The Border Patrol has largely avoided the scrutiny that police have come under in recent years. That should change: the Border Patrol’s powers are increasingly authoritarian, with few legal checks, and expanding throughout the United States. Inspired by the violent culture of the Texas Rangers, the US Border Patrol was established in 1924 as a
The SEC’s proposed new rules, which would require public corporations to disclose climate-related information, have been criticized by industry groups Republican officials and corporate lobby groups are teeing up a multi-pronged legal assault on the Biden administration’s effort to help investors hold public corporations accountable for their carbon emissions and other climate change risks. The
Tech companies fighting for data privacy in the US want to resurrect a forgotten old bill A group of privacy-focused organizations have signed a letter imploring US Congress leaders to schedule a vote on a bill that would hamper data collection by tech giants and promote user access to online privacy tools. In its letter(opens in new
The good news is, we know how to fix that malaise – because many, many people have been right there with you before What your awful, rich, heartless bosses do not want under any circumstances is a well-organized and pissed off labor union in their companies. That would really screw them. That is something they
The US military has a long history of recruiting poor people by offering benefits like free college. With Joe Biden’s partial student debt forgiveness, GOP war hawks are fretting that the military won’t be able to prey on desperate young Americans anymore. Amid a brutal year for military recruiting, conservative war hawks are openly fretting
Gallup survey finds 71% of US residents approve of unions amid a wave of successful organizing efforts A new Gallup annual Work and Education survey found that Americans’ approval of labor unions is at its highest point in nearly 60 years. At 71%, residents of the US approve of unions at a higher rate than in 1965.