Abbreviated Pundit Roundup: COVID relief takes a step closer to passage
Bloomberg: House Set to Pass Stimulus as Minimum-Wage Hike Dealt Blow Friday’s vote in the House will bring most Americans one step closer to receiving $1,400 relief payments and move action to the Senate, where disagreements among Democrats over the minimum wage had been the biggest obstacle to turning the pandemic relief plan into law. However, Senate parliamentarian Elizabeth MacDonough found that the wage provision did not qualify for action under budget reconciliation, a fast-track proce...
The COVID-19 relief communities of color are desperate for is on its way, with no Republican support
Looking to get around court rulings on homelessness, Washington cities may offer shelter, then crack down
Federal courts have recently ruled that penalizing people for sleeping outside when there is no available shelter is unconstitutional. The decisions come just as more homeless encampments spring up, driven in part by the pandemic.
Police deadly-force probes mostly fall short of Washington’s new accountability law, according to state attorney general
Assessing Claims in the Coronavirus Stimulus Debate
Lawmakers have made an array of misleading claims about “Pelosi’s subway,” unauthorized immigrants receiving checks, school funding and the minimum wage as they debate the $1.9 trillion relief bill.
In storm-struck Texas, Biden’s personal touch is muted by the pandemic
The president sought to show his trademark empathy — at a time when even a hand on a shoulder presents a health risk.
Live updates: Biden to survey winter storm recovery in Texas; House poised to pass coronavirus relief package
Vaccine lotteries and personal appeals: The medically vulnerable find their priority status slipping away
A Free Market Won’t Self-Correct the Disinformation Problem
To stop the spread of lies and conspiracy theories, Congress should start by focusing on the media monopolies that give them an echo chamber.