday for King in 1983.Custom NFL Jersey Two years after that, it combined the two for a joint day marked on the third Monday in January.

In January 2015, Arkansas lawmakers defeated a bill that would have reserved the January date for King and established a memorial day,Men’s Nike Personalized Pittsburgh Steelers Elite Away White NFL Jersey for Sale, although not a holiday, for Lee in November.

Racial sensitivity has been heightened across the South following the murders of nine black worshippers at a Charleston, South Carolina church in June 2015 by a suspected gunman who is a white supremacist and adorned his social media website with Confederate regalia.

The shooting caused many Southern states to re-examine symbols of the Confederacy.

Arkansas State Representative Fred Love,Custom Steelers Jersey a Democrat who led the unsuccessful campaign in 2015 to separate the joint holiday, said passing the measure would be a winner in terms of race relations.

“It would show how far we’ve come,” he said.

For many in Arkansas, Lee remains a revered figure who fought with dignity for the South.

Representative Jeff Wardlaw, a Democrat who voted against Love’s bill, said his conservative constituents are concerned Lee would be officially disregarded.
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“I’m the kind of guy who does what his constituents tell him they want,
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Customized Cincinnati Bengals Jersey Jets on verge of playoffs – with Rex Ryan standing in way

NEW YORK (AP) — All that stands between the New York Jets and the playoffs is Rex Ryan.

Well, how’s that for an absolutely juicy story line?

The Jets, in their first season under coach Todd Bowles,Customized Cincinnati Bengals Jersey are facing a win-and-in scenario against theBuffalo Bills and their former coach, who was fired after failing to lead New York to the postseason in each of the last four of his six seasons.

”In the words of the great Steve Smith,” linebackerCalvin Pace said, referring to Baltimore’s loquacious wide receiver, ”’Man,Men’s Nike Custom Made Cincinnati Bengals Elite Team Color Black NFL Football Jersey,it’s going to be a bloodbath.”’

The Jets (10-5) went from being outside the playoff picture to controlling their chances with a 26-20 overtime victory Sunday over the New England Patriots – helped in large part by Bill Belichick choosing to kick off rather than start the extra period on offense.

Ryan Fitzpatrick coolly marched the Jets down the field and won it with a 6-yard pass to Eric Decker.

Pittsburgh, which held a tiebreaker edge over New York, surprisingly lost to Baltimore and slipped behind the Jets in the playoff race. As a result of Denver’s 20-17 overtime win over Cincinnati on Monday night,Custom NFL Jersey New York can earn a berth with a win or if Pittsburgh loses to Cleveland next Sunday.

”I want it,” defensive lineman Sheldon Richardson said of reaching the postseason. ”I want it bad.”

He and the Jets get to prove how much next Sunday at Buffalo (7-8). The Bills had high hopes in Ryan’s first season, especially when he declared their playoff drought would end. Instead, they’ll miss out for the 16th straight year.

So, after spending six years doing everything he could to get the Jets into the postseason, Ryan will be out to keep them from getting in.

”It’s just the next game on the schedule,” cornerback Darrelle Revis said, Men’s Nike Personalized Cincinnati Bengals Elite Alternate Orange Football Jersey Shirt,downplaying the matchup.

Ryan is already 1-0 against his former team after a 22-17 victory over the Jets in a Thursday night game.Custom Bengals Jersey While Ryan was clearly excited by the win, he also predicted the teams’ next meeting would probably help decide who goes to the playoffs.

He was half-right.

On Monday, Ryan praised the Jets, not adding any extra fuel – but, it’s early in the week, of course.

”I think, first off, it’s about getting the win and we know we are facing a team that is red hot,” Ryan said in Buffalo. ”This team is a complete football team.”

After their loss to the Bills, the Jets fell to Houston 24-17 to drop to 5-5. A 4-1 start was washed away by inconsistency,Women’s Nike Cincinnati Bengals Customized Elite Away White NFL Football Jersey, lost opportunities and a search for answers.

”We had to come together,” Pace said, ”or the ship was gonna sink.”

