U.S. Hits Debt Ceiling

The federal government hit the debt ceiling on January 19th, prompting a scramble to keep paying its bills and a political battle in Congress that could have serious economic consequences.  When the federal government spends more than it has raised in taxes (deficit spending), it takes on debt to pay for its various programs and […]

Impeachment of Peru’s President Incites Violence

Ongoing protests and political demonstrations that have swept Peru are nearing their second full month. The protests began in reaction to the removal of President Pedro Castillo (he/him) after he was impeached and arrested on charges of rebellion. Castillo was an elementary school teacher in the rural town of Puña before he ran for the […]

Prince Harry Responds to Backlash Against New Memoir

The contentious relationship between Prince Harry (he/him) and the British press has received much media attention over the last few years. In Spare, Harry’s new memoir, as well as the six part Netflix documentary titled Harry & Meghan that released in December, Prince Harry and his wife Meghan Markle (she/her) are more public about how […]

Midterms: The Red Wave Washes Out

While Republicans were hoping to win big in last week’s midterms, it appears that Democrats have successfully fended off the massive surge in Republican electoral power that was projected before the election. Republicans are still favored to take control of the House of Representatives, but if they do, their majority will be slim. Votes are […]

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 […]

Club Q Shooting Shakes Colorado Springs

On November 20, Club Q, a queer nightclub in Colorado Springs, Colorado, was the site of a mass shooting. An armed assailant attacked the club while attendees were on the dance floor, killing five people. A Colorado Springs press release from November 28 also identifies 17 people injured by gunshots and an additional five who […]

Speaker Pelosi Steps Down

Ahead of the new congressional term, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA, she/her) announced she would not be seeking re-election to House Democratic leadership. The congresswoman from California leaves behind a consequential legacy that oversaw the passage of major legislation.  Pelosi was elected to the House in 1987 and joined the House leadership as […]