Biden’s plan is an effort to create fairness and equity when it comes to access to higher education.
Scarborough’s logic is exactly that which also enables the anti-vaccination movement and, frankly, movements to undermine democracy.
Why are republicans so opposed to COVID vaccines? Claiming it is “political” is reductive. Perhaps the motive is more insidious.
When President Joe Biden recently voiced support for unions, encouraging workers at Amazon currently involved in a vote to unionize or not to take part in this process, Biden was really just standing up for democracy itself.
Decrying Same-Sex Marriage Decision, Justices Thomas and Alito Endorse Trump’s Assault on Civil Rights
Last Monday the Supreme Court of the United States declined to hear a case brought by Kim Davis, a former country clerk who, in the wake of the Supreme Court’s 2015 decision in the Obergefell v. Hodges case legalizing same-sex marriage, who refused to issue certificates for such marriages because of her religious objections to…
Walking down Main Street, couples, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity, cannot be legally denied the right to hold hands, share a hug, or kiss–if Main Street is part of the public square, that is. Move Main Street onto private property, in our America that as a general rule gives precedence to property rights…
The American people, polls indicate, have not been buying the bill of goods Donald Trump has been selling in his strenuous attempts to represent himself as the “law and order” candidate. They seem to understand Trump is the creator of chaos and the one disrespecting and defying the nation’s laws at every turn, not Biden….
John Lewis made one final appeal to the American people on Thursday in the form of an op-ed written before he passed away. The column was published on the day of his funeral. The New York Times published the piece, entitled “Together, You Can Redeem the Soul of Our Nation” on the very day the Civil Rights…
When Donald Trump appointed Justices Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavannaugh to the Supreme Court bench, hopes certainly dimmed substantially for a court majority that would vigorously protect, much less expand, basic civil liberties, especially for women, LGBTQIA people, people of color, and immigrants. Worries abounded, with good reason, that the court might function effectively as…
Amidst the recent mass nationwide uprisings, dominated by the sentiments of the Black Lives Matter movement, an effective reincarnation of the Civil Rights Movement, the Trump administration has continued its efforts to deny transgender people civil rights, denying them equal protections under the law. Let’s look at just two recent examples of the Trump administration…
The Supreme Court ruled in the Citizens United case that corporations merited certain rights of personhood. The decision in this case became crystallized in the notorious phrase, “Corporations are people.” This year’s events insistently raise the question of which Americans enjoy the basic rights of personhood in America. How are we doing when it comes…
While we don’t yet know how the Supreme Court will decide the major civil rights question before it regarding whether or not gay and transgender people are protected under federal legislation that outlaws employment discrimination “on the basis of sex,” the nature of the debates and the questions raised from the bench last week when…
We need to know, and the nation’s knowing depends on Congress taking the lead, not waiting for the people’s will to catch up.History shows that’s not how we realize our ideals and uphold the Constitution.
Roman J. Israel, Esquire, a Film that Connects Us to Our Radical Past to Challenge Trump’s Malevolence
Dan Gilroy’s 2017 film Roman J. Israel, Esquire, starring Denzel Washington and still lingering in theaters, has either been critically panned or just plain overlooked.
The DHS is ready to put digital Star of David armbands on every immigrant, and every naturalized American, according to Buzzfeed.
The problem is, again, that those constituents you and I might call people, the GOP, federally and at the state level, have decided are “not even people.”
On Thursday, Attorney-General Jeff Sessions told Federal Prosecutors he is committed to prosecuting hate crimes. Why don’t I believe him? During Sessions’ speech he pledged “to protect the civil rights of all Americans — and we will not tolerate the targeting of any community in our country” I feel so much better about the rise…
In a sign of votes to come Justice Neil Gorsuch set aside his regard for human life and cast his vote to deny the stay of execution for death-row inmates in Arkansas.
No one should be fired for being lesbian, gay, or transgender like happened to me and it’s incredibly powerful to know that the law now protects me and other LGBT workers.”
“This ‘deal’ does NOT repeal HB2. It’s HB2 dressed up in a way desperate lawmakers hope will save the state’s economy. There will be consequences for Dem and Rep alike.
By following evangelical preachers’ edict to legalize discrimination against school-age children, Trump unleashed his theocrats and set a dangerous precedent.
After only three weeks of this new administration, the fears of the LGBTQ community are becoming a reality.
Through his questioning, Senator Al Franken exposed Jeff Sessions’ lies about his civil rights record in his questionnaire to the committee.
