Monday, February 26, 2024

Tag: Biden

The game-changing promise of an OTC birth control pill

The U.S. appears likely to legalize over-the-counter contraception—a critical step in increasing women’s bodily autonomy and economic independence.

How leaders in the Department of Labor are fighting for workers’...

“We have an opportunity right now to buy American and build America like never before.”

Why student debt cancellation is reasonable, not radical

The right has narrowed the parameters of discussion on student debt forgiveness, and President Biden is not fighting back aggressively enough. We should, in fact, center the idea of fairness in this debate.

Asking the oppressed to be nonviolent is an impossible standard that...

"Only after the threat of black violence emerged did civil rights legislation move to the forefront of the national agenda."

A realistic ‘energy transition’ is to get better at using less...

Being an early adopter of solar technology has given me personal insight into some of the practical limitations and difficulties of the energy transition.

Why Raphael Warnock’s reelection could tip the balance for America’s economic...

“He’s there to work. He’s not there to make the backdoor deals. I wish we could have more senators like that.”

Democrats didn’t win—they simply held the line 

Yes, it was a relief that increasingly fascist Republicans didn’t sweep the midterms. But our democratic standards cannot fall so low as to accept a split Congress.

What the failure of Liz Truss’s economic agenda in the UK...

Britain’s rejection of Liz Truss’s trickle-down economics ought to serve as a warning to the United States, where midterm elections are about to commence.

Voting systems: how they work, vulnerabilities, and mitigation

Today’s voting systems have strengths and weaknesses. The new report “Voting Systems: How They Work, Vulnerabilities, and Mitigation” was created to explain how these systems work and to discuss vulnerabilities at key junctures that have been exploited by partisans seeking to sow chaos and doubt about the results.

In refusing to prioritize drivers’ safety, UPS risks major strike

As UPS drivers around the country struggle to do their jobs in triple-digit temperatures—literally baking inside non-air-conditioned trucks—their wealthy employer refuses to take action.

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Does America have the balls – or means – to buy out malignant swamp...

On John Oliver’s satiric bribe* to the Supreme Court’s king of corruption.

UNRWA faces collapse: Israeli actions and funding cuts threaten agency’s future

Facing unprecedented challenges, UNRWA pleads for international support as Israel's relentless attacks and defunding threats push the agency to the brink.

Diet’s hidden dangers: Unveiling PFAS in everyday foods

A groundbreaking study reveals how processed meats, teas, and restaurant meals could be stealthily elevating PFAS levels in our bodies, shedding light on the unseen chemical consequences of our dietary choices.

NRA and Wayne LaPierre found guilty in corruption case: A blow to gun rights...

A Manhattan jury delivers a seismic verdict, finding Wayne LaPierre and the NRA guilty of corruption, shaking the foundations of America's gun rights stronghold.

Biden administration’s strict anti-migrant policies spark outcry

"Within a badly broken immigration system, the humanitarian assistance provided by Annunciation House is one of the few things that works well. We in El Paso stand with the faith leaders and volunteers who lead this work and make us proud to call this border community our home."