BREAKING–Costco, the nation's second-largest retailer, announces that it's adopting a $16 minimum wage for its 180,000 workers next week.
That tops Amazon's and Target's $15 minimum and Walmart's paltry $11 minimumhttps://t.co/Q4Vsc14lCG
— Steven Greenhouse (@greenhousenyt) February 25, 2021
<blockquote class=”twitter-tweet”><p lang=”en” dir=”ltr”>Family of 11-year-old boy who died in unheated Texas mobile home sues power companies for over $100 million <a href=”https://t.co/4PlObT11Av”>https://t.co/4PlObT11Av</a></p>— Suburban Guerrilla Ω (@SusieMadrak) <a href=”https://twitter.com/SusieMadrak/status/1363952347588755460?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>February 22, 2021</a></blockquote> <script async src=”https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js” charset=”utf-8″></script>
Doesn’t seem like global warming is just another trade opportunity:
A gas tanker & icebreaker made it from China to Yamal in the 1st transit of the Northern Sea Route in February, "confirming that year-round safe navigation is possible," Russia says. There's no multi-year ice left there. @BarentsNews https://t.co/57fCekHYZL pic.twitter.com/PgO45fjN9V
— Alec Luhn (@ASLuhn) February 21, 2021
“This is becoming the worst state-level policy disaster since the Flint water crisis,” says @JulianCastro.
“We have state leadership—Gov. Abbott, Lt. Gov. Patrick—that want to point fingers at everything except the problem. For the last few decades, they have been the problem." pic.twitter.com/2i9GxX4NFr
— All In with Chris Hayes (@allinwithchris) February 18, 2021
"This is what you get when people who don't believe in government are running your government… This is really bad and a lot of people are suffering and they're suffering unnecessarily" @BetoORourke on Governor Abbott's failure in Texas w/ @NicolleDWallace pic.twitter.com/oGyzTJd7ic
— Deadline White House (@DeadlineWH) February 17, 2021
Boy, that stuff Biden said about student debt at the CNN Town Hall on Tuesday was bullshit, and I’m trying to figure out why. It’s the people who didn’t finish school who have the worst of both worlds — saddled with debt but still lacking a degree. So how are they supposed to work off their debt, as he suggested?
.@POTUS should cancel $50,000 in student loan debt for all.
For 10 years, my student loan debt payments were more than my rent.
Student debt affects everybody, and particularly people of color, making it hard to buy a home or start a family.
Our economy should work for all. pic.twitter.com/MQOHQgARWk
— Adam Schiff (@RepAdamSchiff) February 18, 2021
Chuck Schumer and Elizabeth Warren respond to Biden saying last night he won't unilaterally cancel $50,000 in student debt. They say he has the power and should do it. pic.twitter.com/pEQlFVEPp7
— Sahil Kapur (@sahilkapur) February 17, 2021
Texans are suffering without power because those in power have failed us. As with Covid, a natural disaster has become far deadlier due to the inaction & ineptitude of Abbott and Texas’ Republican leadership. This didn’t have to happen and doesn’t have to continue. 1/4 pic.twitter.com/fqEun4fU97
— Beto O'Rourke (@BetoORourke) February 16, 2021
“A grandmother slept in her car. Parents who ran out of firewood burned belongings to keep their children warm. A Richardson resident watched the battery level of her partner's oxygen machine drain away, and desperately sought help to have it recharged.” https://t.co/JLsyxpMnol
— Seung Min Kim (@seungminkim) February 17, 2021
New this morning: @SenAmyKlobuchar is introducing a major new bill to reshape the country’s antitrust laws. The bill expands FTC & DOJ budgets, allows stiff new fines for antitrust violations, and reworks the law to discourage mega-mergers and acquisitions of nascent rivals.— Brian Fung (@b_fung) February 4, 2021
Flips the burden of proof onto companies for certain mergers — for example, deals over $5bn & purchases of nascent rivals.— Brian Fung (@b_fung) February 4, 2021
It would be on the companies to prove their deals do NOT create an “appreciable risk” of reducing competition, rather than on the govt to prove they do.