“I told you the shit show would become so intense that the Bannon fiasco would soon seem like distant memory.”
“I wouldn’t vote for anybody that does something like that. The logic, I just can’t figure it out at all. It’s not comprehensible for me. It’s just too stupid.”
The approach, the disrespect, and bullying to use the museum was inappropriate and reflective of the insensitivity [to] civil and human rights reflective of Trump over the years.
Despite the Civil Rights Movement, racism is as rampant in America as it was when Dr. King marched and revealed his dream.
Texas has been violating the 14th amendment, by refusing to issue birth certificates to American-born children of undocumented immigrants.
One group that was glaringly absent from Selma on Saturday was any substantial representation of racist Republicans; most notably Republican leaders in Congress.
For decent Americans it is beyond comprehension that it is acceptable for white supremacists, whether they are St. Louis-area cops or owners of a sports bar, to demand that African Americans suffer punishment for exercising their constitutional rights.
Republicans and religious conservatives detest the 14th Amendment for myriad reasons, but chief among them is the guarantee of equal rights for Americans not in the biblical mold championed by Neo Christians; single mothers, atheists, Muslims, non-compliant Christians, and particularly gays.
In Holder’s commencement speech, he noted that racially-motivated outburst from the likes of Cliven Bundy and Donald Sterling were much less of a threat to equality than the more subtle, everyday racism such as what he sees in the criminal justice system.
White people have largely ended violence. Now, it is time for telling the truth about privilege and facing what it means to lose it.
A racist conservative Facebook group “America the next generation” created a photo-shopped image of President Barack Obama with a hangman’s noose around his neck.
Those of us who were destined to become cartoonists started remembering visual images at a very early age. Those images are often the source of certain cartoons.
There are plenty of things for all Americans to be thankful for, but sadly, a substantial segment of the population has little reason to be grateful on this official “day of thanksgiving.”
Instead of a public outcry against blatant racism, main stream media failed to report the story on every evening newscast across the country.
Obama clearly understood the need to remind Americans of Jefferson’s words at the beginning of his speech, and it is evident that Republicans need to be reminded that “all men are created equal.”
It’s good that Dr. King is not around to see his dream set back 50 years because it is contrary to Republicans and their supporters’ dream who still judge a man by the color of his skin
The American people are not stupid, and can’t be tricked by Republicans carrying plates of cookies into giving up their civil rights.
A new White House petition is requesting prosecution of George Zimmerman for depriving Trayvon Martin of his constitutional rights of life and liberty.
Like most things including the second amendment, the Tea Party wing of the Republican Party has a special way of understanding those other provisions – especially the first amendment.
Roger Gorley and Allen Mansell’s story shows that being in a socially recognized committed relationship extends way beyond the equivalent of a corporate merger.
No one denies that Portman loves his son, but the senator continued casting anti-gay votes long after his son revealed he was gay.
The gay-hate being defended by the right is not part of the Boy Scout’s motto or any of Christ’s teachings, and fortunately, there are Boy Scouts and “real” Christians who have finally figured it out.
Mitt Romney gave us ample warning of what he would do to the Supreme Court’s balance when he chose Robert Bork as the head of his judicial advisory team.
America is fracturing apart and when these heavily-armed groups begin shooting it is all down to Republicans inciting opposition to President Obama and violence against the government.
On the heels of Romney failing to consummate his relationship with conservatives properly, they are calling on their fellow Republicans to vote third party for Jesus.
Republicans don’t want to take back our country; they want to take our country back, back to a time before the United States, before the Constitution to the unworkable Articles of Confederation, to pre-Constitutional religious intolerance and oppression of minorities and of women.
The media hasn’t gone far enough in arguing against a referendum on same-sex marriage in New Jersey.
The U.S. Constitution was written by 55 men and signed by 39, but Chris Christie says 121 men and women can’t give New Jersey a marriage law
Chris Christie has shown himself to be a proponent of the popular tyranny the Founding Fathers feared and wrote the Constitution to address
It has been 150 years since the Confederacy of Southern States seceded from the United States of America starting the deadliest war in American history. It should be a time to reflect on the disastrous turn of events that ripped America apart with a view toward never taking that terrible path again, but instead, some southern states are celebrating secession with balls and celebrations. As if celebrating America’s darkest times wasn’t bad enough, new talk of secession and nullification signals a long standing hatred of the United States of America by racists in the South, and the hate is spreading across the country.
“The shift in opinion on same-sex marriage has been broad-based, occurring across many demographic, political and religious groups,” Pew announces.