Domestic Policy Advisor Susan Rice speaks during the daily press briefing at the White House on January 26, 2021 in Washington, DC. Rice discussed plans for President Biden's racial equity agenda. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
‘We Must Change’: Biden Issues Executive Orders That Aim to Advance Racial Equity

Biden said Tuesday that criminal justice reform is necessary but “isn't nearly enough.” Racial equity "has to be the business of the whole of government,” he added.

Biden signs executive orders dismanting the 1776 Commission and report
Biden Takes Aim at America’s Growing Hunger Crisis With Executive Orders

Around 40 million Americans say they don't have enough to eat, according to the latest data from the US Census Bureau.

Gillette Stadium is the Commonwealth' s first large-scale COVID-19 vaccination site, operated by CIC Health. (Photo by Suzanne Kreiter/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
100 Million Vaccine Doses in 100 Days: Is Biden’s Plan Achievable?

Biden’s vaccine plan is intended to rectify the Trump administration’s dismal rollout, which largely left vaccine distribution to the states without giving them the necessary funding and resources.

Rita Blalock (left) at a March 2020 march.
Friday Is MLK’s Birthday. These Workers Are Commemorating It by Striking for a $15 Minimum Wage.

Fast-food workers from 15 cities across the nation are going on strike demanding that companies like McDonald’s implement a $15 per hour minimum wage.

BLOOMINGTON, INDIANA, UNITED STATES - 2021/01/12: Bloomington anti-death-penalty activist Glenda Breeden holds a lamp while protesting against the execution of Lisa Montgomery, and two others, which are scheduled at Terre Haute Federal Prison this week. Montgomery was to be put to death on Tuesday. United States president Donald Trump's administration has sped up the execution of prisoners on death row during the last months of his presidency. Montgomery will be the first woman to be executed by the federal government in almost 70 years. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)
‘Craven Bloodlust’: Trump Admin. Executes 11th Inmate in Six Months as Democrats Push to Ban Capital Punishment

The Trump administration’s execution spree has provoked outrage from advocates, who are now lobbying President-elect Joe Biden ban the federal death penalty.

The addition of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine to the United States' arsenal of COVID vaccines—which so far includes one each from Pfizer and Moderna—could make vaccinating large numbers of people easier, once the supply is ready. (Anadolu Agency Photo via Getty Images/Eva Marie Uzcategui Trinkl)
Johnson & Johnson’s COVID Vaccine Could Be Approved Soon. Here’s Why That’s a Big Deal.

If effective, Johnson & Johnson's one-dose vaccine could quickly help large swaths of the United States develop immunity to COVID-19. That would be a game changer.

COVID-19 vaccination tents are set up in the north of the Toy Story parking lot at the Disneyland Resort on Jan. 12, 2021, in Anaheim, California. (Orange County Register Photo via Getty Images/Photo by Jeff Gritchen)
America’s Vaccine Rollout Is a Mess, but Hope Is on the Horizon

The federal government has largely left vaccine distribution to the states without giving them the necessary resources or infrastructure, resulting in an under-funded, decentralized plan that has created the mess we see today.