The original debt ceiling was created in 1917 because Congress couldn’t meet quickly to approve needed spending to fight a war—it took days by rail days to get to Washington. Today, Members can vote from home.
Cities and states faced with mounting costs of climate change have sued Big Oil. Of course, these companies spared no expense trying to blocking these cases—but the Supreme Court let them continue.
The IRS usually grants tax-exempt status to applicants with at least one allowed purpose, including being charitable or educational. But determining whether organizations are truly religious or educational can be hard.
Woody Guthrie once wrote, “The Housewives of the country are always afraid at nite, afraid they’s a robber in the house. Nope, Milady most of em is in the Senate.”
It is increasingly common for companies to make public claims about the sustainability of their products and business operations—but it’s not always clear how they are actually impacting the environment.
There have been 22 shutdowns of the federal government due to lack of a federal budget. As destructive as these were, they pale in comparison to the catastrophe of failing to lift the debt ceiling.
Insider trading typically involves trading stocks of individual companies based on information about them, but it can also involve any kind of information about the economy, a commodity or anything else that moves markets.
For more than a half-century, Belafonte carried on the legacy of the 1960s. Like few others, he blended the worlds of culture and politics, singing a song of justice.
The Dominion lawsuit gave us a rare opportunity to see just how dishonestly Fox’s talent, like Tucker Carlson, acted when the cameras were rolling—all the while claiming an authenticity that was completely fake.
Stand your ground laws authorize defensive violence without a duty to retreat. Some also expand the circumstances in which someone could use lethal force to defend property.
The curiosity of kids, borne out of simple observation, benefits us all this Earth Day—when we should all take stock of our relationship with this pale blue dot we live on.
Things didn’t look good for Fox, and that was before the parade of high-profile witnesses, including Rupert Murdoch, Maria Bartiromo, Tucker Carlson and Sean Hannity were expected submit to cross-examination.