civil rights

Opinion: The Dangerous Distortion of “Fairness” in the Student Loan Forgiveness Debate

Opinion: The Dangerous Distortion of “Fairness” in the Student Loan Forgiveness Debate

Biden’s plan is an effort to create fairness and equity when it comes to access to higher education.

2 years ago

Opinion: Joe Scarborough’s Ignorant Anti-Socialism Exposes Dangers of Conservative Ideology

Scarborough’s logic is exactly that which also enables the anti-vaccination movement and, frankly, movements to undermine democracy.

3 years ago

GOP Legislatures Invoke Civil Rights to Prevent Fictitious Vaccination ‘Mandates’

Why are republicans so opposed to COVID vaccines? Claiming it is "political" is reductive. Perhaps the motive is more insidious.

3 years ago

Opinion: Biden’s Support For Labor Unions Is Unprecedented Promotion Of Democracy Itself

When President Joe Biden recently voiced support for unions, encouraging workers at Amazon currently involved in a vote to unionize…

3 years ago

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…

4 years ago

Trump-Barr-DeVos Triumvirate See Privatization As Backdoor Route To Destroying Civil Rights

Walking down Main Street, couples, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity, cannot be legally denied the right to hold…

4 years ago

Trump even Defies Supreme Court in Inflicting His Hate on Transgender Americans

The American people, polls indicate, have not been buying the bill of goods Donald Trump has been selling in his…

4 years ago

John Lewis Appeals for National Redemption in Powerful Posthumous Article

John Lewis made one final appeal to the American people on Thursday in the form of an op-ed written before…

4 years ago

Bittersweet Week in Supreme Court Underscores Trump’s Threat to Civil Rights and Basic Humanity

When Donald Trump appointed Justices Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavannaugh to the Supreme Court bench, hopes certainly dimmed substantially for…

4 years ago

Trans Lives Matter, Too: November 2020 Will be a Reckoning on Civil Rights for All

Amidst the recent mass nationwide uprisings, dominated by the sentiments of the Black Lives Matter movement, an effective reincarnation of…

4 years ago

Opinion: Does America Really Value Equality? What Women and Transgender People Might Say

The Supreme Court ruled in the Citizens United case that corporations merited certain rights of personhood. The decision in this…

4 years ago

Opinion: “Judicial Modesty” Is The New Legal Fig Leaf For Denying Civil Rights To LGBTQ Americans

While we don’t yet know how the Supreme Court will decide the major civil rights question before it regarding whether…

5 years ago

How Civil Rights History Can Guide Democrats in Impeachment Decision

We need to know, and the nation’s knowing depends on Congress taking the lead, not waiting for the people's will…

5 years ago

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…

6 years ago

DHS Goes After First and Fourth Amendments With Expanded Social Media Surveillance

The DHS is ready to put digital Star of David armbands on every immigrant, and every naturalized American, according to…

7 years ago

From Rauner to Trump, GOP Practices Politics of Erasure

The problem is, again, that those constituents you and I might call people, the GOP, federally and at the state…

7 years ago

Jeff Sessions Makes An Unbelievable Promise to Protect Civil Rights For All Communities

On Thursday, Attorney-General Jeff Sessions told Federal Prosecutors he is committed to prosecuting hate crimes. Why don’t I believe him?…

7 years ago

Pro-Life Justice Neil Gorsuch Votes For Death in Capital Punishment Case

In a sign of votes to come Justice Neil Gorsuch set aside his regard for human life and cast his…

7 years ago

Opinion: Federal Appeals Court Rules it Is Illegal To Fire People Because They’re Gay

No one should be fired for being lesbian, gay, or transgender like happened to me and it’s incredibly powerful to…

7 years ago

Opinion: North Carolina’s Bathroom Bill Repeal Is Sham

“This ‘deal’ does NOT repeal HB2. It’s HB2 dressed up in a way desperate lawmakers hope will save the state’s…

7 years ago

Opinion: Trump Unleashes Hell By Rescinding Transgender Kids’ Protection

By following evangelical preachers’ edict to legalize discrimination against school-age children, Trump unleashed his theocrats and set a dangerous precedent.

7 years ago

Trump Administration Strips LGBTQ Rights Just Days After Sessions Confirmation

After only three weeks of this new administration, the fears of the LGBTQ community are becoming a reality.

7 years ago

Al Franken’s Dramatic Exposure of Sessions’ Civil Rights Record Gets Crickets

Through his questioning, Senator Al Franken exposed Jeff Sessions’ lies about his civil rights record in his questionnaire to the…

7 years ago

Too Racist to Be Federal Judge in 80s, Jeff Sessions to be Trump’s Attorney General

"I told you the shit show would become so intense that the Bannon fiasco would soon seem like distant memory."

8 years ago

In a Microcosm of National Politics, Bigotry May Cost Republicans Dearly in North Carolina

"I wouldn’t vote for anybody that does something like that. The logic, I just can’t figure it out at all.…

8 years ago

Civil Rights Museum Rejects Trump for Being Aggressive, Rude and Racist

The approach, the disrespect, and bullying to use the museum was inappropriate and reflective of the insensitivity [to] civil and…

8 years ago

Racist Republicans Crusade To Keep Dr. Martin Luther King’s Dream Unfulfilled

Despite the Civil Rights Movement, racism is as rampant in America as it was when Dr. King marched and revealed…

8 years ago

Dirty Liar Charles Koch Campaigns As An Advocate For the Poor

The only regard Charles or David Koch have for the poor is keeping them in poverty and subjugated to the…

9 years ago

Texas Republicans Violate The Constitution By Denying Citizenship To US Born Hispanic Children

Texas has been violating the 14th amendment, by refusing to issue birth certificates to American-born children of undocumented immigrants.

