The most vulnerable and the most in need of justice come last in Trump’s America. The Violence Against Women Act of 1994 (VAWA) is a United States federal law (Title IV, sec. 40001-40703 of the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act, H.R. 3355) signed as Pub.L. 103–322 by President Bill Clinton on September 13, … Continue reading Trump Goes Nuclear in the War On Women
The next four years are going to be a constant assault against all of the progress made in the past hundred years by women, minorities, LGBTQ folks, immigrants and democracy itself. Everyone who knows me knows exactly how I feel about the impending Trump Presidency, the NC GOP attempt to steal the Governor’s office and … Continue reading 5 Ways to be a Silent Trump Protester
The lost letter from Martin Luther King, Jr.’s widow opposing Jeff Sessions for a federal judgeship in 1986 has been found, and it’s a doozy.. “The irony of Mr. Sessions’ nomination is that, if confirmed, he will be given life tenure for doing with a federal prosecution what the local sheriffs accomplished twenty years ago with … Continue reading Coretta Scott King’s Lost Letter to the US Senate
In his farewell address, President Barack Obama urged citizens to take action. “Our democracy…needs you. Not just when there’s an election.” “My fellow Americans —Michelle and I have been so touched by all the well wishes that we’ve received over the past few weeks. But tonight, it’s my turn to say thanks. (Applause.) Whether … Continue reading Yes, we did. Yes, we can.
“It’s becoming clear that for the next few years American foreign policy will be shaped by the struggle among Republican regulars, populist ethno-nationalists and the forces of perpetual chaos unleashed by Donald Trump’s attention span. The Republican regulars build their grand strategies upon the post-World War II international order — the American-led alliances, norms and … Continue reading Force a Roll-Call Vote on Every Nomination