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  • Op-Ed
    Hate Must Not Win in Virginia’s Elections
    November 7, 2019 10:58 am | By 60862

    Hate Must Not Win in Virginia’s Elections

    This post originally appeared on Medium. In a few days on Nov. 5, we voters in Virginia will go to the polls in statewide legislative elections whose results will be widely read as foreshadowing for the presidential race in 2020.…

  • Op-Ed
    More Trump Judges on the Federal Bench: A Cause for Alarm, Not Celebration
    November 7, 2019 10:15 am | By 28186

    More Trump Judges on the Federal Bench: A Cause for Alarm, Not Celebration

    This post originally appeared on Medium.  On November 6, President Trump celebrated the confirmation of his federal judicial nominees as a “milestone” during a press event at the White House. Since he took office, Trump has appointed 43 ultra-conservative judges…

  • Op-Ed
    Alec Baldwin in USA Today: “Virginia deserves the attention of all of us”
    October 30, 2019 9:51 am | By 72284

    Alec Baldwin in USA Today: “Virginia deserves the attention of all of us”

    In a new op-ed in USA Today, actor and People For the American Way board member Alec Baldwin discussed the importance of the upcoming 2019 Virginia state legislative election and emphasized why turning Virginia blue by electing progressive Democratic candidates…

  • Op-Ed
    Kathleen Turner: One Year After Brett Kavanaugh’s Confirmation, “We Must Demand More”
    October 4, 2019 2:57 pm | By 72284

    Kathleen Turner: One Year After Brett Kavanaugh’s Confirmation, “We Must Demand More”

    This Sunday, October 6, marks the one year anniversary since Brett Kavanaugh was sworn in to the Supreme Court. During Kavanaugh’s confirmation process, multiple women came forward with sexual misconduct charges against Kavanaugh. During the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing into…

  • Op-Ed
    Trump, the Ukraine Call, and the Far-Right Conspiracy Theories That Got Us Here
    September 27, 2019 11:32 am | By 51279

    Trump, the Ukraine Call, and the Far-Right Conspiracy Theories That Got Us Here

    Following the release of a jaw-dropping whistleblower complaint recounting the efforts of various people in the Trump administration, including President Trump himself, to solicit Ukraine’s interference in the 2020 elections, one thing is clear: the American people have every right…

  • Op-Ed
    White Supremacist Terrorism and the History of Anti-Latino Racism in Texas
    August 7, 2019 3:57 pm | By 62609

    White Supremacist Terrorism and the History of Anti-Latino Racism in Texas

    This post originally appeared on Medium. Before he opened fire at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas on August 3 and killed 22 people in a hate-fueled massacre, the gunman posted a screed online that reportedly stated his motive: “This…

  • Op-Ed
    For Trump, Racism is an Election Strategy. For the Republican Right, it’s a Path to Power.
    July 23, 2019 4:52 pm | By

    For Trump, Racism is an Election Strategy. For the Republican Right, it’s a Path to Power.

    This post originally appeared on Medium. Most Republican leaders sat in shameful silence after President Trump told four women of color in the House of Representatives — three of them born in the U.S — to “go back” to the…

  • Op-Ed
    Robert Bork’s America is Becoming Donald Trump’s America
    July 17, 2019 10:38 am | By 28186

    Robert Bork’s America is Becoming Donald Trump’s America

    This piece originally appeared on Take Care. When Massachusetts Senator Edward Kennedy announced his opposition to Robert Bork’s nomination to the Supreme Court 32 years ago this month, he spoke chillingly on the Senate floor about what “Bork’s America” would be…

  • Op-Ed
    Our Immigrant Prisons are an Atrocity.
    July 17, 2019 10:01 am | By 28191

    Our Immigrant Prisons are an Atrocity.

