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by C. G. Fewston | Sep 17, 2019

Entering the 15th consecutive week of protests in Hong Kong, peaceful protesters are also pleading for the United States Congress to pass the “Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act,” which would annually re-evaluate Hong Kong’s autonomy and its special…

by Steven Zhou | Sep 16, 2019

Last Wednesday, California passed a new bill that will force “gig workers” for companies like Uber and Lyft to be reclassified as permanent employees rather than independent contractors. Proponents of the bill see the gig economy through a moralistic lens in which…

by Steven Zhou | Sep 13, 2019

Sen. Bernie Sanders, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, and other leading Democrat presidential candidates have continually advertised their widespread and awe-inducing plans to cancel most, if not all, student loan debt in this country. In total, that’ll be about $1.6 trillion across 42.8 million…

by Amory Manuel | Aug 23, 2019

Billionaire, philanthropist, and free-market conservative activist David Koch died today, according to a statement from his brother Charles Koch. Koch’s fortune of $42.4 billion in total, amassed through his 42 percent ownership in Koch Industries, made him the 17th richest…

by John Jiang | Aug 15, 2019

Israel’s deputy foreign minister announced Thursday that Reps. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) and Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) are to be denied entry to Israel following President Trump’s pressuring of the Israeli government on the matter. Tzipi Hotovely, who has served as deputy…

by Melissa Mackenzie | Aug 15, 2019

Please. Of all the arguments that don’t hold water, scant resources for prison guards to tend to pedophile Jeffrey Epstein is the worst. First, there were prison guards. They were just asleep, if they are to be believed. Second, when there’s…

by John Jiang | Aug 13, 2019

The largest mass anti-government protests in Hong Kong’s history have now entered their third month, with demonstrators occupying and effectively paralyzing Hong Kong airport, the eighth busiest in the world, on Monday. Hundreds of flights — nearly the entire outbound…

by John Jiang | Aug 9, 2019

After last week’s back-to-back shootings in El Paso and Dayton, which left 31 people dead and dozens wounded, Democrats immediately called for gun control — as expected. But now they are being joined by a growing chorus of Republicans in…

by Ali Atia | Aug 8, 2019

Rep. Joaquin Castro (D-Texas) on Monday tweeted a graphic containing the names and occupations of 44 San Antonio residents who donated the maximum legal amount ($2800) to President Donald Trump’s reelection campaign. Castro, who chairs his brother Julián Castro’s campaign…

by John Jiang | Aug 8, 2019

As tensions between India and Pakistan escalate over the disputed territory of Kashmir, Pakistani officials are again threatening armed conflict, saying they will “go to any extent” to protect Kashmiri independence. On Monday, the Indian government unilaterally revoked Article 370, which…

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