O’Rourke Gaining Ground On Cruz, Per End Citizens United Poll

A competitive Senate race has broken out in deep-red Texas. According to the latest poll by End Citizens United, Democratic Party challenger Beto O’Rourke has pulled within 8 percentage points of incumbent Ted Cruz at 45 to 37%, down from 18 points at the beginning of the year. The shockingly tight race has from several factors.

Ted Cruz’s approval rating is dropping. Currently, he sits at 49% unfavorable and 38% favorable among his constituents. Cruz came to the national spotlight as the leader of the Tea Party movement. The movement has since received backlash for taking donations from large political organizations like PACs. Cruz showed he puts personal interest over his constituents by forcing the government shutdown

Beto O’Rourke has run a no-frills door to door campaign that’s turned him into a quasi-folk hero. He’s campaigned in all 254 counties in Texas. In support of his constituents, he’s refused all donations from PACs and will only accept money from common citizens. His grassroots approach represents the campaign values supported by End Citizens United, who want to take the power from the corporations and return it to the actual people of the United States.

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O’Rourke has also received support for his pro-environmental message, with the League of Conservation Voters Action Fund endorsing him.

In addition, he’s focused on ensuring all Texans receive health care coverage, including those enduring bankruptcy. He also supports immigration reform and welcomes all to the USA. He wants to reunite the families that have been separated at the border.

The hard question remains; can Beto O’Rourke’s grassroots campaign compete with Ted Cruz’s PAC-funded machine?

O’Rourke has brought in a flood of small donations, raising 2.4 million dollars to Cruz’s 1.9 million. End Citizens United reports that averaging 14$ a donation, it has raised 25 million for candidates across the country.

O’Rourke still has an uphill battle. Polls show 61% of Texans don’t know enough about him to form an opinion. However, this is rapidly changing. A new University of Texas poll shows deficit at 5%. End Citizens United continues its support as he campaigns across Texas.

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Robert Ivy Receives Noel Polk Award

A great Noel Polk Lifetime Achievement award has gone to the architect world for the first time. This honor goes to non-other than Robert Ivy. Robert has joined the likes of late Walter Anderson, Eudora Welty, Morgan Freeman and Shelby Foote who are just a small list of Mississippians ever to win the award. He is a worldwide author and commentator on architecture.

The Award goes to a Mississippi-connected artist who has exceptional skills in acting and performing or has the stud out in supporting the art. It is indeed a great achievement for Robert Ivy and the entire American Institute of Architects. He has received the honor owing to his effort in making architecture more accessible to the general public. He has done it more than other Mississippians.

Before joining American Institute of Architects (AIA), Robert Ivy was Editor-in-Chief of McGraw-Hill’s Architectural Record. His leadership made Architectural Record a highly disseminated architectural journal all over the world. He was awarded the National Magazine Award for excellence. Robert also led the company in its expansion to China and the Middle East where he launched a Mandarin Version of Architect.

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Ivy has grown the AIA into a global institute. In the history of the Institution, it has never recorded such high membership level since its establishment. AIA is now operating all over the world.

Before his journey to architect world, Robert Ivy served as an officer in the US Navy. He attended Sewanee University where he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in English (Arts). He joined Tulane University later to pursue his passion where he graduated with a master degree in architecture.

To date, Robert Ivy is the Chief Executive Officer of AIA. He has encouraged his fellow architects to focus not only on building, design, and construction but also concentrate on embracing software engineering technology. In AIA, he has impacted the institution to focus on promoting public health. According to him, the society will regulate diabetes and heart diseases when new buildings, which encourage exercises, for example, eliminating the need for lift when the distance upstairs is small. In fact, he advocates on new designs, which will not only maintain the hearth of the society but improve it at the same time.

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Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff: A Novel That Will Change Your Perspective

Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff is the debut novel by actor, writer and director Sean Penn. The Hollywood famous actor decided to try out a new medium with his novel. He is a very respected writer having written some of the top screenplays ever written. He enjoyed having full control over Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff. He used this novel to be a voice of his personal perspective but also to be a voice for what is occurring in society.

 

Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff is set in a grim, dystopian universe. The main character is Bob Honey. Bob Honey is a divorced man who works a lot of different jobs. Mainly he works for the government murdering people. He desires to be a sociable, friendly person. But being antisocial comes along with his profession and he scuffles between two different personalities he has to play.

 

Bob Honey in someway has a twin. The make believe character shares a lot in common with his creator. Through the character, Sean Penn’s perspective is voiced. It is fair to say they are one in the same trying to figure out the world as it changes so rapidly.

