Category: Politics


Kate Padgett Walsh, Iowa State University [Admin: Good Read – Fair and Balanced] President-elect Joe Biden promised to forgive at least some student debt during his campaign, and he now supports immediately canceling US$10,000 per borrower as part of COVID-19 Read more…


Nominee backs Trump “assault on First Amendment” Simington lobbied Fox News “Zero qualifications” Senate Republicans are rushing to confirm President Donald Trump’s nominee to the Federal Communications Commission in order to create a 2-2 deadlock for the Biden FCC. In Read more…


By David Badash, The New Civil Rights Movement U.S. Rep. Katie Porter (D-CA) questioned Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin over coronavirus funds on Wednesday. It did not go well for him. Secretary Mnuchin is trying to return hundreds of billions of Read more…


By Amanda Rodewald April 15, 2018 10.19pm EDT Updated November 27, 2020 8.28pm EST Trumpeter swans wintering at the Seedskadee National Wildlife Refuge in Wyoming.Tom Koerner, USFWS/Flickr, CC BY Amanda D. Rodewald, Cornell University The Trump administration is finalizing a rule Read more…


The administration is rushing to implement dozens of policy changes in its final days. We’re following some of the most consequential and controversial. by Isaac Arnsdorf, Lydia DePillis, Dara Lind, Lisa Song, Moiz Syed, Zipporah Osei, ProPublica, November 25, 2020.


National Geographic Magazine (Published November 24, 2020) BY NINA STROCHLIC With the holidays nearing, miles-long food lines are a hint at how hunger in America could soon surpass the peak of the 2007 recession. Early one morning in mid-November, Trisha Cunningham, Read more…


By Tim Fernholz For Quartz Amid the foreign policy wreckage president Donald Trump will leave for his successor are a pair of scrapped aircraft that underpinned a treaty designed to lower the chances of nuclear war. FULL STORY


by Sky Palmer for RawStory.com In an op-ed for Slate this Tuesday, Austin Sarat says that the Trump administration’s announcement that it would continue to carry out executions in the days and weeks leading up to the inauguration of President-elect Joe Read more…


There’s a lot going on with the USPS right now. Here’s a complete state-by-state guide to how to get your ballot—and when it’s due. https://www.wired.com/story/how-to-vote-by-mail-state-deadlines-usps/