Category Archives: Civil Liberties

Alabama shows us the Republican endgame for women’s health policy

Republicans, in an attempt to see Roe v. Wade rolled back, have been aggressively working within state legislatures to pass restrictive anti-abortion laws that they know will be challenged in the courts, with the hope being that one of these cases might make its way all the way up to the Supreme Court, where the […]

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Federal court rules that Michigan’s partisan gerrymandering is unconstitutional

This is Michigan’s 12th congressional district, where I live. It didn’t always look like this. There was a time, prior to the Republican redistricting of 2001-2002, when the borders of the 12th district pretty much formed a square. But that changed in the wake of the 2000 census, when the Republican majority in Lansing took […]

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They execute babies, don’t they?

Yesterday in Green Bay, Wisconsin, after referring to leaders of the FBI and DOJ as “scum” and “dirty cops”, Donald Trump went on to reiterate the dangerous falsehood that, after women give birth in the United States, they have the option of killing the child. “(Babies are) wrapped in a blanket,” Donald Trump told the […]

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Lacking any other ideas, Trump and doubles down on border cruelty, firing everyone who stands in Stephen Miller’s way

I wanted to write about immigration yesterday, after news broke that Donald Trump had fired Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen, but I just didn’t think that I could do the subject justice, given the sheer magnitude of everything that’s been happening. But, with that said, I’ve decided to give it another shot right now. […]

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Unbreaking America: focusing on popular nonpartisan state ballot initiatives to build momentum for national anti-corruption legislation

I have issues with the nonpartisan political action group RepresentUs. I don’t like, for instance, that, at their upcoming “Unrig Summit” in Nashville, their speakers are going to include the likes of Tulsi “I’ never met a dictator that I didn’t like” Gabbard, Howard “I want to run as an independent even if it means […]

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