Roy Moore Would Eliminate Virtually Everyone’s Rights

Alabama Senate Candidate and accused child molester Roy Moore

During an appearance on a far-right, conspiracy theory driven radio show in 2011, Alabama Senate candidate and accused child molester Roy Moore made the case for eliminating all of the Constitution’s subsequent amendments not included in the original Bill of Rights. He argued the elimination of every amendment following the Tenth Amendment would ‘eliminate many problems’ the nation has with governance. […]

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How Bad Is It?

Two of the most clear-eyed and knowledgable observers of the American legislature have once again weighed in on the disaster that is the current Congress. In the New York Times Sunday Review, Thomas Mann and Norman Ornstein explained how the Republicans “broke Congress.” In the past three days, Republican leaders in the Senate scrambled to corral votes for a tax bill that the […]

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Roy Moore: America Hasn’t Been Great Since Slavery

Roy Moore Senate Campaign

Because they were overshadowed by other controversies at the time, remarks made by Alabama Senate candidate and accused child molester Roy Moore are surfacing where he argued America hasn’t been great since slavery was law. He made the remarks during a September campaign speech in response to a question from an African-American man asking when America was last “great” (referencing […]

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Hate Crimes Escalating in the Trump Era: Disheartening But True

Islam, Islamophobia and hate crimes against Muslims

We’re getting used to seeing headlines like this recent one in the Washington Post: “Hate in America is On the Rise.” According to the lede, A NEW FBI report on hate crimes tells a sobering story. For the second year in a row, police departments across the country reported a rise in the number of crimes motivated by bias. A statistical breakdown suggests that nearly […]

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Donald Trump’s Racism Is Not A Distraction

Trump uses anti-indigenous slur

During a ceremony meant to honor Diné World War II code talkers, bilingual Navajo speakers instrumental to the United States’ victory in WWII, Donald Trump, standing in front a portrait of ethnic cleanser Andrew Jackson, jokingly used an anti-indigenous racial slur to refer to U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren. The Predator in Chief’s remark was a revolting insult to indigenous veterans who fought […]

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Bernie Sanders and Joe Biden are both wrong for 2020

Then-Vice President Joe Biden swears in U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) in 2013. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

The next Democratic presidential primary is still years away, yet two high-profile candidates are already gearing up for another run. According to sources close to them, both Bernie Sanders and Joe Biden are planning to run for president in 2020. There are a lot of reasons for Democrats to support both Sanders and Biden. They’re some of the most popular […]

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New Post-Las Vegas Dana Loesch NRA Ad Stokes Violence

Though conservative pundits decried anyone attempting to engage in discussion of sensible gun control measures in the wake of the Las Vegas massacre just under three weeks ago, a new NRA advertisement featuring conservative fearmonger Dana Loesch appears to stoke the very political tensions that have led to violence over the last few months. The ad follows a similar video […]

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Louisville Pub Enters the National NFL Protest Conversation

TK's Pub in Louisville Enters the National NFL Protest Conversation

TK’s Pub in Louisville is the latest small business to enter the NFL protest fray after owner Todd King announced yesterday he is removing all NFL paraphernalia from his restaurant. His stance mirrors that of many other white conservatives: that black athletes should not be allowed to protest racial injustice by silently kneeling during the national anthem. “We don’t like […]

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At Fox, Tomi Lahren Continues Attack on Protesting NFL Players

At Fox, Tomi Lahren Continues Attack on Protesting NFL Players

Tomi Lahren spent the better part of the last year attacking black athletes kneeling during the national anthem as a protest against racial injustice. She’s not only targeted the group en masse, but has singled out players like Colin Kaepernick (who began the movement) using dog whistle (and sometimes outright racist) arguments. Now – using her new Fox News position […]

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Trump Disrespected the Flag & the Military During Hannity Interview

Trump Disrespected the Flag & the Military During Hannity Interview

Demonstrating his ongoing attacks on black athletes silently protesting racial injustice during the national anthem are nothing more than a racism-based distraction, Donald Trump not only failed to stand during the “Retreat” bugle Wednesday night, but talked and joked through it. He actually went so far as to ask if the ceremony – a tradition honoring soldiers and veterans – was for […]

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