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What Ideas Are in Play in (Yet Another) US Gun Debate: QuickTake

Recent shootings at a Texas elementary school and New York grocery store have put a spotlight on Washington’s inaction on guns. Democrats in the US Congress have long supported legislation to expand background checks for gun buyers and remove guns from people exhibiting violent behavior. President Joe Biden, who helped pass a landmark gun violence law as a senator, wants the Senate to confirm his nominee to lead the top federal firearms regulator. But any effort to restrict firearms in America must overcome a strong and organized defense of unfettered gun ownership, backed by Republicans’ broad interpretation of the Second Amendment to the US Constitution. Here’s a status report on proposed government actions.

Lessons You Can Learn as IRS Says Chrisley Doesn’t Know Best

“Celebrities face the same justice that everyone does,” claimed US Attorney Byung J. “BJay” Pak after the indictment of reality television stars Todd and Julie Chrisley. While ordinary taxpayers may not have as many zeroes to manage in our bank accounts as celebrities, we have the same basic reporting and filing obligations. Here are some lessons you can learn from reality TV stars who have wrangled with the IRS.

If Women Still Earn Less, Can Laws Even Fix The Pay Gap?

The two most important laws addressing pay discrimination between genders have been around for more than six decades, yet the pay gap persists. In this video, we look at the laws and court cases used to enforce equal pay for equal work, and discuss what comes next with Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, and EEOC Chair Charlotte Burrows.

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