They haven’t lost since.

”The past couple weeks have been playoff games,” Bowles said. ”There really is no pressure. They just play together and we have fun and we try to get better as a team. There’s no pressure on us. We know have to win. We’ve been having to win the past five weeks. ”

Fitzpatrick’s steady play during the winning streak has been MVP-like. He has thrown for 1,525 yards and 13 touchdowns with one interception. In three of the last four games, Fitzpatrick has driven the Jets to a win in the final 2 minutes of regulation or overtime.

”Fitz has been amazing for us,” Pace said.

So has Brandon Marshall, who set the franchise’s season record with 101 catches – and counting. Decker has, too, with 75 catches, including 11 TD grabs.

The defense has been terrific the past month, led by a front line that made things miserable for Tom Brady and the Patriots.

These are the things the Jets players expected back in September.

”There was still a ton of belief and I just think you know being in the league and having experience that a lot of us do have, you can recognize when you have a good team,” Fitzpatrick said. ”So, I think the belief’s always been there just Youth Nike Custom Made Cincinnati Bengals Elite Team Color Black NFL Football Jersey because we see the way that everybody works week in and week out and we see the talent level on this team.

”I think that the belief has been there from Day 1 and it hasn’t wavered.”

Left tackle D’Brickashaw Ferguson echoed that sentiment: ”I think we knew we had a special team even at the beginning of the season.”

Bowles let his team know Personalized Cincinnati Bengals Jersey what’s at stake in his postgame speech Sunday, telling the players: ”Win and we’re in.”

That’s about as far as the coach will go in terms of motivational tactics. Bowles feels none of that stuff is needed at this point with so much on the line.

”We’re going to treat it the same,” Bowles said of the approach for Sunday’s game. ”We understand what we’re going up against. We’ve got to continue to do the things we’ve been doing. We try to do anything else, then we won’t have a chance to win.”

Custom Bengals Jersey Old teammates Brown, Sanders reuniting as opponents

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The ”Young Money Crew” spent three years growing up together in a corner of the Pittsburgh Steelers locker room, a trio of wide receivers with talent and attitude to burn.

Too much, it turns out, to stick together.

Mike Wallace split for millions in Miami. Emmanuel Sanders traded Ben Roethlisberger for Peyton Manning. Antonio Brown is the only one remaining,
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Brown and Sanders will share a field for the first time in two years on Sunday when the Steelers (8-5) host the Broncos (10-3), a reunion that’s not exactly Women’s Nike Custom Carolina Panthers Elite Away White NFL Football Jersey leaving Brown wistful of what might have been if business hadn’t gotten in the way.

”We all had growth in that time, obviously in that time that’s where we were at,” Brown said. ”We’re at different times now.”

Then again, Brown can afford to not get caught up in what might have been.

Wallace is toiling in relative anonymity in Minnesota and Sanders is trying to develop a rapport withBrock Osweiler as Manning recuperates from a series of injuries.

Meanwhile, Brown is an All-Pro and the unquestioned leader of perhaps the best receiving group in football along with Markus Wheaton andMartavis Bryant.

While Brown – who’s second in the NFL in receptions (100) and yards receiving (1,397) – isn’t one for comparisons,Personalized NFL Football Jersey there are similarities between the group Brown grew up with and the one he now leads.

Bryant, like Wallace, is the field stretcher, although one that comes in a considerably bigger package at 6-foot-4. Wheaton, like Sanders, lacks Bryant’s quickness or Brown’s seemingly video-game inspired moves but is plenty capable of breaking out when defenses scramble to keep his teammates in check.

Wheaton’s 18.8 yards per reception rank third in the league and he had a career-best 201 yards against the Legion of Boom in a loss to the Seahawks last month.Youth Nike Custom Made New England Patriots Elite Navy Blue Team Color Jersey Sale.

”We have a competitive, positive group, young and exciting similar to what we had when Mike Wallace and Emmanuel were here,” Brown said.

