Tag: Political News

Time for a Raise? “Scraping By,” Lowdown on Minimum Wage

KQED recently posted an incredible slide show to spread awareness and knowledge about the minimum wage. What is the federal minimum wage versus the state minimum wage? How does minimum wage now compare to minimum wage 50 years ago? Does raising minimum wage encourage businesses or discourage them? KQED has set out to answer all… Read More

Abortion, Domestic Violence, and Poverty: Why Nevada’s Lucy Flores is an Advocate for Women’s Rights

Few politicians are as open with their past as Lucy Flores, and she might be better off for it. Flores is running for Lieutenant Governor in Nevada, and is using her hard past as a way to connect with voters. While her decision to be so open may be controversial to some, it is turning… Read More

House Stops DEA From Targeting Medical Marijuana: Legalization Might Not Be Far Off

Change is coming much sooner than we thought, and it is shocking even the most notorious supporters.   Recently, the United States House of Representatives voted for an amendment that would stop the targeting of medical marijuana by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and federal prosecutors in states where medical marijuana is legal.   According to… Read More

Viral Video Shows Wealth Inequality in America

This video starts out by pointing out how few Americans know about the true inequality in America:   A Harvard Business professor and economist asked more than 5,000 Americans how they thought wealth was distributed in the United States. He then asked them what they thought the ideal should be. 92 percent, that’s at least… Read More

Georgia Doing Nothing on Medicaid Expansion Cuts Chances for Many

  Despite the 650,000 Georgians who desperately need the Medicaid provisions set forth in the federal Affordable Care Act (ACA), the state of Georgia has reported that it will not expand its Medicaid program under the ACA.   (Related: Obama Speaks at Rose Garden After 7 Million Mark Reached For Healthcare Signup)   According to… Read More

Arizona Governor Jan Brewer Vetoes Anti-gay Bill

Governor Jan Brewer vetoed a controversial bill on Wednesday that would have allowed business owners to use religion as an ostensible reason to discriminate against gays. According to The Los Angeles Times, Gov. Brewer, a Republican, stated that this bill would cause more harm than good and that the wording within the bill was much… Read More