    Children are suffering and dying. Enough is enough. This post was republished from Otherwords.org Over the past several weeks, the brutal terror that immigrants face at the hands of our government has come into even sharper focus. As reports surface…

  • Op-Ed
    Abortion Restrictions Aren’t about Life – They’re About Power
    May 16, 2019 10:53 am | By 62609

    Abortion Restrictions Aren’t about Life – They’re About Power

    This piece originally appeared on Medium. On May 15, the Alabama Senate passed the country’s most restrictive abortion ban to date. The state’s new bill, which Republican governor Kay Ivey signed into law later that day, effectively bans all abortions…

  • Op-Ed
    Everyone Deserves Full Protection Under the Law
    March 26, 2019 2:57 pm | By 41734

    Everyone Deserves Full Protection Under the Law

    It's time to update our nation's civil rights laws to protect LGBTQ+ people. This post originally appeared on OtherWords.org. Our country has made significant strides in advancing LGBTQ+ rights over the last 15 years. The 2015 Obergefell v. Hodges ruling…

  • Op-Ed
    It’s Time to Start Talking About The Supreme Court in the Presidential Primary   
    February 27, 2019 11:10 am | By 67501

    It’s Time to Start Talking About The Supreme Court in the Presidential Primary  

    During Stacey Abrams’ response to the president’s State of the Union address, she pointed out the need to confirm fair-minded judges to our federal courts. During the 2020 presidential primary, progressives should follow Abrams’ lead and call for 2020 presidential…

  • Op-Ed
    Stacey Abrams Starts a Conversation About One of the 2020 Primary’s Most Pressing Issues: The Supreme Court
    February 13, 2019 4:52 pm | By 28185

    Stacey Abrams Starts a Conversation About One of the 2020 Primary’s Most Pressing Issues: The Supreme Court

    This piece originally appeared on Medium. Last week, Stacey Abrams’ response to the president’s State of the Union address brilliantly laid out not just a sharp rebuttal of Donald Trump’s agenda of bigotry and division, but a powerful proactive vision…

  • Op-Ed
    What Blackface Makes Clear About the Path to Racial Justice
    February 11, 2019 2:13 pm | By 28183

    What Blackface Makes Clear About the Path to Racial Justice

    This piece was originally published on Medium. The recent revelations about Virginia Governor Ralph Northam’s and Attorney General Mark Herring’s history of dressing in blackface serve as an unneeded reminder that despite the Black community’s hard-won social rights, racism still…

  • Op-Ed
    Conservatives’ Dishonest Use of ‘Religious Bigotry’ To Deflect Attention From Nominee’s Disturbing Records
    January 9, 2019 2:02 pm | By 28184

    Conservatives’ Dishonest Use of ‘Religious Bigotry’ To Deflect Attention From Nominee’s Disturbing Records

    This post originally appeared on Medium. Happy New Year! Well, for most of us it should be — unless you are fighting to protect our courts. New year, same old tactic by conservatives, who are hoping to insulate narrow-minded judicial nominees from…

  • Op-Ed
    Elliot Mincberg: Conservative Supreme Court could reverse decades of First Amendment law
    January 2, 2019 5:40 pm | By 64126

    Elliot Mincberg: Conservative Supreme Court could reverse decades of First Amendment law

    Although separation of church and state is a well-established pillar of First Amendment law, with Justice Kavanagh confirmed and the Supreme Court now swinging further right, this fundamental principle is under attack. In a new op-ed published by The Hill,…

  • Op-Ed
    We’re Learning the Truth About ‘Voter Fraud’
    January 2, 2019 1:34 pm | By 28184

    We’re Learning the Truth About ‘Voter Fraud’

    There’s no moral difference between suppressing the vote through the law and literally stealing ballots. Both may have happened in North Carolina. This post originally appeared on Otherwords.org. For years, Republicans in North Carolina have tried to roll back voter…

  • Op-Ed
    It’s Our Time to Make America Great
    October 18, 2018 4:47 pm | By 28183

    It’s Our Time to Make America Great

    This post originally appeared on Medium. In late August, progressive candidate Andrew Gillum made history when he won Florida’s Democratic primary in a shocking upset to become the state’s first Black major party nominee for governor. Soon after Gillum’s win,…

  • Op-Ed
    Kavanaugh’s Testimony Further Demonstrates Why He Should Not Be Confirmed
    October 2, 2018 3:02 pm | By 28186

    Kavanaugh’s Testimony Further Demonstrates Why He Should Not Be Confirmed

    This post originally appeared on Medium. Both Republicans and Democrats deserve credit for insisting on an FBI investigation into allegation s of sexual assault by Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. That FBI investigation may not fully resolve these serious allegations,…

  • Op-Ed
    I Believe Her.
    September 28, 2018 12:07 pm | By 28188

    I Believe Her.

    I watched Dr. Christine Blasey Ford's moving testimony to the Judiciary Committee this morning, and I am still shaken up by it. Hearing her voice, watching her face ... She was telling the truth, and she was 100% clear on…