Articles by: Alexander Zawadzki

Wisconsin Republican Ron Johnson speaking at CPAC 2011. (Unmodified Creative Commons photo by Gage Skidmore.

Upcoming Tax Reform Vote Faces Some Unlikely Opponents

November 30, 2017 at 10:15 am 0 comments

On November 16, the House of Representatives passed tax reform legislation, which includes provisions to cut taxes on the richest people in the country. This is based on the idea that wealth will “trickle down” from the rich to ordinary Americans in the form of wage increases and rising economicRead More

Stockton, California Mayor Michael Tubbs at a League of Women Voters event in 2009. (Unmodified Creative Commons photo by the League of Women Voters of California.

First in the Nation: California’s Universal Basic Income Experiment to Begin in 2018

November 9, 2017 at 1:03 pm 0 comments

Stockton, California, a city of 300,000 people located about 80 miles east of San Francisco, has become the first city in America to announce plans for a Universal Basic Income program. Universal Basic Income, or UBI, is a social welfare program that allows a government to unconditionally ensures a sum ofRead More

Left: Ed Gillespie at the 2014 Virginia general election senate debate. Unmodified Creative Commons photo by the Fairfax Chamber of Commerce. Right: Virginia Lt. Governor Ralph Northam speaking in January 2017. (Public domain photo by Michaele White, Office of the Governor of Virginia.)

Tuesday’s Virginia Elections Being Watched More Closely Than Ever

November 6, 2017 at 1:21 am 0 comments

On Tuesday, November 7, voters in Virginia will head to the polls to elect their new governor and state legislators. In Virginia’s first general election since last year, Democrats are hoping to demonstrate an energized resistance to President Donald Trump. On the other hand, Republicans want to show that theyRead More