U.S. House Passes TikTok Ban

The U.S. House of Representatives recently passed a bill targeting TikTok, demanding its Chinese parent company, ByteDance, to sell the app or face a ban. With President Joe Biden indicating a willingness to sign a Senate-passed version, the bill’s fate in the Senate remains uncertain amidst concerns over digital privacy and free speech. Contrary to […]

Project 2025: A Conservative Hostile Takeover

As the 2024 presidential election nears, conservatives led by The Heritage Foundation’s Project 2025 blueprint reports preparing for a significant shift in governance. Should Donald Trump win the presidency, the project would initiate an extensive overhaul, replacing key government employees identified with ‘woke’ ideologies and policies in exchange for vetted loyalists. In the White House, […]

Biden’s Marijuana Pardons: Not All It Could Be

For people under the age of 30, it is surprising to learn that marijuana was once a crime so serious, that simple possession could lead to serious prison time. Massachusetts decriminalized marijuana in 2008 and made it legal for recreational use in 2016. Last December, President Joe Biden announced an executive clemency whereby people charged […]

George Santos Expelled

On Friday December 1, the United States Congress expelled New York Republican representative George Santos (he/him), after a damaging ethics report revealed fraudulent use of campaign funds by the now former congressman. After dodging expulsion in early November, the House voted 311-114, with 2 present, in favor of this second expulsion vote. This second action […]

Fulton County Case

The racketeering case against Donald Trump (he/him) in Fulton County, Georgia, is picking up, going into November. Thus far, four of Trump’s 18 indicted co-conspirators have agreed to plea deals with the state for their involvement in a swath of criminal charges related to an array of election fraud attempts in the aftermath of the […]

Scrambling for a Speaker

After a hectic few weeks for the U.S. House of Representatives republicans, the House enters its tenth day absent a new Speaker of the House. On Oct. 2, Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fl.) moved to vacate Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) from his role as Speaker. A vote of 216-210 passed the motion. This is the first […]

UAW “War” with Big Three

In an escalation, the United Auto Workers (UAW) Union strike saw an additional 7,000 members walk off the job, bringing the total to 25,000 members striking. The strike so far has left 40 parts and assembly plants of General Motors, Ford, and Stellantis non-operational. UAW members’ demands include: 40% wage increases in general pay over […]

Trump Announces 2024 Run

Former President Donald Trump (he/him) announced his bid for the 2024 Republican presidential nomination on November 15. The announcement came as little surprise to the public and politicos; Trump has been hinting at it for months. However, the reception from many GOP members was lukewarm after a disappointing midterm election that did not deliver the […]

Supreme Court Opens for Controversy

The United States Supreme Court began a new term at the beginning of October with several controversial cases on the docket and its first Black woman to serve on the bench, Associate Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson (she/her). Following a landmark term that overturned the abortion rights guaranteed for decades by the Roe v. Wade decision, […]