Don’t be fooled by unemployment numbers

The unemployment rate has drastically dropped this year, with some of the lowest rates since the 1960s, according to news sources. The black unemployment is also at record lows. This is great news, right? Not necessarily. While having a low unemployment rate is not a...
Health insurance doesn’t guarentee healthcare

Health insurance doesn’t guarentee healthcare

For years, corporate PAC donors and lobbyists have worked to warp the way we view healthcare in this country. They’ve equated insurance with healthcare and convinced the American public that we have made progress through passing band-aid measures like the ACA....

17 Years Later, and Still No DREAM Act

By Jordan Valerie The DREAM Act was first introduced in 2001 during the 107th Congress. It failed to pass with Republicans in control of both chambers of Congress and George W. Bush in the White House. In 2006, Democrats took control of both the House and the Senate....

The Story of Declining Livability

Why the New Tax Plan is the Wrong Approach By Ron Stubblefield and Denzel Caldwell As an observation, policy conversations often take for granted why we care about growth in wealth and productivity.  The reason we care about this growth stems from the fundamental...

Immigration, DACA, and Partisanship

By David Benac (MI-06) “Immigrant” is not a scary word. 43.3 million people in this country are immigrants, a little over 13 percent of our nation’s population. One in nine Americans is native-born with at least one immigrant parent; that’s over 32 million Americans,...