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Evangelical Right Behind HHS’s New ‘Conscience and Religious Freedom Division’ (Video)

Evangelical Right Behind HHS’s New ‘Conscience and Religious Freedom Division’ (Video)

“Religious freedom.” It doesn’t sound so bad, does it? Who would be opposed to it? In fact, the First Amendment makes it clear we have a tacit freedom of religion when its states: “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof…” There’s a reason it’s the first […]

Federal Court Orders NC To Hastily Redraw Partisan District Map (Video)

Federal Court Orders NC To Hastily Redraw Partisan District Map (Video)

As Democrats begin to reclaim seats, and Republicans resign their positions like rats fleeing a sinking ship, it’s looking as though the prospect of turning Congress back over the Democrats next year is increasingly likely. Another good sign recently came out of battleground state North Carolina. On Tuesday, federal judges ruled that since North Carolina’s congressional district map […]

More Consider The 25th Amendment As Trump Becomes More Erratic (Video)

More Consider The 25th Amendment As Trump Becomes More Erratic (Video)

“The president of the United States is not well.” Thus begins Vox writer Ezra Klein’s article, “Incoherent, authoritarian, uninformed: Trump’s New York Times interview is a scary read,” published last week after President Donald Trump stunned us once again during an interview with the New York Times. Questions about the president’s psychological condition are not new. On State of the […]

Six ‘J20’ Protesters Acquitted–But Brace For More 1st Amendment Attacks (Video)

Six ‘J20’ Protesters Acquitted–But Brace For More 1st Amendment Attacks (Video)

Apparently simply reporting the news today can get someone a criminal conspiracy charge. That is according to D.C. Superior Court Judge Lynn Leibovitz, who presided over the recent “J20” case. On January 20, 2017, during Donald Trump’s inauguration, 194 people were arrested and charged under the federal Riot Act. Many of them were peaceful demonstrators and journalists simply in the […]

New York Lawmakers Divided Over The Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act (Video)

New York Lawmakers Divided Over The Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act (Video)

Wednesday, the House of Representatives passed 231 to 198 the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017, allowing concealed carry permit holders to transport their weapons across state lines. As a result, rifts are forming between legislators in even solidly Democratic states with strict gun laws, like New York. New York Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo said in a statement: […]

As Mueller Closes In, Don’t Forget We Have The 25th Amendment (Video)

As Mueller Closes In, Don’t Forget We Have The 25th Amendment (Video)

A month ago, Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) called the White House an “adult daycare center.” Before that, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson called President Donald Trump a “f***ing moron.” He, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, and Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin are reportedly so concerned about Trump’s mindset, they’ve formed a “suicide pact” in which they agree if […]

The Trial Has Begun For Inauguration Day Protesters And Journalists Who Face 70 Years In Prison (Video)

The Trial Has Begun For Inauguration Day Protesters And Journalists Who Face 70 Years In Prison (Video)

The trial has begun for six defendants accused of rioting during President Donald Trump’s inauguration. They are Michelle Macchio, 26, of Naples, Fla.; Jennifer Armento, 38, of Philadelphia; Christina Simmons, 20, of Cockeysville, Md.; Alexei Wood, 37, of San Antonio; Oliver Harris, 28, of Philadelphia; and Brittne Lawson, 27, of Pittsburgh. According to Assistant U.S. Attorney Jennifer Kerkhoff, these […]

Thanks To Three Democratic Senators, Trump’s ‘Election Fraud’ Commission Will Be Investigated (Video)

Thanks To Three Democratic Senators, Trump’s ‘Election Fraud’ Commission Will Be Investigated (Video)

There is so much going on already this week for which we progressives should be thankful. But if you’re able to tear yourself away from Paul Manafort’s indictment, here is something else to look forward to. Thanks to the efforts of Democratic senators Cory Booker (NJ), Michael Bennet (Colo.), and Amy Klobuchar (Minn.), the Government […]

Journalists Covering Inaugural Protests Face More Time In Prison Than Murderers (Video)

Journalists Covering Inaugural Protests Face More Time In Prison Than Murderers (Video)

In a couple of weeks, nine people will be charged for their alleged involvement in the “J20″–January 20–incidents on inauguration day in which protesters smashed windows, fired off projectiles, and set cars on fire. But those six defendants did not participate in the destruction. They were merely journalists who just happened to be in the right place […]

Want Hurricane Relief? Pledge Allegiance–To Israel (Video)

Want Hurricane Relief? Pledge Allegiance–To Israel (Video)

The state of Texas is promising residents of Dickinson funds to help them recover from the disastrous effects of last month’s hurricane Harvey. But there’s a caveat. In exchange for relief, residents must vow never to speak out against Israel. According to the grant application on the Dickinson Harvey Relief fund website, applicants must forego their first-amendment rights […]

