National

02 Feb 2021

Secretary Mayor Pete Makes History, But Can He Do the Job?

Like him or hate him, there’s no denying that Pete Buttigieg has shaken the norms in the political sphere. His path from reelection as an openly gay mayor in the midwest to his historic cabinet confirmation has served as a feel-good story we didn’t know we needed. But we’ll need

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29 Jan 2021

When Anarchist Punks Become Nazis

Racist punks are supposed to look a certain way. They wear boots and braces. They shave their heads. They live in other cities. In other scenes. In other decades. Except sometimes they don’t. Sometimes they’re in your band. In the aftermath of the capitol insurrection, concerned citizens have started identifying

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26 Jan 2021

Madam Secretary: Who Is Janet Yellen and Can She Save Us From Economic Demise?

Janet Yellen was sworn in Tuesday as the 78th U.S. Secretary of the Treasury. In the hallway of portraits depicting every person who’s held that title, beginning with Alexander Hamilton, Yellen’s will stand out as the first woman on that esteemed wall. The 74-year-old Brooklyn-born economic phenom is no stranger

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26 Jan 2021

Trump Pardons Were Mixed Bag of Accidental Good, Intentional Bad and Absolute Absurdity

By Ian Firstenberg During his term, former President Donald Trump pardoned 89 people and commuted 117 sentences. The volume and late-stage flurry is thoroughly average compared to past presidents. Some of Trump’s pardons are distinctly more political, like the four Blackwater guards convicted for murdering Iraqi citizens, while some are

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19 Jan 2021

Biden and Harris Honor Lives Lost to COVID-19

Good leaders know that solidarity is the core of a nation’s strength. When the people suffer loss, those in power should suffer alongside them. It’s that show of compassion and humanity that builds bridges and trust. Hours before Joe Biden and Kamala Harris were set to be sworn in, the

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19 Jan 2021

Pompeo Goes Full White Supremacist in Last Day On the Job

The man who has served as the president’s chief foreign policy advisor for just shy of three years, who has negotiated with foreign powers on behalf of the nation, said publicly Tuesday that multiculturalism is “not who America is.” With a little more than one day left on the job,

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05 Jan 2021

Georgia Makes History: Warnock Holds Solid Lead, Ossoff in Striking Distance

In races to determine no less than the future of the country, Georgia Senate candidates were neck-in-neck from the moment polls closed and through much of the night.  But as the minutes ticked by and Dekalb County reported in, the two Democrats inched closer to victory. By 9:20 p.m. Tuesday,

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05 Jan 2021

No Charges in Jacob Blake’s Shooting on Same Day Rittenhouse Pleads Not Guilty

“No Kenosha law enforcement officer in this case will be charged with any criminal offense.” After a fiery summer in an unprecedented movement for civil rights, those words will be remembered as a deep cut. Kenosha County District Attorney Michael Graveley announced Tuesday that the officer who shot Jacob Blake

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