The following is taken from a March 16 speech by Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) from the floor of the Senate, in response to calls from Senate Democrats to eliminate the filibuster rule. Mr. President, today I’d like to begin with a few quotations: “The legislative filibuster is the most important distinction between the
Black neighborhoods have a higher density of fast-food outlets than in white districts. David McNew/Getty Images Julian Agyeman, Tufts University Hunger is not evenly spread across the U.S., nor within its cities. Even in the the richest parts of urban America there are pockets of deep food insecurity, and more often than not it is
Cuomo deflected responsibility during his public apology. Office of the NY Governor via AP Lisa Leopold, Middlebury New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s two apologies for alleged sexual misconduct are straight out of a master class in how not to say you’re sorry. The governor, who had become something of a celebrity during his nationally broadcast
An escalation in firearms sales last year, driven in part by new gun owners, is prompting some health experts to call for more attention to gun safety and the relationship between owning weapons and injuries or suicide. In 2020, the FBI processed a record 39.7 million firearm background checks, one of the best measurements of likely sales.
Lawrence, Kan., is one of the communities that would go from being considered urban to rural. Ian Ballinger via Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SA Devon Brenner, Mississippi State University and Jesse Longhurst, Southern Oregon University About 46 million Americans – 14% of the nation’s inhabitants – are currently classified as living in rural areas. That number
Arizona Sen. Kyrsten Sinema said she still believes the Senate should take up a higher minimum wage, but that didn’t keep critics from lighting into her after her Friday vote to keep the higher wage out of the latest pandemic relief package. Sinema was one of seven Democrats who joined Republicans to reject an amendment to the