Archive for February 25th, 2021

February 25th, 2021 - 8:04 pm § in Politics

Have you no honor, sir?

February 13, 2021 (read story here): February 25, 2021 (read story here): I guess not. Return to The-Ave.US Home Page[...]

February 25th, 2021 - 6:40 pm § in Economics, Politics

What now for the minimum wage?

A progressive push to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour was stripped from the Covid-19 relief package by a ruling of the Senate parliamentarian on Thursday, February 25, 2012 (read story here). That means any minimum wage increase must be a separate bill, and either needs GOP support to survive [...]

February 25th, 2021 - 3:43 pm § in Politics, Religion, Science

What science says about gender

While a battle over transgender rights plays out in Congress, GOP Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene — after being barred from serving on congressional committees for her past terroristic comments — is drawing attention to herself by going around saying, in effect, “boys are boys, and gir[...]

February 25th, 2021 - 3:19 pm § in America, Biden, China, Donald Trump, Politics

Is Biden too soft on China?

If you ask Republicans, they’ll say yes, but that doesn’t mean much. These days, they’re not right about much of anything. And because everything they do comes across as partisan sniping, when they claim “Biden is soft on China,” that immediately provokes skepticism. Ov[...]

February 25th, 2021 - 1:18 pm § in Business, Economics, Health

Burned out nurses are quitting in droves

It isn’t just the endless hours, separation from their families, stress, and heartbreak from watching patients die. What’s really breaking their spirit is how they’re treated by the profit-obsessed managers running our for-profit health care system. They’re exploited: “[...]