As mass shootings continue to occur, advocates for stricter gun regulation have gained momentum. But so have those rallying to protect themselves and their constitutional right to bear arms.
No one likes taxes, and about 45 percent of Americans think they pay too much in federal income taxes, according to a 2018 Gallup poll.
Those who think the Electoral College is problematic include numerous Democratic presidential candidates. As Sen. Elizabeth Warren put it to one audience, “Your vote just doesn’t count ... and that is wrong.”
Even before former Vice President Joe Biden announced a formal climate change policy, the left wing of the Democratic Party was decrying him for what an adviser called his “middle ground” approach to climate change.
Sanders also proposes reforming patent laws under which farmers have been sued for growing crops from proprietary seeds.
In his late March announcement speech, Messam, a 44-year-old former college football player, put student debt front and center, saying that if elected he would push for national student debt forgiveness. You get $50,000 in student-loan debt relief. The politics of free college are similarly fraught.
Three years into the presidency of Donald Trump, who launched his campaign with a call to crack down on illegal immigration from Mexico and Central America, the United States is on track to see the largest number of migrants arriving at the southwest border without proper documentation in more than a decade.
From self-driving cars to augmented reality to advancements in medicine, agriculture and weaponry, many aspects of everyday life and a large share of the U.S. economy and military will be transformed by artificial intelligence in the not-too-distant future.
Commentators say a knockdown battle over every open Supreme Court seat is demoralizing for the country and cements the perception of the court as a political body. There have been a number of Supreme Court reform proposals discussed over the years.
Elizabeth Warren accuses Amazon and other tech giants of unfairly demanding special favors from governments, selling users’ consumer profiles for marketing purposes and exercising a stranglehold over capital funding for potential competitors.
Reparations have become a litmus test for Democratic candidates looking to secure diverse, progressive voters. But the support for reparations among Americans is complicated.
Affordable housing used to be mainly an urban issue, says a housing advocate. “But now it's a suburban phenomenon, a rural phenomenon, and a national problem — and it’s getting the attention of policymakers at every level.”
Presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren has a plan for providing government-subsidized childcare that would cost parents no more than 7 percent of their income per year.