Federal guidelines mandating that food assistance recipients find a job or lose their benefits kicked in last month for residents of 21 states, leaving as many as one million at risk of food insecurity—a result that owes no small debt to the welfare reform efforts of former President Bill Clinton’s administration and Ohio Gov. John Kasich (R) in the ’90s.
Whether they are run by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) or a for-profit entity, detention centers are alarming for a number of reasons, as are the connections some politicians have to them.
The move is part of Republican lawmakers’ conservative agenda designed to “send a message to voters.”
Monday’s Iowa caucus marked the first votes of the primary season, signaling that the race for the White House is truly underway.
Pay inequality remains a problem in the United States. A 2014 analysis from the Economic Policy Institute found that men consistently made more than women across wage distributions.
These anti-government groups, quite a few of whom have deep ideological ties with white supremacist organizations and individuals, should alarm the left. Their philosophies often have foundations of racism, colonialism, and restriction of reproductive rights—and their numbers are growing.
Arizona’s Republican governor wants to get the state out of the Ninth Circuit, as the state’s GOP-held legislature pushes for new abortion restrictions.
Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz announced Tuesday an anti-choice coalition to be led by extremists in the movement in order to help demonstrate his opposition to abortion rights.
Pro-choice activists are demanding the resignation of a Colorado Republican who called Planned Parenthood the “real culprit” in last year’s shooting at a Colorado Springs clinic.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie signed nearly 100 bills as the legislative session came to a close this January, but a measure to severely curtail the shackling of pregnant inmates wasn’t one of them.