The anniversary of the Stoneman Douglas school shooting has come and gone, and people are still grappling with gun violence in the United States. Why has the government yet to pass comprehensive gun reform, and how does the lack of gun control impact the country?
The nutritional standards in our schools are a symptom of a larger problem—our government continues to rely on corporate interests instead of prioritizing the welfare of our citizens. For the government to truly act for the public welfare, they should start by addressing the vast misconceptions they perpetuate for America’s children.
Public school funding systems are failing to provide equitable education for low-income populations. As the achievement gap between high and low-income areas widens, there is an emerging need for federal protections for all students.
It is still too early to tell whether the sitting president can be defeated, but let’s first look at the past and consider what would help make a successful Democratic nominee in 2020.
While the Green New Deal sets forth the type of ambitious goals necessary to tackle climate change, it also alienates key political actors and encourages politicization of climate action.
Over half a million people spend their days without a roof over their head. Almost 200,000 sleep on the streets each night. This is a crisis of humanity and a failure of the market. Despite this, homelessness remains a non-issue on the national political stage and the government has not passed legislation that might provide the solution that our most vulnerable citizens desperately need.
The 2018 midterms have created a unique situation for the Republican party and President Donald Trump. Although Democrats have created a divided government, Republicans and the President still have quite a few strategies they can use to accomplish their goals and prepare for the 2020 election using two vital tools: judicial nominations and the economy.