Even as the U.S. returns to shades of normalcy and the economic growth under President Joe Biden continues to rise, new financial concerns abound in many circles. The labor shortage is affecting both large and small businesses, forcing employers to make concessions and difficult choices as they struggle to find workers. The rolling back of many Covid-19 restrictions has coincided with the start of a busy summer season, adding to the complications of a diminishing labor force.

Each year with the passing of the 4th of July, Americans are reminded of the story of our nation and how it was…


In the six months since Joe Biden took office, we’ve seen the word ‘infrastructure’ in headlines more times than we did in the four years of Donald Trump’s presidency.

This speaks to the fact that Biden’s administration is prioritizing important matters. The importance of infrastructure as an area of policy that needs immediate attention is undeniable, particularly as 2021 saw the American Society of Civil Engineers award America a C- for infrastructure.

Biden recognized the severity of this, proposing a $2.3 trillion infrastructure recovery plan as the second major legislative initiative of his presidency. Republicans were quick to block it…


Earlier this month, America was reminded what it felt like to be shocked by an unexpected tweet from their President. This time, though, progressive voters were able to breathe a sigh of relief rather than the knee-jerk reaction of cringing they developed under former President Trump. Amazon’s warehouse workers were attempting to unionize and President Joe Biden was supporting this right.

This feeling of not having to brace for impact every time the leader of the free world presses the tweet button is new and quite refreshing. Under Trump, it was all too easy to forget that firing high-level cabinet…


Most of us have a book that changed everything for us. The one that would forever change the way in which we saw something, a catalyst that would cause us to immediately start making plans for a completely new career trajectory. For me, that was Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein’s All The President’s Men. When I was fifteen, a high school teacher recommended it to me as part of a U.S. History course. Two days later, I signed up to write for the school newspaper.

When Woodward and Bernstein’s historic headline was featured on the front page of the Washington…


We’ve gotten to the point where it wouldn’t be 21st Century America without a new political scandal splashed across the headlines of every major print media outlet and TV network. Since 2016, it’s felt as though it can’t truly be a scandal of American politics unless it centers around a coverup of some sort.

This week, headlines have been rocked by the news that New York City Mayor Andrew Cuomo, a bona fide hero of the Covid-19 pandemic, had allegedly hidden some data regarding the severity of the pandemic in his city, specifically regarding the number of nursing home residents…


Donald Trump no longer has the megaphone long provided by social media. The Fox News feedback loop that came to define the political media during his time in office has stopped, at least for now. In a world where Trump is unable to constantly comment on every Democratic Senator tweet and Breitbart conspiracy theory, room has been made for speculation regarding the future of both our former president and his entire party. …


$1,400 stimulus checks. $160 billion for vaccines and testing. $350 billion for states and cities. That’s the bullet point summary of Joe Biden’s proposed stimulus plan, a policy shift that our new president seems determined to pass, regardless of support of the GOP. That’s a wise decision, given how unlikely the party of Donald Trump is to support any policy that helps America’s poorest and unemployed.

Conservatives, though, aren’t the only party taking issue with Biden’s plan. Larry Summers, the former Secretary of Treasury under President Bill Clinton, recently reappeared in headlines for penning an op-ed in the Washington Post…


I’m one of the many 20-somethings who used to watch Fox News clips to laugh at them. In college my friends and I did the same thing with Alex Jones and Ben Shapiro, applauding the efforts of liberal comedians like Stephen Colbert and John Oliver who satirized them. In the months leading up to Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential victory, we laughed at Sean Hannity and Tucker Carlson’s childlike embrace of him as the new face of the Republican party — convinced like the rest of the country that he couldn’t possibly win. …


We’re not quite a week into Joe Biden’s presidency and most of America seems to be breathing easier. While Democrats are busy photoshopping Bernie Sanders’ inauguration photo onto every possible background, Trump’s base seems to be keeping busy with their favorite pastime — sharing conspiracy theories.

Even as Biden and Vice-President Harris surround themselves with smart, qualified people and promise a slow but steady return to normalcy, it is clear that distrust and polarization continue to reign supreme over America’s political landscape. Never are these attributes more prominently displayed than through the types of news shared by people in different…


Tomorrow, in about 12 hours, Joe Biden and Kamala Harris will be sworn in as President and Vice-President of the United States. Donald Trump will depart Washington, DC and if there is a God, he will never again set foot in the White House. In the days to come, Biden and Harris will step into action repairing the damage caused by Trump’s disastrous policies. The sun has quite literally already set on the Trump administration and will rise tomorrow on the era of Joe Biden.

Even though things are about to change, the tragic and dangerous phenomenon known as ‘Trumpism’…

Samuel O'Brient

Economic policy analyst for U.S. RESIST NEWS and founder of political and economic commentary blog My Side of the Aisle. Contact me at sc.obrient@gmail.com.

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