Month: March 2021

COVID Relief Bill Could Profoundly Strengthen Safety Net In War Against Poverty

President Joe Biden’s $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package is being hailed by Democrats and progressive policy advocates as a generational expansion of the social safety net, providing food and housing assistance, greater access to health care and direct aid to families in what amounts to a broad-based attack on the cycle of poverty. With more

Why Polling On The Issues Probably Isn’t As Broken As Horse-Race Polling

Welcome to Pollapalooza, our weekly polling roundup. How many Americans support legalizing marijuana? Sixty-eight percent, per Gallup. And according to Morning Consult/Politico, 60 percent think the minimum wage should be increased to $15 an hour by 2025. But how much stock should we really be putting into polls like this, especially given the polling error

Twitter Users Hang Up On Sean Hannity’s Phone Call Request For Joe Biden

“He needs to pick up the phone, I suggest, just call Mar-a-Lago and bring unity to the country as he says he so desperately wants,” said Hannity, responding to Biden’s prime time address on the coronavirus pandemic. Biden should thank Trump “because a few moments ago he tried to take credit for everything that Donald

Trump State Department Aide Federico Klein Arrested In Capitol Riot

Capitol riot investigators just nabbed one of the ex-president’s men. Federico Klein, a midlevel State Department aide under former President Donald Trump, was arrested in Virginia Thursday in connection with the siege, the FBI told Politico. Klein, identified on video as struggling with officers and assaulting them with a stolen riot shield, was charged with

What Americans Think About The Minimum Wage And Their Governors

Welcome to Pollapalooza, our weekly polling roundup. And this week, we’re switching up the format a little; let us know your thoughts on it (or any other form you’d like to see Pollapalooza take) by shooting us an email. Raising the minimum wage is popular Democrats got some bad news last week when the Senate

Paul Gosar Spoke At A White Nationalist Conference. The GOP Doesn’t Care.

Last week a sitting U.S. congressman delivered a keynote speech at a white nationalist conference in Florida.  “Wow, what a group,” Rep. Paul Gosar (R-Ariz.) said as he took his place behind a podium emblazoned with the letters “AFPAC” — an acronym for America First Political Action Conference, the second annual gathering of the white nationalist

Twitter Users Mock QAnon As Biggest Trump Prophecy Yet Falls Apart

Members of the group believed Trump would take office again on March 4, which was the traditional Inauguration Day date until 1933. In response, security was increased around the U.S. Capitol and the House wrapped up business on Wednesday amid concerns over the potential for new violence in the area.  Source: