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Supreme Court Hears Key College Free Speech, Religious Liberty Case

Supreme Court Hears Key College Free Speech, Religious Liberty Case

THOMAS CATENACCI CONTRIBUTOR In 2016, Chike Uzuegbunam, a former Georgia Gwinnett College student, was told that if he wanted to share his faith on campus, he would need to get permission to use one of two “speech zones.” When Uzuegbunam complied, campus police officers arrived at the “speech zone” he was using and threatened to discipline […]

Here’s How Much More Jeff Bezos And Walmart Heirs Made Than Their Employees During The Pandemic

Here’s How Much More Jeff Bezos And Walmart Heirs Made Than Their Employees During The Pandemic

THOMAS CATENACCI CONTRIBUTOR Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and the Walmart heirs have made 35 times the amount given to their companies’ roughly 2.5 million workers during the pandemic, according to a Brookings Institution report. Amazon and Walmart gave employees just $0.99 and $0.71 extra per hour over the course of the pandemic, which was significantly less […]

Walmart Fueled Opioid Epidemic By Filling Illegitimate Prescriptions Regularly, DOJ Lawsuit Alleges

Walmart Fueled Opioid Epidemic By Filling Illegitimate Prescriptions Regularly, DOJ Lawsuit Alleges

THOMAS CATENACCI CONTRIBUTOR The Department of Justice sued Walmart Tuesday alleging that the big-box retailer fueled the U.S. opioid epidemic by knowingly filling illegitimate prescriptions and with price-cutting techniques. Walmart transformed its 5,000 in-store pharmacies into a leading network of opioid suppliers, the Department of Justice (DOJ) lawsuit alleged, according to a press release. In addition, Walmart allegedly didn’t […]

Retail Sales Plummet For Second Month In A Row, Lower Than Expected With Holiday Shopping Underway

Retail Sales Plummet For Second Month In A Row, Lower Than Expected With Holiday Shopping Underway

THOMAS CATENACCI CONTRIBUTOR The U.S. reported lower than expected retail sales in November, marking the second straight month the figure decreased even as the holiday shopping season began. Retail sales totaled $546.5 billion in November, a 1.1% drop from October’s figures, according to a Wednesday Department of Commerce report. Economists had projected retail sales to decrease by […]

These Mega Corporations Pay Their Employees So Little They Need To Rely On Government Handouts, Report Finds

These Mega Corporations Pay Their Employees So Little They Need To Rely On Government Handouts, Report Finds

THOMAS CATENACCI CONTRIBUTOR Several U.S. corporations including McDonald’s, Walmart and Amazon benefit from government programs since they pay employees such low wages, a report commissioned by Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders found. Roughly 70% of both Medicaid and Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients who earned wages worked full time, according to the Government Accountability Office (GAO) report released […]

‘Expansive Power’: Here’s Who Progressives Want To See In Joe Biden’s Cabinet

‘Expansive Power’: Here’s Who Progressives Want To See In Joe Biden’s Cabinet

THOMAS CATENACCI CONTRIBUTOR Two leading progressive groups released a list comprised of left-wing politicians, activists and union leaders Wednesday who they would like to see in President-elect Joe Biden’s future cabinet. Justice Democrats and the Sunrise Movement created a list outlining the groups’ top three picks for several cabinet positions like secretary of state and attorney general and […]

States Aren’t Prepared To Distribute Coronavirus Vaccine, Investigation Finds

States Aren’t Prepared To Distribute Coronavirus Vaccine, Investigation Finds

THOMAS CATENACCI CONTRIBUTOR Most states aren’t adequately prepared to distribute the leading coronavirus vaccine, especially to rural areas, once it is approved for public use, according to a ProPublica analysis of state plans. Pfizer announced Monday that the coronavirus vaccine it is developing was more than 90% effective and did not produce safety concerns during its large-scale trial. […]

Michigan, Wisconsin Elections Officials Refuse To Explain Sudden Biden Vote Influx

Michigan, Wisconsin Elections Officials Refuse To Explain Sudden Biden Vote Influx

THOMAS CATENACCI CONTRIBUTOR Elections officials in Michigan and Wisconsin refused to explain Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden’s sudden and dramatic vote tally increase that occurred in both states Wednesday morning. Michigan and Wisconsin state officials warned against misinformation being shared online, but wouldn’t comment on specific vote tranches that appeared to show former Vice President Joe […]

Michigan, Wisconsin Elections Officials Refuse To Explain Sudden Biden Vote Influx

Michigan, Wisconsin Elections Officials Refuse To Explain Sudden Biden Vote Influx

THOMAS CATENACCI CONTRIBUTOR Elections officials in Michigan and Wisconsin refused to explain Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden’s sudden and dramatic vote tally increase that occurred in both states Wednesday morning. Michigan and Wisconsin state officials warned against misinformation being shared online, but wouldn’t comment on specific vote tranches that appeared to show former Vice President Joe […]

Philadelphia Firefighters Union Upholds Trump Endorsement After Overwhelming Internal Vote

Philadelphia Firefighters Union Upholds Trump Endorsement After Overwhelming Internal Vote

THOMAS CATENACCI CONTRIBUTOR The Philadelphia firefighters union voted by a near 2-1 margin to uphold its endorsement of President Donald Trump after it faced backlash over the decision. The International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) Local 22, which represents firefighters and paramedics in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, declined to rescind the endorsement of President Donald Trump in a […]

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