Tag: Republican

Sen. Chuck Grassley

Iowa Sen. Chuck Grassley Invokes Model Minority Myth, Tells Judicial Nominee Lucy Koh He Supports ‘Her People’ and ‘Their Work Ethic’

Even though he has had a Korean American daughter-in-law for more than four decades, Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley (who, at 88, is the oldest member of the Senate) still doesn’t appear to know how to avoid using racist or otherwise harmful language while at the Capitol. Kimmy Yam of NBC…

Ted Cruz

In a Highly Tone-Deaf Remark, Ted Cruz Tells Americans Losing COVID-19 Unemployment Benefits To ‘Get a Job’

Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas has a message for the millions of Americans who had received emergency federal unemployment assistance due to the COVID-19 pandemic but lost those benefits when the program expired at the start of September. “Um, get a job?” he said in the typical, tone-deaf Ted Cruz…

fox news

Fox News Hit With $1 Million Fine for Rampant Sexual Harassment and Job Retaliation

Conservative opinion outlet Fox News has been fined a record $1 million by the New York City Commission on Human Rights. The agency said the penalty covers repeated worksite sexual harassment of female employees and rampant job retaliation.  David Bauder of the Associated Press has reported that “as part of…

utah, judkins, prison

Utah Rep. Marsha Judkins Proposes Research into Racial Disparities in State’s Prisons

The racial disparities in Utah prisons have become so prominent that they warrant an examination into implicit bias, according to a proposal from state Rep. Marsha Judkins. The Republican lawmaker told the Standard-Examiner that she is working on a prosecution transparency bill that will collect data on how arrests, chargings,…

Zuckerberg, Facebook, conservative

Mark Zuckerberg Having Private Meetings With Conservatives About ‘Free Expression’ and ‘Unfair Treatment of Conservatives’ on Facebook

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has been hosting informal conversations and off-the-record dinners with conservative journalists, commentators and at least one Republican lawmaker to discuss free speech and possible partnerships, Politico found. With the right criticizing Facebook for having “bias” against conservative news outlets, Zuckerberg allegedly held these talks to bridge…

Republican, Democrat, sentences

Study Finds Republican-Appointed Judges More Likely to Give Black Defendants Longer Sentences Than Democrat-Appointed Judges

A 2018 study by the American Economic Journal discovered Republican-appointed judges impose longer sentences on Black defendants than their Democrat-appointed counterparts. The paper, “Judicial Politics and Sentencing Decisions” by Alma Cohen and Crystal S. Yang compiled data on over 500,000 federal defendants linked to a sentencing judge. The study is…

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Opinion: Equinox, SoulCycle Billionaire Stephen Ross Remains Unapologetic Amid Boycotts Over Trump Fundraiser

Self-made billionaire mogul Stephen Ross is unapologetic about his political and financial support of President Donald Trump. He has always donated generously to Republican candidates and committees. Ross is having an upcoming fundraiser this Friday at his posh home in the Hamptons to subsidize Trump’s reelection efforts. Ticket costs for…