Roe

A conservative justice on the Supreme Court asserted after the overturning of Roe v. Wade that other rights were safe, including LGBTQIA rights, birth control, and interracial marriage. Chief Justice John Roberts, who has long had a bee in his racial bonnet, started his quest in 2013 by eliminating section...

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  • October 31, 2022

In the White House Rose Garden yesterday, President Joe Biden read from a twelve-page pamphlet labeled by its author Senator Rick Scott (R-FL) as the  “12 Point Plan to Rescue America.” The Republican party’s most fervent dreams are in it, getting rid of Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid. Just as...

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  • September 28, 2022

When a group of Islamic radicals terrorized the country on September 11, 2001, the resolve of Americans was mobilized, and the GOP doubled down on the hate. Despite the fact former President George W. Bush made it clear that Islam was not the culprit for the actions of a few...

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  • September 12, 2022

The GOP keeps dropping their theocratic pants, and America gets mooned. Despite having no platform beyond trolling the Democratic party, and self-serving religious attacks disguised as culture clashes, America is sliding to the bottom of that shining city on the hill Republicans are so fond of talking about. Democrats have...

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  • July 20, 2022

The panic over 9/11 that led to the Patriot Act is almost understandable. We had seen thousands of our fellow Americans incinerated, and our military and financial invincibility symbols were toppled. So, limiting a few freedoms for revenge seemed reasonable amid anger and fear (at the time). I am baffled...

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  • July 6, 2022

“[The debt limit suspension] ensures our federal government will not approach any kind of short-term debt crisis in the coming weeks or months. It secures our nation’s full faith and credit and ensures that Congress will not throw this kind of unnecessary wrench into the gears of our job growth...

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  • September 27, 2021

During her second appearance on the leader of the genre in daytime talk, The View (1/5/21), following her maternity leave, Meghan McCain was told in no uncertain terms by one of the other four co-hosts, Joy Behar, that she was not missed.  Although McCain was apparently appalled by the rebuke,...

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  • January 6, 2021

Donald Trump in 2016:  There has to be some form of punishment for the woman. x 📺 NEW VIDEO This is #WhatsAtStake pic.twitter.com/LSUCYRcSaU— MeidasTouch.com (@MeidasTouch) October 27, 2020 Roe v. Wade will be overturned. Red states will outlaw abortion, and penalize those who seek it. The only hope is a...

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  • October 27, 2020

From The Huffington Post: Though Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) has lost several key endorsements to Democratic challenger Sara Gideon this election cycle, she received the full support last week of at least one group in her state: the anti-LGBTQ, anti-abortion Christian Civic League of Maine. During an Oct. 13 interview...

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  • October 23, 2020

Kamala Harris will appear on The Rachel Maddow Show tonight. The likely topic will be a review of Harris’s questioning of Amy Coney Barrett, featuring more dodging and some hint of hostility from Barrett. Live Blog below. x People are scared. They’re scared what will happen if the Supreme Court...

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  • October 15, 2020

Some of you may disagree, but the idea that the United States Constitution is not a living, breathing document is absurd. Were it not imbued with the capacity for expanding its judicial lungs, America would have suffocated on the choking fluids of its’ past injustices. If the Constitution were not breathing,...

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  • October 14, 2020

I have written two posts about suggested questions for Nominee Barrett — here and here.  But watching a good deal of today’s confirmation hearing, and listening to her dodge way too many questions, I realize I should also have set out some suggested questions to highlight how thin are her qualifications...

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  • October 14, 2020

The Republican Party is in a tizzy over the prospect of Joe Biden being in favor of expanding the Supreme Court while they have packed courts across America. Of course, the GOP, masters that they are of incendiary language, scream court-packing at Biden and Harris at every opportunity. This is...

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  • October 12, 2020

Donna Provencher at The American Independent has a great piece about how U.S. Senate candidate, John James (R. MI), has been cozening up right-wing extremists like Ted Nugent (pictured above) and some other awful groups: He has been photographed with and is alleged to have received campaign contributions from Ryan...

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  • October 12, 2020

Received this e-mail from bad ass Rep. Katie Porter (D. CA-45) in support of Jon Ossoff’s (D. GA) U.S. Senate campaign: In 2018, I ran for Congress against a two-term Republican incumbent and won, becoming the first Democrat to represent my Orange County, California district in decades. It's safe to...

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  • October 11, 2020

Some very encouraging news today out of South Carolina courtesy of Quinnipiac University’s latest poll: Republican incumbent Senator Lindsey Graham and Democratic challenger Jaime Harrison are locked ina dead heat in the race for U.S. Senate, 48 – 48 percent, according to a Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pea-ack)University poll of likely voters, which...

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  • September 30, 2020

Bull shit: Sen. Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) says she doesn’t think the Supreme Court will overturn its landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade abortion rights ruling, even though she signed a brief urging the court to do so earlier this year. “I think the likelihood of Roe v. Wade being overturned is...

