When North Korea accelerated their missile and nuclear testing last year, it should have served as an opportunity for our political leaders, and those who would become our political leaders, to develop […]
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Most of the cuts in the White House’s recently released Budget Blueprint are unsurprising.
When Representative Steve King (R-IA) tweeted “We can’t restore our civilization with somebody else’s babies” on March 12, it raised a lot of questions.
1 HEADER Healthcare, FEATURED CONTRIBUTORS aca, affordable care act, ahca, alexis chapman, american health care act, Donald Trump, first 100 days, health care coverage, health care insurance, health insurance, larry david, Obamacare, paul ryan, ryancare, Trump, universal health care
As Larry David once said “A good compromise is when both parties are dissatisfied.”
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Since the beginning of March, over 100 people have died as the result of drought in Somalia.
On March 1, the Department of Labor (“DOL”) announced that it would delay for 60 days the implementation of the Fiduciary Rule, which was supposed to take effect April 10th.
When Milo Yiannopoulos’ taped comments condoning sex between underage boys and older men were recently publicized, the Conservative Union decided not to have him as the keynote speaker at the upcoming Conservative […]
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Late last year, it was discovered that Wells Fargo employees were opening accounts in customers’ names without their consent, then charging people fees on the unwanted accounts.
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Former National Security Advisor Mike Flynn is now the third advisor to Donald Trump to leave his job because of dealings with Russia.
1 HEADER Energy, environment, FEATURED CONTRIBUTORS alexis chapman, blm, Bureau of Land Management, coal dust, congress, Congressional Review Act, corruption, CRA, disclosure of payments by resource extraction issuers, energy, mitch mcconnell, planning 2.0, public land use
Last week, Congress got to work undoing a number of rules that had been enacted during the final months of the Obama administration.
American Life, Economic Policy, FEATURED CONTRIBUTORS, Health Care Policy 2016 Elections alexis chapman, audi, equal pay act, gender pay discrepancy, gender pay gap, gender roles, maternity leave, paid maternity leave, parental leave, paternity leave, pay discrimination, super bowl commercial, wage gap
One of the most-talked-about ads from this year’s super bowl was the Audi commercial affirming the company’s commitment to gender equality in the workplace, in particular pay equality.
1 HEADER Donald Trump, Economic Policy, FEATURED CONTRIBUTORS, Foreign Policy, Health Care Policy 2016 Elections, Immigration Policy 2016 Elections, Republican Party alexis chapman, border wall, cafta, cafta-dr, central american dominican republic free trade agreement, drug trade, executive order, first 100 days, illegal drugs, mexico, nafta, north american free trade agreement, tariff, tax, trade deal
It is becoming increasingly clear that if a border wall with Mexico is constructed, it will be Americans, not Mexico, who pay for it.
1 HEADER Donald Trump, American Life, FEATURED CONTRIBUTORS, State Politics coal, cost benefit, electricity, hydroelectric, massachusetts, natural gas, net metering systems, nuclear, oil, progress, sf 0071, sf0071, technology, utilities, utility, whale, whale oil, whales, wyoming
Bill SF0071, designed to shield certain industries from competition and kill technological advancement, is currently moving through the Wyoming state legislature.
1 HEADER Donald Trump, American Life, Environmental Policy 2016 Elections, FEATURED CONTRIBUTORS, Foreign Policy, Immigration Policy 2016 Elections, Republican Party alexis chapman, border wall, censorship, Climate Change, climate change denial, executive order, first 100 days, immigrant, immigrant ban, immigrants, John McCain, Lindsey Graham, mexico, muslim, refugee, refugee ban, refugees, scientists, terrorism, trump regret, trumpregret, Twitter, wall
President Trump’s ban on refugees and on immigrants from a number of Muslim countries has been publically opposed by many Democratic Senators and Representatives and also several high-profile Republicans.
American Life, FEATURED CONTRIBUTORS, Health Care Policy 2016 Elections, Republican Party aca, aetna, affordable care act, antitrust law, ethics, free market, health care, health insurance, humana, insurance, john d. bates, judge bates, medicare, non-competition, Obamacare, paul ryan, privatization
Last Monday, U.S. District Court Judge John D. Bates ruled that a proposed merger between health insurance giants Aetna and Humana could not proceed, because it would have violated antitrust laws.
1 HEADER Donald Trump, Education Policy 2016 Elections, FEATURED CONTRIBUTORS al franken, alexis chapman, betsy devos, charter schools, education, education secretary, ethics, IDEA, individuals with disabilities education act, maggie hassan, nomination, office of government ethics, private school, public education, school choice, senate committee on health education labor and pensions, tim kaine
The above is what President Trump said while signing the executive order officially nominating Betsy DeVos as Education Secretary. If that was indeed a question, the answer is “No. Not right.” The […]
1 HEADER Donald Trump, Barack Obama, Environmental Policy 2016 Elections, FEATURED CONTRIBUTORS, Republican Party alexis chapman, Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act, Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, congress, Environmental Protection Agency, EPA, executive branch, House of Representatives, legislative branch, Regulations from the Executive in Need of Scrutiny Act, REIN Act, Ron Johnson, Senate
Donald Trump becomes president of the United States today, but Congress has been busy making moves to ensure that they, not he, have the actual reins of the government.
Retired neurosurgeon Dr. Ben Carson has been chosen by Trump to be the next secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development (“HUD”).
1 HEADER AMERICAN LIFE, 1 HEADER Cabinet, 1 HEADER Healthcare, American Life, Barack Obama, FEATURED CONTRIBUTORS, Health Care Policy 2016 Elections, Republican Party abortion, anti-choice, birth control, defund planned parenthood, health care, Planned Parenthood, pro-choice, right to choose, Selective Investigative panel on infant lives, women's health
Paul Ryan recently announced that the upcoming House budget bill would include language to take federal funding away from Planned Parenthood (“PP”).
The new year marks the beginning of a new era of Republican-dominated federal government, with the GOP firmly in control of both Houses of Congress and moving into the White House in […]
On December 23, the United Nations Security Council passed resolution 2334 by a vote of 14 – 0, with the U.S. abstaining.
On December 19, North Carolina’s legislature met for a special session and passed a number of bills to limit the power of the governor.
California grows more than one-third of America’s vegetables and more than two-thirds of our fruits and nuts, so the state’s ongoing drought is a matter of national importance. This is the sixth […]
For several years, the GOP has been pushing the narrative that they are fighting the “war on coal” in order to save the coal industry and protect coal miners’ jobs.