This report was written by David Sirota.
• Progressive Leaders Warn Biden Administration To 'Hold The Line' On Minimum Wage Hike (Yahoo News) — “Progressives say they’re frustrated by the amount of time it has taken to pass a relief package through Congress, and argue that the promise of $2,000 checks was essential to Democratic victories in last month’s Senate elections in Georgia. Additionally, proponents of a $15 minimum wage like Turner believe Biden should ‘hold the line’ on an increase despite resistance from congressional Republicans and moderate Democrats.”
• With Trump’s Acquittal, The Fragility Of America’s Democracy Is Even More Clear (FiveThirtyEight) — “Even if Trump himself doesn’t seek the presidency again, aspiring Republican politicians know now that the party’s base and elected officials will tolerate a lot of anti-democratic behavior. So, both Trump and Trump-style politics remain major threats to American democracy and potentially the future of the Republican Party.”
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