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In one of the first major policy fights of the Biden administration, the push to increase the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour has effectively been killed. To increase the minimum wage, Democrats would need a supermajority of senators to vote for the bill. Because the Senate is split 50–50 between Democrats and Republicans, with Vice President Harris’ vote giving the Democrats a narrow majority, nine Republicans would also have to vote for the bill for it to pass. Without a supermajority, Republicans can simply filibuster the bill to death.

In an attempt to subvert the filibuster, Democrats sought…


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Ever since the election was called for President-elect Biden, the Trump Administration has spent all of their time and energy denying reality. From frivolous lawsuits to bogus claims of “voter fraud,” it seems like Trump and his sycophants will do anything to avoid admitting the simple fact that they lost. No matter how many lawsuits they file or how much money they grift from their gullible supporters to line their own pockets, none of this will change the fact that Trump’s catastrophic presidency is coming to an end. …


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It’s the day we all dreaded, but subconsciously knew was inevitable: Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has died at the age of 87. Our feminist hero. The notorious RBG of the Supreme Court. The seemingly unbreakable superwoman, who turned out to be mortal, is no longer here. It’s a devastating, incalculable loss. And the worst part? America won’t even get to properly mourn her before we’re thrown into the next political quagmire.

Senate Majority Leader, Mitch McConnell, didn’t even wait two hours after the announcement of Justice Ginsburg’s death before declaring that the Senate would confirm President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee…


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Last Wednesday, Senator Elizabeth Warren gave a speech for the Democratic National Convention. Warren’s five-minute speech, which was filmed from the Early Childhood and Education Center in Springfield, Massachusetts, began with her discussing the difficulties families are experiencing without childcare: “Childcare was already hard to find before the pandemic and now parents are stuck. No idea when schools can safely reopen and even fewer childcare options.” Warren went on to talk about Biden’s policy proposals for childcare and her dream to be a teacher since childhood. At first glance, this was a rousing and compelling political speech. Warren doing what…


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The coronavirus pandemic shows no signs of ending in the United States, but America, worry not, for your president has found the real problem plaguing this country: TikTok. Forget the pandemic that’s infected over 5 million Americans and killed upwards of 165,000, we must act immediately to rid this nation of a social media app mostly used by teenagers to record videos of themselves dancing. It’s a security threat, apparently? Hold on, that’s not right. Back in June, teenagers used the app to trick Trump into thinking thousands of people wanted to attend his moronic campaign rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma…


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The President has spent the past week repeatedly and falsely claiming, “US deaths from [COVID-19] are ‘lower’ than anywhere in the world.” The contrary evidence is all around us: the United States, a country that only contains 4% of the world’s population, is responsible for 22% of all COVID-19 deaths. According to Johns Hopkins University, there have been over 5 million confirmed COVID-19 cases in the United States. As schools (recklessly) begin to reopen, these numbers will continue to increase. It is obvious that the United States is not containing the spread of COVID-19 whatsoever; it’s been let loose throughout…


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The coronavirus pandemic rages on in the United States, while Americans find ourselves in the midst of a truly bizarre debate on whether or not to open schools. As the daughter of two veteran public school teachers, this is an incredibly outrageous question with an obvious answer: absolutely not.

The United States has higher rates of COVID-19 infections now than we did when schools first started to shutter their doors in March. Teachers, children, and school custodial staff have already died from COVID-19. Even when children were thought to be carriers of the virus, as opposed to being actively harmed…

Brianna Steele

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