$15 Minimum Wage in COVID Bill

February 25, 2021

A boost of the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2025 was added to the COVID relief bill passed by the House last Friday. This will help robotics manufacturers more than minimum-wage workers.

End of the GOP?

February 23, 2021

A new survey suggests that about half of Republican voters would follow Donald Trump if he created a new political party, something that should give the GOP establishment something to think about. 

Thirty Tyrants

February 22, 2021

The friendly government installed by Sparta in Athens after winning the Peloponnesian War in 404 BC holds a valuable lesson for Americans regarding our political class and its friendly stance toward China.

SciFriday: 2020 Hindsight

February 19, 2021

2020 is in the history books, and while we’re not sorry to see it go, we’ve learned some valuable lessons. We discuss the global crisis response and the reports of spreading Ebola outbreaks in western and Central Africa.

The Friday Five

February 19, 2021

Hundreds of close contacts of confirmed Ebola cases are being tracked in the west African nation of Guinea and in the central African Democratic Republic of Congo. Meanwhile, Liberia reports its first suspected case.

The Transitional President

February 18, 2021

Vice President Harris has been speaking to world leaders on behalf of President Biden, and the White House says the president probably won’t meet with any foreign leaders for at least a few more months. If this seems a little odd, that’s because it is.

Congress Pushes for 1/6 Commission

February 17, 2021

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi wants a full investigation of what led to the Capitol riot on January 6. This may not go the way Pelosi and the Democrats hope.

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