With pressure mounting on Congress from the White House and the private sector to avert this crisis, McCarthy unveiled his plan—the “Limit, Save, Grow Act of 2023”—which would raise the debt ceiling enough for one year in exchange for measures designed to reduce the deficit.
TikTok’s Hearing Means Bad News For U.S. Internet Rights
Many members of Congress want to give the government even more power to limit online freedom—despite all their rhetoric about protecting America’s data privacy.
The Culture War’s Trojan Horse
The frontlines of the American “Culture War” continue to grow, as school districts across the country sweep books off the shelves amid pressure from parents, the state, or school boards.
Republicans’ Troubled Relationship With Social Security
No one should be fooled about the GOP’s history with Social Security. Cutting it or reducing it has been a clear goal for a good portion of the party for over 20 years.
Party Leadership Risks a Rug Pull
Early into the 118th Congress, both houses have already found themselves steeped in political drama—from House Speaker Kevin McCarthy’s trials and tribulations to changing political loyalties in the Senate.
The World’s Worst Game of Chicken: The Debt Ceiling
Disorder has plagued the House of Representatives in recent weeks with its 14 consecutive failed votes to elect a speaker.
Heights Columnists Reflect on Midterm Elections
Midterm elections have (more or less) concluded at the time of publishing this article. With the vast majority of House and Senate elections confirmed, the dust has settled on another eventful midterm election, and the second election in a row where most results weren’t finalized until days after.
Did we forget about Jan. 6?
We are only a few weeks away from the midterm elections, and many organizations like Politico and 538 are predicting the House will go to the GOP with the Senate being a toss-up. It would not be surprising for the party in the White House to lose seats in the midterm elections—that is, if it weren’t for the opposing party’s attempted insurrection against the peaceful transfer of power. And by the opposing party, I do mean the GOP as a whole. The events of spring and summer 2022 have shown that—far from denouncing and removing themselves from the insurrectionist and its movement—the GOP has instead entrenched itself in insurrection apologetics.
Is All Publicity Good Publicity?
In politics, one needs more than just determination and a good platform: one must also be a good entertainer. A successful politician, just like a successful showman, must know what the audience wants to hear and see. The most recent performance was done by none other than Florida Governor Ron DeSantis.