According to our conservative friends, being “woke” refers to those who are ridiculously politically correct and who speak out too much on social injustice. It’s commonly used as a pejorative term when referring to those on the left, increasingly paring it with phrases like “woke mob” or as a sledgehammer, using “anti-woke” to proclaim their vehement opposition.What About the “Woke” Right?
Obama’s first visit to the White House since his presidency was celebrated by the neoliberal establishment. But his true legacy should not be forgotten.Barack Obama Reminds Us That the Democrats Remain the More Effective evil of Imperialism
Organized workers, often defying their timid union leadership, are on the march across the United States.America’s New Class War
Whenever loan payments resume, many experts say the process will be quite messy, given so many back and forths with borrowers. Even a 2020 report from the Education Department noted the resumption of payments would be messy. Loan servicers and the federal government, the report says, will “face a heavy burden in ‘converting’ millions of borrowers to active repayment.” The transition could also be confusing to borrowers, with some “becoming delinquent, at least initially.”
Noam is calling for the unvaxed to be isolated from the rest of the racially pure Germans… oh… I’m sorry… from the vaccinated in America. What he is doing is what he used to call the ‘voluntary propaganda of the intellectual class’ and he should be called out for it. Harshly.
Advocates have pressed the Education Department to eliminate the monitoring period entirely and to provide automatic debt relief to people who the Social Security Administration already identifies as permanently disabled.
Under the new action, both demands will be met. Starting in September, the Education Department will start erasing student debt for 323,000 Americans identified in Social Security records as being permanently disabled.
In the Soviet Union, everybody was aware that the media was controlled by the state. But in a corporate state like the U.S., a veneer of independence is still maintained, although trust in the media has been plummeting for years.With Bezos at the Helm, Democracy Dies at the Washington Post Editorial Board
The provision of the stimulus bill, if enacted, would change this, at least temporarily. It would exempt all student debt cancellation — whether complete or partial — from federal taxation. And the provision’s language is broad in that it appears to cover all types of student loans including Direct federal loans, federally guaranteed FFEL loans, and private student loans as well.
Perhaps most importantly, the window of coverage to January 1, 2026 means that it also, in theory, would cover any broad student debt cancellation enacted by President Biden or by Congress in the next four years, and would exempt any such cancellation of student debt from taxation. State taxing authorities, however, could still potentially consider student loan forgiveness as taxable.
According to the Washington Post, this means that 17 million fewer Americans — including 12 million adults and 5 million children — will get a stimulus payment. As a result, individuals who earn between $80,000 and $100,000 as well as married or joint filers who earn between $160,000 and $200,000 will not get any stimulus check.