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As multiple states attempt to ban teaching Critical Race Theory, MJ Knefel explains why this is problematic for education, and why the power of Republicans at the state and local level must not be underestimated.
John Knefel refutes the current claims that there is a shortage of workers in the United States and offers the reality that there are fewer workers who are willing to work in poor conditions for inadequate pay.
MJ Knefel describes why affordable healthcare must become a priority.
Organizers of this year’s Pride events in New York City recently announced that uniformed police officers will be banned, sparking reactions from various media outlets. MJ Knefel rejects the New York Times’ stance that cops should be welcomed at Pride festivities citing law enforcements’ historically brutal treatment of people in the LGBTQIA community and the spirit of Pride as a protest.
MJ Knefel comments on the recent mask guidance from the CDC, noting that while the United States has been lucky with recent vaccine availability, there are a number of reasons people may be reluctant to stop masking.
MJ Knefel explains that while access to the COVID-19 vaccine has improved, the structure of US healthcare is a hurdle still to be overcome.
MJ Knefel explains why organizations co-opting progressive language does not eliminate the power behind the movements the language represents. And that more important than critiquing the use of language, is protecting the people who are actually being targeted by the corporations presenting themselves as “woke.”
MJ Knefel criticizes the arguments regarding "learning loss," which have been made throughout the pandemic – a concept used as the reason for keeping K-12 schools open.
MJ Kenfel explains why police reform is not the answer as there is not a policing model that will keep Black people safe.
While COVID-19 forced most K-12 schools across the country to adopt some alternative method of instruction over the last year, many are hopeful for the fall and what that means for in-person instruction. MJ Knefel addresses the fact that in many ways, schools operating in the same way they did before the pandemic is not desirable.
As the number of Americans who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 continues to rise, there is still a lot of media focus on vaccine hesitancy, and the communities who won’t be getting the vaccine right away. MJ Knefel comments on why access to vaccines, and removing barriers to medical care, should be a more pressing issue.
Remarking on the recent increase in coronavirus cases, even as the number of Americans getting COVID-19 vaccinations continues to rise, MJ Knefel explains why it's incorrect to place blame on individual behavior in areas where infection rates are high.
In recent months, anti-trans legislation has been introduced across the country, specifically targeting trans athletes. Molly Knefel explains why these bills, and others like them, protect patriarchy over people.
As details continue to surface in multiple scandals involving New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo, Molly Knefel comments on his actions over the last year and his current decline in popularity.
John Knefel comments on the long and continuing battle for a federal minimum wage of $15 an hour after a vote failed to pass the Senate as part of an amendment to the most recent COVID relief bill.
Molly Knefel shares her thoughts on the Biden Administration’s plans to reopen K-12 schools across the country and why returning to the pre-COVID status quo should be avoided.
John Knefel comments on the most recent grim milestone in the COVID-19 pandemic as the United States passes 500,000 deaths due to the novel coronavirus.
Following Donald Trump’s acquittal in his second impeachment trial, John Knefel comments on the power behind the presidency for a person who is willing to unambiguously break the law.
Following reporting on the treatment of immigrants by officers within the Department of Homeland Security, John Knefel shares his thoughts on what actions the Biden Administration should take to improve conditions for border and immigrant communities.
John Knefel reviews the short squeeze on GameStop stock that was orchestrated by a reddit subgroup and the reality for those who may try to manipulate the market.
John Knefel comments on a few of the early moves made by the newly installed Biden Administration.
Joe Biden’s first 100 days in office will provide insight about what the American people can expect over the next four years. John Knefel shares his thoughts on both Biden’s conservative history as well as some of the encouraging moves made by his transition team over the last few days.
John Knefel explains why Biden’s reactionary suggestion to pass a new domestic terror law is unnecessary and how this law could do more harm than good.
John Knefel comments on the inadequate rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine.