Saturday, February 27, 2021

House passes $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill with $15 minimum wage increase

The bill includes a $15 minimum wage increase, an extension of unemployment insurance, survival checks, and $20 billion for a national vaccination program.

Biden’s reckless Syria bombing is not the diplomacy he promised

This is not what he promised in his campaign and it is not what the American people voted for.

‘It should be easier to raise minimum wage than to drop bombs on Syria’:...

"We need to work to extricate from the Middle East, not escalate."

Ensuring the minimum wage keeps up with economic growth would be the best way...

While its chances in the Senate appear slim, the proposal has brought national attention to the minimum wage, which has been stuck at $7.25 since 2009.

Senate parliamentarian says minimum wage increase cannot be in relief bill, Progressives urge VP...

“This is not a difficult decision. Use your power. Keep $15 in.”

The disaster of Andrew Cuomo and New York’s pandemic response

If the failures of this pandemic have taught us anything, it’s that when we finally come out of it we need a new normal.

Republican hypocrisy is no reason to support Neera Tanden

That kind of silence, whether from the U.S. Senate or from big-budget progressive groups, could dangerously help the Biden administration to do its worst instead of its potential best.

‘Outrageous’: Sanders rips Netanyahu for sending Covid vaccines to foreign allies as Palestinians denied...

The U.S. senator from Vermont denounced Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for sending spare vaccines overseas “while so many Palestinians in the occupied territories are still waiting.”
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“Not ready to give up”: Democrats push senate to keep popular $15 minimum wage...

“The current minimum wage, federally, is $7.25. Now, you can’t live on that.”

Why America needs new infrastructure to survive

Without a bold rebuilding campaign, Americans will continue to risk their well-being and livelihoods as the nation collapses around them.