The FBI Probe of Kavanaugh is a Sham. Demand a REAL One!

Your Action Call your Senators and tell them to demand the FBI have a free hand to fully investigate the sexual assault claims against Judge Kavanaugh. Background Everyone knew Brett Kavanaugh was an extremely conservative judge when he was nominated, raising serious questions about the future of Roe v. Wade, the pre-existing coverage provision of … Continue reading The FBI Probe of Kavanaugh is a Sham. Demand a REAL One!

Senators: Vote NO on Kavanaugh for Supreme Court

Your Action Call your Senators at (202) 224-3121 and tell them to vote NO on confirming Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. Background Everyone knew Brett Kavanaugh was an extremely conservative judge when he was nominated, raising serious questions about the future of Roe v. Wade, the pre-existing coverage provision of the ACA, affirmative action … Continue reading Senators: Vote NO on Kavanaugh for Supreme Court

Thoughts From Coal Country

Trump intends to roll back regulations on the coal mining industry even farther. Environmental implications aside, propping up coal will economically and socially devastate our communities. If you grew up in the rust belt like me, you know what hopelessness looks like: crumbling infrastructure, charred landscapes, and despondent residents who love to talk about “back … Continue reading Thoughts From Coal Country

Dismantling Republican Faux-Patriotism

One of the more common tropes in modern American politics is the claim that the Republican Party has a monopoly on patriotism. A flag flying in front of a home or a “Support Our Troops” bumper sticker is often assumed to signify the right-wing political affiliation of its owner. However, it’s clear upon deeper reflection … Continue reading Dismantling Republican Faux-Patriotism

Some Things Shouldn’t Be For Profit

In this piece, Mike Siegel (Democrat for US Congress in TX-10) takes on the private prison industry - which is profiting immensely off of immigrant family detention. “The billion-dollar industry of detaining immigrant kids.” This one headline poignantly captures the ills of our society. The Trump administration’s family detention policy, which has already caused irreparable harm … Continue reading Some Things Shouldn’t Be For Profit

How Trump is Rolling Back Years of Progress on Environmental Policy

A rundown of how this administration is selling out the Earth for profits - and how cities, states & businesses are nonetheless pushing forward. Not long after Donald Trump’s inauguration, National Geographic began cataloging the ways in which his administration was seeking to roll back environmental policies – including, but certainly not limited to, those enacted … Continue reading How Trump is Rolling Back Years of Progress on Environmental Policy

I’m Fighting Alongside Louisiana’s Working Class

Trump's steep tariffs risk $83 billion in revenue for Louisiana businesses. Democrat Justin Dewitt will defend the people of LA-06. The growing Trade War hurts everyone, but Louisiana most of all. Steep tariffs on steel and aluminum now threaten thousands of working and middle class jobs at ports across Louisiana, putting at risk more than … Continue reading I’m Fighting Alongside Louisiana’s Working Class

They Came for Refuge, but Received No Mercy: A Report from the US Border

Medical volunteer Ashtyn Tayler went to the Texas border to offer care for asylum seekers being held in CBP detention. Here is her first-hand account of what she saw. Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to … Continue reading They Came for Refuge, but Received No Mercy: A Report from the US Border

Urgent: Protect Mueller’s TrumpRussia Probe Today

Your Action: Call your senators at (202) 224-3121 and ask them to vote 'NO' on the nomination of Brian Benczkowski to head the Department of Justice's Criminal Division. Background Brian Benczkowski is the most dangerous Trump nomination you've never heard of. The Senate is expected to vote next week on his nomination to head the … Continue reading Urgent: Protect Mueller’s TrumpRussia Probe Today

Pennsylvania’s Proposed Down Syndrome Abortion Ban is an Abuse of Power

Following what has become a disturbing pattern, the Republican-led Pennsylvania Legislature recently approved legislation that bans a woman from obtaining an abortion solely based on a determination that the fetus is diagnosed with Down Syndrome. The vote on the bill (HB2050) sponsored by House Speaker Mike Turzai, R-Allegheny, not only came without public hearings or any … Continue reading Pennsylvania’s Proposed Down Syndrome Abortion Ban is an Abuse of Power

HIV/AIDS and the Right-Wing Republican Agenda

Recently, the Trump administration dismissed every member of the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV and AIDS, and HIV/AIDS research has been halted. Trump has made it clear throughout his life how he feels about persons with HIV/AIDS. In the ‘80s, Trump became associates with the infamously ruthless and closeted Roy Cohn.  Cohn stated at Trump’s … Continue reading HIV/AIDS and the Right-Wing Republican Agenda

The Gender Wage Gap May Only Get Worse in Trump’s America

HOW TRUMP AND THE GOP ARE WORKING TO MAKE WOMEN’S LIVES WORSE AT WORK. PART OF OUR SERIES – THE GOP CON. I recently had to document for a male friend (who I consider politically savvy) that, yes, it is a factual truth that women who possess the same education, skills, experience and qualifications do … Continue reading The Gender Wage Gap May Only Get Worse in Trump’s America

It’s the “Democratic Party”, not the “Democrat Party”

For decades, Republicans have been trying to re-label the Democratic Party. It seems like they're finally winning. From our series on The GOP Con. Plutocrat. Kleptocrat. Bureaucrat. There aren't many words that end in "-crat" that have a positive connotation. This is one key reason that Republicans have been on a decades-long quest to relabel the … Continue reading It’s the “Democratic Party”, not the “Democrat Party”

‘Conservative’ and ‘Conservationist’ Are Now Antonyms, Thanks to the GOP

“The nation behaves well if it treats the natural resources as assets which it must turn over to the next generation increased and not impaired in value.”  -- Teddy Roosevelt, 1910A century ago, America was led by a Republican President.  Though he was born into New York wealth, at a young age he developed a … Continue reading ‘Conservative’ and ‘Conservationist’ Are Now Antonyms, Thanks to the GOP

Trump Promised “The Best” Healthcare…but Women Are Losing. Bigly.

How Trump and the GOP are setting back the clock on women’s healthcare. Part of our series, The GOP Con. As campaign promises go, it was pretty spectacular. Throughout 2016, Donald told American voters that he had the answer to the nation’s healthcare crisis – and if he were elected, every single American would soon … Continue reading Trump Promised “The Best” Healthcare…but Women Are Losing. Bigly.

The Top Ten Reasons Debbie Lesko is Bad for Arizona

Democrat Hiral Tipirneni is running a tight race against career politician Debbie Lesko in Arizona’s Congressional District 8 special election. Dr. Tipirneni’s surging candidacy has the Republican Party worried, so much so that they’ve now dropped over $1 million into the deeply red district. Why? Because Dr. Tipirneni is an exceptional candidate who has deep … Continue reading The Top Ten Reasons Debbie Lesko is Bad for Arizona