Australia and Facebook Tussle Over Handling of News

Chad North February 24, 2021

During the 2016 US Presidential Election, the term “fake news” was thrown around a lot. Facebook’s role at the center of spreading misinformation has been widely criticized by regulators and governments. It only makes sense that Facebook would have an interest in controversial content: it drives engagement, after all. However, …

AP Poll Shows One Third of American Adults Distrustful of COVID Vaccine

Chad North February 10, 2021

According to a new poll by the Associated Press, one in three American adults either doesn’t plan to get vaccinated or is strongly hesitant to getting vaccinated against COVID-19. This is worrying for health experts, who estimate between 70 and 85 percent of Americans need to be vaccinated to bring …

Senate Dismisses GOP Motion Calling Impeachment Unconstitutional

Chad North January 27, 2021

On Tuesday, Senators were sworn in as jurors for the second impeachment trial of Donald Trump, the disgraced former president. Trump’s impeachment was brought on by the House of Representatives because of his role in inciting a violent mob that attempted to mount an insurrection within the Capitol on January …

What to Expect from Biden’s First Day in Office

Chad North January 20, 2021

Today at noon, Joe Biden will be sworn in as the 46th President of the United States of America. He assumes the office at one of the direst moments in recent memory, with thousands of Americans dying of COVID-19 daily. The economy is in shambles due to the pandemic, and …

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Australia and Facebook Tussle Over Handling of News
Chad North February 24, 2021

Australia and Facebook Tussle Over Handling of News

During the 2016 US Presidential Election, the term “fake news” was thrown around a lot. Facebook’s role at the center of spreading misinformation has been widely criticized by regulators and governments. It only makes sense that Facebook would have an interest in controversial content: it drives engagement, after all. However, …
Senate Dismisses GOP Motion Calling Impeachment Unconstitutional
Chad North January 27, 2021

Senate Dismisses GOP Motion Calling Impeachment Unconstitutional

On Tuesday, Senators were sworn in as jurors for the second impeachment trial of Donald Trump, the disgraced former president. Trump’s impeachment was brought on by the House of Representatives because of his role in inciting a violent mob that attempted to mount an insurrection within the Capitol on January …
What to Expect from Biden’s First Day in Office
Chad North January 20, 2021

What to Expect from Biden’s First Day in Office

Today at noon, Joe Biden will be sworn in as the 46th President of the United States of America. He assumes the office at one of the direst moments in recent memory, with thousands of Americans dying of COVID-19 daily. The economy is in shambles due to the pandemic, and …
Democrats Pull off Stunning Georgia Sweep to Retake Senate
Chad North January 6, 2021

Democrats Pull off Stunning Georgia Sweep to Retake Senate

In a reversal of usual political fortunes, Democrats have managed to flip both Republican-held Senate seats in Georgia. Reverend Raphael Warnock and documentary filmmaker Jon Ossoff both won their Senate bids in Tuesday’s runoff election. The effort has been heralded by pundits as a sign of Georgia’s shifting demographics, as …
Early Voting in Georgia Runoff Breaks Records
Chad North December 30, 2020

Early Voting in Georgia Runoff Breaks Records

On January 5, Georgia will hold two runoff elections to decide whether Senators David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler get to keep their seats or if Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock will be going to the Senate in 2021. The elections are of national interest due to the current composition of …
Trump Signs COVID Bill But Pressures Senate for $2000 Relief Checks
Chad North December 28, 2020

Trump Signs COVID Bill But Pressures Senate for $2000 Relief Checks

Caving to bipartisan pressure to avert a government shutdown, President Donald Trump finally signed off on the multi-billion dollar COVID relief bill that included funding to avert a government shutdown. The bill also included a provision to give most Americans a $600 COVID relief check, though Trump has demanded that …
Congress Finally Gets Breakthrough in COVID Relief Bill
Chad North December 21, 2020

Congress Finally Gets Breakthrough in COVID Relief Bill

Sunday night, Congressional leadership finally managed to secure an agreement on a $900 million COVID relief bill during the lame duck period at the end of Donald Trump’s presidency. Congress hasn’t passed COVID relief since earlier this year, with the CARES Act in March being the last major bill to …
Biden Chooses Pete Buttigieg for Secretary of Transportation
Chad North December 16, 2020

Biden Chooses Pete Buttigieg for Secretary of Transportation

Following his unsuccessful presidential bid, Pete Buttigieg will play a role in the Biden Administration. On Monday, Biden announced that Buttigieg will be joining his cabinet as Secretary of Transportation. He will be the first openly gay member of a presidential cabinet and will be one of the youngest members …