Do we really want to restrict access to gun ownership on the basis of a murky government blacklist?
Dallying on Zika funding left the United States poorly prepared for a large public health crisis, and highlighted the fact that Congressional Republicans are too self-interested to consider the welfare of the electorate.
The Second World War’s internment camps for Japanese-Americans were an extremely shameful period in US history, made more so by the nation’s attempt to cover it up as quickly as possible. The camps were located in extremely remote regions, cut off from society, and when the war was over, they were for the most part […]
In September, the GOP threatened yet another government shutdown, this time over funding for Planned Parenthood — and we’ve all seen and heard the arguments over why this is ridiculous, so I’m not going to go into them here, because my interest is less with Planned Parenthood (which, like other social and public services, should […]
Just days after Christmas last year, extended unemployment benefits for millions of people in the US expired, with more set to follow in early January. The result was catastrophic for people who had been counting on those funds for survival in an economic climate where they had little to no access to jobs, social resources […]
As a general rule, I loathe ‘pay for performance’ schemes, primarily because they’re often designed to penalise workers and allow the bosses to get away with underpaying their staff and reallocating funds to administrators. They’re also often based on flawed metrics, like using student testing to assess the ‘performance’ of teachers and insisting that the […]
Examining politics in the US, there seems to be a growing disconnect between Congress and the people; the people are making their wants known, but Congress is not responding. Sometimes it appears to be doing the exact opposite, in fact, and citizens are finding it harder and harder to reach their members of Congress, to […]