Ending the War In Afghanistan; Biden’s 3 Peace Talk Choices, Explained



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With the Trump negotiated Taliban peace deal requiring a full troop withdrawal by May 1st, people are asking what Biden is going to do. Here are the three options the Biden Team are exploring, explained.


What is Inflation? Economics Explained



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With the government pumping an additional $1.9 Trillion into the economy, some are beginning to express concern about inflation. Here is how to think about inflation and its causes.


What Rising Bond Yields Mean For America’s Economy, Explained



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The yield on 10 Year bonds is increasing. This is either great news or terrible news depending on who you are. It’s a great sign for the economy, because markets are starting to focus investment on businesses and people. It’s a terrible sign for the government because taking on new debt just got more expensive. Here is exactly what’s happening!


Breaking: The Supreme Court Turns Trump’s Tax Returns Over to New York Prosecutors



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New York State Attorney General Cyrus Vance has a grand jury subpoena for Trump’s personal tax returns. Trump had previously challenged this subpoena on the grounds that he had presidential immunity. That argument failed in court. Now Trump is fighting this subpoena as a private citizen, specifically claiming that it is overreaching and was made in bad faith. Those arguments just failed at the supreme court. Here’s what that means.


The Fight For 15; Impacts of Raising the Minimum Wage, Explained



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The CBO released a new report predicting the economic impact of raising the minimum to $15 by 2025. The report predicts an increase in unemployment, a decrease in poverty, and a net increase in cumulative wage growth for affected workers. Here’s what that means!


The Yemen Conflict, Explained; How America Got Here and How We Plan to Leave



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In 2001 congress passed the Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF). This authorization allowed US forces to enter Yemen and fight Al Qaeda in the country. In 2014, Yemen fell into Civil War, leading America to separately support a Saudi led air campaign against the Iran backed Houthis. Here is exactly how America got multiple tentacles into Yemeni Politics and how we’re trying to leave.


Quicktake: The Mainstream Media is Getting Impeachment Wrong, Explained



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The House of Representatives impeached Trump over the charge of Inciting an Insurrection. The Senate just began hearing the impeachment case that could result in removal and a ban from running for future office. Here is exactly what impeachment means in the context of 2020.


Escalation Tensions Between Biden and Iran, Explained; How to Reenter the Iran Nuclear Deal



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After campaigning on reentering the Iran Nuclear Agreement, President Biden has sharply pivoted towards taking it slowly. With tensions continuing to escalate, and both sides taking new offensive actions, here is exactly what’s happening.


The Senate Budget Reconciliation Process, Explained; Passing the Stimulus Bill



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The Senate just passed Biden’s Recovery Plan using budget reconciliation. This allowed them to skip a filibuster in the senate. Here is exactly what that means!


Robinhood’s GameStop Stock Restriction Class Action Lawsuit, Explained



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On January 28th, Robinhood and other retail investing apps restricted buying options for GameStop stocks. Here’s the whole story about what happened.