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Mar 26 2020
A record 3.28 million workers applied for unemployment benefits last week as the new coronavirus hit the U.S. economy, marking the end of a decadelong job expansion.
The number of Americans filing for claims was nearly five times the previous record high. Workers seeking jobless benefits, a proxy for layoffs, increased by 3 million for the week ended March 21, from the prior week.Wall Street Journal (News)
Jun 17 2021
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Wynette Sills had done several workshops through the Braver Angels Sacramento Alliance when she realized two things. First: She wanted to go deeper. And second: it was time to tackle the biggest force she saw jamming understanding between liberals and conservatives.
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Mar 09 2020
(Reuters) - Democratic presidential candidates Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders said on Monday they were consulting with public health experts about coronavirus risks in planning their next campaign moves, as election officials in upcoming primary states urged people to consider voting early.
Neither Sanders, a senator from Vermont, nor Biden, the former vice president, has called off aReuters
Aug 17 2020
Since the death of George Floyd in late May, America has been embroiled in protests—protests that were, at first, animated by an assertion that the police forces of the United States mistreat black citizens.
Later, however, they broadened in focus to a larger, wider assault on fundamental American values, asserting that virtually all of America’s institutions have been and continue toThe American Conservative
Jun 11 2019
President won the state in 2016, but Democrats hope his trade policies will help them next year.
After months of Democratic presidential hopefuls flooding Iowa, President Trump on Tuesday is making his first pilgrimage to the perennial battleground state this year.
Unlike the Democrats focused on the February caucuses, Mr. Trump will be looking ahead to the general election. HeWall Street Journal (News)
Apr 27 2020
WASHINGTON (AP) — Businesses should close break rooms. Restaurants should consider disposable menus and plates. Schools should have students eat lunch in their classrooms.
These are some of the recommendations offered in new federal plans designed to help restaurants, schools, churches and businesses safely reopen as states look to gradually lift their coronavirus restrictions.Associated Press
Apr 14 2020
As sophomoric as the term may be, I don't know what else besides "fake news" to call the national media's new narrative about tensions between President Trump and Dr. Anthony Fauci.
For one thing, it's not really "news" at all — it's speculation by reporters, analyst bloggers, and television pundits based on one innocuous comment from Fauci, who is helping lead the White House'sWashington Examiner
Feb 03 2020
WHY THIS QUESTION MATTERS: California recently passed legislation that will change the employment status for more than one million people in the state, and set a new precedence for “gig economy” workers in general.
Let’s take a step back: "Gig" workers are engaged in non-traditional work such as driving passengers via Uber, delivering food via GrubHub, or performing an errand viaThe Thread
Dec 30 2019
Alabama Congressman Bradley Byrne doesn't like bullies – especially out-of-state bullies.
The Republican lawmaker jumped to the defense of a high school football team under fire from a Wisconsin-based gang of atheists, agnostics, and freethinkers.
The Freedom From Religion Foundation accused Tallapoosa County Schools of violating the law by allowing football players toCBN
May 18 2020
Don’t think of that number as “big” or “bold.” Just think of it as the appropriate dosage for a once-in-a-century economic affliction.
Last week, House Democrats unveiled their latest pandemic-relief package. The bill combines aid for families, a bailout for struggling cities and states, and additional funds for testing, tracing, and hospitals. The price tag is about $3 trillion—and itThe Atlantic