Kenny Stancil, staff writer
In a March 23, 2020 appearance on "Tucker Carlson Tonight," Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick (R) suggested that reopening the economy was more important than adhering to public health guidelines, even though prematurely lifting coronavirus-related precautions meant exacerbating the deadly Covid-19 pandemic. (Photo: screenshot via Fox News)
"These findings underscore the need for state policy actions that are guided by public health considerations rather than by partisan politics."
Jake Johnson, staff writer
Rep. Tim Walberg (R-Mich.) listens at a hearing on July 14, 2020 in Washington, D.C.
The Republican lawmaker didn't acknowledge that had the federal minimum wage...
Brett Wilkins, staff writer
New York City is one of three Democratic-run cities—including Seattle and Portland, Oregon—that are suing the U.S. Justice Department after being labeled "anarchist jurisdictions." (Photo: ilirjan rrumbullaku/Flickr cc)
"The only anarchy in this country is coming from the White House," quipped New...


Is there anything more enraging than the ugly spectacle of Senate millionaires and lobbyists - a broad coalition "from the rich to the very rich to the super-rich" - ganging up to defeat a minimum wage raise supported by the majority of the American people, aka the people they ostensibly represent? Seattle helped ease the pain a bit with a phased-in deal to raise its minimum wage to $15 an hour over a few years, proving MLK was right again about that arc of the moral universe.