A Note on Robert Bork and the End of Busing as a Desegregation tool

It’s been a while since I blogged about racism, but this blog has a broader mission to shine a light on the concerns of unheard, marginalized groups everywhere, which is why, in the past, I’ve written about things as far-flung and diverse as an effort to fund safehouses for LGBT youth being hunted down by … Continue reading “A Note on Robert Bork and the End of Busing as a Desegregation tool”

What Is ObamaCare? 2013-2014: Overview Part 1 (Insurance Subsidies)

An ObamaCare Overview 2013-2014: Part 1 Oh man, I am so frustrated that people misunderstand ObamaCare—the Affordable Care Act (ACA)—and continually frame it as something it’s not. They frame it as some sort of universal health care coverage, or as some vague new program that replaces Medicare and Medicaid, or at least fixes their most … Continue reading “What Is ObamaCare? 2013-2014: Overview Part 1 (Insurance Subsidies)”

Blog To End Unjust Institutionalization!

ADAPT is going back to the heart of the civil rights movement, Atlanta, to demand that the promises made to Georgians (and all Americans) by the Supreme Court in Olmstead v. L.C. and E.W. are kept. Read ADAPT’s page on the action here. Segregating people with disabilities in institutions solely because they need daily help, … Continue reading “Blog To End Unjust Institutionalization!”

Reality Check: Sotomayor NOT “A Radical”

The Reality: Sotomayor is a moderate, who sometimes makes liberal decisions that anger conservatives and sometimes makes conservative decisions that anger liberals, like ruling against abortion clinics in the “global gag rule” case, and the loathsome ruling that public schools can punish a student for free speech written on a blog off campus.  My beef … Continue reading “Reality Check: Sotomayor NOT “A Radical””

Glenn Beck, in Criticizing Sotomayor, Says Empathy Is BAD, and Cites Bad Misunderstanding of Hebrew Bible

Several weeks ago, I slapped down an idiotic routine from Beck, and now, he’s at it again. This time, he’s making outrageous comments and going completely off the rails about new Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor. The rallying cry of the Republicans against Obama’s nominations has been “EMPATHY IS BAD!!!”   This from the same … Continue reading “Glenn Beck, in Criticizing Sotomayor, Says Empathy Is BAD, and Cites Bad Misunderstanding of Hebrew Bible”

No "Personal Responsibility" For Corporations?

Justices Shield Medical Devices From Lawsuits Ok, basically, thanks to this Supreme Court ruling, corporations can make products that kill your mom, and can do this with total impunity and have no “Personal Responsibility” whatsoever. They are invincible. You have no recourse as long as the product was rubberstamped by the all-too-fallible, all-too-bribable FDA. Of … Continue reading “No "Personal Responsibility" For Corporations?”

Compromise On Torture?

Government Sanctioned Immorality Reaching Scary Proportions Okay, we have a President of The United States of America, leader of the free world, who is pulling out all the stops to get a bill allowing more leeway on torture through Congress. This should be incredibly shocking to all of you. This post is Nick ranting about … Continue reading “Compromise On Torture?”