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The Shutdown Will Go On

The federal government will not reopen on Monday morning. On Sunday night, Democratic leaders rejected an offer from Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to consider immigration legislation in the next three weeks if they agreed to end the shutdown. A large bipartisan group representing more than one-fifth of the Senate …

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Kodak Black Won’t Get Out Of Jail Before Trial

Kodak Black has reportedly been denied bond over a slew of new counts the rapper faces including grand theft of a firearm, drug possession, child neglect and two probation violations. The rapper, whose real name is Dieuson Octave, was already on probation when arrested. According to CBS Miami, Broward Judge …

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What Does Good STEM Education Look Like?

Most Americans aren’t too thrilled with the quality of K-12 STEM education in the U.S. That’s according to an article in the Hechinger Report that scrutinizes results from a poll done by the Pew Research Center. They aren’t encouraging. Of Americans polled last summer, Only 25% think our K-12 STEM …

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The Tragedy of Mahmoud Abbas

Picture a Palestinian leader in the twilight of his reign. Besieged on all sides and challenged by younger upstarts, he lashes out against Israel, his Arab brethren, and the United States. Other Palestinian officials jockey to replace him, convinced he’s past his prime. This is how it ended for Yasser …

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Government Shutdown Disproportionately Hurts Black Families

It’s year 2013, redux. As in that year, the United States government has officially shutdown—due to a policy impasse between the Republicans and the Democrats. This means thousands of federal workers may be furloughed indefinitely without pay. According to a report from American Progress, African Americans make up 18% of …

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