It was a big week for us here at UC Dems (shoutout to all who came to our Democratic Debate last night!), but we still got some reading in. Here’s the news that caught our interest this week:
Only six days of class left, let’s go.
Before you do anything else, bad lip reading of the first Democratic Debate:
Some great reads from the past week…
Here’s what we read during Second Week in the Second City:
- Originally written in 2012, but sadly still so relevant today, The Simple Truth About Gun Control
- On Bernie Sanders, millenials, and socialism: The Populist Prophet
- In swing state New Hampshire (a swing state), Gov. Hassan is challenging Sen. Ayotte (who voted against gun control in 2013); a win from Hassan could help Democrats take back the Senate
- Kevin McCarthy abruptly withdraws from candidacy for being House speaker, citing that the Republicans “got to be 100 percent united”
- Just another incentive to move to Portland after graduation: if you work for Multnomah County, you now get paid parental leave
- While immigration from South America is slowing, migration across the Pacific is continuing at a steady pace, meaning that Asians will soon pass Latinos as the nation’s second-largest immigrant group
- Because of that, the need to invest in the well-being of AAPI communities is becoming even more pressing
Now that Republicans have gained the majority in the Senate, they will be looking to clock legislative victories and demonstrate that they can effectively lead. Democrats will attempt to undermine them without looking obstructionist, and try to portray the Republican Party as conservative and hopelessly out of touch. In the Senate there is perhaps no place this battle will most likely take place than in the Environment and Public Works Committee. Continue reading
Yeah, the midterms weren’t fun, but we can clean things up in 2016. Or can we?