Year in Review: CARES Act and Congressional Gridlock

Year in Review: CARES Act and Congressional Gridlock

Early in the year, the pandemic upended the American economy. Moving quickly, Congress was able to pass the CARES Act, which sent direct payments of $1,200 to most Americans while also offering financial assistance to many states and local governments. The bill included a provision that increased the amount of …

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Year in Review: Presidential Election

Year in Review: Presidential Election

The 2020 election marked one of the most divisive elections in modern history. When votes were finally cast on November 3, many Democrats were hoping the election would be a referendum on the past four years of Trump’s leadership. Meanwhile, many Republicans were hoping that the past year of mask …

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Year in Review: Civil Unrest

Year in Review: Civil Unrest

The last year was a strange one by any metric. However, the onset of a pandemic at the start of the decade certainly added confusion to what turned out to be a historic and truly bizarre year. Aside from the coronavirus, which defined much of the year, civil unrest around …

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The Pandemic Defined 2020: Here’s Why

The Pandemic Defined 2020: Here’s Why

At the start of the new decade, things were uncertain all over the world. The global climate crisis continued to weigh on the minds of many. In January of 2020, the US oversaw the assassination of Iranian general Qasem Soleimani, spreading fears that the US might go to war with …

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