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Workers’ Push to Unionize Starbucks Spreads through the US

In December 2021, amidst labor shortages, political unrest, and the ever-present threat of the pandemic, we saw a spark of hope for workers’ rights everywhere. A Starbucks location in Buffalo, NY became the first in the United States to unionize under Starbucks Workers United. The topic gained massive popularity online, and unionizing workers found solidarity […]Read More

Teacher’s Strike in Chicago is Over: Fight for Progress Not

Earlier this year teachers in Chicago Public Schools went on strike as teachers’ unions and Chicago school leaders bargain over school conditions and current safety measures. This strike went on for five of the first seven days of classes in 2022. Prior strikes were for a variety of issues regarding pay, reduced class sizes, and […]Read More

Gerrymandering: A Brief History

According to dictionary.com, gerrymandering (in US politics) is the dividing of a state, county, etc., into election districts to give one political party a majority in many districts while concentrating the voting strength of the other party into as few districts as possible. Every ten years in the United States, we have a census and […]Read More

Opinion: Will the Republican Party regain control of the House?

Assuming the accuracy in polling, how is it possible that Republicans have a shot at reclaiming the majority in the legislative branch of Congress? Although nothing is certain, we are more than 10-months away from the midterm elections and to reward the Republican Party with any keys of legitimacy might be the greatest indictment of  […]Read More

The Best Arguments for Reasonable Term Limits

Similar to presidents and some governors, legislators should be subject to term limits. Most experts agree that a term limit shouldn’t be too short or too long. If we make term limits too short, like 12 years, then we fall victim to limiting the policy knowledge of politicians and kicking out politicians once they have […]Read More

House Approves Bill to Establish the National Museum of the

On July 27, the U.S. House of Representatives ratified a bill to establish the National Museum of the American Latino as a part of the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC. The legislation introduced by Democratic Representative Jose E. Serrano was approved by voice vote with 295 bipartisan co-sponsors. It will now go to the Republican-controlled […]Read More

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