Posts Tagged ‘conservatives’

May 17th, 2023 - 12:56 am § in Politics, Republicans, Schools & Colleges

Why there’s a teacher shortage

Sarah Bonner taught middle school students in Heyworth, Illinois for 20 years. Like any good teacher, she encouraged her students to read. She celebrated books, and held “Reading Mondays” in her classroom. But when she held up a popular book titled “This Book Is Gay” (read de[...]

April 4th, 2023 - 12:56 pm § in Donald Trump, News Media, Politics

What a Trump supporter thinks of truthful reporting

It may pass as First Amendent-protected free speech, but it’s not responsible or grownup speech. See tweet here and read story here. Return to The-Ave.US Home Page[...]

March 28th, 2023 - 12:20 am § in News Media

Are conservative media exploiting a school shooting to demonize LGBQT people?

A person named Audrey Elizabeth Hale, age 28, gunned down 3 teachers and 3 children at a private Christian school before being killed by police gunfire. The incident occurred in Nashville, Tennessee, on Monday, March 27, 2023. That evening, the Fox News headlines blared, Nashville police identify tw[...]

January 12th, 2023 - 4:15 pm § in Donald Trump, Law and Courts, Politics, Racism

Trump’s Supreme Court is a hanging court

The Supreme Court is no longer a place you can go to stop the execution of an innocent person, or of someone whose sentencing was influenced by racial bias. Since 2019, when Trump put his first two appointees on the court, the new conservative court majority hasn’t accepted a single death pena[...]

December 21st, 2022 - 10:58 pm § in Democrats, Politics, Republicans, Russia

It’s time for patriotic Americans to turn off Tucker Carlson

Voldymyr Zelenskyy is a towering figure on the world stage. His country is the victim of an unprovoked attack by Russia. The invaders shelled apartment blocks and hospitals; and kidnapped, tortured, and murdered helpless civilians. The Ukrainians took it and fought back with incredible bravery. With[...]

December 7th, 2022 - 12:43 am § in Law and Courts

Lawyers go rogue; will the Supreme Court follow?

Moore v. Harper is a case before the Supreme Court that legal experts agree could upend American democracy. In this case, conservative lawyers are asking the court to give state legislatures absolute power over state and federal elections. (See story here.) This is a prescription for minority rule. [...]

November 24th, 2022 - 5:07 pm § in Democrats, Politics, Republicans

It’s easy to debate a conservative

I’ll show you, with a specific example. I’m going to pick apart this piece by James Antle III, a conservative pundit (see his profile here). Before diving into it, though, I’ll remark that we don’t hear much political debate in the U.S. anymore, just a lot of partisan noise. [...]

October 23rd, 2022 - 7:09 pm § in Law and Courts, Racism

Why a genuinely “originalist” Supreme Court would uphold affirmative action

The Supreme Court’s conservatives claim to be “originalists,” a doctrine which holds that the Constitution means what its authors intended. This term, the court will revisit affirmative action, and lawyers opposed to the practice will argue the 14th Amendment requires college admis[...]

October 20th, 2022 - 4:22 pm § in Democrats, Politics, Republicans, Russia

Tulsi Gabbard’s delusions

Tulsi Gabbard’s recent public comments are so friendly to Russia you wonder if she’s on Putin’s payroll (I can’t prove she is). Just two years after running for the Democratic presidential nomination, the former Hawaii congresswoman is quitting the Democratic Party. This will[...]

October 6th, 2022 - 1:07 am § in Politics, Republicans, Schools & Colleges

Girls can’t code

Reshma Saujani (bio here) is an American lawyer and activist who believes in empowering girls. That’s made her a target of rightwing haters. Saujani founded a nonprofit called Girls Who Code, and wrote a series of books called Girls Can Code, aimed at empowering girls to pursue high-paying job[...]