Policy Analysis

  • Here’s Our Breakdown of President Biden’s Inaugural Speech

    January 21, 2021
    On January 20, 2021, President Joseph R. Biden took the stage to deliver an inaugural message of unity, healing, and reform to the American people. The Muslim Public Affairs Council takes a deep-dive into his speech and draws out the impact his statements will have on Americans.

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  • Holding the Line on a New Domestic Terrorism Bill

    January 14, 2021
    THIS WEEK IN DC - DHS Chief steps down; U.S. pursuing seditious conspiracy cases in Capitol Riot probe; National Guard presence in D.C. swells ahead of inauguration; Social Media Platforms Suspend Trump accounts; In Bipartisan House Vote, Trump Impeached... Again. Read more in MPAC's DC Weekly.

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  • What Does It Mean To Be A Patriot?

    January 8, 2021
    THIS WEEK IN DC - 117th Congress is sworn in; Pelosi re-elected as Speaker of the House; D.C. Statehood Bill introduced; Ossoff and Warnock elected to US Senate; Biden selects Garland as Attorney General; Insurrection on Capitol Hill; Pelosi vows to impeach Trump again if Pence doesn't remove him; Trump Concedes the election. Read more in MPAC's DC Weekly.

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  • Our New Year's Resolution: Walking the Talk in 2021

    December 31, 2020
    THIS YEAR IN DC - America assassinates top Iranian General Soleimani, COVID-19 takes its grip on the world, Trump acquitted on two impeachment charges, George Floyd's murder sparks protests and a national debate, Supreme Court Justice Ginsburg dies, Biden-Harris ticket wins election, vaccination is approved and deployed by the FDA. Read more in MPAC's special edition of DC Weekly.

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  • Our Shared Roots - Muslims Owe a Debt to African Christian King Nejashi of the Abyssinian Empire

    December 24, 2020
    THIS WEEK IN DC - Congress agrees to pass a second stimulus; Trump follows through on threat to veto the NDAA; Congress removes Robert E. Lee Statue; Russian cyberattack baffles officials; Clyburn Subpoenas HHS Sec Azar for meddling in work of CDC; Pelosi responds to Trump veto with House vote on stimulus checks. Read more in MPAC's DC Weekly.

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  • The Only Way Out is Through: The Case of French Muslims and Laïcité

    December 17, 2020
    Policies and perceptions don't exist in a silo. As France introduces discriminatory policies toward Muslims, the political and social implications are palpable for all Muslims in the Western world.

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  • A Path for American Muslims: What the Debate Over Section 230 Reveals

    December 17, 2020
    Learn what the debate over Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act reveals about the political fault lines that exist between Silicon Valley, the military-industrial complex, and both parties.

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  • Lack of Government Support is Crippling Small Businesses

    December 17, 2020
    THIS WEEK IN DC - Biden wins electoral college; Congressional support begins to cohere for $900 billion COVID relief stimulus; Rep. Deb Haaland to be first Native American to serve as Interior Secretary; William Barr to step down as AG; Buttigieg to serve as Transportation Secretary; Michael Regan to be first Black man to head the EPA. Read more in MPAC's DC Weekly.

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  • The Current Biden Cabinet Raises Questions

    December 10, 2020
    We are in the transitional phase of the American political life-cycle. Given the significance of this moment, the diverse array of interest groups who secured the commitment of 80 million plus voters are paying close attention to the cabinet selections of the incoming Biden administration.

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  • What to Expect Under an AG Becerra-led HHS

    December 10, 2020
    THIS WEEK IN DC - Gen. Lloyd Austin nominated to lead Dept. of Defense; District Court judge orders the government to reinstate DACA; Ali Zaidi is shortlisted for coordinating the White House climate team; Biden chooses Susan Rice as top adviser; Biden lays out COVID plan for first 100 days; COVID-19 vaccine distribution plan is unveiled. Read more in MPAC's DC Weekly.

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