Pandemic-Era Expanded Government Benefits Drive U.S. Poverty Rate Down
Roughly 20 million people in the U.S. are expected to be brought out of poverty this year, according to a recent Urban Institute research report.
Advocates Win Unemployment Case in Arkansas as Republicans Try to Strip Benefits
Many Republican-led states have halted the extra $300 per month unemployment insurance payments, but lawsuits around the country might change that.
House of Representatives Holds First Hearing on Insurrection Attack
On Tuesday, the House of Representatives held its first hearing on the January 6th insurrection.
Should We Kill or Reform the Filibuster?
This week, the Senate voted to move forward with a bipartisan infrastructure deal. However, it faced the threat of a filibuster just a week ago.
Former Olympian Dominique Dawes on Simone Biles, Mental Health, and More
This week, Simone Biles decided to not compete in the Olympics in order to prioritize her mental health.
Simone Biles Spotlights Mental Health After Withdrawing from the Olympics
Recent decisions by Simone Biles and Naomi Osaka to focus on mental health highlights the grueling training and scrutiny young women go through participating at elite levels in sports.
Are Current Sexual Assault Protocols at the Olympics Enough?
The Takeaway discusses sexual assault protocols at the Olympics, how they have evolved, and what is still lacking.
"Ted Lasso" and the Rise of Sincere TV
Over the past two decades, there’s been a shift away from the irony that defined TV comedies like "The Office" and "Arrested Development."
Mass Arrests Are Taking Place in Cuba Following Recent Protests
Since demonstrations started in Cuba on July 11th, some organizations estimate that as many as 700 protesters have been arrested.
In Cuba, Censorship Circumvention Software Helps People Access the Internet
At the height of the recent protests in Cuba, more than a million Cubans could access the internet despite attempts by the Cuban government to block them from social media platforms.
The Hard History Behind the Capitol Insurrection
On Tuesday, testimony began before the Congressional Select Committee convened to investigate the violent mob attack on the U.S. Capitol on January 6th.
Fifty Years Since the War on Drugs
This summer marks 50 years since the war on drugs began under President Richard Nixon.
House Select Committee Begins Investigation Into January 6th Capitol Attack
Ahead of the first public hearing of the House select committee investigation into January 6th, The Takeaway discusses what to expect.
What Sexual Health Can Teach Us About COVID-19
Masks have become heavily politicized, and most people just don’t like wearing them. The same has been true for condoms for many years.
Remembering Bob Moses
Over the weekend, civil rights leader Bob Moses died at the age of 86.
The COVID-19 Eviction Moratorium Is Set to Expire This Month
The federal ban on evictions is set to expire at the end of July. But 14 percent of renters are still behind on their payments.
In Louisiana, House of Tulip Provides Housing to Trans People of Color
Data from the U.S. Trans Survey show that 1 in 3 trans Louisianans report experiencing homelessness at some point in their lives.
The Past and Present of the U.S. Postal Service
The United States Postal Service is facing continued backlash over its proposed 10-year plan which would slow down mail delivery.
Democratic Strategy Ahead of 2022 Midterm Elections
Six months into Biden’s presidency, The Takeaway looks at the administration's strategy ahead of the 2022 midterm elections.
Conservatives Are Changing Their Tune on Vaccines
A significant number of high-profile members of conservative media are now urging their audiences to get vaccinated.
What the U.S. Withdrawal from Afghanistan Will Mean for Veterans
Many veterans of the war in Afghanistan will face physical, emotional, and financial battles for decades.
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