Saturday, October 16, 2021
Consisting Of Housing Voucher Funds in Democrats’ Reconciliation Bill is the First Challenge. Getting Landlords to Accept Them is Another

Consisting Of Housing Voucher Funds in Democrats’ Reconciliation Bill is the First Challenge. Getting...

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The only thing that’s clear after a week of Democratic infighting on Capitol Hill over a proposed $3.5 trillion social spending package is that lawmakers will have to trim hundreds of billions—if not trillions—from their final bill in order to get critical support from moderate Democratic Senators Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona and Joe Manchin of…
Apartment Or Condo Construction Is Increasing Fast. That’s a Good Sign

Apartment Or Condo Construction Is Increasing Fast. That’s a Good Sign

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(WASHINGTON) — U.S. home construction rebounded a better-than-expected 3.9% in August with the strength coming in apartment construction. The August increase left home construction at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.62 million units, 17.4% above the pace of a year ago, the Commerce Department reported Tuesday. Housing starts had fallen 6.2% in July. The…
Jamie Spears Suspended From Britney Spears’ Conservatorship Amid New Allegations of Abuse

Jamie Spears Suspended From Britney Spears’ Conservatorship Amid New Allegations of Abuse

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It was a monumental day for Britney Spears and supporters of the #FreeBritney movement. Just over three months after Britney testified that the court-ordered conservatorship she’s been under for 13 years is “abusive” and that she wants it to end immediately, Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Brenda Penny ruled to immediately suspend her father,…
R. Kelly Has Finally Been Silenced. Let’s Keep It That Way

R. Kelly Has Finally Been Silenced. Let’s Keep It That Way

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In the summer of 2017, at a neighborhood Atlanta coffee house, the #MuteRKelly movement was born. There, I met Oronike Odeleye, the woman who would later become my partner-in-mute. She, too, was heartsick over the mountain of disturbing allegations against R. Kelly (now evidence for his conviction) from the recent BuzzFeed article surrounding his predatory…
New Prime Minister Fumio Kishida Promises a ‘New Capitalism’ for Japan. Will It Succeed?

New Prime Minister Fumio Kishida Promises a ‘New Capitalism’ for Japan. Will It Succeed?

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In his first big policy speech on becoming Japan’s 100th prime minister, Fumio Kishida doubled down on campaign promises to redistribute wealth and shrink inequality. “If you want to go fast, go alone; if you want to go far, go together,” Kishida told lawmakers on Oct. 8, quoting a proverb of hotly contested provenance. But…
I Can’t Do My Job as a Pastor With Abortion Laws Like Texas’ S.B. 8 in Place

I Can’t Do My Job as a Pastor With Abortion Laws Like Texas’ S.B....

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As a Baptist pastor from a midsize Southern city in a conservative red state, I know firsthand who suffers when politicians attempt to limit the right of every person to determine whether, when and how to become parents. I also know how vital it is for people of faith to speak up in these religious…
McConnell’s Debt Ceiling Deal Just Kicks Democrats’ Problems Down the Road

McConnell’s Debt Ceiling Deal Just Kicks Democrats’ Problems Down the Road

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This article is part of the The DC Brief, TIME’s politics newsletter. Sign up here to get stories like this sent to your inbox every weekday. Mitch McConnell faced two futures. Both featured scorched earth. One involved a global economic recession that would be triggered if he and his fellow Republicans refused to let the…
FDA Panel Votes to Recommend Moderna COVID-19 Booster Shot

FDA Panel Votes to Recommend Moderna COVID-19 Booster Shot

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The COVID-19 vaccine made by Moderna is the second to get the greenlight from a panel of experts assigned to advise the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). On Thursday afternoon, a 19-member committee voted unanimously in favor of advising the FDA to recommend booster shots for people who have previously been vaccinated with Moderna’s COVID-19…
“We’re At Its Mercy.” Small Companies That Rely on Instagram Are Questioning Their Loyalty After Global Outage

“We’re At Its Mercy.” Small Companies That Rely on Instagram Are Questioning Their Loyalty...

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Audrey Leighton Rogers was relieved that she launched her fall collection last week, and not on Monday. Rogers, a Barcelona-based clothing designer and vintage curator, gets 95% of the traffic to her site from Instagram. These days, her income is, she says, 100% dependent on the audience she has built over a decade on the…
U.S. Raises Concern as China Flies Warplanes South of Taiwan

U.S. Raises Concern as China Flies Warplanes South of Taiwan

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TAIPEI, Taiwan — The Chinese military flew 16 warplanes over waters south of Taiwan on Sunday as the United States expressed concern about what it called China’s “provocative military action” near the self-governing island that China claims. China sent 38 warplanes into the area on Friday and 39 aircraft on Saturday, the most in a…