Hot Topics – Tax Reform

CHART: How The New Version Of The Republican Tax Bill Would Affect You, NPR. December 15, 2017 Video: Claims about the GOP Tax Plan, FactCheck.org. December 8, 2017 Tax overhaul could mean major changes to your paycheck, CNN Money. December 11, 2017 Count the ways: How GOP tax plans would reward rich families, The Montana Standard. December 6, 2017 Trump Tax Cut Fallout: An Optimistic Take and a Pessimistic Take , The Stranger. December 4, 2017 Tax reform plan a ‘bid to make US inequality champion’, Al Jazeera. December 16, 2017 Final CTC Changes Don’t Alter Tax Bill Basics: 10 Million Working Family Children Get Little or Nothing, Center on Budget Policies and Priorities. December 15,...

Hot Topics – Net Neutrality

Senator Tester on Net Neutrality for Montanans, November 28, 2017 What Is Net Neutrality?, ThousandEyes Blog. April 18, 2017 Title II is the key to net neutrality—so what is it?, The Daily Dot. May 20, 2014 FCC Fact Sheet: Restoring Internet Freedom Order, Federal Communications Commission. November 17, 2017 What FCC chair Ajit Pai gets wrong about net neutrality, The Washington Post. November 27, 2017 We fact-checked FCC Chair Ajit Pai’s net neutrality ‘facts’—and they’re almost all bulls**t , The Daily Dot. November 30, 2017 FCC explains why public support for net neutrality won’t stop repeal, Ars Technica. November 22, 2017 Net Neutrality Fight Likely to Move to Courts, Congress, Library Journal. December 5, 2017 If you want to see what America would be like if it ditched net neutrality, just look at Portugal, Business Insider. November 22, 2017 Net Neutrality and the Global Digital Divide, Electronic Frontier Foundation. July 24,...

Hot Topics – Sexual Misconduct

Violence Pyramid, CCASA. Retrieved November 20, 2017 This Is How Sexual Harassment Is Legally Defined in the U.S., How Stuff Works. November 20, 2017 Sex Crimes: Definitions and Penalties: Montana, RAINN. Retrieved November 20, 2017 What is Sexual Violence?, National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC). 2016. Retrieved November 20, 2017 Myths and Facts about Sexual Violence, Georgetown Law, Sexual Assault and Relationship Violence Services. Retrieved November 20, 2017 The Truth About False Rape Accusations, Quartz. May 17, 2017 Americans agree sexual harassment is a problem. They just don’t always agree on what it is, USA Today. November 17, 2017 Trump and the ‘information cascade’ created a cultural reckoning, Financial Times. November 23, 2017 The Unexamined Brutality of the Male Libido, The New York Times. November 25, 2017 To Hell With the Witch-Hunt Debate, The Atlantic. November 22,...

Hot Topics – Food Security

Hunger in Montana, Montana Food Bank Network. October 7, 2017. How to feed 800 million: The battle over the future of US food aid, ABC News. November 11, 2017. Wasted: How America Is Losing Up to 40 Percent of Its Food from Farm to Fork to Landfill, National Resources Defense Council. August 16, 2017. Household Food Security in the United States in 2016, Summary, USDA Economic Research Service. September 2017. U.S. Federal Poverty Guidelines Used to Determine Financial Eligibility for Certain Federal Programs, US Department of Health and Human Services. Retrieved November 16, 2017. SNAP Boosts Retailers and Local Economies, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities. August 29, 2017. SNAP: Frequently Asked Questions, SNAP To Health!.  New America. Web. 24 October 2017. About WIC- WIC at a Glance, USDA Food and Nutrition Service. February 27, 2015. Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP), USDA Food and Nutrition Service. January 21, 2016. Sustainable Development Goals, Goal 2: Zero Hunger – Targets, United Nations Development Programme. January 2016. Content contributed by Sarah Karbassi.  ...

Hot Topics – Gun Violence: Facts and Debate

Gun Violence Archive, retrieved October 7, 2017 America’s gun culture in 10 charts, BBC, October 4, 2017 FACT CHECK: Is Chicago Proof That Gun Laws Don’t Work?, NPR, October 5, 2017 Ask FactCheck: Trump Nixed Gun-Control Rule?, FactCheck.org, October 6, 2017 Fact-checking Jimmy Kimmel, late-night hosts on gun violence after Las Vegas attack, Politifact.com, October 3, 2017 The Rules of the Gun Debate, The Atlantic, October 6, 2017 There Can Be No Truce with the Second Amendment, The New Yorker, October 2, 2017 I used to think gun control was the answer. My research told me otherwise, The Washington Post, October 3, 2017 The research is clear: gun control saves lives- The Washington Post’s viral anti–gun control piece gets a lot wrong, Vox, October 4, 2017 We can’t stop mass murder, The Week, October 6, 2017  ...

Hot Topics – Potential Consequences of the American Health Care Act

What’s in the Health-care Bill the House Just Passed? The Atlantic, May 4, 2017 American Health Care Act, Congressional Budget Office, March 13, 2-17 On the AHCA Vote and the Future of American Health Care (podcast), Brookings Institute, May 4, 2017 American Medical Association Condemns House Healthcare Passage, The Hill, May 4, 2017 Allowing States to Define “Essential Health Benefits” Could Weaken ACA Protections Against Catastrophic Costs for People with Employer Coverage Nationwide, Brookings Institute, May 2, 2017 Five Big Consequences of Trumpcare Win, BBC, May 4, 2017 The Facts on the GOP Healthcare Bill, Factcheck, May 4,...