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The year that Congress just gave people money

The year that Congress just gave people money

The Biden administration and its allies in Congress are pushing for a new round of $1,400 checks to all but the richest Americans. If you’ve been following the ins and outs of Covid-19 relief politics in recent weeks, this isn’t surprising news. But consider what a dramatic transformation of American politics this represents. The first…
People Are Demanding Marjorie Taylor Greene Be Removed From Congress. Can It Happen?

People Are Demanding Marjorie Taylor Greene Be Removed From Congress. Can It Happen?

Likewise, Georgia Sen. Raphael Warnock said Greene’s rhetoric and behavior are “dangerous and unacceptable,” and added that she is fanning the “flames of division and we’ve just seen how deadly those flames can be.” Warnock referred to the January 6 attack on the Capitol, of which Greene has been accused of inciting after she objected…
How people in the UK, Germany, and France feel about Joe Biden

How people in the UK, Germany, and France feel about Joe Biden

The majority of people in the United Kingdom, France, and Germany have favorable opinions of President-elect Joe Biden and expect US foreign policy will improve under his administration — a sign of good news for Biden’s plans to rebuild America’s alliances and reestablish trust in America around the world. According to Pew Research Center survey…
Here’s What We Know About The People Who Died During The Capitol Riot

Here’s What We Know About The People Who Died During The Capitol Riot

One of the people who was shot and killed was an Army Veteran from California, Ashli Babbitt. A day earlier, Babbitt had tweeted, “Nothing will stop us....they can try and try and try but the storm is here and it is descending upon DC in less than 24 hours....dark to light!” In addition to Babbitt,…
Why People Are Worried About Mike Pence Rejecting The Electoral Votes

Why People Are Worried About Mike Pence Rejecting The Electoral Votes

Leading up to Congress’s meeting, Senator Ted Cruz and nearly a dozen other Republican senators or senators-elect have issued a challenge and have sought to delay if not completely reverse the election result. After numerous lawsuits, investigations into voter fraud, and recounts, Biden is still (and again and again) the 46th President of the United…
How we can encourage people to wear masks — for others’ sake

How we can encourage people to wear masks — for others’ sake

Governors, mayors, and public health officials are sounding the alarm about rising levels of Covid-19 across every part of the country. The disease is surging, the death toll is soaring, and it’s clear that some states need more restrictive measures to control the spread. What continues to frustrate so many leaders is that nine months…
Two People Had Severe Allergic Reactions To The COVID Vaccine — Here’s What That Really Means

Two People Had Severe Allergic Reactions To The COVID Vaccine — Here’s What That...

But this isn't of too much concern, according to professionals. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration released documents on Tuesday saying that the Pfizer/BioNTech trial data had indicated a slightly increased potential for an allergic reaction in those who received the vaccine compared to those who were injected with a placebo. However, the chances are…
Gifts For People Who Miss Traveling So, So Much

Gifts For People Who Miss Traveling So, So Much

In 2019, we saw a record number of international travelers, and we were on pace to beat that record in 2020 — until, of course, COVID-19 put a screeching halt to it all. If you haven't gone anywhere new for all of 2020 (or longer), you might miss the joy and adventure of travel so…
When ordinary people go viral, where’s the line between comedy and cruelty?

When ordinary people go viral, where’s the line between comedy and cruelty?

Louisa Melcher had just graduated with a theater degree from Columbia University when she wrote the song that would get her mercilessly roasted on the internet. It wasn’t because of the lyrics — “New York Summer” tells a thoughtful story of a young romance that’s doomed once September rolls around — and it wasn’t exactly…
Why Are Some People So Upset About Canceling Student Debt?

Why Are Some People So Upset About Canceling Student Debt?

Something those people should keep in mind, though, is that their experience of massive student loan debt is not one shared by every generation of students. From 1988 to 2018, the cost of college increased by 213%. Wages, unsurprisingly, did not increase by 213% in that period — in fact, they’ve pretty much remained stagnant…

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