This Is Why It Is Imperative That President Biden, Not Congress, Cancels Student Debt

By Margaret Flowers, Clearing the FOG. -

The current student debt burden is over $2 trillion and it is crushing the economy. Defaults on student loans are high and for most borrowers, especially those who are people of color, their loan [...]

How Biden’s First Executive Actions Fall Short

By Nelini Stamp, Blavity. -

On January 20, 2021, President Biden signed a series of executive orders that fell short of addressing two major crises facing jobless, poor, immigrants and working people: the threat of a wave [...]

What Biden Can Do Without Congress

By Lee Camp, Consortium News. -

What if it could get done now? What if all (or many) of the largest problems within the United States could be solved now? What if the most exploited, the most troubled, the most [...]

Biden At The Cannabis Crossroads

By Gabrielle Gurley, The American Prospect. -

Shortly after the election, House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer sent a “Dear Colleague” letter to members that outlined legislative priorities for the waning days of the 116th Congress. One of them [...]

Biden Could Enact Medicare For All By Executive Action

By Kenny Stancil, Commondreams. -

Journalist David Dayen presented a convincing case Tuesday that President-elect Joe Biden, once sworn into office come January, would have the legal authority to immediately provide complete [...]

Over 235 Organizations Call On Biden To Cancel Student Debt

By Americans for Financial Reform. -

Washington, D.C. — Over 235 organizations sent a letter to President-Elect Biden and Vice President-Elect Harris, calling on them to use executive authority to cancel federal student debt on day [...]

Another Win For Working People As VA Rescinds Executive Order Implementation

WASHINGTON – In yet another rebuke of President Trump’s anti-democratic, anti-worker executive orders, last week the Department of Veterans Affairs rescinded the order denying employees their [...]

Trump Executive Order Makes Border Crisis Worse

WASHINGTON — President Trump has signed an executive order mandating that families be jailed by the U.S. Departments of Homeland Security or Defense. This order will likely have the effect of [...]

Trump’s Executive Order On ‘Welfare’ Is Designed To Pit Workers Against One Another

By Rebecca Vallas, -

On Tuesday night, President Donald Trump signed an executive order that sums up how little he understands about poverty in America. The order, titled “Reducing Poverty in America by Promoting [...]

Guantánamo Attorneys Condemn Trump’s Planned Exec Order To Keep Prison Open

By Staff, -

News of Trump’s forthcoming executive order on Guantánamo is confirmation of what his words and actions have already shown: that he intends to keep the prison open and keep everyone in it [...]

‘Open Effort To Escalate Racial Tensions,’ Trump To Militarize Police

By Jake Johnson, -

By Jake Johnson for Common Dream - Civil rights groups immediately raised alarm. Janai Nelson, associate director-counsel at the NAACP Legal Defense Fund (LDF), said in a statement Sunday night [...]

Lawsuit Challenges Trump Reversal Of Arctic And Atlantic Drilling Ban

By Staff, -

By Staff of Earth Justice - The groups, League of Conservation Voters, Natural Resources Defense Council, Sierra Club, Alaska Wilderness League, Defenders of Wildlife, Northern Alaska [...]

Climate Activists Pledge Huge Response To Trump’s Executive Orders

By Dani Heffernan, -

By Dani Heffernan for - “The best way to fight against these executive orders is to take to the streets. Even as Trump dismantles environmental protections to shore up the fossil fuel [...]

Federal Judge In Hawaii Extends Court Order Blocking Trump Travel Ban

By Staff, -

By Staff of Reuters - “The Court will not crawl into a corner, pull the shutters closed, and pretend it has not seen what it has.” "Where the 'historical context and "the specific sequence of [...]

NILC Statement On New Muslim Ban Executive Order

By Juan Gatelum, -

By Juan Gastelum for NILC - LOS ANGELES — President Donald Trump today signed a new executive order banning entry to the U.S. of individuals from six Muslim-majority countries and of all [...]

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