Opinion: Children Cannot Consent

Children cannot give consent to so many things under the law.

Whether it’s when someone rapes children, when children get medical treatment, or when children escape violence, their stories are framed as if they can give consent. We see this with the Jeffrey Epstein case, with medical deferments of deportation, and with asylum cases. This article barely scratches the surface. read more

Reliving My Mother’s Nightmare as a Holocaust Survivor in Trump’s America

I know about the walking wounded, because that was my mother. She was a brilliant scientist who was nominated for the Nobel Prize. It was one of those times when yeah, it’s a big deal just to be nominated. That’s because my mother was an immigrant, a Holocaust survivor and a woman.

Opinion: Poway Shooting Proves That Trump Has To Go

This was going to be a column on what looks to me like softening Republican support for Donald Trump. Instead it’s going to be about an aspect of one of the reasons Trump should be impeached.  I will write that other column, but not today. read more

White Supremacist Rep. Steve King Thinks That He Is Just Like Jesus

You don’t like Steve King embracing neo-Nazi slogans? Thanks for persecuting him, world.

Republican Rep. Steve King of Iowa told a town hall at Western Iowa Tech Community College that he understood how Jesus Christ felt after King endured the horrors of months of feedback over his comments on white supremacy and nationalism, the Des Moines Register reported. read more

Opinion: Trump’s War With Ilhan Omar Is Also A War With Our First Amendment Rights

Last Friday, the president of the United States waged war on the First Amendment unlike anything I’ve witnessed.  It gets more twisted because Trump’s weapon of choice was an abuse of the First Amendment. read more

Suspect arrested in fires at three black churches in Louisiana

(Reuters) – Police have arrested a man suspected of setting fire to three predominately black churches in a southern Louisiana parish, a federal prosecutor said on Wednesday.

“A suspect has been identified in connection with three church burnings in Opelousas, Louisiana, and is in state custody,” David Joseph, the U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Louisiana, said in a statement. read more

Trump’s Worldview Crumbles As The FBI Arrests More Domestic Terrorists Than Foreign Extremists

A new analysis from The Washington Post shows that the FBI arrests more domestic terrorists than Islamic extremists, despite Trump's scare tactics.

Democrats Defend Omar from GOP Attack By Threatening to Censure King and McCarthy

Democrats are done with the hypocrisy of Republicans on matters of racism and bigotry.

In response to Republican floor action against Omar, Democrats have "moved to protect her by privately suggesting they'd censure Republican Steve king and take action against Republican Kevin McCarthy for his own tweet issue."

Doing Nothing Isn’t An Option As America’s Racist Undercurrent Boils Over

The president of New York's Metropolitan Republican Club advises a far-right group in Germany that endorses shooting migrants, forgetting the Holocaust, and is "Nazi-friendly."

MAGA Hat Wearing Teen Who Mocked Native American Vet Issues BS Statement Of White Privilege

Nick Sandmann, the white high school student from Covington Catholic High School caught on video mocking a Native American veteran who was drumming near the Lincoln Memorial where Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. called for an end to racism in our country, issued a denial via a public relations firm on Sunday. read more