‘There Should Be Consequences for It’: Ocasio-Cortez Slams Big Oil Price Gouging

Echoing her fellow “Squad” member, Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) said that “Big Oil CEOs need to be held accountable for profiteering.” Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Monday took aim at corporate profiteers, calling for “consequences” for those who price gouge under the pretext of record inflation and international crises. Responding to a tweet from MSNBC host Stephanie Ruhle, whoContinue reading “‘There Should Be Consequences for It’: Ocasio-Cortez Slams Big Oil Price Gouging”

Dems Face 2022 Nightmare, Critics Warn, If Student Debt Payments Restart and Child Credit Ends

“These are policy choices,” said one economic justice group. “We don’t have to choose this. All of this is 100% unnecessary and avoidable.” Progressives are spelling out for the Democratic Party the disastrous implications that are likely to come with the government’s possible failure to extend the enhanced child tax credit right as the White HouseContinue reading “Dems Face 2022 Nightmare, Critics Warn, If Student Debt Payments Restart and Child Credit Ends”

At Least 10 Republicans Who Were At The Jan. 6 Rally Just Got Elected To Office

And even more attendees of the rally that turned into the Capitol riot will likely be on the ballot in 2022. At least 10 Republicans who attended the Jan. 6 rally in Washington, D.C., that turned into a deadly insurrection were elected to office Tuesday. Three were elected to state legislatures, and seven won positions at the local level.Continue reading “At Least 10 Republicans Who Were At The Jan. 6 Rally Just Got Elected To Office”

Michelle Wu Makes History As First Woman And Person Of Color Elected Boston Mayor

Wu is the first person who is not a white man to be elected mayor of Boston. City Councilor Michelle Wu easily won the Boston mayor’s race on Tuesday night, making her the first woman and person of color to win a mayoral election in the city and putting a progressive voice in charge ofContinue reading “Michelle Wu Makes History As First Woman And Person Of Color Elected Boston Mayor”

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Maria Stewart: Crash Course Black American History #14

Clint Smith teaches you about Maria Stewart, a Black woman who lived in the 19th century, and was a pioneering abolitionist, writer, and orator. When studying history, we often focus on the big picture and world-changing events. Today we’ll focus on how one woman flouted the social conventions of her time and place and becameContinue reading “Maria Stewart: Crash Course Black American History #14”

US rightwing group targets academics with Professor Watchlist

Turning Point USA’s list gains fresh attention after it expands and some notice it disproportionately names academics of color Kellie Carter Jackson, an associate professor of Africana studies at Wellesley College, had never received hate mail before. Then, in June 2020, she wrote an article about the George Floyd protests, addressing the role of riotsContinue reading “US rightwing group targets academics with Professor Watchlist”

Age of Jackson: Crash Course US History #14

In which John Green teaches you about the presidency of Andrew Jackson. So how did a president with astoundingly bad fiscal policies end up on the $20 bill? That’s a question we can’t answer, but we can tell you how Jackson got to be president, and how he changed the country when he got theContinue reading “Age of Jackson: Crash Course US History #14”

The Constitution, the Articles, and Federalism: Crash Course US History #8

In which John Green teaches you about the United States Constitution. During and after the American Revolutionary War, the government of the new country operated under the Articles of Confederation. While these Articles got the young nation through its war with England, they weren’t of much use when it came to running a country. So,Continue reading “The Constitution, the Articles, and Federalism: Crash Course US History #8”

When is Thanksgiving? Colonizing America: Crash Course US History #2

In which John Green teaches you about the (English) colonies in what is now the United States. He covers the first permanent English colony at Jamestown, Virginia, the various theocracies in Massachusetts, the feudal kingdom in Maryland, and even a bit about the spooky lost colony at Roanoke Island. What were the English doing inContinue reading “When is Thanksgiving? Colonizing America: Crash Course US History #2”

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