After Las Vegas, Republicans Might Be Interested In Banning “Bump Stocks” (Video)

After Las Vegas, Republicans Might Be Interested In Banning “Bump Stocks” (Video)

Could last week’s deadly terror attack in Las Vegas actually be the thing that finally breaks the elephant’s back? Thanks to the gun lobby, Congress did nothing meaningful to curb our gun violence after the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre in Newtown, Conn. in 2012, despite former President Barack Obama’s pleas. A mass shooting […]

Georgetown Law School Takes A Knee Against AG Sessions (TWEETS)

Georgetown Law School Takes A Knee Against AG Sessions (TWEETS)

Attorney General Jeff Sessions was at Georgetown Law School this week to give a scheduled talk on campus free speech, and boy did the students and faculty there have opinions about that. In an homage to NFL players protesting police mistreatment, both faculty and students took a knee outside Georgetown University Law Center to protest both […]

7 Things You Probably Don’t Know About ‘Free Speech’

7 Things You Probably Don’t Know About ‘Free Speech’

In the digital age, everyone has the ability to have an opinion. Freedom of Speech is one of the most important pillars of the collection of rights we have as American citizens. Our first President George Washington declared that “if freedom of speech is taken away, then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep […]

ALEC Wants To Steal Your 17th Amendment Rights (VIDEO)

ALEC Wants To Steal Your 17th Amendment Rights (VIDEO)

There is a nefarious force out there actively working to rob you of your right to vote, speak freely, and rest comfortably under sacrosanct constitutional protections we typically take for granted. That force has a name–ALEC. ALEC is an acronym for the American Legislative Exchange Council, a cabal of corporate lobbyists and state legislators who meet secretly to […]

‘Protest Israel, Go To Prison’–Says A Bill Introduced In The Senate

‘Protest Israel, Go To Prison’–Says A Bill Introduced In The Senate

Boycott Israel, go to prison. You read that right. If a bill introduced on March 23 goes through the legislative process, and President Donald Trump signs it, the federal government would then have full authority to prosecute American citizens who speak out against Israel. This type of legislation is not surprising coming from Republicans. But the […]

WATCH: Supreme Court Finally Agrees To Weigh In On The Corrosive Effects of Gerrymandering

WATCH: Supreme Court Finally Agrees To Weigh In On The Corrosive Effects of Gerrymandering

The Supreme Court is once again stepping in to determine whether an electoral procedure as old as the republic violates the Constitution. Monday, the nation’s highest court announced it will begin looking into gerrymandered election maps for evidence of discrimination against minorities. If uncovered, the results from the Court’s decision could fundamentally change how we conduct elections. Gerrymandering is the […]

Inside The Koch Brothers’ Effort To Shred The Constitution (VIDEO)

Inside The Koch Brothers’ Effort To Shred The Constitution (VIDEO)

If you are not familiar with the Koch brothers and their Libertarian agenda – it is time for a crash course. Your constitutional rights may depend on it. Even though conservatives believe the Constitution is practically holy writ, many are now pushing hard for a constitutional convention that could rapidly amend or abolish it. Conservatives […]

New York Proposing Constitutional Convention To Hand More Legislative Authority To An Elite Few

New York Proposing Constitutional Convention To Hand More Legislative Authority To An Elite Few

In 1789, Thomas Jefferson wrote to James Madison: “Every constitution, then, and every law, naturally expires at the end of 19 years. If it be enforced longer, it is an act of force, and not of right.”  Jefferson believed it was healthy for us open up the Constitution every generation and revise laws needing revision, possibly eliminating […]

Legal Experts Say Spicey’s Press Gaggle Ban May Be Unconstitutional

Legal Experts Say Spicey’s Press Gaggle Ban May Be Unconstitutional

In recent weeks, Donald Trump–either himself or through his minions–has made some downright scary statements about the press. It started in late January, when brownshirt-in-chief Steve Bannon told the press that it should “keep its mouth shut” until it understood why Trump won. His information minister, Kellyanne Conway, openly called for the firing of journalists […]

A Pattern Is Emerging In Trump’s Plan To Discredit Media (VIDEO)

A Pattern Is Emerging In Trump’s Plan To Discredit Media (VIDEO)

A Pattern Emerges Donald Trump’s administration frequently applies the “fake news” label to any news outlet that doesn’t toe the party line. Trump tweeted the phrase “fake news” at least 14 times this month so far and silenced reporters at press conferences in a similar fashion. Isaiah Breen, the press secretary for Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN), noticed an alarming […]

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