Month: September 2020

Republicans Suddenly Value Big Government as Cities Go Liberal

Newly emboldened Republicans are looking to crack down on liberal cities implementing rules on everything from sugar taxes to environmental regulations. The party that trumpets its love of small government is now leaning on so-called “preemption laws” that allow state legislatures to supersede local measures. That means localities that...

Arizona Bill Would Ban Discussion of Social Justice, Solidarity in Schools

Arizona state representative Bob Thorpe, a Republican, has just proposed a bill that would ban any school courses or extracurricular activities that “promote” any kind of “social justice” or “solidarity” based on race, class, gender, politics, or religion. The legislation, House Bill 2120, also appears to connect classes on...

War on Facts Sparks Momentum for Scientists' March on Washington

The Trump-Pence administration’s war on facts may have galvanized the next major demonstration in the nation’s capital—the Scientists’ March on Washington, which is as yet unscheduled but is garnering significant enthusiasm online. Spurred by the new administration’s stance on climate change, muzzling of scientists, and slashing of environmental regulations,...

Over One Million Britons: No Official State Visit for 'Vulgar' Trump

A petition to stop President Donald Trump from making an official state visit to the United Kingdom shot up to over one million signatures by Monday—a sign of the global backlash against his draconian executive order banning immigrants from seven majority Muslim countries. The petition, which references Trump’s “well...

Lawsuit Reveals Melania Trump Saw Presidency as Potential Profit Machine

First Lady Melania Trump on Monday revealed that she had intended to leverage the presidency into a lucrative venture for herself, with plans to establish “multimillion dollar business relationships” during her time as “one of the most photographed women in the world.” An attorney for the first lady filed...

'World Is Watching' as DAPL Construction Resumes Amid Protests and Lawsuits

The company behind the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) has resumed construction on the controversial project despite massive protests and legal battles. Energy Transfer Partners (ETP) spokesperson Vicki Granado on Thursday confirmed that the company began working on the much-disputed 1.5-mile Lake Oahe section immediately after the U.S. Army Corps...

225,000 Demand Schumer Drop 'Phony Democrat' Manchin from Party Leadership

More than a dozen progressive activists stormed Sen. Chuck Schumer’s (D-N.Y.) office on Thursday morning, demanding he drop “Trump-apologist” Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) from the Democratic party leadership team. Manchin, who has voted to confirm several of President Donald Trump’s controversial cabinet nominees (including Attorney General Jeff Sessions), serves...

US Supreme Court Punts on Transgender Rights, Sending Case Back to Lower Court

This post may be updated. Click Here: NRL Telstra Premiership The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday punted on transgender rights, sending a critical case involving bathroom access at a Virginia high school back to a lower court. In the wake of the Trump administration’s revocation of Title IX protections...

US-Russia Tensions Rise as Rex Tillerson Talks of "Low Point" in Nations' Relations

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Wednesday that relations between the U.S. and Russia had hit “a low point,” while Russia vetoed a western-backed United Nations resolution that would have forced the Syrian government to comply with an investigation into the recent alleged chemical attack. The resolution was put...