Trump Goes Nuclear in the War On Women

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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

5 Ways to be a Silent Trump Protester

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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

Coretta Scott King’s Lost Letter to the US Senate

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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

Yes, we did. Yes, we can.

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  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.

Force a Roll-Call Vote on Every Nomination

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“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