Explainer: What you should know about President Trump’s tax reform plan

Embed from Getty Images   Yesterday the Trump administration released its tax-reform plan, which the White House is calling the “biggest individual and business tax cut in American history.” Here is what you should know about the plan: What are the goals of the tax reform plan: The stated goals are to: • Grow the economy and create millions of jobs • Simplify our burdensome tax code • Provide tax relief to American families—especially middle-income families • Lower the business tax rate from one of the highest in the world to one of the lowest What are the objective for individual taxpayer reform? Continue Reading...

Explainer: What you should know about Earth Day?

What is Earth Day? Earth Day is an annual event, celebrated on April 22, on which events are held worldwide to demonstrate support for environmental protection. It was first celebrated in 1970, the anniversary of what many consider the birth of the modern environmental movement. Continue Reading...

When was the original Good Friday?

Embed from Getty Images   Today is Good Friday*, the religious holiday that commemorates the crucifixion of Jesus Christ and his death at Calvary. Christians have celebrated the event for over two millennia. Continue Reading...

Understanding the President’s Cabinet: Commerce Secretary

Note: This is the eleventh in a weekly series of explanatory posts on the officials and agencies included in the President’s Cabinet. See the series introduction here. Department of Commerce / Commerce.gov Cabinet position: Secretary of Commerce Department: Department of Commerce Current Secretary: Wilbur Ross Succession: The Commerce Secretary is tenth in the presidential line of succession. Continue Reading...

Understanding the President’s Cabinet: Defense Secretary

Note: This is the tenth in a weekly series of explanatory posts on the officials and agencies included in the President’s Cabinet. See the series introduction here. Department of Defense logo / DoD.gov Cabinet position: Secretary of Defense Department: Department of Defense Current Secretary: Jim Mattis Succession: The Secretary of Defense is sixth in the presidential line of succession. Continue Reading...