Tag: Congress

woke politics

Republicans Launch a War on ‘Woke’ Politics in Hopes of Big Legislative Wins in 2022

In 2020, former President Barack Obama warned that the phrase “Defund the Police” could become a dangerous rallying cry for the conservative right. But now, Republicans have apparently taken that warning one step further, declaring war on all things “woke.” Allan Smith and Sahil Kapur of NBC News wrote that…

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Most Congressional Interns are White, New Study Reveals

In news that won’t come as a surprise to many, a new study from a D.C.-based advocacy organization, Pay Our Interns has found that most young adults interning in congressional offices are white. In a review of more than 8,500 pages of payroll data tracking interns who had paid positions…

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Progressives Push Biden to Forgive $50,000 of Federal Student Loan Debt

Progressive Democrats announced a resolution Thursday, Feb. 4 demanding Biden use executive action to cancel $50,000 worth of student loan debt for each borrower. Biden is not expected to pass the measure because his campaign only promised up to $10,000 in congressionally passed debt forgiveness. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer,…

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Is a $15 Per Hour Federal Minimum Wage on the Horizon?

The national minimum wage has sat at $7.25 per hour since 2009. Someone who works a full-time minimum wage job makes just over $15,000 a year. With the average rate for apartment rental in the U.S. costing close to $1,500 a month, there’s no way to survive on that salary…

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House Passes Landmark Bill to Decriminalize Marijuana

The U.S. House of Representatives voted on Friday, Dec. 4, in favor of a bill that would decriminalize marijuana and expunge convictions for nonviolent marijuana-related charges at the federal level. This move comes amidst growing public acceptance of marijuana’s health benefits and its usage, as well as a growing sentiment…

Student distressed

25 Percent of American Students Lack Resources for Remote Learning; Is the Death Penalty Inherently Racist?; and More

Digital divide for rural students and students of color continues to worsen. A staggering 25% of all school-aged children in the U.S. live in households without reliable Wi-Fi and consistent broadband internet service or access to web-enabled devices such as a computer or tablet, according to data from the National…