9 years ago

Racist Republican Leadership Absent From 50th Anniversary of Selma

One group that was glaringly absent from Selma on Saturday was any substantial representation of racist Republicans; most notably Republican…

9 years ago

Racists Demand Punishment For African Americans Exercising First Amendment Rights

For decent Americans it is beyond comprehension that it is acceptable for white supremacists, whether they are St. Louis-area cops…

9 years ago

Texas Legislator’s Biblical Proposal Abolishes Constitutional Equal Rights

Republicans and religious conservatives detest the 14th Amendment for myriad reasons, but chief among them is the guarantee of equal…

10 years ago

Eric Holder Calls Out the Rampant Subtle Racism in American Culture

In Holder's commencement speech, he noted that racially-motivated outburst from the likes of Cliven Bundy and Donald Sterling were much…

10 years ago

King Ended the Reign of Terror So Now It’s Time For the Truth About White Privilege

White people have largely ended violence. Now, it is time for telling the truth about privilege and facing what it…

10 years ago

Conservatives Call For The Lynching of President Obama

A racist conservative Facebook group "America the next generation" created a photo-shopped image of President Barack Obama with a hangman's…

10 years ago

Water Fountains: Memories From the Jim Crow South Remain Vivid In a Cartoonist’s Mind

Those of us who were destined to become cartoonists started remembering visual images at a very early age. Those images…

10 years ago

For Many Americans There is Little To Be Thankful For On Thanksgiving

There are plenty of things for all Americans to be thankful for, but sadly, a substantial segment of the population…

11 years ago

The Mainstream Media Continues to Ignore Rampant Republican Fueled Racism

Instead of a public outcry against blatant racism, main stream media failed to report the story on every evening newscast…

11 years ago

Obama Understands Thomas Jefferson Better Than So Called Republican Patriots

Obama clearly understood the need to remind Americans of Jefferson's words at the beginning of his speech, and it is…

11 years ago

Republicans Are Doing Their Best to Kill Dr. King’s Dream

It's good that Dr. King is not around to see his dream set back 50 years because it is contrary…

11 years ago

Note to Republicans: Americans Know Not to Trade Cookies For Their Civil Rights

The American people are not stupid, and can't be tricked by Republicans carrying plates of cookies into giving up their…

11 years ago

White House Petition calls for Civil Rights Charges Against George Zimmerman

A new White House petition is requesting prosecution of George Zimmerman for depriving Trayvon Martin of his constitutional rights of…

11 years ago

Free Speech Is an Unclear Concept to the Tea Party

Like most things including the second amendment, the Tea Party wing of the Republican Party has a special way of…

11 years ago

Why Recognizing Marriage Equality Shouldn’t be Left to the States

Roger Gorley and Allen Mansell's story shows that being in a socially recognized committed relationship extends way beyond the equivalent…

11 years ago

Rob Portman Continued Casting Anti-Gay Votes Long After His Son Came Out

No one denies that Portman loves his son, but the senator continued casting anti-gay votes long after his son revealed…

11 years ago

Conservatives and Religious Fanatics Demand that Gay-Hate Remain a Part of Boy Scout Policy

The gay-hate being defended by the right is not part of the Boy Scout's motto or any of Christ's teachings,…

11 years ago

If Elected Romney Promises to Borkize the Supreme Court

Mitt Romney gave us ample warning of what he would do to the Supreme Court's balance when he chose Robert…

12 years ago

Extremists Listen to Republican Rhetoric and Prepare for Race War Against Obama

America is fracturing apart and when these heavily-armed groups begin shooting it is all down to Republicans inciting opposition to…

12 years ago

Romney’s Fail Causes Conservative Call to Vote for Ron Paul for Jesus

On the heels of Romney failing to consummate his relationship with conservatives properly, they are calling on their fellow Republicans…

12 years ago

The Republican Platform Aims at a Time Before the Constitution

Republicans don’t want to take back our country; they want to take our country back, back to a time before…

12 years ago

The Media Drops The Ball With Same Sex Marriage Moral Equivalence Argument

The media hasn't gone far enough in arguing against a referendum on same-sex marriage in New Jersey.

12 years ago

Chris Christie’s Dangerous Attack on the U.S. Constitution

The U.S. Constitution was written by 55 men and signed by 39, but Chris Christie says 121 men and women…

12 years ago

Chris Christie Endorses the Popular Tyranny Founding Fathers Feared

Chris Christie has shown himself to be a proponent of the popular tyranny the Founding Fathers feared and wrote the…

12 years ago

As Simple As Black and White: The GOP’s Secessionist Dream

It has been 150 years since the Confederacy of Southern States seceded from the United States of America starting the…

13 years ago

Americans Are Less Opposed to Same-Sex Marriage, Poll Shows

"The shift in opinion on same-sex marriage has been broad-based, occurring across many demographic, political and religious groups," Pew announces.

14 years ago