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  • September 30, 2020

Originally scheduled for 215pm ET at Shaw University, an HBCU in Raleigh NC. Will try to live blog below. x YouTube Video Also on C-Span RALEIGH, N.C. — Sen. Kamala Harris, the Democratic vice presidential candidate, will visit Raleigh on Monday for a speech in which she will touch on the...

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  • September 28, 2020

int.nyt.com/… According to a New York Times/Siena College poll, 59% of likely American voters support granting statehood to the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, while 20% were opposed and 15% were undecided or gave no answer. The survey taken September 22 to 24 comes from the pollster rated A+...

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  • September 27, 2020

I’d like to crowd source reaction to the following proposed list of questions — because we don't have much time to prepare for confirmation hearings.   The questions are not said with hope of derailing the nominee, but recognizing (very much so) that the confirmation hearings are part of a larger political...

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  • September 27, 2020

Yes, this is wrong on so many levels to nominate a judge before RBG is warm in her resting place.    I said in another comment if Jane Fonda had been nominated or anyone left of her, I would still be against a nomination this close to a presidential election....

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  • September 26, 2020

Received this e-mail yesterday from health care activist, Ady Barkan, and his Super PAC, Be A Hero: Ady Barkan It's official. Just moments ago, the NYTimes reported that Trump will be nominating Amy Coney Barrett to replace Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s seat on the Supreme Court. Amy is a notorious, ultra-conservative...

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  • September 26, 2020

The Kansas Reflector wrote an op-ed to the Kansas Board of Healing Arts asking them to suspend  U.S. Senate candidate and U.S. Representative, Dr. Roger Marshall’s (R. KS) medical license for constantly campaigning without a mask: As many in your profession have said repeatedly, masks are one of the simplest...

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  • September 23, 2020

That is some disgustingly shameless pandering: x RIP to the more than 30 million innocent babies that have been murdered during the decades that Ruth Bader Ginsburg defended pro-abortion laws. With @realDonaldTrump nominating a replacement that values human life, generations of unborn children have a chance to live.— Doug Collins...

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  • September 20, 2020

Michael Gerson is a lifelong Republican who was George W. Bush’s speechwriter for several years. He also holds strong anti-abortion (he would say, pro-life) views and he is a longtime WaPo columnist, largely conservative (in the old-fashioned sense) and occasionally moderate, enough that I read his work sometimes. I’m glad...

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  • September 18, 2020

Anna Ramirez Crawford, board chair for the Women;s Lobby of Colorado has a good op-ed piece out in the Denver Post that goes after U.S. Senator Cory Gardner’s (R. CO) abysmal record on women’s health and reproductive rights: It’s no secret that state and local politicians across the country, emboldened...

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  • August 23, 2020

One could not help being moved by the sheer empathy displayed by MSNBC Host Hallie Jackson, who used her return from maternity leave to make an important point. Hallie Jackson shows uncharacteristic empathy x x YouTube Video Watch the full episode here. I was so impressed with Hallie Jackson's statement...

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  • August 20, 2020
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The New York Times has a great piece out about how Democrats are eager to not only help Joe Biden take out Trump but also want him to expand the electoral map. The goal is to get to 270 electoral votes and here are the current states Biden’s campaign is...

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  • July 12, 2020

Some more big news today out of Georgia: x Honored to be endorsed by @NARAL. I look forward to fighting with you for reproductive justice for all. https://t.co/x1iruEHb4B— Reverend Raphael Warnock (@ReverendWarnock) July 9, 2020 Democratic Senate candidates Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock won the endorsement Thursday of NARAL Pro-Choice,...

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  • July 10, 2020

From Sam Brodey at The Daily Beast: Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) has been the object of liberal ire since her 2018 vote to confirm Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. Now in a tight re-election fight, whatever hopes she might have had of putting that episode behind her were dashed this week,...

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  • July 2, 2020

First off, she needs to be called out for her bull shit: Embattled Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, said in a statement Monday that she agreed with the Supreme Court decision striking down Louisiana’s draconian abortion law, adding that while conservative Justice Brett Kavanaugh sided with the minority, his opinion “gave...

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  • June 30, 2020

Presidential re-elections are normally a referendum on the incumbent. George W. Bush won re-election because he managed to shift the election to a referendum on John Kerry. (He was also a president in the middle of a war, and the Ohio Secretary of State was also his Ohio campaign chairman.)...

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  • May 21, 2020

You might think the most seismic fake conversion of all time was Donald Trump pretending to be a pro-life Christian conservative. (If you sprinkled holy water on him once a fortnight, the resulting chemical reaction could likely provide cheap, renewable energy for a mid-sized American city.) Well, according to a...

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  • May 19, 2020

Received this e-mail today from EMILY’s List in support of Sara Gideon’s (D. ME) U.S. Senate campaign: Sara Gideon (D. ME) In 2018, Sen. Susan Collins (ME) voted to confirm anti-choice Justice Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, claiming he'd protect Roe as a precedent. However, Kavanaugh recently made it clear he...

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  • May 6, 2020

Received this e-mail today from the People For the American Way: PFAW’s Take Back the Senate Fund has added THREE critical targets to our list of top 2020 Senate races: Shifting dynamics in the states of these right-wing Republicans have made their races more competitive. These stalwart Trump allies join...

