Conservative pundits want Parkland shooting survivors to remain silent

In the aftermath of tragedy, who gets to speak? According to Bill O’Reilly, it’s not the victims. “The big question is: should the media be promoting opinions by teenagers who are in an emotional state and facing extreme peer pressure in some cases?” the former…

Five Pillars of an Enduring U.S.-India Partnership

In 2017, the Center for American Progress convened a task force of experts from the United States and India to ensure continuing strong relations between the world’s two largest democracies. Its mission is to chart a shared agenda and advocate for that agenda in Washington…

Republicans leave immigrants’ lives hanging in the balance, say it’s time to move on

In a series of afternoon votes, the Republican-controlled Senate voted down a number of immigration plans Thursday. Afterward, Republicans were quick to blame Democrats and emphasize they were ready to move on from debating immigration, after just a few days and with immigrants’ lives still…

Trump addresses Parkland mass shooting, doesn’t mention guns once

In his fourth address to the nation following a mass shooting, President Donald Trump failed to mention the word “gun” once. The president instead chose to talk about mental health issues in broad, general terms, without offering any specific policies. “We are committed to working…

Parkland students are grieving on social media — and people are not happy about it

In the aftermath of the mass shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, which led to the deaths of 17 people Wednesday, survivors took to social media to express their pain, process their emotions, and remember their loved ones. rest easy brother, i…

Trump’s Budget Proposes More Than $200 Billion in Cuts to Students

In December, Congress passed one of President Donald Trump’s key priorities: tax cuts. These cuts primarily benefit the wealthy to the tune of $1.5 trillion in deficit spending over 10 years. To pay for it, the budget released this week proposes cutting over $200 billion…

Trump’s Budget Reveals that He Wants Everyday Americans to Pay for His Tax Cuts for the Wealthy

In December 2017, President Donald Trump and the Republican Congress enacted legislation providing large tax cuts overwhelmingly weighted to corporations and the wealthy. By draining federal revenue, the tax bill will increase deficits by an estimated $1.5 trillion over 10 years. Congressional Republicans have been…

Pennsylvania GOP responds to court order striking gerrymandered maps with maps that are even worse

In response to a recent court order, Pennsylvania Republicans want to replace the state’s unconstitutionally gerrymandered congressional maps with a map that is even more gerrymandered. When the Pennsylvania Supreme Court struck down the state’s gerrymandered congressional maps last month, the court ordered the Republican-controlled…

Arkansas sued over new voter ID law passed despite zero evidence of voter fraud

In 2014, 90-year-old Doris Pendleton and 93-year-old Susie Thomas received notices in the mail that their ballots would not count. The state had recently enacted a voter ID law that required absentee voters like them to include a copy of their photo ID when they…

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