The bill’s sponsors say the gasoline tax should be a nonrenewable resource.
Gas prices are rising considerably. As of this writing, the national average for regular gasoline is $3.15 per gallon, up about 44 percent from a year ago and also the highest average price since October 2014.
Whenever you fill up at the pump, a federal gas tax of 18.3 cents per gallon is applied for regular gasoline, or 24.3 cents per gallon for diesel. That money is put towards the Highway Trust Fund, which repairs and maintains the interstate highway system.
Should the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) last longer than the series run of The Big Bang Theory?
Since early 2020 when President Trump included him in his Coronavirus Task Force, Anthony Fauci has become the face of the U.S. response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Director of NIAID since 1984, Fauci has been praised by many for what they commend as his level-headed, rational, and science-based approach to the virus.
The same month their Phoenix Suns lost the NBA Finals, Arizona also won at the Supreme Court.
In one of the Supreme Court’s first major decisions under their new 6–3 conservative majority including Justice Amy Coney Barrett, the Court upheld two Republican-passed Arizona voting laws in the case Brnovich v. Democratic National Committee.
One law says that if a legitimate and eligible voter shows up at the wrong voting location, their provisional ballot is discounted for the actual final tally, even if they were a legitimate and legal voter themselves. …
In the words of Broadway’s Alexander Hamilton: “Congress writes, ‘George, attack the British forces’ / I shoot back, ‘We have resorted to eating our horses.’”
While horse meat has been considered culturally taboo throughout American history, dating back to the Pilgrims, it’s always remained legal. Indeed, horse meat has periodically risen in popularity in various eras, such as during the food shortages of World War I and World War II, and during the 1890s as the rise of automobiles ameliorated horses as a form of transportation.
The last U.S. slaughterhouse that produced horse meat for human consumption was closed in…
[Insert the falsetto voice of King George II from Broadway’s Hamilton.] “John Adams?!”
In 1798, four bills were enacted into law, collectively nicknamed the Alien and Sedition Acts, intended to suppress immigration and muzzle dissent. Three of the four laws either expired or were repealed within a few years, especially because Adams’ successor President Thomas Jefferson opposed them. But one remains on the books to this day.
In existence since 2018, many Democrats believe the CRFD should be repealed.
The hospital who, citing social distancing measures, denied a new mother who had contracted COVID-19 a visit by a Catholic priest.
The medical student who was required to shave his beard in order to wear the N95 respirator mask, in violation of his religious beliefs.
The hospital who forced a nurse to assist in performing an abortion, even though the nurse requested not to because of her objections to the procedure.
When generally-applicable healthcare statutes or policies come into conflict with individuals’ religious rights, which should prevail? …