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  • April 30, 2020

Received this e-mail today from U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley (D. OR) in support of Cal Cunningham’s (D. NC) U.S. Senate campaign: Cal Cunningham (D. NC) Since Donald Trump's election, there's one thing that Mitch McConnell cares about more than anything else. Judges. In the next few weeks, when the rest...

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  • April 29, 2020

With his dad polling behind in a bunch of states, the spawn does drift far from the roe. x thanks to fox news for getting “Usama bin Laden” to trend. the president who gave the order to kill him has endorsed joe biden. pic.twitter.com/0XyyD0b8Tg— Oliver Willis (@owillis) April 23, 2020...

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  • April 23, 2020

Received two e-mails in support of Marie Newman’s (D. IL-13) campaign. First, from Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D. NY-14): Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D. NY-14) When we started Courage to Change, we knew that the fight to elect working-class candidates would be difficult. Not everyone would win, and seeing courageous community leaders...

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  • March 8, 2020

I’m actually happy that he’s back: x Susan Collins says she’ll acquit because “he learned his lesson.” The only lesson Trump learned is that Susan Collins & the GOP will let him get away with anything. #ImpeachmentTrial— Al Franken (@alfranken) February 5, 2020 While I do miss Franken in the...

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  • February 6, 2020

Apologies, yesterday was a very busy day for me so I am playing catch up here. Received this e-mail from Theresa Greenfield’s (D. IA) U.S. Senate campaign: Theresa Greenfield (D. IA) Forty-seven years ago, the historic ruling Roe v. Wade affirmed the right of all people to make their own reproductive health...

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  • January 23, 2020

Let’s see.  Socially conservative state-  Kentucky – that supposedly obsesses about abortions.  Check.  Big reason many Kentucky voters said they were voting for loathsome Republican Matt Bevin for governor.  Check. Said Republican governor tries to shut down last abortion provider in state. Check.  State legislature passes anti-choice laws designed to trigger...

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  • January 15, 2020

Received this e-mail today from Democracy for America in support of Marie Newman’s (D. IL-03) campaign: You remember that DFA-endorsed progressive candidate Marie Newman is challenging a Democratic establishment incumbent who’s notoriously anti-choice in Illinois’ third congressional district? Well, that fake Democrat just made it all the more clear he’s a threat...

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  • January 9, 2020

Received this e-mail today from Sara Gideon’s (D. ME) U.S. Senate campaign: Sara Gideon (D. ME) The Senate is walking into a vote right now on whether to confirm Lawrence VanDyke as a federal judge. This is the same man who once wrote an op-ed claiming there was “ample reason...

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  • December 11, 2019

Late-term abortions are extremely rare and are never used for frivolous reasons. They’re often necessary to save the life of the mother or end a nonviable and/or dangerous pregnancy. This is only common sense, but if you listen to the propaganda of anti-choicers you might think that pregnant women wait until just...

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  • October 12, 2019

Planned Parenthood paid fora  poll of Kentuckians to find out their views on abortion rights, and I was surprised by the results: Asked whether it’s important for women in Kentucky to have “access to all of the reproductive health care options available, including abortion,” 65% said yes, according to the...

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  • August 8, 2019

In solidarity, Mike Hersh for Alan, Shayna, Deb, Kimberly, Bryan, Mike F., Dr. Bill, Dan, and Janis—your PDA national team. Defy Hate, Denounce War, Demand EqualityIncluding Defending Reproductive Choice! Last week, Trump threatened war against Iran, launched a concerted attack against immigrants, and escalated his assaults against women’s Constitutional rights....

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  • June 22, 2019

On her eponymous podcast today, Laura Ingraham turned the racism up to 11. And it got stuck there. And now she’s just Ann Coulter roughly two minutes before she was skeletonized by piranhas.   Ingraham was talking about reparations and it got a little, well, weird. And by “weird” I mean horrifyingly...

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  • June 20, 2019

In solidarity,  Mike Hersh for Alan, Shayna, Deb, Kimberly, Bryan, Mike F., Dr. Bill, Dan, and Janis—your PDA national team. Tell Congress We Demand EqualityIncluding Full Reproductive Choice! Last week, Progressive Democrats of America (PDA) activists rocked the California Democratic Convention, rallied for Medicare For All and packed the Ways...

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  • June 15, 2019

Received this e-mail today from Democracy for America in support of Progressive champ, Bety Sweet’s (D. ME) U.S. Senate campaign: Remember when so-called “moderate” Senator Susan Collins betrayed women everywhere and cast the deciding vote to confirm Brett Kavanuagh to the Supreme Court? I’ll personally never forget how I and millions of...

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  • June 13, 2019

photo: PDA California Convention Wrap Up: More Details Soon! In solidarity,  Mike Hersh for Alan, Shayna, Deb, Kimberly, Bryan, Mike F., Dr. Bill, Dan, and Janis—your PDA national team. PDA Makes Sure Your Voice Is Heard   Progressive Democrats of America (PDA) organized with our California partners PDA-CA at last...

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  • June 8, 2019
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