Category: Policy

Senate Votes to Start Debate on $1 Trillion Infrastructure Bill

The Senate voted Friday to start debating a White House-backed infrastructure proposal after weeks of negotiations. On Friday, the upper congressional chamber voted 66-28 to officially begin the debate. Sixteen Republicans joined all Democrats to begin the debate, bypassing the 60 votes needed to overcome a potential filibuster. The measure, which some have described as […]

Content Moderation Group Favored by Big Tech Expands Scope of Blacklisted Content

A nonprofit organization that major U.S. tech companies rely on for content moderation is expanding the scope of content it will blacklist on social media platforms.The post Content Moderation Group Favored by Big Tech Expands Scope of Blacklisted Con…

Content Moderation Group Favored by Big Tech Expands Scope of Blacklisted Content

A nonprofit organization that major U.S. tech companies rely on for content moderation is expanding the scope of content it will blacklist on social media platforms.

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CDC: Studies Propelling Shift in Mask Guidance Not Available

The studies that prompted the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to change their mask guidance for vaccinated persons are not available, a spokesperson told The Epoch Times on Wednesday. “They have not been published yet,” the spokesperson said. Dr. Rochelle Walensky, the CDC’s director, told reporters on July 27 that she had seen […]

GOP Governors Push Back Against CDC Mask Guidance

Following the federal government’s decision to update guidance around COVID-19 masking, several GOP governors pushed back and said their states won’t be re-imposing mask mandates. “The CDC’s new guidance suggesting that vaccinated people wear masks indoors flies in the face of the public health goals that should guide the agency’s decision making,” Nebraska Gov. Pete […]

Biden Signs Memorandum to Bolster Efforts to Combat Cyberattacks

President Joe Biden on Wednesday signed a memorandum aiming to bolster America’s critical infrastructure against cyberattacks. The National Security Memorandum on Improving Cybersecurity for Critical Infrastructure Control Systems addresses cybersecurity for critical infrastructure and implements long-overdue efforts to tackle cyber-related threats, according to what a senior White House official said on a briefing call with reporters. […]

Study: American Abortion Laws Closer to North Korea Than Europe

America’s abortion laws are closer to North Korea’s than they are democratic countries, a fact the Supreme Court should consider as it weighs the constitutionality of Mississippi’s abortion law, according to a new study.

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Study: American Abortion Laws Closer to North Korea Than Europe

America’s abortion laws are closer to North Korea’s than they are democratic countries, a fact the Supreme Court should consider as it weighs the constitutionality of Mississippi’s abortion law, according to a new study.The post Study: American Aborti…

CDC: Fully Vaccinated People Should Wear Masks Indoors in Some Areas

A top U.S. health agency on Tuesday altered its COVID-19-related guidance once again, telling people to wear masks in some areas even if they are fully vaccinated against the virus that causes the disease. New research into outbreaks from several states and other countries “indicate that on rare occasions some vaccinated people infected with the Delta […]

Illinois Pensions Among Worst-Funded in Nation, Report Confirms

A new report confirms Illinois is among the worst in the country when it comes to funding its public pensions. The report was distributed by the Tax Foundation, an independent tax policy nonprofit. It indicates the state is only 39 percent funded for future pension obligations, the second-worst ratio in the country. “Illinois has had […]