Last March, I wrote about two bills before the U.S. Congress – H.R. 1010 in the House and S. 460 in the Senate. Together, these bills are known as the Fair Minimum Wage Act, and if passed they would increase the minimum wage from its current $7.25/hour to $10.10/hour over the next two years. After [...]
Puppies are cute.
Women who wear cosmetics are cute.
Who is more cute?
U.S. Representative James Moran made his choice yesterday when he introduced H.R. 4148, a bill that would gradually end the testing of cosmetics products on animals.
Moran says puppies are more cute. Do you agree with his choice?
There are 435 members of the House of Representatives.
Guess how many of them supported a bill to recognize February 12 as Darwin Day in honor of Charles Darwin and evolutionary biology?
Now look and see.
How close did you get?
In the 20th century, the South, desperate to preserve its system of racist social hierarchy, set up Jim Crow laws at the state level, creating explicit legal discrimination on the basis of ethnic identity across the region. The rights that many Americans enjoyed in the North and West were taken away from them when they [...]
You know a speech will be a peach when a member of Congress puts a title like “Shame On You” in the Congressional Record. That’s what U.S. Representative Louis Gohmert did yesterday, when he stood up and gave a little rant, opening up with the complaint, “Mr. Speaker, today, once again, the President has unilaterally, [...]
However, even apart from their member teams, players, and other subsidiaries, these professional sports leagues have annual receipts of 1.7 billion dollars. The purpose of these sports leagues is not charitable. Yet, the NFL and other professional sports leagues claim tax exempt status as non-profit organizations. [...]
One of the most memorable things for me about the story Howard’s End (other than the visual of walking through the night to arrive in a field of wildflowers at dawn) is the vivid portrayal of a worker’s professional downfall. The character leaves one job because of bad advice from a One Percenter, and then [...]
Last week, 45 U.S. Senators banded together to halt unemployment insurance for 1.5 million out-of-work Americans.
The average estimated net worth of those 45 Senators is $6.98 million.
The full list:
Senator Voting Against Unemployment Insurance Senator’s Estimated Net Worth Risch (R-ID) $ 53,517,527.00 Corker (R-TN) $ 49,114,509.00 Hoeven (R-ND) $ 37,115,538.00 Johnson (R-WI) $ [...]