Politics

woke politics

Republicans Launch a War on ‘Woke’ Politics in Hopes of Big Legislative Wins in 2022

In 2020, former President Barack Obama warned that the phrase “Defund the Police” could become a dangerous rallying cry for the conservative right. But now, Republicans have apparently taken that warning one step further, declaring war on all things “woke.” Allan Smith and Sahil Kapur of NBC News wrote that…

Caitlyn Jenner

California Gubernatorial Candidate Caitlyn Jenner Under Intense Fire for Anti-Trans Comments Attacking Her Own Community

In a twist that’s appropriate for a long-running star of reality TV, transgender activist and Olympic gold medal-winning athlete Caitlyn Jenner is being sharply criticized both on social media and in the press for a comment she made attacking trans athletes — a group that she is perhaps ironically the…

women in politics

Women Remain Vastly Underrepresented in Local Government, Despite Conventional Wisdom Suggesting Otherwise

Vice President Kamala Harris and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi sat behind President Biden during his first speech to a joint session of Congress on April 28 — representing the first time two women held such important and high-ranking political offices. Even after such a historic moment, the reality…

voter restriction

Florida Follows Georgia’s Lead, Approves Racist Anti-Voter Restrictions Aimed Primarily at Democrats and People of Color

Not content with letting Georgia be the only state in the South demonized for its bigoted and racist attacks on voter rights, Florida has jumped into the fray in issuing its own series of new and highly controversial “Jim Crow-esque” anti-voting restrictions aimed specifically at disenfranchising Democrats and voters of…

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Department of Justice To Launch New Investigation Into Police Department Responsible for Breonna Taylor’s Murder

Following an announcement last week that they would be investigating the possibly racist and discriminatory actions of the Minneapolis Police Department following the murder of George Floyd at the hands of Derek Chauvin, the Department of Justice and Attorney General Merrick Garland have ramped up their efforts at curbing police…

tax the rich

President Biden to Unveil Plan for Increased Spending on Social Programs Funded by New Tax on Multimillionaires

In a televised speech he will make before both houses of Congress on Wednesday, April 28, President Biden plans to unveil “The American Families Plan,” a new tax plan aimed at making the nation’s millionaires pay for desperately needed social support, including increases in childcare spending, education, and paid leave….

Lindsey Graham

Sen. Lindsey Graham and Other Prominent Republicans Deny Existence of Systemic Racism in the US

In an interview with Fox News on Sunday, April 25, Sen. Lindsey Graham flat-out denied the existence of systemic racism, proclaiming that “America’s not a racist country” and that these kinds of evils don’t exist in the United States. Devan Cole of CNN reported that Graham cited the elections of…

Greensboro, North Carolina

White City Council Member in North Carolina Fired for Refusing to Use Doctoral Title of Black Woman He Was Speaking With

In a repeated and blatant series of racist microaggressions, a white city council official in Greensboro, North Carolina has been fired for refusing to address the woman he was speaking with by her earned academic title of Doctor during a televised community meeting. Yaron Steinbuch of the New York Post…