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The media blackout surrounding Andrew Yang

“The opposite of Donald Trump is an Asian man that likes math,” says Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang at his rallies. Yang, a 44-year-old tech entrepreneur and founder of the nonprofit Venture For America, has attracted a flurry of spirited supporters called the “Yang Gang.” His flagship policy is the Freedom Dividend, a version of universal basic income (UBI), where …

Interview with Congressman Jim McGovern

Please note that this is not part of our ongoing series on education. On October 25th, 2019, we interviewed Congressman James “Jim” McGovern, the U.S. House of Representatives member representing Massachusetts’s 2nd Congressional District. He currently serves as the chair of the House Rules Committee, the committee responsible for the rules under which bills may be presented to the House …

The United States Government Needs to Address the Student Debt Crisis

About the author: Jenny Chen is a liberal independent college student who is passionate about education reform and funding for K-12 public schools as well as affordable higher education options. She is a competitive debater, a political science major at Providence College, and an aspiring civil rights attorney. She can be found on Twitter at @jennychen8601. On June 13th, 2019, …

The Education Series

One of the most significant issues of our time concerns one of our oldest and most renown institutions: quality K-12 education.  In the day of Horace Mann, “The Great Educator,” America shined as a beacon of educational opportunity and progress. Followed by countless educational reformers, Mann fueled a movement on the belief that all people deserve access to quality public …

Dear Mitt Romney: grow a spine, or stop pretending you have one (Opinion)

WASHINGTON – Mitt Romney has made a habit of going against the GOP’s devotion to President Trump…at least semantically. A frequent Trump critic (using that term lightly), Romney has notably been among the most prominent ‘never-Trumpers’ in the 2016 election cycle, even giving a very publicized speech against Trump in that March. Of course, Romney famously repented on much of …

Turkey— Statement

As of recent, President Trump and his administration have been pulling troops out of Syria, hoping to reduce our involvement in the Middle East. Following the removal of troops, Turkey, a close ally of the U.S., began an incursion on the Syrian Democratic Forces (S.D.F.), a Kurdish militia.  The S.D.F has been a U.S. ally since the creation of it; …

Interview with Steve Pemberton​

On September 13th, 2019, prior to the Massachusetts Democratic Party state convention, Kash Jain interviewed Steve Pemberton, candidate for U.S. Senate. Mr. Pembeton is a business executive and author of A Chance in the World, an autobiography concerning his childhood in the foster care system. In this age of great political discord and turmoil — the shifting of political power …

Interview with Steve Pemberton​ — Transcript

This transcript, from our interview with Steve Pemberton, has been lightly edited to improve clarity, but we kept our editing to a minimum.  Q: What does the word “progress” mean to you?A: Progress means never declaring victory. It means always trying to find out what your best is. It means challenging conventional norms, even when it’s uncomfortable; especially when it’s …

UBI: What every American should know

UBI (Universal Basic Income) is one of the more progressive outlooks I support. Essentially, it’s a guaranteed paycheck from the government to all citizens. This payback system would simplify welfare tremendously. The funds could be as little 11,770 for a single American per annum. Simply put, this would keep every American above the poverty line (provided they spend their UBI …