Posts Tagged ‘conservatives’

May 5th, 2022 - 3:59 pm § in Law and Courts

The issue that’s bigger than abortion

It’s true the conservative justices likely to overturn Roe v. Wade are right-to-lifers. But there’s more going on. While legal analysts like to refer to them as “strict textualists” (i.e., if the Constitution doesn’t explicitly state something, it isn’t there), it[...]

May 4th, 2022 - 10:27 pm § in Politics

The radical right targets LGBQT youth suicide prevention

Conservatives, with Republican Party help, are waging all-out warfare against LGBQT people, including kids. They were already trying to exclude LGBQT kids from school sports, tell them what bathrooms they can use, ban LGBQT books from libraries, and censor teachers. Now, they’re falsely accusi[...]

April 20th, 2022 - 2:23 am § in Health, Law and Courts

Does the judge who struck down airline mask mandates know what she’s doing?

“You’ve probably heard by now that Judge Kathryn Kimball Mizelle, a Trump-appointed judge in Florida, issued a sweeping opinion striking down the Biden administration’s requirement that passengers wear masks on airplanes, trains, and similar methods of transportation,” Vox said here [...]

April 18th, 2022 - 3:13 pm § in News Media

How a (married) Fox host gets dates

Fox host Jesse Watters, by his own admission, wanted to date a young producer (even though he was married at the time). So here’s what he did: “When I was trying to get Emma to date me, the first thing I did was let the air out of her tires,” Watters said. “She couldn’t go […][...]

April 17th, 2022 - 2:27 am § in News Media, Politics

Jerk kicked off train for anti-gay rant

He just couldn’t mind his own business. A bigot on an Amtrak train decided to lecture the 6-year-old son of a gay couple. “Remember what I told you! Marriage is between a man and a woman. They stole you, and they’re pedophiles.” The couple notified Amtrak staff, and the train’s con[...]

April 16th, 2022 - 11:44 pm § in Politics, Racism

Chief hired to reform America’s worst police department fired; did the police union get her?

Aurora, Colorado, arguably has America’s worst police department. Its cops are infamous. Their own chief calls them “despicable.” So begins a posting I wrote last year (read it here). Then, Aurora PD was back in the news because of yet another police brutality incident. Now, because the ci[...]

April 12th, 2022 - 11:32 pm § in Politics

Will Romney be around after 2024?

Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT) says he’s not thinking about the 2024 election. He isn’t raising campaign money for it, either. He’ll be 77 then, and if re-elected, would be in office until age 83. His voting record hasn’t endeared him to the crazies who now dominate the Republican P[...]

January 11th, 2022 - 7:14 pm § in Hypocrisy, Politics

What’s next, funerals for fingernail clippings?

“It brings me no joy to sue one of our own cities,” Delaware’s attorney general said when she took legal action today against the city council of Seaford, a town of fewer than 8,000 people, for enacting an ordinance that requires “anyone who has an abortion or experiences a miscarria[...]

December 14th, 2021 - 1:05 pm § in Biden, Business, Economics, Politics

Is Federal Reserve public enemy #3?

I’m leaving the first two slots on the Public Enemy list blank, for you to fill in as you please. (I have my own nominees.) Biden has just nominated Jerome Powell, the Federal Reserve chair, for another 4-year term, and the Senate will soon vote whether to confirm him. This article is about wh[...]

December 6th, 2021 - 7:59 pm § in Donald Trump, Politics, Racism, Schools & Colleges

Tennessee teacher fired for telling white students their ancestors weren’t oppressed slaves

White privilege is real, and white students do have advantages, but you can’t tell them that if you want to teach in Tennessee. Matthew Hawn (photo, left), a tenured high school teacher who taught a social studies class on “Contemporary Issues” in Kingsport, found that out the hard[...]