Category: Civil Rights

Defeat Judicial Appointment for Steven Menashi (and All Those Like It)

Defeat Judicial Appointment for Steven Menashi (and All Those Like It)

Every once in a while, a Trump judicial nominee comes forward who is even more noticeably worse than the rest. Steven Menashi is one of those.

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Appeals Court Upholds Block on Abortion Restriction

Appeals Court Upholds Block on Abortion Restriction

The 7th Circuit Court of Appeals Wednesday upheld a preliminary injunction against a restrictive Indiana state abortion law that would have imposed undue burdens on young women’s personal medical decisions.

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When Transgender Travelers Walk Into Scanners, Invasive Searches Sometimes Wait on the Other Side

When Transgender Travelers Walk Into Scanners, Invasive Searches Sometimes Wait on the Other Side

Transgender and gender nonconforming people say they have been pressured to expose their genitals during TSA searches at airports. The encounters stem from shortcomings in the agency’s technology and insufficient training of its staff.

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CNN Debate Night 2 Decided Clorox is More Important Than Guns

CNN Debate Night 2 Decided Clorox is More Important Than Guns

In light of the Gilroy mass shooting, CNN Debate Night 2 decides to talk about Clorox.

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The Case That Made an Ex-ICE Attorney Realize the Government Was Relying on False ‘Evidence’ Against Migrants

The Case That Made an Ex-ICE Attorney Realize the Government Was Relying on False ‘Evidence’ Against Migrants

Years after quitting her job as an attorney for Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Laura Peña returned to the fight — defending migrants she’d once prosecuted. Then, a perplexing family separation case forced her to call upon everything she’d learned.

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ACLU Asks Federal Court To Halt Ongoing Family Separations

ACLU Asks Federal Court To Halt Ongoing Family Separations

The American Civil Liberties Union asked a federal judge Tuesday to block the Trump administration from continuing to separate hundreds of families in defiance of a previous court order.

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Jennifer Granholm to Mia Love: More Republicans Like You Should Come out and Tell Trump, ‘Enough Is Enough’

Jennifer Granholm to Mia Love: More Republicans Like You Should Come out and Tell Trump, ‘Enough Is Enough’

The first black female Republican elected to Congress took Donald Trump to task for his ongoing string of racist tweets attacking non-white Democratic figures.

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Scarborough: Trump Will Be ‘Routed,’ Lose in 2020 ‘Landslide’

Scarborough: Trump Will Be ‘Routed,’ Lose in 2020 ‘Landslide’

MSNBC host Joe Scarborough, a former Republican congressman from Florida, predicted that Donald Trump's public displays of racism will lead him to defeat next year.

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After Grueling Week, Ilhan Omar Greeted in Minnesota by Cheering Crowd Chanting ‘Welcome Home’

After Grueling Week, Ilhan Omar Greeted in Minnesota by Cheering Crowd Chanting ‘Welcome Home’

Rep. Omar spent a long week as the target of Trump's racist attack. But at week's end, she returned home to chants of a friendlier sort.

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Meghan McCain: ‘My Message to George Conway Is Start at Home’

Meghan McCain: ‘My Message to George Conway Is Start at Home’

Meghan McCain jumped into the politically fraught Conway marriage in the midst of the controversy over Trump's racist Tweets.

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Opinions

September Democratic Presidential Debate Recap

By Allison Hellman

Another month gone, another Democratic debate to usher in the fall season.

Defeat Judicial Appointment for Steven Menashi (and All Those Like It)

By Janet Ybarra

Every once in a while, a Trump judicial nominee comes forward who is even more noticeably worse than the rest. Steven Menashi is one of those.

We Have Met Our Greatest Security Threat, and It Is Us

By Janet Ybarra

As we stop to remember the solemn events of September 11, 2001, perhaps we can recall nothing more important than the great spirit of togetherness and national unity that the terrible terrorist attacks of that day engendered across the nation.

The Brexit Will Tear the United Kingdom Apart

By Thomas Brown

I confess that, while I was never really on board with Brexit, the breathless warnings from the pro-EU camp were enough to push me into the pro-Brexit side.

Winning 2020 Will Be Harder Than Trump Thinks

By Janet Ybarra

Donald Trump will have to deal with a very unique challenge which other incumbent presidents have not had to face, at least in modern times, as he seeks a second term. And that's before he faces a single Democrat....

Will Joe Biden Utimately Destroy His Own Campaign?

By Janet Ybarra

Now that he's running for president, Joe Biden's penchant for gaffe-making has become an increasing focus for the press.

Trump has Moved On…to Posting Fake Weather

By Janet Ybarra

The president who introduced the world to "fake news" has branched out in a whole new level of inanity and dishonesty by delivering fake weather from the Oval Office.

Instead of Preparing for Hurricane, Trump Decides Golfing is More Important

By Janet Ybarra

With Hurricane Dorian bearing down, Donald Trump was at Camp David working on his golf swing.

Hearing About Trump Every Day and ‘Trump Overload’

By Alex Denethorn

When you talk about “Trump overload,” that is important: it is, in truth, part of what’s kept him in office.

Could Republicans Come Together on Background Checks With Democrats Supporting Voter ID?

By Chris O'Leary

I'll concede your constitutional point that the 2nd Amendment prohibits us from making law that infringes on the right of “the people” to keep and bear arms. Now you will concede that it is equally constitutionally clear in the 24th Amendment that no government fee can impede a citizen's right to vote.