Explainer: What is the PRO Act?

The House of Representatives passed the PRO Act, the most significant compulsory union membership expansion bill in decades, by a 225-206 vote on Tuesday. The Protecting the Right to Organize Act, or “PRO Act,” of 2021 would force millions of workers to pay union dues against their will, cripple freelance work, erase free speech and privacy rights, skew elections in favor of unionization, and radically increase the federal government’s intervention into everyday workplace disputes. Continue Reading...

FAQ: What is Hanukkah?

Hanukkah, the Jewish Festival of Lights, runs from the evening of Thursday, December 10 until Friday, December 18, 2020. Here is what you need to know. What is the history of Hanukkah? Continue Reading...

FAQ: What is Yom Kippur?

This year Yom Kippur begins at sundown on Sunday, September 27, and lasts until sundown on Monday, September 28. Here are the facts you need to know about the holiest of Jewish holidays. Continue Reading...

FAQ: What is Rosh Hashanah?

The Jewish holiday of Rosh Hashanah lasts from sundown on Friday, September 18 until sundown on Sunday, September 20, 2020. Here are the facts you need to know about the beginning of the Jewish New Year and the first of the High Holy Days. Continue Reading...

FAQ: Queen’s Speech 2019

On Monday, October 14, 2019, Queen Elizabeth II opened a new session of the UK Parliament by delivering her 65th “Queen’s Speech.” Here are the facts you need to know. What is a Queen’s (or King’s) Speech? Continue Reading...

FAQ: What is Purim?

This year in most of the world, the Jewish feast of Purim lasts from sundown on March 20  to sundown March 21. Here are the facts you need to know: What is Purim? Continue Reading...