The numbers are near mirror images of each other. During their peak years together in 2011 and 2012, Brown, Custom Panthers Jersey Wallace and Sanders caught a combined 26 touchdowns and averaged 14.35 yards per catch. Brown, Bryant and Wheaton have combined for 39 scores and 14.67 yards per grab since the start of the 2014 season.

”I see, me, Mike and AB (in them) and the Young Money Crew has taken over again and the whole world has taken notice,” Sanders said. ”Those guys have got speed over there.”

The kind of speed that made it impossible for the Steelers to keep the original crew together.

All that production early in their careers offered Sanders and Wallace the opportunity to sign more lucrative contracts elsewhere.Men’s Nike Custom Made Cincinnati Bengals Elite Team Color Black NFL Football Jersey. Wallace landed a $60 million deal from Miami in 2013, but has yet to approach the numbers he put up in Pittsburgh.

Sanders, meanwhile, blossomed when he arrived in Denver in 2014, setting personal bests in receptions, receiving yards and touchdowns and earning his first Pro Bowl nod. Of course, that tends to happens to guys who make a living catching passes from Manning.

”It’s hard to think about what could have been in Pittsburgh but I’m having so much success over here and so much fun over here,” Sanders said.

Sanders praised the Steelers for ”showing me how to be a pro” and is looking forward to seeing the Terrible Towels waving, but is wary of the reception he’ll receive.

”I hope I don’t get booed because it’s all love because I’ve got so much appreciation for that organization,” he said.

Here’s where things get tricky. Sanders created a stir shortly after he signed with Denver when he pointed out he never met a quarterback who prepared like Custom Patriots Jersey Manning. Some of the Steelers took it as a dig at Roethlisberger, even if Sanders insists that wasn’t the case.

”It was no shot at Ben, it was a shot at uplifting my quarterback now,” Sanders said.

Roethlisberger said he ”let it go” though he pointed out Sanders hasn’t made any attempt to contact Roethlisberger to hash it out either.

Not that Roethlisberger or the Steelers appear to care as they take a nine-game December winning streak into their home finale against the AFC West leaders.

Pittsburgh has the NFL’s second-ranked offense, one that appears to be gaining momentum as the playoffs approach and is the only team in the league who has had three different receivers top 150 yards in a game.

How much longer the current group sticks together is unclear. Brown and Bryant have two years left on their current deals. Wheaton has one. If the trio keeps producing at their current rate, finding a way to keep them all happy financially could become onerous. No wonder the Steelers are embracing the now.

”Guys make decisions for themselves,” Brown said. ”It’s a business first and guys are going to go where they think they should go to get opportunities.”Men’s Nike Custom Made Cincinnati Bengals Elite Team Color Black NFL Football Jersey.

NOTES: LB Bud Dupree (back), TE Heath Miller (rib), S Mike Mitchell (shoulder) and TE Matt Spaeth (knee) did not practice on Wednesday. CB Will Gay and LB James Harrison were given the day off.

Custom Redskins Jersey 3 Ways the Fed Rate Hike Will Impact Job Seekers

With the Federal Reserve likely to raise interest rates on Wednesday, many Americans are puzzled over what this move means for jobs, their personal finances, and the day-to-day workings of the labor market around them.

This confusion is understandable. It’s been a long time since the Fed raised interest rates. The last rate hike was way back in June 2006,Custom Redskins Jersey when social media giant Twitterwas still a twinkle in Jack Dorsey’s eye and Barack Obama was a little-known senator from Illinois.

For many young workers today,Custom Broncos Jersey interest rates have either been falling or have hovered near zero for their entire careers. If the Fed follows through with a widely anticipated rate increase on Wednesday, it will be the first wave of monetary policy tightening that many young Millennials have experienced.

How will a Fed interest rate rise affect the job market? As with most things in the macroeconomy, it’s complicated. Interest rates only indirectly affect the labor Men’s Nike Personalized Washington Redskins Elite Red Team Color Jersey for Sale market. And they do so with long time lags. Most research shows it takes 6 to 18 months for Fed policy changes to show up in the labor market.

