General Commentary

General Commentary

What’s Allowed

What’s Allowed

In today’s climate, a great deal of attention has been given to the way that we as a culture treat women. If you review the rights of women from the start of this country until now, on paper there has been tremendous growth.   By paper, I mean per the law. My question however, goes deeper than law: are women really

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Politics and Brotherhood

Politics and Brotherhood

Can a candidate for public office be viable today having also been a member of an organization that excludes and targets for violence people of a particular category? Most Americans now take it for granted that if you’re revealed to have worked with the KKK, you can no longer be under consideration for Congress or state legislature. So what do

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National Rolling Hunger Strike for Family Reunification Kicks Off in Oakland, CA

National Rolling Hunger Strike for Family Reunification Kicks Off in Oakland, CA

After Trump Administration Fails to Meet Deadline, Moms and Allies Begin Wave of Fasts Demanding Justice for Migrant Families Oakland — After the government failed to meet a court-ordered deadline to reunite immigrant families Thursday, Bay Area parents and grandparents began a three-day hunger strike—the first in a series of fasts across the country calling for separated parents and children

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Brady Campaign Announces Endorsement of Gov. Andrew Cuomo for Re-Election

Brady Campaign Announces Endorsement of Gov. Andrew Cuomo for Re-Election

Gun safety organization hails Cuomo’s proven leadership, including passage of SAFE Act Avery Gardiner: “When it comes to the issue of gun safety, you are literally talking about life and death, and at a time when Washington is cowtowing to the NRA, this nation needs proven and experienced leaders like Andrew Cuomo.” Washington, D.C., July 21, 2018 – Today, the

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White Fragility

White Fragility

It was May of 2018, and there was, yet again, another mass shooting in America. This time, a High School in Santa Fe, Texas had been the target. Like many Americans, I was outraged. I posted Facebook, talking about the blood that was now on the hands of the NRA. One of my insightful activist friends, Darnell, added a comment

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Transactional Humanity

Transactional Humanity

Before we begin, I’d like to ask a small favor. Reach into your pocket, a desk drawer, or that cup we all keep in our cars, and grab a quarter. Look at it. Both sides. Pay special attention to the phrases “In God we trust” and “E pluribus unum” that you’ll find on each and every one. Then ask: “What

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SUPPORT THE VICTIMS OF THE ATTACK IN BOISE

SUPPORT THE VICTIMS OF THE ATTACK IN BOISE

From Better Idaho Sunday night, refugee families at a low-income apartment complex in Boise were attacked by a knife-wielding man who ultimately stabbed nine people, including six children. At least four of the victims have sustained life-threatening injuries. Our heart is broken for everyone involved in this senseless attack, but we know that our community will rise up to support those involved. Better Idaho's

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The Toolmakers Call For Civility

The Toolmakers Call For Civility

He says Max is mad, and Hillary is screeching, But when he screeches madly, it's seen as divinity preaching, To the choir of forgottens, who gleefully shout out, 'illegal', To describe those 'yearning to breathe free', instead of seeing them as people. But he is one of the toolmakers, lest we not forget, His double gender-ethnic privilege, is like a

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Breaking: Kennedy Retiring from SCOTUS

Breaking: Kennedy Retiring from SCOTUS

My “no” to a SCOTUS nominee until after the election is an act of radical love: This no is a “yes” for my mother and my mother-in-law and my sisters and my daughters, so they can access the health care they need. This no is a yes for immigrants and their children. This no is a yes for Daniel Pearl

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Let The Games Begin…

Let The Games Begin…

Oh, Vladamir! Where Art Thou Vladamir? We know you are out there hiding in the shadows of our democracy.. You have been softly whispering into the ears of those who knew what games you play.. Those that decided they were beyond the rules of the games.. Those that decided they could change the games in their favor.. Those that decided

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10 Years Later, Heller Continues to Resonate

10 Years Later, Heller Continues to Resonate

New Brady Center report explores decade following Supreme Court decision Washington, D.C., June 26, 2018 - On June 26, 2008, the Supreme Court issued a landmark decision in District of Columbia v. Heller, finding for the first time that the Second Amendment gives law-abiding, responsible citizens the right to have a gun in the home for self-protection. While leaders in

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Trauma at the Border

Trauma at the Border

The Trump administration’s cruel immigration policy has created a humanitarian crisis at our border. Trauma at the Border, a new short video by Brave New Films, exposes the emotional, psychological and physical damage that can be done when children are imprisoned – even with their families. Childhood trauma, like imprisonment and family separation, provokes long-lasting implications caused by high levels

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This November, there’s a new voting bloc: the class of 2018.

This November, there’s a new voting bloc: the class of 2018.

