Author: Elizabeth Hertzberg

United States to erase student debt for those with severe disabilities, Biden admin announces

On Thursday, the Biden administration announced it will eliminate student loan debt for over 300,000 Americans whose severe disabilities that prevent them from earning significant incomes. This action signifies the start of a larger overhaul of a current program that has been highly criticized. At this time, the federal government offers student[Read More…]

Ayanna Pressley, ‘cancel rent’ advocate, criticized after disclosing thousands of dollars in rental income

Pressley, a Massachusetts Representative, has been a leading voice calling for the cancellation of rent amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. In a December 2020 tweet, Pressley wrote, “We must cancel rent, extend eviction and foreclosure moratoriums, provide rental assistance, and offer legal representation for those at risk of eviction.” However, despite strongly advocating for[Read More…]

800+ physicians sign letter calling on DeSantis to repeal anti-mask mandate in Florida schools

On Thursday, more than 800 physicians signed a letter to Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, encouraging him to reverse a July executive order on masking in schools. The letter, signed by doctors in numerous specialties and published through the Committee to Protect Health Care, opens by saying, “Physicians across Florida are concerned about[Read More…]

Simone Biles says she is ‘very much pro-choice’ as ‘someone who was in the foster care system’

In an Instagram story post, Olympic gymnast Simone Biles revealed that she is “very much pro-choice.” On Monday, Biles asked her Instagram followers to submit their “unpopular opinions” so she could give her opinions. While answers ranged from ketchup to Beyoncé, one user wrote, “abortion is wrong.” In a lengthy response, Biles[Read More…]