Tag: Gop

Log Cabin Republicans Blindly Back Trump

A decision by the Alabama Republican Party to bar openly gay Jason White from running for sheriff is just another chapter in the cautionary love story between gay Republicans, their political party and their sexual orientation. These accounts often raise more questions than they could possibly answer. Was White’s rejection…

Congressman Who Harassed Aide Says Obamacare Made Him Do It

Republican Rep. Patrick Meehan will do just about anything to deflect blame for harassing a former aide. The congressman representing Pennsylvania’s 7th District was accused over the weekend of harassing a female aide and lashing out when he found out the woman had a boyfriend. He insisted, according to the…

Uncertainty Over Healthcare Funding Worries Schools

With many Republican lawmakers and the White House still unable to accept the Affordable Care Act as the law of the land, the ongoing debate may have a direct effect on millions of vulnerable students who are impacted by severe symptoms due to their disabilities. As the future of healthcare…

Responses to Trump's Sexism: 'This Isn't Just About Trump'

President Donald Trump’s vile sexism attacking MSNBC’s Mika Brzezinski yesterday has raised questions about just how much the Republican party is willing to let Trump get away with and about Trump’s current state of mind. Yet Another Sexist Tweet from President Cyber Bully The president cannot stop his sexist Twitter…

Not One Woman Included in Senate Panel Crafting Healthcare Law

The 13-member working group of U.S. senators selected by Senate Republican leadership to craft legislation to repeal and replace Obamacare does not include a single woman, despite the GOP having five women among its Senate ranks, and considering the significant impact this bill would have on women. Meanwhile, people of…

Democratic Platform Touts Diversity, Inclusion

The final version of the Democratic Party platform released Friday includes a strong embrace of minority rights, with sections focusing on ending systemic racism, reforming the criminal justice system and supporting historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) and minority-serving institutions. The platform, which delegates will vote on at the Democratic…

Texas Voter ID Law Discriminates, Federal Court Rules

A strict voter ID law in Texas does indeed discriminate against Blacks and Latinos, a federal appeals court ruled Wednesday, saying the law violates the U.S. Voting Rights Act. The 5th Circuit Court of Appeals, based in New Orleans, partially upheld a 2014 district court ruling, agreeing that the Texas…

Black Delegates at GOP Convention at Lowest Level in History

The percentage of Black delegates at this year’s Republican convention in Cleveland has dropped to its lowest level in recorded history around 0.7 percent with only 18 Black delegates out of a total of 2,472. The RNC does not break out Latino or Asian delegates, and the breakout of those…