Let me start with an introduction. My name is Henry Marshall, I’m 19 years old, and I just graduated from high school. In many ways, my graduating class, the class of 2018, is like any other. But in a few important aspects, our young lives have been completely different. Our high school years were punctuated by violence, tragedy, and the irresponsibility

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Immigrant Prisons

Immigrant Prisons

Immigrant Prisons Few Americans know about our nation's system of immigrant detention centers. Each year, the U.S. government locks up roughly 440,000 immigrants in over 200 immigrant prisons. Companies like the CCA and Geo Group, got started in the 1980s, and have since made over $12 billion in profits, largely from immigrant detention. These facilities have grown into a highly

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I’m Done

I’m Done

I’m done. I have spent the last week debating the morality of placing children or anyone for that matter in warehouses and tent camps. I’m done appealing to the better nature of people who approve of such behavior from our government. It has mattered little to them that these are people acting in desperation. It matters little to point out

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The Military and NFL Can Finally Meet on the National Pitch

The Military and NFL Can Finally Meet on the National Pitch

For the few of us who have had the honor of being part of the U.S. military, we swear an oath to obey the orders of the officers above us and, ultimately, the President of the United States. We are citizen soldiers who serve those who elect the Leader of the Free World. During my time in the Army, from

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DELAWARE MOMS DEMAND ACTION, EVERYTOWN APPLAUD THE HOUSE FOR UNANIMOUSLY ADVANCING LIFE-SAVING RED FLAG LEGISLATION

DELAWARE MOMS DEMAND ACTION, EVERYTOWN APPLAUD THE HOUSE FOR UNANIMOUSLY ADVANCING LIFE-SAVING RED FLAG LEGISLATION

Red Flag Law Would Empower Family and Law Enforcement to Petition Courts to Temporarily Suspend a Person’s Access to Firearms If They Pose a Risk to Self or Others Red Flag Law Could Help Prevent Firearm Suicides and Mass Shootings DOVER, Del.– The Delaware chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, part of Everytown for Gun Safety,

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Bring Back the “Liberal Republican”

Bring Back the “Liberal Republican”

Did you know that the Republican Party used to be moderate to liberal on many social, economic, and domestic issues? Around the 1940's, up until the 1970's, the dominant wing of the GOP consisted of this "Liberal Republican" coalition. Made up mostly of well-educated east coast politicos and elites, this faction came to be after President Franklin Delano Roosevelt implemented

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Brady Campaign Endorses Gun Violence Prevention Champions

Brady Campaign Endorses Gun Violence Prevention Champions

Gun violence prevention organization endorses 16 elected officials and candidates. Washington, D.C., June 4, 2018 - As voters across the country #WearOrange in honor of Gun Violence Awareness Month, the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence announced a set of endorsements for gun safety champions at the federal and state level in California and New Jersey ahead of Tuesday’s primary

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Wear Orange to Stop Gun Violence in All Its Forms

Wear Orange to Stop Gun Violence in All Its Forms

Washington, DC (June 1, 2018) -- This weekend, the nation will wear orange to mark the beginning of gun violence awareness month. The “wear orange” movement began after 15-year-old Hadiya Pendleton was shot in a Chicago park in 2013; following her death, her friends and family encouraged people across the country to raise awareness about gun violence by wearing orange

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What’s Allowed

What’s Allowed

Politics and Brotherhood

Politics and Brotherhood

National Rolling Hunger Strike for Family Reunification Kicks Off in Oakland, CA

National Rolling Hunger Strike for Family Reunification Kicks Off in Oakland, CA

Brady Campaign Announces Endorsement of Gov. Andrew Cuomo for Re-Election

Brady Campaign Announces Endorsement of Gov. Andrew Cuomo for Re-Election

White Fragility

White Fragility

Transactional Humanity

Transactional Humanity

SUPPORT THE VICTIMS OF THE ATTACK IN BOISE

SUPPORT THE VICTIMS OF THE ATTACK IN BOISE

The Toolmakers Call For Civility

The Toolmakers Call For Civility

Breaking: Kennedy Retiring from SCOTUS

Breaking: Kennedy Retiring from SCOTUS

Let The Games Begin…

Let The Games Begin…

10 Years Later, Heller Continues to Resonate

10 Years Later, Heller Continues to Resonate

Trauma at the Border

Trauma at the Border

This November, there’s a new voting bloc: the class of 2018.

This November, there’s a new voting bloc: the class of 2018.

Immigrant Prisons

Immigrant Prisons

I’m Done

I’m Done

The Military and NFL Can Finally Meet on the National Pitch

The Military and NFL Can Finally Meet on the National Pitch

DELAWARE MOMS DEMAND ACTION, EVERYTOWN APPLAUD THE HOUSE FOR UNANIMOUSLY ADVANCING LIFE-SAVING RED FLAG LEGISLATION

DELAWARE MOMS DEMAND ACTION, EVERYTOWN APPLAUD THE HOUSE FOR UNANIMOUSLY ADVANCING LIFE-SAVING RED FLAG LEGISLATION

Bring Back the “Liberal Republican”

Bring Back the “Liberal Republican”

Brady Campaign Endorses Gun Violence Prevention Champions

Brady Campaign Endorses Gun Violence Prevention Champions

Wear Orange to Stop Gun Violence in All Its Forms

Wear Orange to Stop Gun Violence in All Its Forms