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Ms. Woodbury is the Senior legal analyst for PoliticusUSA. Adalia comes to Politicus with a background in politics and law. After completing her B.A. in political science, Adalia went abroad to pursue her graduate degree in the same field, with law as her minor. Her specialty is political theory. She spent several years doing legal research. Her published work, prior to joining Politicus USA includes an article for Human Rights Brief. She is also is the owner and publisher of her blog, Nuts and Dolts. Adalia’s primary interests are advocating for civil rights and combating hate speech. Adalia, her husband and their Corgi kid, live in Washington, D.C.

The Right Wing Hate Fest Continues With Arizona GOPT Vice Chair’s Call to Sterilize Poor Women

The Right Wing Hate Fest Continues With Arizona GOPT Vice Chair’s Call to Sterilize Poor Women

The GOPT continues to use hate fests to broaden its base beyond its billionaire investors and people who believe the propaganda on Fox.…

No Surprise That the NFL had the Rice Tape 3 Months Ago

No Surprise That the NFL had the Rice Tape 3 Months Ago

Everyone was willing to protect Ray Rice because he is such a valuable football player.…

Bob McDonnell Showed Us The Meaning of Conservative Family Values Depends On The Circumstances

Bob McDonnell Showed Us The Meaning of Conservative Family Values Depends On The Circumstances

Since a Virginia jury convicted Bob and Maureen McDonnell on multiple corruption charges, many commented on the message the verdict sent to corrupt politicians.…

Jon Husted Freaks Out When Another Court Blocks His Latest Attempt at Vote Suppression

Jon Husted Freaks Out When Another Court Blocks His Latest Attempt at Vote Suppression

On Thursday, U.S. District Court Judge Peter Economus blocked the Republican Party's attempt to suppress the vote in Ohio. …

DOJ to Investigate Entire Ferguson PD for Pattern of Civil Rights Violations

DOJ to Investigate Entire Ferguson PD for Pattern of Civil Rights Violations

On Thursday, the Department of Justice plans to announce it will conduct a civil rights investigation of the Ferguson Police Department. …

Republicans Continue To Revive the Jim Crow Rhetoric and Tactics They Say Don’t Exist Anymore

Republicans Continue To Revive the Jim Crow Rhetoric and Tactics They Say Don’t Exist Anymore

As we get closer to the mid-term election, we long for the times when preparing to vote was a matter of volunteering for a voter registration drive, working for a…

As the World Watches The U.S. Response to Terrorism, The Fate of The Blackwater 4 Goes to The Jury

As the World Watches The U.S. Response to Terrorism, The Fate of The Blackwater 4 Goes to The Jury

The murders of Steve Sotloff and James Foley remind us just how flawed the Bush Administration's decision to go to war in Iraq was.…

Federal Court Slams Texas TRAP Law Back To the Stone-Age

Federal Court Slams Texas TRAP Law Back To the Stone-Age

In a much needed victory for women in Texas, a Federal Court struck down the Lone Star State's version of a TRAP law.…

Court Humiliates Greg Abbott (Again) And Crushes his Unconstitutional Attack on Public Education

Court Humiliates Greg Abbott (Again) And Crushes his Unconstitutional Attack on Public Education

This time, an Austin judge dealt a devastating blow to Greg Abbott's campaign against public education…

Republicans Can’t Run Away From Their Allegiances and Policies Unless We Let Them

Republicans Can’t Run Away From Their Allegiances and Policies Unless We Let Them

Mitch McConnell is a man on the run from a disastrous week for the Republican Party. …

Home School Advocacy Group Fear Mongers Against Common Core To Fundraise Against Birth Control

Home School Advocacy Group Fear Mongers Against Common Core To Fundraise Against Birth Control

The right wing war on education continues.  One of the most active organizations in the right wing’s fight against Common Core is the Home School Legal Defense Association. On the…

NRA Reacts To Nine Year Old With Uzi Shooting Her Instructor: Kids Just Wanna Have Fun

NRA Reacts To Nine Year Old With Uzi Shooting Her Instructor: Kids Just Wanna Have Fun

Every day the headlines contain a few stories about gun related deaths.…

Bad News for GOP: Data Links High Congressional Disapproval With High Voter Turnout

Bad News for GOP: Data Links High Congressional Disapproval With High Voter Turnout

Gallup has super bad news for Republicans who rely on low voter turnout to win elections. …

Fox: Saying Michael Brown was Unarmed Is Misleading Because He Was An Adult Male

Fox: Saying Michael Brown was Unarmed Is Misleading Because He Was An Adult Male

While Michael Brown's family and friends gathered for his funeral on Monday, Fox continued down the Reich wing brick road of blaming Michael Brown for his own death. …

Local Prosecutor Acts Like He is Darren Wilson’s Defense Attorney

Local Prosecutor Acts Like He is Darren Wilson’s Defense Attorney

Amid the signs of a return to normalcy in Ferguson, it's tempting to just move on to the next story.…

Republicans Are Making Fake News Sites To Fool Voters Because Fox News isn’t Enough

Republicans Are Making Fake News Sites To Fool Voters Because Fox News isn’t Enough

Since it is election season and the GOP's attempt at re-branding was a flop, they are focusing on what they do best - spreading lies and misinformation. The NRCC has…

North Carolina Republican Sharks Circling to Impeach Attorney General For Being a Democrat

North Carolina Republican Sharks Circling to Impeach Attorney General For Being a Democrat

The Tea Party sharks in North Carolina are chomping at the bit for an impeachment show at the expense of the State's Attorney-General, Roy Cooper.…

New Report Is The Latest Confirmation That SCOTUS Was Wrong About The VRA

New Report Is The Latest Confirmation That SCOTUS Was Wrong About The VRA

This study by the National Commission on Voting Rights proves that pre-clearance stopped voter discrimination laws, not a sudden enlightenment on the part of pre-clearance states, especially those in…

Bush Appointed Judge Denies Injunction Against The Worst Vote Suppression Law in America

Bush Appointed Judge Denies Injunction Against The Worst Vote Suppression Law in America

Even though the odds of a restrictive voter ID law actually fixing anything are 31 in a billion, a judged appointed by Dubyah allowed the worst version of a bad…

Federal Judge Rules Alabama’s Version of Anti-Women’s Health Law Unconstitutional

Federal Judge Rules Alabama’s Version of Anti-Women’s Health Law Unconstitutional

On Monday, Federal Court Judge Myron Thomas ruled Alabama's sham women's health law, AL HB27, is unconstitutional.…

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