Author: Kevin Catapano

This week, House Democrats passed their $1.9 trillion spending bill with the $15 minimum wage provision included. Nevertheless, on Thursday, Senate Parliamentarian Elizabeth MacDonough determined that the artificial wage hike didn’t meet the requirements for budget reconciliation, the process by which Democrats are trying to pass a multi-trillion dollar spending bill without needing Republican support. […]

On Saturday afternoon, the Senate voted to acquit former President Donald Trump of inciting an insurrection at the Capitol on January 6. For most, this comes as little surprise. Most purely legal minds agreed that Trump didn’t use language that met the criteria for criminal incitement. The challenge for Democrats over the past week, as […]

According to Morning Consult polling data, 42 percent of Republicans would vote for former President Trump in the 2024 Republican primaries. The next most competitive candidate is former Vice President Mike Pence at 16 percent. From there, Donald Trump, Jr. and Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) are tied at 6 percent. The data are clear, if […]

After the Nazis were defeated in World War II, Germany adopted a policy called “streitbare Demokratie,” or “defensive democracy.” The idea was that protecting German democracy required stripping Nazis of their rights and effectively erasing the Nazi era from history, given the obvious dangers of Nazism. Part of this effort was called denazification. Presently, newspapers […]

On Wednesday, rioters stormed the U.S. Capitol building in a failed attempt to overturn the results of a democratic presidential election with violence. This was the first time since the British invaded the United States during the War of 1812 that the heart of American democracy has been assaulted. It was an act of insurrection. […]


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