Following the Money
Let’s look at the three main ways workers may be affected by a Fed rate hike on Wednesday:

Hiring May Slow: If a rate hike makes business loans more expensive or harder to come by, companies won’t expand as quickly, slowing the pace of hiring.

Drain on Your Wallet: If an interest rate rise makes mortgages and credit card debt more expensive, workers will feel the pain directly in their personal finances, which could mean a cutback on consumer spending.

Stronger Dollar Means Pricier Exports (And a Drain on Exporting Jobs):Anyone working in business that rely on overseas customers–like Personalized Redskins Jersey manufacturing or tourism–may face hard times if a rate hike strengthens the dollar and makes American products more expensive to foreign buyers.

Let’s take a closer look at each of these channels.

Investment and Jobs
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When the Fed raises its benchmark “federal funds” rate, these new business loans get more expensive for companies–and again, particularly for small and medium sized companies. In turn, the interest payments on existing loans get more burdensome, cutting into companies’ cash flow.Youth Nike Custom Made Washiongton Redskins Elite Away White NFL Football Jersey Cheap, That puts a damper on business borrowing, slowing down investment in capital, and possibly translating into fewer job openings for workers in coming months.

For some job seekers, this drop in business investment is particularly bad news. Workers at companies that produce investment goods like airplanes, machinery and semi trucks–such as Boeing, Caterpillar or Peterbilt–may face extra job risk as their livelihoods are directly tied to changes in business investment.

A less obvious impact of slower business investment is on wages. Investment in capital by companies is the main long-term driver of worker productivity and wages. Machines, software and buildings allow workers to produce more per hour on the job,Personalized Washington Redskins Jersey enabling them to bargain for higher pay. If Fed tightening slows business investment, slower wage growth may be an unintended long-term side effect.

Pocketbook Drain
A second way Fed rate hike affects workers is through personal finances. Just as a rate rise makes business loans more expensive, consumers’ personal loans get more expensive as well. This has the potential to slow consumer spending, which today makes up about 68 percent of the economy, pulling the overall economy into a slowdown in response.

Mortgages are the biggest consumer loan facing most Americans. Most mortgages today are fixed-rate and won’t be affected by a Fed rate hike. But new borrowers will face higher rates and heavier mortgage payments, putting a drag on personal finances.

Consumer credit card debt will also get pricier if the Fed raises rates on Wednesday. Most credit card annual percentage rates (APRs) move in lockstep with Fed interest rates. Although the Fed typically moves in tiny 0.25 percent increments, credit card spending is surprisingly responsive to interest rates. Research shows a 1 percent rise in APRs cuts consumer debt spending by 1.3 percent–a potentially significant jolt to consumer spending.

Export Blues
The final way a Fed rate hike will affect workers is through currency markets. As the Fed raises rates, the U.S. becomes a more attractive place for investors around the world–particularly in Europe where many interest rates are negative. As the dollar strengthens, U.S. products and services become more expensive to foreign buyers. That hurts anyone working at companies that export. And American companies today export a lot more than physical goods, which means manufacturing workers won’t be the only ones affected. Workers who export services like consulting and tourism would be affected as well.

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One back-of-the-envelope estimate by economist Menzie Chinn suggests a 0.25 percent rate rise could boost the value of the dollar about 3 percent. That amounts to a 3 percent price hike facing overseas customers of American goods–not huge, but certainly noticeable.

In the past, slowing exports mostly affected manufacturing and goods-producing companies. But today, high-skilled services like consulting and finance make up one-third of U.S. exports. If a Fed rate hike boosts the already strong U.S. dollar, sluggish sales and job growth could be around the corner for a large number of companies selling goods and services around the globe.

Into the Unknown
Despite volumes of research in macroeconomics, the exact links between Fed policy and the labor market are still not well understood. In theory, economists know how a change in interest rates should affect jobs and wages. But in practice, the empirical evidence is surprisingly mixed, due partly to poor macroeconomic data. In many ways, as the Fed begins “liftoff” on interest rates we’re stepping into the unknown–something economists will be watching closely in coming months.

