Prop B would begin a gradual increase in the state’s minimum wage to bring it to $12 by 2023. Right now, the minimum wage in Missouri is $7.85 per hour, a poverty-level wage that would give a full-time worker about $16,000 yearly pay.
The role that politicians play in our society makes it misguided, even irresponsible, to eulogize their passing without acknowledging their failures. We risk obfuscating, justifying and glorifying these failures, even ones that have substantial and wide-ranging impacts on peoples’ lives.
Since President Donald Trump took office, I’ve tried to figure out why oft-repeated lines lambasting his endless shortcomings—his feuds with Gold Star families, his barely comprehensible Twitter rampages, his lack of knowledge about the government he runs—stir in me such a strong sense of annoyance.
When Twitter was first launched, it was lauded by many as a democratizing force. It still is.
So, Blackboard is pretty decent. Look, it’s so friendly—the homepage tab is titled “Welcome, Sean.”
In a recent controversial New York Times op-ed, Bucknell University senior Tom Ciccotta argued that he and his fellow conservative students “have found that we can’t bring up controversial topics without being told we are fomenting hate or invalidating someone else’s existence.”
Every sentence that Antonio French speaks has a definite purpose. Though his slogan #BothSidesOfDelmar gives a succinct, marketable snapshot of his vision for the city, it’s not just rhetoric; the 39-year-old backs it up with detailed and passionate discussion of policy targeting the city’s most run-down neighborhoods.
This past Saturday, the Supreme Court lost its longest-serving and most illustrious member. Justice Antonin Scalia was a legendary conservative known for his wit, strict interpretation of the law, resistance to progressive actions and scathing dissents.
It seems time we set some things straight. Being “PC” is not the same thing as infringing people’s right to free speech. Furthermore, it’s not nitpicky political correctness to criticize overtly racist acts like dressing in blackface, yelling the n-word at a group of black students or drawing a swastika in feces on a dorm.
Politics have a strange ability to distort the meanings of words, and this election cycle has revealed the different dialects in which Republicans and Democrats speak.