Weekly critical reading for 11/05/2019
Columbus Day or Indigenous Peoples’ Day?
Weekly Critical Reading for Tuesday, October 15, 2019.
California Governor Signs Bill Allowing College Athletes to Profit from Endorsements
September 30, 2019Colin DwyerNPRLexile: 1400L—1500L In a move that puts California on a collision course with the NCAA, Gov. Gavin Newsom has signed a bill effectively allowing college athletes in the state to earn compensation for the use of their likeness, sign endorsement deals and hire agents to represent them. The governor signed the measure in a segment released Monday … Read More
How Impeachment Works
September 25, 2019Zachary B. WolfCNNLexile: 1400L–1500L Calls to impeach President Donald Trump began among some Democrats almost the day he was inaugurated. They ballooned after former special counsel Robert Mueller’s report to Congress about interactions between the Trump campaign and Russia and, separately, Trump’s efforts to squash the investigation, potentially obstructing justice. But now that Trump has admitted to trying to influence Ukrainian President Volodymyr … Read More
Will D.C. Become the 51st State? Advocates Argue Case in Congress with Boost from Democrats
September 19, 2019Nicholas WuUSA TodayLexile: 1100L–1200L WASHINGTON—Legislation under consideration in the House of Representatives could make Washington, D.C., the 51st state. The bill, aptly named “H.R. 51,” was debated Thursday morning before the House Committee on Oversight and Reform in the first House hearing on statehood since 1993. The district’s single nonvoting member of Congress, Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton, a Democrat, sponsors the … Read More
Facebook, Pinterest, and YouTube Are Cracking Down on Fake Vaccine News
Facebook is changing how users see vaccine content—part of an ongoing effort by social platforms to correct, block, and minimize vaccine misinformation amid a record measles outbreak.