Custom Atlanta Falcons Youth Jersey Position Yourself for Success Heading Into a New Job

As you start to position yourself for success heading into a new job, remember that leadership is personal. Your message is the key that unlocks personal connections. The greater the congruence between your own preferences across behaviors, relationships, attitudes,Custom Atlanta Falcons Youth Jersey values, environment and the new culture you enter or create, the stronger those connections will be. This is why the best messages aren’t crafted — they emerge. This is why great leaders live their messages, not because they can, but because they must. “Here I stand, I can do no other.” (1)

Knowing your strengths and motivations will help you better create career options that are a true fit for your skills, will allow you to better position yourself in interviews (sell before you buy), and will help you thoroughly assess and effectively mitigate risks.

Culture First

In many respects, leadership is an exercise in building culture.Men’s Nike Atlanta Falcons Custom Made Elite Alternate All Black Football Jersey Shirt.However you define it, culture is the glue that holds organizations together. It may be the only truly sustainable competitive advantage for any organization. Culture is impacted by pivotal events like a new leader joining an organization or an acquisition being integrated, presenting opportunities to transform the business, enhance competitiveness and deliver better results. Culture change is about bridging the gap between the current state and the desired state — that which is needed to achieve the organization’s mission and goals.

The greater the cultural differences, the more difficult the adaptation or change will be. Take control by understanding the most important cultural differences and then building a plan to bridge those gaps over time.

Some define culture simply as “The way we do things around here.” Others conduct complex analyses to define it more scientifically. Instead,Personalized Atlanta Falcons Jersey blend both schools of thought into an implementable approach that defines culture as an organization’s behaviors, relationships, attitudes, values and environment (BRAVE). The BRAVE framework is relatively easy to apply, yet offers a robust way to identify, engage and change a culture. It makes culture real, tangible, identifiable, easy to talk about, and provides a starting point for change. It’s helpful to tackle the BRAVE components from the outside in as shown below:

BRAVE Framework
Environment -Where to play? (Context)
Values – What matters and why? (Purpose)
Attitudes – How to win? (Choices)
Relationships – How to connect? (Communication)
Behaviors – What impact? (Implementation)

John Lawler, one of the co-authors of The New Leaders 100-Day Action Plan puts it this way:

The key is matching the culture with the organization’s mission and set of circumstances. For example, a culture that embraces speed, innovation and “rapid failure” fits well with an organization doing business in a highly-competitive, fast-changing market; whereas, cultural elements that reinforce safety and compliance are critical in health care environments.

Sell Before You Buy

Once you’ve understood your own cultural preferences, get the offer. (You can’t turn down a job you haven’t been offered)! Most important, get clear on your answers to the only three true job interview questions — Can you do the job (strengths)? Do you want the job (motivation)? Can I work with you (fit)?

Assessing and Managing Risk

Next, do a real due diligence to assess the degree of risk across the seven deadly landmines, being prepared to walk away in the face of an unmanageable situation. Then,Men’s Nike Atlanta Falcons Personalized Elite Team Color Red NFL Football Jersey, manage the risk – especially the cultural fit risk, through planning and getting the help you need. (Request a free onboarding risk calculator.)


  • Culture first – Understand your own cultural preferences and strengths in the context of potential job opportunities.

Sell before you buy – You cannot turn down an offer you have not received. Get the offer by positioning your strengths,Customized Cardinals Jersey motivation and fit in the context of the organization’s needs.

Assess and manage risk – Perform due diligence before accepting, understanding the level of risk you face across the seven deadly land mines (organization, role, personal, relationship, learning, delivery, adjustment) and manage that risk Women’s Nike Customized Atlanta Falcons Elite Away White NFL Football Uniform appropriately with the help you need.

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Note this is the first of eight articles highlighting key points from each of the eight chapters of the upcoming 4th edition of The New Leader’s 100-Day Action Plan.

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SolarCity CEO Lyndon Rive wants to put a tax on carbon — but he says it shouldn’t cost the taxpayer an extra cent.

