The Supreme Court preserved federal voting rights protections in Alabama that many thought would be further gutted by this conservative court.
Despite the city of Cullman, Alabama declaring a state of emergency just days before, Donald Trump held a rally there last night. And the adoring crowd hung on his every word. The only time they jeered him was when he encouraged them to get vaccinated. It is, of course, unprecedented for a former president to…
The city of Cullman, Alabama, which was slated to host a rally featuring former President Donald Trump, has declared a Covid-19-related state of emergency ahead of the event. “The declaration of the State of Emergency allowed the city to provide the additional personnel and equipment for this weekend’s political rally after it was requested by…
WATCH: GOP Crowd Cheers When Taylor Greene Says Alabama is One of the Least Vaccinated States in the Nation
The Republican party is treating vaccines in a very curious manner. They, of course, want Donald Trump to get full credit for the creation of the shot. At the same time, many GOP voters are refusing to get vaccinated. Most public officials and media members who have been pushing vaccine hesitancy have gotten their shot….
Roy Moore has been a bit of an albatross for the Republican party. The former Alabama Supreme Court Justice won the state‘s senate primary in 2017. Then came accusations of sexual misconduct with an underage girl. Thanks to those accusations, Democrat Doug Jones was able to win the race in the incredibly red state. Jones…
When Donald Trump pushed lies about the 2020 election to his followers, he had plenty of help from GOP lawmakers. Few pushed harder than Alabama Rep. Mo Brooks. Brooks famously took the stage at the 1/6 Trump rally to egg on supporters. And Brooks is hoping that his support of the former president lands him…
Donald Trump did plenty to incite an insurrection on the US Capitol on January 6th. But that doesn’t mean that he didn’t have help. The former President’s biggest allies in the Senate were Ted Cruz and Josh Hawley. Trump’s top enabler in the House of Representatives was Alabama congressman Mo Brooks. And Brooks is betting…
Tommy Tuberville first became famous while coaching college football’s Auburn Tigers. The coach won an SEC championship in 2004 before coaching Texas Tech and the Cincinnati Bearcats. Now a politician, Tuberville turned his coaching good will into an Alabama senate seat in November and has already been heavily connected to Donald Trump made to Tuberville…
U.S. District Judge Myron Thompson has ruled that the state of Alabama cannot ban abortions as part of its coronavirus restrictions. The state had tried to include abortions in its list of canceled elective medical procedures amid the coronavirus pandemic. “Based on the current record, the defendants’ efforts to combat COVID-19 do not outweigh the…
In what might be seen as a dismissively antagonistic stance, Republican Alabama Governor Kay Ivey said she doesn’t think the abortion ban that has no exception for rape or incest, which she just signed into law, will hurt tourism or business recruitment.
A supporter of President Donald Trump disrupted a “Families Belong Together” rally in Huntsville, Alabama on Saturday by pulling a gun that he brought to the peaceful demonstration against Trump’s immigration policies. It was reported on Twitter: “Another right-winger demonstrating #civility and responsible gun ownership. Counter-protester Shane Ryan Sealy pulls gun at #FamiliesBelongTogetherMarch in Huntsville,…
In a race as close as the special election in Alabama between Republican Roy Moore and Democrat Doug Jones, it is voter suppression maneuvers like this that could make all the difference.
Loyalty in most cases is a noble and endearing quality when given to those who have earned it by embodying righteousness, fairness, and truth. However, loyalty blindly imparted in politics is a dangerous and deadly cancer within the body of democracy. Alabama Governor, Kay Ivey, is a prime example of a misguided and twisted loyalty that has lasting pervasive ramifications in a country deep in the throes of turmoil.
The party of “family values” has fallen on hard times. The Republican Party as we know it has been transformed into the worst representation of government in our modern history. Led by a moral abomination, Donald Trump, the GOP has molded itself in the image of its inept leader and become fodder for late night comedy, resignations, impeachment and federal prison.
With Moore’s victory on Tuesday, it’s clear that the Republican Party is lurching even further to the right and embracing the most extreme elements in our politics.
It’s become a staple of the Republican Party – do as I say, not as I do, especially when it comes to sexual behavior.
The Supreme Court struck down key parts of the 1965 Voting Rights Act, saying it wasn’t necessary anymore in 2013. A Republican Governor’s current sex scandal just proved the Supreme Court wrong.
Trump attacked journalists, Michelle Obama, and reality itself, claiming “we won by a lot. It wasn’t even close.”
