The New York Times: Republicans Land a Punch on Health Care, to Their Own Face

Hahahah. Ha. Ha. 7 years fighting against Obamacare, Republicans finally get the chance to walk their talk, and they blow it! Affordable Care Act is here to stay! Americans still get to have health insurance! But seriously though, let's switch to a single payer system, yeah? "At the end of the long day, the alliance … Continue reading The New York Times: Republicans Land a Punch on Health Care, to Their Own Face

ACLU: In an Unprecedented No-Show, the U.S. Pulls Out of Planned Human Rights Hearing

"The United States has pulled its participation from hearings planned for today by a regional human rights body that has enjoyed the support of every U.S. administration since its founding. The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights is meeting in Washington, D.C., for a regular session covering human rights issues spanning North and South America. The … Continue reading ACLU: In an Unprecedented No-Show, the U.S. Pulls Out of Planned Human Rights Hearing

The Indpendent: Japan becomes first country in the world to elect a transgender man to a public office

Amazing!! "Japan has become the first country in the world to elect a transgender man to a public office. Tomoya Hosoda, 25, won 21 out of 22 seats to become a councillor for the city of Iruma, in the central region of Kanto. Mr Hosoda said he does not just want to fight for LGBTQ rights … Continue reading The Indpendent: Japan becomes first country in the world to elect a transgender man to a public office

The Nation: Trump’s Justice Department Is No Longer Opposing Texas’s Discriminatory Voter-ID Law

I can't with this man. "Ahead of a crucial hearing in federal district court tomorrow, the Trump administration is reversing the Obama administration’s opposition to Texas’s strict voter-ID law, withdrawing the federal government’s claim that the law intentionally discriminates against black and Latino voters. According to a new brief, the federal government is withdrawing its … Continue reading The Nation: Trump’s Justice Department Is No Longer Opposing Texas’s Discriminatory Voter-ID Law

AfroSapiophile: What Ever Happened to all the Old Racist Whites from those Civil Rights Photos?

Very interesting read, and relevant to all the civil rights issues we are again encountering today. "All those angry, yelling, vulgar faces.  What ever happened to them?  When the Civil Rights Act was placed into law, did all these people just vanished?  Did they all out of nowhere, realize that they were wrong, and we … Continue reading AfroSapiophile: What Ever Happened to all the Old Racist Whites from those Civil Rights Photos?

The Atlantic: I Was a Muslim in the Trump White House—and I Lasted Eight Days

Beautifully written, yet so tragic. This is not the America I want, where diversity is seen as a weakness and conspiracy theorist authoritarians run the White House. "The evening before I left, bidding farewell to some of my colleagues, many of whom have also since left, I notified Trump’s senior NSC communications adviser, Michael Anton, … Continue reading The Atlantic: I Was a Muslim in the Trump White House—and I Lasted Eight Days

New York Daily News: Trump, alleged wife-beater underlings cut from same cloth

We have an administration of domestic abusers running our country. Heaven help us. "Here’s the thing – Trump can never denounce such violence against women, from members of his cabinet or otherwise, because he has perpetuated this same violence himself. More than a dozen women have now accused him of sexual assault. In addition to … Continue reading New York Daily News: Trump, alleged wife-beater underlings cut from same cloth

The Guardian: Trump considers mobilizing national guard for immigration roundups

Omg, it's the gestapo. "The Trump administration is considering a proposal to mobilize as many as 100,000 national guard troops to round up unauthorized immigrants, including millions living nowhere near the Mexico border, according to a draft memo obtained by the Associated Press. The 11-page document calls for the unprecedented militarization of immigration enforcement as far north … Continue reading The Guardian: Trump considers mobilizing national guard for immigration roundups

The Washington Post: Bernie Sanders cries foul over canceled town hall meeting in West Virginia

"Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) is raising questions about the surprise cancellation of a town hall meeting in West Virginia, which was scheduled for Monday morning and was to be filmed for an MSNBC special. In a statement, Sanders said that a National Guard armory that had been booked for the town hall had canceled without explanation, … Continue reading The Washington Post: Bernie Sanders cries foul over canceled town hall meeting in West Virginia

The Baltimore Sun: Ordinary Americans carried out inhumane acts for Trump

"A week ago, men and women went to work at airports around the United States as they always do. They showered, got dressed, ate breakfast, perhaps dropped off their kids at school. Then they reported to their jobs as federal government employees, where, according to news reports, one of them handcuffed a 5-year-old child, separated … Continue reading The Baltimore Sun: Ordinary Americans carried out inhumane acts for Trump