 

The novel discusses many different issues. Russian hacking, presidential elections, Yemen, civil wars and the #MeToo Movement are just a small handful of the many serious topics the novel touches. Throughout the novel, Bob Honey is weaving through different scenes that capture these events aiming to understand the world around him.

Sean Penn has delivered a tale with great usage of the English language. The text on the page of this novel is deep and rich with meaning. The author uses a good amount of figurative language. He creates his massive vocabulary to expose issue of gender inequality and politics. His language is thought provoking, somewhat challenging to define, but mostly a clear indication of his understanding of the English language and how Bob Honey sees the world around him.

 

Sean Penn’s Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff is a novel that cannot be forgotten easily. This is because the chapters are full of real life scenarios that cause readers to ponder about how the fiction novel does have some very actual facts. Will a sequel follow? Perhaps, a sequel will but if not, Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff completely delivers a good read with an even deeper meaning and truth.

Jason Hope At A Glance

Hailing from Scottsdale Arizona in United States, Jason Hope is a futuristic entrepreneur, investor, and philanthropist. His entrepreneurial skills are primarily based on mobile technology hence his first company being mobile communication company. Here, Jason predicts that as a result of the wireless internet connection in mobile devices, humans will sooner rather than later be operating using the command of smartphones. Particularly, Jason argues that in the airline industry, man will enjoy convenient customer services like easy check in’s and personalized travels through the touch of phone websites like beacons. Attributing to his passion and brilliance for entrepreneurship is his bachelor’s degree in finance which he acquired at Arizona State University. Along with his bachelor’s degree in finance, Jason further attained an MBA from college’s W.P Carey School of Business.

The philanthropic nature of Jason Hope is well depicted through his donations and teachings in hospitals and various charitable organizations. Consider the case of aging which affects everyone regardless of class, race, and gender. Jason in recognition of this problem is utilizing his technological skills to implement a technologically based service which ensures people age slowly hence live longer. Since accessing these services may be more or less expensive to some individuals, Jason wholeheartedly donates some funds to help all patients access the service. In 2010 for instance, he made his first donation of $500,000 at SENS Foundation (a medical research foundation rooted in Mountain View, California that used biotechnology to discover new therapeutic approaches of handling ailments). Recently at an event titled Breakthrough Philanthropy, Jason Hope announced a similar contribution he made at San Francisco Palace.

Besides his philanthropic and entrepreneurial skills, Jason Hope demonstrates great thirst and involvements in politics. Perhaps this is because it is challenging for a business to thrive in a politically unstable environment. In as much as Jason efforts are drawn out of self-passion, he is doing all he can to secure the future of the next generation. In an attempt of securing tomorrow’s business world, Jason is today seen mentoring high school students in Scottsdale on matters pertaining to business and technology. Moreover, Jason also develops grant programs aimed at helping young as well as highly skilled entrepreneurs. Undoubtedly, Jason Hope is a global icon worth applauding. Prominent people should grasp a thing or two from him to make the world a better place for their children.

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The Success of the OSI Industries with Sheldon Lavin

The success of the OSI Industries could not have happened without the input of their Chief Executive Officer; Sheldon Lavin. Lavin has always given everything he does his best. He is a risk taker, and that is how he has been able to get the OSI industries where it is today. Sheldon dream was to have a chain of firms distributing food products. He knew the first step of doing this was becoming a financial consultant. He says that he knew many firms would need financial support to expand. He knew this is something that he could offer.

During his time, as a financial consultant, he met the Otto& Sons. After listening to their plan, he believed in their idea and signed their deal. After their father retired, the sons asked Lavin to become a partner at the company, which he did. Later, the business was doing great, and Lavin decided to join the business on a full-time basis.

Today, the OSI Industries is operating at a global level. They have numerous locations in different states. They are having great success in the China market. The OSI Industries has been in the China market for more than twenty years. This has given them the chance to understand the preferences of their customers. They have also been able to gain the trust of their customers as well which is paramount.

Sheldon Lavin says that he became profitable in less than a year in the industry. This is a huge deal because we know of companies who take years before they gain any profits. Lavin says that his secret was investing in large scale, which helps in reducing the economies of scale.

Despite the great achievements of Sheldon Lavin, he says that at some point in his career, he was scared and unsure of his skills. He says that the tasks he had, seemed overwhelming. He encourages other startups saying that it is normal to be afraid when you are doing something for the first time. Sheldon Lavin says that his breakthrough was with the Otto & Sons. It is the success with this company that gave him the courage to keep going.

Final Verdict

Everyone is afraid when they need to believe in their ideas and trust them to change their lives. Everything that is wonderful is scary. Sheldon Lavin conquered all odds and followed his dreams, and is now enjoying the fruits of his labor.