Lawmakers Unveil Plan to Extend $600 Weekly Unemployment Benefits
With enhanced unemployment benefits set to expire on July 31, Senate Democrats have unveiled a new plan to extend the payments for millions of Americans.
Fauci, other health officials expected to caution at hearing that coronavirus could continue for ‘some time’
Anthony S. Fauci and other Trump administration health officials are expected to caution that coronavirus activity could continue for “some time”as they testify at a high-profile congressional hearing Tuesday at a key juncture in the country’s response to the pandemic.
The lethal history of rubber bullets—and why they should never be used on peaceful protesters
The name is a bit of a misnomer. These kinetic energy (KE) rounds are rarely made of rubber these days, and some even have metal components, just like conventional bullets. Most are actually shot from grenade launchers, though shotgun rounds are also popular, and rounds are even made for rifles and pistols. Instead of piercing the skin, the rounds are meant to strike someone with blunt force, incapacitating them like the swing of a baton but from afar.
We ought to set aside this talk’: Pence’s take on systemic racism meets a new test
As protests unfolded over the latest police killing of a middle-aged black man, an African American bishop asked Mike Pence a simple question: How can you personally reunite a racially splintered nation?
The Double Standard of the American Riot
Since the beginning of this country, riots and violent rhetoric have been markers of patriotism. When our Founding Fathers fought for independence, violence was the clarion call. Phrases such as “Live free or die,” “Give me liberty or give me death,” and “Rebellion to tyrants is obedience to God” echoed throughout the nation, and continue today. Force and violence have always been used as weapons to defend liberty, because—as John Adams once said in reference to the colonists’ treatment by the British—“We won’t be their Negroes.”
Live updates: Protesters defy curfews, but violent clashes with police ease
After a week of increasingly violent unrest in the United States, peace largely prevailed on Tuesday night. Brutal clashes between police and the public seemed to subside, and there were only sporadic reports of looting and other mayhem across the nation.