Estimates of 250,000 gallons thus far, is being “held in a mine water retention pond” with no clue how or why the pipeline leaked.
“People just do not understand why a sheriff is coming to their house to bring them a subpoena if they haven’t committed any crime.”
Hillary Clinton swept through the South with wins in Alabama and Tennessee, building on her earlier wins in Georgia and Virginia this evening, as well as her earlier South Carolina win.
Alabama Congressman Mo Brook (R) wants to start impeachment proceedings against Hillary Clinton on day one, if she is elected president.
An Alabama poll found Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton enjoying large leads within their respective parties in the 2016 presidential race.
It is obvious that the owner of a professional sports franchise, say a National Football League team, would only hire a hair-stylist who detests, and has never played, the game of football as a general manager and head coach if they wanted their team to fail miserably. That is an absurd idea, but it is precisely what two religious Republican governors who want to decimate their state’s public education system did in appointing evangelical anti-public education fanatics to run their state’s public school systems.
The Republican version of damage control is spreading all through the South as Republican Gov. Robert Bentley ordered the Confederate flag to be taken down from the state capitol.
There is a misconception among ignorant Americans that this nation was founded on the tenets of the bible and is therefore a Christian nation
It is not enough simply to remember Selma. The courageous men and women on the Edmund Pettus Bridge could not be deterred by brutal force. They marched forward with undaunted courage, staring death in the face. Members of Congress who lack the minimal courage required to pass legislation protecting the right to vote, have no business paying tribute to the marchers in Selma. By their inaction, their allegiance lies with the Alabama State Troopers who turned the marchers around.
Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court, Roy Moore, has made headlines lately by elevating the bible over the Constitution in what seems to be a widely held opinion in Alabama. Because the bible says gays are an abomination to god, it drove Moore to order other state judges to ignore federal court rulings allowing courts to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples.
On Monday, the state of Alabama began issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples. A defiant Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice, Roy Moore, demanded that probate judges refuse to grant the licenses, but was unsuccessful.
Coupled with inhumane austerity cuts, the GOP is getting precisely what they apparently live for; more despair and destitution among the poor, especially children.
This is the “freedom” demanded by the Religious Right – the freedom to hound those of whom they don’t approve, right out of town, and out of existence, if possible
The further we go along into the implementation of the Affordable Care Act and more people see what it offers them, the less likely the GOP is going to be able to do anything about the law and will have to accept it.
The south is becoming more and more socially progressive, which is leading to an educated populace that should no longer be stereotyped.
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There were many winners and losers (and one who won and lost) in last night’s elections, but the biggest winner was liberalism.
This is the fifth edition of a research project at PoliticusUSA known as Taking Back the House. You can check out the previous edition here. The purpose of this project is to analyze each Republican Congressional district in the United States and see how likely the district can go ‘Blue.’ To do this, I…
This is the fourth edition of a research project at PoliticusUSA known as Taking Back the House. You can check out the previous edition here. The purpose of this project is to analyze each Republican Congressional district in the United States and see how likely the district can go ‘Blue.’ To do this, I…
This is the third edition of a research project at PoliticusUSA known as Taking Back the House. You can check out the previous edition here. The purpose of this project is to analyze each Republican Congressional district in the United States and see how likely the district can go ‘Blue.’ To do this, I…
This is the second edition of a research project at PoliticusUSA known as Taking Back the House. You can check out the previous edition here. The purpose of this project is to analyze each Republican Congressional district in the United States and see how likely the district can go ‘Blue.’ To do this, I…
15 states with Republican governors are refusing to expand Medicaid even though the first 3 years are free and never more than 10% in state costs.
Jim Lee Dykes, who gunned down a bus driver and abducted a 5-year-old boy that he’s holding hostage, is described as someone who listened to conservative radio and didn’t like government.
Don’t tell me that some little part of you would not just like to say to Texas, or to another Southern state of your choice, ‘Fine. Go. We admit it. 1861 was a mistake and we are undoing it now.’
Most of us like a little reality in our diet, but the Republican Convention seems to be focused more on how to mainstream the crazy
While Republicans pass alleged ‘religious freedom’ laws aimed at knocking down women’s reproductive rights across the country, at least one has gone down in flames.
A new PPP poll of Alabama and Mississippi found that between 86% and 88% of each state’s Republicans believe that President Obama is, or could be, a Muslim.