"If you paid $5 in taxes in 2011, you paid more that year than Jeff Bezos, one of the wealthiest people in the world," Chuck Collins writes, adding: "It's time to modernize the federal tax code." | @CNNBusiness Perspectives
Opinion: The rich got richer while millions lost their livelihoods. It's time for a wealth tax
It's time to modernize the federal tax code — not only to raise revenue and ensure the wealthy pay their fair share, but also to slow these democracy-distorting levels of concentrated wealth and power.
Brazil’s death toll from COVID-19 passed 500,000 as experts warned that the outbreak may worsen due to delayed vaccinations and the government’s refusal to back social-distancing measures. Thousands protested against President Jair Bolsonaro
Brazil passes half a million COVID-19 deaths, experts warn of worse ahead
Brazil's death toll from COVID-19 surpassed 500,000 on Saturday as experts warn that the world's second-deadliest outbreak may worsen due to delayed vaccinations and the government's refusal to back social distancing measures.
"I am going to do my part to ensure Nov. 8, 2022; there is no way that Andrew Cuomo is getting reelected to a fourth term. I'm going to bust my hump traveling the state between now and then to make sure of it."
"There were 14 Republicans who voted against it, 14 conservative Republican white guys all voted that we should not commemorate the end of slavery in the United States," @Maddow says on the House passing a bill to make Juneteenth a federal holiday.
Juneteenth federal holiday bill heads to Biden's desk; only 14 Republicans vote no
Rachel Maddow reports on the Juneteenth National Independence Day Act, having already passed the Senate unanimously, passing the House and heading to President Biden's desk to be signed into law. The House vote was overwhelming but not unanimous, with 14 Republicans voting against the holiday celebrating the end of slavery in the United States.
Meghan didn't see diverse characters in books as she grew up. She hopes 'The Bench' will change that
Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, said she hopes "any family" will see themselves represented in the pages of her children's book, "The Bench," in her first interview since speaking to Oprah Winfrey in March.
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