Gun Storage, Workers Rights, Economic Policy and More

Posted on June 12, 2024

Safe Storage of Firearms Act: Unsecured firearms are responsible for thousands of injuries and deaths each year. The Safe Storage of Firearms Act  requires that a gun must be secured with a gun lock or kept in a locked container except when it is being carried or is within close proximity to the possessor.

Side with average Americans on economic policy: Progressives should easily win arguments over economic issues, but for at least ten years, most white Americans have believed that MAGA candidates would serve them better. For a discussion of what we need to say and do, see the latest IdeaLog, our blog intended to raise eyebrows and engage minds.

Strikes, Unions and Workers’ Rights: The NPR podcast Civics 101 offers a discussion of the labor movement, both past and present.

Carbon dioxide is accumulating in the atmosphere faster than ever: The past two years have seen the largest recorded rise in atmospheric CO2 according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). CO2, a greenhouse gas, is the main contributor to climate change.

Most Americans say they are living paycheck to paycheck: A NewsNation poll recently published in The Hill finds that 58 percent of Americans spend their entire paychecks, with little or nothing left for savings or emergencies. A CNBC poll found that 65 percent are living paycheck to paycheck.

What We Stand For in Twelve Words: This evergreen IdeaLog column suggests a simple way to explain what you, and all progressives, stand for.