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Cyberbullying Crackdown?

February 14, 2017 • Rafaella Gunz
Has anyone by now not been the victim of online harassment and bullying at some point? The issue of online bullying is endemic, now that kids grow up with their social lives essentially online. Bullying that used to be confined to the schoolyard, now t …

What the Heck Is An “Executive Order”? — Everything You Need To Know…But Were Afraid to Ask

February 2, 2017 • Haley Snyder
Since his inauguration in late January, President Donald Trump has already signed seven Executive Orders, including an initiative to prevent refugees from entering the country and one to build a wall between the United States and Mexico. Whether or not …

HUGE NEWS: Executive Orders Are NOT Binding Laws

February 1, 2017 • Naomi Wolf
Wow! There is no specific mention of Executive Orders in the Constitution… the power to issue an Executive Order is implied, Presidents argue, by Article 2 of the Constitution: ‘the executive power shall be vested in a President of the United States’ …

Obama’s Final Bill Invites Silicon Valley Innovators Into Unelected Government Positions — Under the Trump Presidency

January 30, 2017 • Iziah Thompson
Last week, mere hours before Donald Trump’s Inauguration, President Barack Obama signed, while he was still President of the United States, one final bill into law. Again: this was Pres. Obama’s very last bill. The bill, known rather obscurely as the T …

Fourteen Connecticut Representatives Propose 14 Different Bills to Remove the Same Unpopular CT Tax on Health Centers

January 24, 2017 • Haley Snyder
  This month, fourteen different Connecticut lawmakers proposed fourteen different bills, all set to accomplish, if passed,  essentially the same thing. These bills, sponsored by both Democrat and Republican lawmakers, are each only a sentence lon …

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