The Latest: Our Health
Biden signs $1.9 trillion Covid relief bill, clearing way for stimulus checks, vaccine aid
• March 11, 2021 11:02 AM
President Joe Biden signed the $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package Thursday afternoon as Washington moves to send fresh aid this month.
If Democracy Gets Money-Whipped This Time Around, It May Never Rise Again
• March 08, 2021 10:53 AM
Now that the Senate has managed to produce a COVID relief package that only happens to be the greatest piece of social legislation since the Great Society, thanks in no small part to the efforts of voters in the state of Georgia, the passage of H.R. 1, the For The People Act, has become more than urgent. It’s possible that the law is the last chance that democracy has against outraged privilege and the money power. The big guns are primed and ready. From, forgive me, Fox News: Heritage Action for America, a conservative nonprofit tied to the right-leaning think tank The Heritage Foundation, on Monday will announce that it plans to spend at least $10 million on efforts to tighten election security laws in eight key swing states. The details of the effort, first obtained by Fox News, will include digital and television ads, volunteer issue advocacy campaigns and lobbying state legislatures directly. Heritage Action will target Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Michigan, Nevada, Texas and Wisconsin, all considered key swing states after the 2020 election. The $10 million will be an initial seed investment with more likely to come, Fox News is told.
After Stimulus Victory in Senate, Reality Sinks in: Bipartisanship Is Dead
• March 06, 2021 10:38 AM
President Biden ran for the White House as an apostle of bipartisanship, but the bitter fight over the $1.9 trillion pandemic measure that squeaked through the Senate on Saturday made clear that the differences between the two warring parties were too wide to be bridged by Mr. Biden’s good intentions.