Author archive: Christina Paulos

Violence Against Women Act Lapses During Shutdown, Putting Help for Victims at Risk Congress
Violence Against Women Act Lapses During Shutdown, Putting Help for Victims at Risk
January 4, 2019
by Christina Paulos

Dozens of crucial programs meant to help victims of domestic and sexual violence face uncertain, worrisome futures because of the partial government shutdown. The Violence Against Women Act, regarded as an... Read More

‘Trump Show,’ Act III: What to Watch as House Democrats Take Control Congress
‘Trump Show,’ Act III: What to Watch as House Democrats Take Control
January 4, 2019
by Christina Paulos

Act III of the Trump presidency, which can often feel like an off-Broadway production, officially began at noon Thursday when Democrats took control of the House and everything changed for Donald Trump. Read More

China Just Landed on the Far Side of the Moon China
China Just Landed on the Far Side of the Moon
January 4, 2019
by Christina Paulos

China’s Chang’e-4 lunar lander touched down on the far side of the moon Thursday morning Beijing time, the latest milestone marking the nation’s determination to become a global leader in space exploration. Read More

Democrats Take Over House Determined to Challenge Trump on Shutdown, His Border Wall and Much More Congress
Democrats Take Over House Determined to Challenge Trump on Shutdown, His Border Wall and Much More
January 4, 2019
by Christina Paulos

Democrats took control of the House on Thursday with a show of unity and confrontation against President Donald Trump, electing Rep. Nancy Pelosi as their speaker and passing legislation to reopen government... Read More

The Freshman Class of House Democrats Is Already Making Waves Congress
The Freshman Class of House Democrats Is Already Making Waves
January 3, 2019
by Christina Paulos

Even before they are sworn in Thursday, the 100 newly elected House members are promising to be one of the most independent — and difficult to control — freshman classes in years. They are far younger and more... Read More

Opposition to Pay-As-You-Go Proposal Prevents Unity on House Democrats’ Rules Package Congress
Opposition to Pay-As-You-Go Proposal Prevents Unity on House Democrats’ Rules Package
January 3, 2019
by Christina Paulos

House Democrats’ rules for the 116th Congress contain a wide array of consensus changes but a pay-as-you-go, or “PAYGO,” provision that would require offsets for deficit increasing legislation is preventing party unity... Read More

Joshua Tree Closes Campgrounds, Yosemite Limits Visitors as Government Shutdown Drags On Public Lands
Joshua Tree Closes Campgrounds, Yosemite Limits Visitors as Government Shutdown Drags On
January 3, 2019
by Christina Paulos

National park officials are continuing to cut off access to areas in California’s national parks following reports of vandalism, illegal camping and human waste piling up while the government shutdown drags on. Read More

He Speaks to Democratic Hearts. But Is Beto O’Rourke a Serious White House Contender? 2020 Elections
He Speaks to Democratic Hearts. But Is Beto O’Rourke a Serious White House Contender?
January 3, 2019
by Christina Paulos

He’s a failed U.S. Senate candidate with an undistinguished congressional record who, for the moment, is a blazing-hot 2020 presidential prospect — despite the fact that he may not run and faces long odds if he does. Read More

Trump, Legislators Unyielding on Wall In The News
Trump, Legislators Unyielding on Wall
January 3, 2019
by Christina Paulos

The shuttered parts of the federal government were no closer to being reopened Wednesday after President Donald Trump and congressional leaders met for the first time since the shutdown began nearly two weeks ago. Read More

America’s New Year’s Resolution Opinions
America’s New Year’s Resolution
January 2, 2019
by Robert B. Reich

After Donald Trump's first bizarre year as president, his apologists told us he was growing into the job and that in his second year he'd be more restrained and more respectful of democratic institutions. Wrong. He's been worse. Read More

Israel’s Upcoming Elections Opinions
Israel’s Upcoming Elections
January 2, 2019
by Dan Cohen

Israelis will go to the polls to elect a new parliamentary government (The Knesset) and a Prime Minister on April 9. Unlike the US, it is not a binary choice between Democrat and Republican. Read More

The Town That Raised Reagan Wants Out of the War On Drugs Spotlight
The Town That Raised Reagan Wants Out of the War On Drugs
January 2, 2019
by Bill Myers
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Opioids have overwhelmed rural Illinois. Desperate, the cops in Ronald Reagan’s hometown have stopped arresting people and started getting them help. In an exclusive series, The Well News looks at “Safe Passage,” a... Read More

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