Friday, October 23, 2020

Tag: Black Lives Matter

‘Black Women’s Lives Matter’: Breonna Taylor’s family demands a special prosecutor...

Breonna Taylor’s family is calling on Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear to appoint a new special prosecutor to reopen the case after they...

Remembering the 1960s

The 1960s can inspire us today because as well as being a period of change, the decade was characterized by hope and optimism. We need hope.

Vigilante violence is an American tradition

Democracy requires Americans to somehow be vigilant over the use of force in their midst—without themselves becoming vigilantes.

“The games will not go on”: Pro athletes strike for black...

“It’s not just an example for racial justice protesters around the country. I think it’s a challenge to the labor movement as a whole.”

At Washington Post, defunding police is a step too radical

With the Post’s prominence as a leading publication for political coverage, it’s no wonder Americans are resistant to the idea of defunding: The news they’re reading is telling them to resist it.

AOC strikes back

“The politics of our moment are dominated by a bully of miserable character, a President who has failed to contain a pandemic through sheer indifference, who has fabricated a reëlection campaign based on bigotry and the deliberate inflammation of division.”

5 pitfalls Black Lives Matter must avoid to maintain momentum and...

There are steps the Black Lives Matter movement can take to carry on the remarkable energy it has built—and steps that could cause it to disappear.

Oregon Senator promises to block Trump from sending armored federal law...

“We won't let these authoritarian tactics stand.”

A jubilee moment in pandemic America?

The poetry of a movement to change this country...

Portland

The central question is as old as the Republic itself: What is the limit of federal power?

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Judge vacates Trump SNAP rule that would remove thousands off food stamps

The proposed rule change by the USDA “radically and abruptly alters decades of regulatory practice, leaving States scrambling and exponentially increasing food insecurity for tens of thousands of Americans.”
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Watch: Why Trump’s judges are the worst of the worst

How has Trump had so many vacancies to fill?
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How to stop Trump from stealing the election

Congress has decided contested elections only three times in U.S. history, in 1801, 1825, and 1877. Could it happen in 2020?

Why the Founders Would Decry What America has Become

If the Founding Fathers saw what the United States has become, they would be devastated. Poverty, income inequality, suppression of speaking ones mind, crime, war, and oligarch like behaviors all make up this new U.S. It is far from being the democracy it was created as.

ExxonMobil claims shift on climate but continues to fund climate science deniers

The company’s professed support for a carbon tax is a disingenuous public relations ploy to delay government action.