Why the Brett Kavanaugh Sexual Assault Allegations Matter

  There has been much talk about the latest bombshell claim of sexual assault against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. The Republicans in Congress and the White House stand firm. They fully intend to push this nominee through to the Supreme Court. The Democrats are calling for a delay on the vote to confirm this … More Why the Brett Kavanaugh Sexual Assault Allegations Matter

We’re Still Missing the Point of the Protest

It’s our second anniversary (yay!), and we’re still talking about the very fist topic introduced on the blog – Kaepernick, protest, and the national anthem. The discussion has been reinvigorated not just by the new football season, but by Nike’s decision to feature Kepernick in a new advertising campaign. The new ad speaks of sacrifice, … More We’re Still Missing the Point of the Protest

Travel Ban: Upheld

The third version of Trump’s Travel Ban was upheld along partisan lines by the SCOTUS today as constitutional. Since I have a day job, I have not yet read the actual ruling. I have looked over a few analyses and will include a brief one from Chris Cillizza here. The full text is in the … More Travel Ban: Upheld

Rules vs Rights- NFL Forced Patriotism in the Age of Trump

Yesterday the National Football League (NFL) announced a rule change for the upcoming 2018-2019-football season.  Players will now be forced to stand during the National Anthem pregame ceremony. However, the league has stipulated that players that do not wish to stand during the ceremony are not allowed onto the field of play until after the … More Rules vs Rights- NFL Forced Patriotism in the Age of Trump

State of the Union

President Trump gave the State of the Union address last night, summing up his first year. It was, predictably, full of exaggerations and outright lies. Even many of the true statements require additional context, which makes the somewhat misleading. Here’s a link to Politifact’s fact check of the address. Here’s a link to a transcript … More State of the Union