Tag: Chris Christie

Heroin: White Addicts Get Rehab, Black Addicts Get Prison

By Kaitlyn D’Onofrio and Frank Kineavy President Donald Trump last week called the opioid crisis that is stymying white America “a national health emergency.” “As Americans, we cannot allow this to continue,” the president said. The opioid crisis disproportionately impacts white Americans: in 2015, 82 percent of the people who…

Christie Pal Governor LePage of Maine Tells Us How He Thinks

Maine Gov. Paul LePage (R) did not hold back when he made racially charged comments regarding his state’s drug problem at a town hall meeting. LePage, who is a longtime friend of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and was the first major elected official to endorse Christie for president, addressed…

GOP Ignores Benefits of Paid Family Leave

The subject of paid leave for all American workers has been a hot topic in recent years. Currently, the United States stands alone as the only industrialized nation in the world without required paid leave for workers. More people are speaking out about the issue, though, and some of the…

Cop’s Racist Tirade Against Latinos Stirs Community

By Sheryl Estrada Photos of Jasmine Vidal and her boyfriend taken from the cellphone video of their encounter with Sgt. Roy Bordamonte. A cellphone video recording a police sergeant hurling racial insults at Latino teens has surfaced, causing protests and a petition to get him fired. In September, Jasmine Vidal…

Conservatives Push Gay Bashing vs. Corporate America

Apparently, bullying doesn’t stop after grade school. At least that’s how the Christian conservatives see it. Evangelicals believe big businesses are bullying them into supporting what republican presidential hopeful Sen. Ted Cruz refers to as “an aggressive gay marriage agenda.” He also called it “unfortunate that large companies today are…

Gov. Christie Sneaks Support of Immigration Lawsuit Hurting Latino Families

By Michael Nam Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey made waves when he quietly joined the governors of Texas, Louisiana and South Dakota in a legal brief to challenge Pres. Obama’s executive orders on immigration. The governor’s stealthy action, when discovered, provoked outrage among immigrant activists for its disregard of…