He said any strong deal out of the COP21 climate talks concluding in Paris this week must require companies to pay for the right to produce carbon emissions, which alter the climate by warming the planet.

“Right now, we are incentivizing the world to pollute,”Customized Cardinals Jersey the solar panel company boss, who is meeting with officials and potential business partners in Paris this week, told The Huffington Post by phone. “If you pay people to pollute, they’ll pollute. We are paying people to pollute now.”

But taxpayers should not shoulder the added burden.

“It’s not an increase in taxes, you just need to move dollars around,” said Rive, the cousin of entrepreneur and SolarCity Chairman Elon Musk.
Men’s Nike Personalized Arizona Cardinals Elite Red Team Color Jersey Cheap. “If you’re in a country with a sales tax of 14 percent, for example, you reduce that down to 13 percent and raise the carbon tax by that 1 percent.”

In the parlance of wonks, such policies are called revenue-neutral carbon taxes. They work. Fiscal conservatives like them because they lower other taxes. Personalized Arizona Cardinals Jersey Environmentalists like them because they reduce carbon emissions.

In 2008, British Columbia imposed a carbon tax and lowered income taxes. By 2011, greenhouse gas emissions in the Canadian province fell 10 percent. That compares to just 1.1 percent for the rest of the country. Meanwhile, the province’s economy kept pace with national growth. About 64 percent of British Columbia residents support the tax.

Fossil fuel producers and investors are, for obvious reasons, the chief critics of such a tax.

Right now, the world spends about $5.3 trillion on tax subsidies for energy projects that overwhelmingly use fossil fuels, according to a study published in July by the International Monetary Fund. Eliminating such subsidies could reduce deaths related to fossil fuel emissions by over 50 percent,Youth Nike Customized Arizona Cardinals Elite Alternate Black Jersey Sale, the study found. It would also boost budgetary bottom lines. The United States alone would gain $2.9 trillion in revenue.

“This offers huge potential for reducing other taxes,” the organization noted in July.

All that money could fund even more generous subsidies for renewable energy, or at least keep current policies in place.

A federal investment tax credit for installing solar panels is due to expire at the end of next year. The policy provides a 30 percent tax credit for solar systems installed on residential and commercial buildings.Customized Arizona Cardinals Youth Jersey If Congress fails to renew the nine-year-old legislation, credit will fall to 10 percent for commercial installations and next to nothing for residents.

Such a move could cost the U.S. solar industry 100,000 jobs and reduce solar capacity by nearly 8 gigawatts from 2016 to 2017, according to a Bloomberg New Energy Finance analysis completed in September. To put that into perspective, solar capacity hit 22.7 gigawatts in the U.S. earlier this year.

Right now, SolarCity’s panels can produce energy for about $2.50 per watt. Its new panels, which went into production in October, could eventually reduce that to 55 cents per watt.Women’s Arizona Cardinals Nike Custom Made Elite Red Team Color Jersey Cheap. But the analysts at Bloomberg’s energy division still estimate it will take about a decade for photovoltaics to rival fossil fuels on price.

“The last thing we want to do, as humanity, is slow things down when we’ve got to increase adoption,” Rive said. “The idea that we would curtail it is mad.”

Money spent on energy subsidies could also be diverted into renewable energy projects.

It’s simply a better investment, both morally and financially. Emissions from burning oil have ravaged the climate by making the planet hotter. Oil revenue fills the coffers of oppressive, violent rulers, such as the monarchy in Saudi Arabia or theterrorist group claiming to have established an Islamic state on land it controls in Syria and Iraq.

Oil is a finite resource with wild price fluctuations based on supply or demand. Plummeting prices over the past year have put a major strain on oil giants. Citing cost concerns,Men’s Nike Arizona Cardinals Customized Elite Away White Jersey Sale, Royal Dutch Shell canceled its Arctic exploration earlier this year. Solar producers don’t have that problem.

“It has no volatility, the sun will always come up,” Rive said. “You don’t have to go to crazy places to get oil. You don’t have to create wealth for crazy individuals who want to kill people. It solves so many problems.”