Wash Post Editorial: Voter Suppression is the Civil Rights Issue of this Era
Racism / Trump Administration / Voter Suppression / Voting Rights Act

Wash Post Editorial: Voter Suppression is the Civil Rights Issue of this Era

Last week I wrote about the need to build on the outrage over Charlottesville and President Trump’s total failure in moral leadership, to make Heather Heyer’s death a turning point in the fight against intolerance in America.   I explained: While denunciation of white supremacist is important, equally important is moving the country in the opposite … Continue reading

A Bipartisan Response To Charlottesville And The Trump Administration
donald trump / Hate Speech / Racism / Trump Administration / Voter Suppression / Voting Rights Act

A Bipartisan Response To Charlottesville And The Trump Administration

A Bipartisan Response To Charlottesville And The Trump Administration Like many Americans, I was appalled by the events this weekend in Charlottesville. As the cameras turned to the president’s golf retreat in New Jersey, my disgust turned to outrage as Trump failed an early test of moral leadership. It was not simply that Trump did … Continue reading

Coretta Scott King, Jeff Sessions and the GOP
Racism / Trump Administration / Voter Suppression

Coretta Scott King, Jeff Sessions and the GOP

Coretta Scott King, Jeff Sessions and the GOP Originally Published on Code45.us. This evening the United States Senate found Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren out of order for reading a letter from Coretta Scott King submitted to the Senate Judiciary Committee with regard to Jeff Session’s 1986 nomination to serve as a federal judge in Alabama. … Continue reading

Challenging Republicans to Take a Stand Against Bigotry
2016 Election / Racism / Voter Suppression / Voting Rights Act

Challenging Republicans to Take a Stand Against Bigotry

Challenging Republicans to Take a Stand Against Bigotry In this most unusual election, over one hundred Republican leaders have announced they will not support Republican nominee Donald Trump.  They have cited many reasons for doing so, but one appears to be his bigotry, as a recent YouGov/Economist Poll reported that 51% of voters think Trump … Continue reading

Its Time to Kick Trump in the Rump
2016 Election / Racism / Republican Party

Its Time to Kick Trump in the Rump

WHEREAS . . . In 1981, Republican Senator Barry Goldwater responded to Moral Majority founder Jerry Falwell’s statement that “every good Christian should be concerned” about Sandra Day O’Connor’s nomination for the Supreme Court by stating Every good Christian should line up and kick Jerry Falwell’s ass.* WHEREAS . . . Donald John Trump has made numerous … Continue reading

Note to Republicans:  On Race, Actions Speak Louder Than Words
Congressional Republicans / Racism / Voting Rights Act

Note to Republicans: On Race, Actions Speak Louder Than Words

Note to Republicans: On Race, Actions Speak Louder Than Words The scandal over Steve Scalise raises a very difficult challenge for Republicans.  On the one hand, the party now has a lock on the white vote throughout the South but they bristle at the suggestion that they endorse racism.  The strongest way to communicate the message that … Continue reading

Republicans Are Losing the Post Election
2008 Election / 2012 Election / Congressional Republicans / Obama Administration / Racism / Radicalism / Republican Congress / Republican Obstructionism / Teabaggers

Republicans Are Losing the Post Election

Republicans Are Losing The Post Election February 17, 2013 For a political party, there is nothing good about losing an election. At the same time, there is little utility in the second kick of a mule, so how a party responds to a loss can be as important as how it waged the election in … Continue reading

Racism / Republican Party / ron paul

Tragedy in Tucson: A Somber Anniversary’s Call to Repudiate Right-Wing Extremism

Tragedy in Tucson A Somber Anniversary’s Call to Repudiate Right-Wing Extremism January 7, 2011 Link Link Link Link Link   SUNDAY IS THE FIRST ANNIVERSARY of the attempted assassination of Gabby Giffords that ultimately killed six and wounded 13 others in the worst act of political violence in this country since the bombing of the 1995 … Continue reading

2008 Election / 2012 Election / Racism / ron paul

Ron Paul Endorsed White Supremacist for President in 2008

In 2008, Ron Paul did not endorse Republican nominee John McCain, but rather Paul endorsed Constitutional Party Candidate Chuck Baldwin.  Baldwin is a neo-Confederate New World Order conspiracy theorist who praises the confederacy and its leaders, Robert E. Lee andStonewall Jackson, and calls the Civil War the “War of Northern Aggression.” Baldwin writes a weekly column on the white supremacist site Vdare and … Continue reading

2012 Election / Confederacy / Racism / Republican Party / ron paul / Teabaggers

Ron Paul Truth Squad in Response to Iowa’s Disgrace

For months, I have heard Ron Paul supporters complain that they were being ignored by the media. only to then whine when they did and discovered Paul’s horrific record on race.  The Paulistas have responded by minimizing Paul’s record to a few sentences which they claim he has repudiated.   The reality is that his … Continue reading

Immigration / Racism / Uncategorized

A Whiter Shade of Pale: Arizona and State Sponsored Bigotry

Rosalyn Carter once said, “a leader takes people where they want to go. A great leader takes people where they don’t necessarily want to go, but ought to be.” Governor Brewer has chosen the former and elected to play to Arizonans’ fears and prejudices. Regardless of the merits of each proposal, when viewed collectively and in the context of the election of the nation’s first black President, Governor Brewer clearly was setting the tone that the state would protect the dominance of its declining white majority. Continue reading

2010 Elections / Health Care Reform / Racism / Republican Obstructionism / Right Wing Violence / Teabaggers / Terrorism

America’s Year of Living Dangerously

Only two years ago, John McCain refused to allow his campaign to be a platform for bigotry by telling supporters that then-Senator Obama was “a decent family man” who they need not fear as president. Now it is time for House Minority Leader Boehner to back away from his “Armageddon” fear mongering and tell us who most represents American values – Gabby Giffords or a terrorist? Who should we be most proud of, civil rights hero John Lewis or the tea bag protester who called him a “nigger”? It is not enough for Boehner to say these actions are wrong, if he leaves unchecked the hatred his party so diligently pollinated. Continue reading