JANUARY 08, 2020
January 06, 2020 | By Rosalind Gottfried

In early December 2020, President-elect Joe Biden announced the new members of his public health team and objectives he plans to implement within in his first 100 days in office.

These objectives include a federal requirement for Americans to wear masks where Biden is legally able to enforce compliance and seeking strategies to open the majority of schools across the country.

 

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The Trump Administration’s Last Push to Open Land to Energy and Mining Companies
January 04, 2020 | By Jacob Morton

As the Trump administration’s single term nears its end, top agency officials are attempting a last-minute push to approve a flush of large-scale energy and mining projects for companies hoping to secure contracts to extract various natural resources.

In Arizona, the U.S. Forest Service announced a new release date for the final Environmental Impact Statement for the proposed Resolution Copper Mine project in the Tonto National Forest, east of Superior, Arizona. The original release date was set for some time in 2021 or 2022. 
The American-Chinese Relationship & the Incoming Biden Administration
January 04, 2020 | By Will Solomon

Over its nearly four years in office, the Trump administration’s relationship with China has been nothing if not visibly inconsistent.

Trump has, on the one hand, appeared to cultivate a dynamic personal relationship with Chinese leader Xi Jinping—he has publicly praised Xi on multiple occasions and, broadly speaking, clearly appears to revere the “strongman” image.

His offhand comments about a desire to be “president-for-life,” akin to Xi, should probably not be dismissed so easily.
December 31, 2020 | By Zach Huffman

After weeks of refusing to accept the results of last November’s election, President Donald Trump has reportedly discussed the possibility of declaring martial law as the latest in a series of attempts to retain power despite losing the election to President-elect Joe Biden.

Trump has repeatedly spoken out – and tweeted – about the election, which featured an unusually high amount of mail-in voting as a precaution against the spread of COVID-19. Due to the increase in mail voting, the results to the election in several swing states were unknown by the end of the night on November 3.