Tuesday marks Earth Day, the annual event reminding all Americans that a livable, sustainable world cannot be achieved without action. In the last year, the New Direction Congress has taken up that challenge, beginning to reverse the old, failed energy policies of the past, breaking ground on new measures to […]
After much turmoil and deliberation, Congress recently raised the federal mini-mum wage to $5.85 per hour, which equates to an annual salary of about $11,700, barely above the federal poverty guideline of $10,210 for a single person. In Northern Virginia, where the average monthly rent for an efficiency apartment is […]
With less than two weeks left in what is shaping up to be a historic midterm election, Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi has released our party’s 100 hour plan, citing what priorities House Democrats will advance in the first 100 hours of a new Democratic House Majority.
Labor Day is a time to honor the value of hard work. Unfortunately, today more than ever America’s hard-working families are feeling squeezed, living paycheck to paycheck.
When “Clerks” debuted in 1994 it was widely held as one of the finest films to emerge from the independent film ranks. Though it was released in only a limited number of theaters, the film garnered much praise from critics and took home awards from nearly every film festival. Many […]