Last week, Amy Coney Barrett’s hearing in front of the Judicial Committee came to a close. You may have tuned in, got highlights from the news, or stayed away altogether. Regardless, a lot of people are wondering what happens next. Some are fearful at what seems like an inevitable confirmation, while others are looking forward … Continue reading Supreme Court Nominations; What’s Going On?
In the middle of a Pandemic, the last thing you may be thinking about is voting (or maybe, because of the Pandemic, you’ve been counting down the days). Regardless, the voting process is something that for decades has remained pretty constant. If you are in the county and state where you are registered to vote, … Continue reading Voting in New York – Primary Edition
An unprecedented number of people have filed for unemployment in the United States since the start of the pandemic**. Whether it’s due to layoffs, significant hours being cut, or furlough, more than ever this governmental assistance program is being tapped to aid U.S. workers who are being impacted by the Covid-19 crisis. Many people are … Continue reading Unemployment: FAQ
Weeks after Congress passed the whopping two Trillion dollar CARES act, it is finally time for U.S. residents to start receiving their cut.
The Defense Production Act, or DPA, is a law passed in 1950 by Congress and signed into law that grants the President the power to influence domestic industry in the interest of national defense. During WW2, prior to the DPA’s passing, the War Powers Acts were used to compel private sector factories to aid in … Continue reading Defense Production Act:Brief History and Purpose
The President of the United States has certain extensive powers that come into play during a time of crisis or disaster. One of these is known as the declaration of a “State of Emergency.” Although not explicitly outlined in the Constitution, the President is allowed to issue these declarations solely at his discretion due to … Continue reading National Emergency Act and the Stafford Act
What is a primary? Think of a primary election as the playoffs to the championship. Both parties hold primaries, in advance of a general election, for the purpose of deciding the strongest candidate to represent the party’s values and ideologies. This candidate then progresses onto the general, where they battle it out with the opposing … Continue reading Primary & General Elections: Explained
If you look under the first Tuesday of March, your calendar might say, “Super Tuesday - Regional Holiday.” But what exactly is “Super Tuesday”, and why is it so important that even Apple calendar is pointing it out? The first thing you need to know is the date of this holiday changes every election cycle. … Continue reading Super Tuesday