TIME 100

America’s response to mass shootings has long followed a predictable pattern. We mourn. Offer thoughts and prayers. Speculate about the motives. And then—even as no developed country endures a homicide rate like ours, a difference explained largely by pervasive accessibility to guns; even as the majority of gun owners support commonsense reforms—the political debate spirals […]

Historic Senate Rules Change

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The United States Senate unanimously agreed this evening to allow all Senators to bring their infant children onto the Senate floor, if necessary, during votes while their children are under the age of one. The Senate had previously banned all children from entering the Senate floor, which could have prevented Senators who […]

National School Walkout

National School Walkout is a movement powered and led by students across the country. We’re protesting congressional, state, and local failures to take action to prevent gun violence. America is the only country in the world where so many people are killed by guns, and yet our leaders do nothing about it. In many states, […]

Latinx Lawmakers Oppose Rauner’s Plan for National Guard

Illinois — We may be thousands of miles away from the Mexican border, but debate over its security has hit the state Capitol. Governor Bruce Rauner says, if President Donald Trump asks the state to send National Guard troops south, he’ll comply. The idea has several lawmakers outraged. A colonel from the National Guard says […]

Sara Dady

SHAPING MY VALUES Growing up in Rockford, my values early on were shaped by my parents and 4-H. My mom was a farm girl from…

Missing Politicians

We have received some feedback from our readers, wanting to know why our current governor and president is other select officials aren’t posted on our website. That is one great question. The reason that they aren’t posted is because they are republican, and we are not reporting on republicans as this is a democratic website […]