Late in March 2016, a petition on Change.org was addressed to the management of the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio, the venue for the upcoming Republican National Convention, demanding that the open carrying of firearms be allowed at the event. As of 11:26 a.m. San Francisco time on March 25, 2016, the petition has accrued 13,040 signatures. […]
The War on Drugs spearheaded by the Nixon Administration was a major factor in the United States leading the world in incarcerations, and still to this day, there are racial disparities in the enforcement of drug laws. […]
Even though Barack Obama has nothing left to prove to conservatives, or for that matter anybody, the right-wingers scapegoated him all the same for the trio of bombings at Brussels Airport in Zaventem and at the nearby Maelbeek subway station in Brussels, Belgium on the morning of March 22, 2016. […]
Though it is peculiar that Senate Majority Leader McConnell would do a 180-degree spin from his position on letting the President appointing Justices to the Supreme Court when George W. Bush was President to his resolution to forbid Obama from doing the same, it is most certainly not surprising. […]
On March 14, 2016, Ted Rall, a courageous and unflinchingly honest writer, political cartoonist and Pulitzer finalist, filed a suit against the Los Angeles Times, the newspaper in which his work was formerly published before he was terminated in August of 2015. Among other things, Rall is seeking damages for defamation, blacklisting, wrongful termination and intentional distress. […]
However, it’s disappointing at best that she continues to be loyal to the Republicans, as that political party has generally not been particularly friendly to the LGBT community, and it’s just as discouraging to know that she believes that the movement for transgendered people’s rights should be all about her.
Therefore, it’s not surprising that she would appear on the season premiere of her vapid waste of time, camera footage and broadcast signal known as I Am Cait and declare:
“[Hillary Clinton] couldn’t care less about women. She only cares about herself.” […]
When you consider Donald Trump’s belligerent shutting down of dissent at his rallies alongside his comfort with the idea of coercing Muslims in the U.S. to wear special identification badges and register in a database, his casual attitude about the violence on the part of his supporters and his threat during a recent GOP debate that his supporters will sabotage the November election unless he is made President, it becomes clear how sinister the atmosphere surrounding his campaign really is. […]
At the Democratic Presidential Debate hosted by Univision in Miami, Florida n March 9, 2016, 15-year-old singer Sebastien de la Cruz took the stage wearing the traditional dress of a Mexican charro and gave a beautiful rendition of the national anthem.
Not surprisingly, a tsunami of racist vitriol swept across Twitter. […]