Bernie Sanders to campaign for Scholten in Sioux City Scholten, a Democrat from Sioux City, said Sanders would make stops on Oct. 20 in Sioux City and Oct. 21 in Fort Dodge and Ames. Scholten, who is challenging Republican Rep. Steve King, announced Sanders’ appearances during a dinner sponsored by the Woodbury County Democratic Party Friday night. In Sioux City, Sanders will join Scholten at a rally at Morningside College. Along with the visits to Fort Dodge and Ames the next day, Sanders will appear in three of the four largest cities in the heavily Republican 4th district, which covers … Continue reading →
(image courtesy of NJ.com) Brett Kavanaugh squeaked through the Judiciary Committee to be allowed a vote on the floor of the Senate to see if he gets his promotion to the SCOTUS. And who was responsible for that? These 11 scrubs: That includes the retiring senator from AZ, who should have rejected this candidate after that afternoon shit show abysmal hearing yesterday and the conduct of the committee this morning, especially by Chairman Chuck Grassley. It’s been reported as well that senators Lisa Murkowski and Joe Manchin (who is equally a scrub because he said he found Kavanaugh “credible” yesterday … Continue reading →
Live blog of the hearing. Every. Woman. In. This. Photo. #kavanaugh pic.twitter.com/EFk4LB1g4s — RogueWhiteHouse (@whitehouserogue) September 27, 2018 This is also an open thread for your news, tweets, videos in the comments section.
Sanders: Kavanaugh allegations deserve “very hard look” Very serious allegations have been made by Dr. Ford,” Sanders said. “Those allegations are going to have to be examined thoroughly. I regarded an outrageous statement by the President of the United States dismissing those allegations. I hope that the Senate takes a very hard look at what she has to say.” Dr. Ford has agreed to an open hearing with the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday. Meanwhile, the AP reports, a second allegation of sexual misconduct emerged against Kavanaugh on Sunday, a development that has forced the White House and Senate Republicans … Continue reading →
Ever wonder about states’ rights and how they impact democracy in general? This week, I had to get my driver’s license renewed. In some states, such as IL, you can obtain renewal online. But only if you (A) Don’t take any prescriptions that could affect your driving performance, (B) Can Afford the $31 Renewal fee, and (C) Under the age of 70. In my case, caveat A required a doctor’s signature to declare that your health is fit enough to drive. I am not unhealthy, but I do have borderline issues that require a yearly and semi-annual check up. In … Continue reading →
Recently, there have been several strikes by our public school educators, most notably in West Virginia. It even grabbed the attention of a neoliberal publication such as The Atlantic, which more or less said the WV teacher strike was a shot across the bow. Last week, Alia Wong wrote: Even though the West Virginia walkout is over, however, observers suspect that it has jump-started a national movement that could have lasting implications for the country’s schools. Evidence that the success of West Virginia’s roughly 20,000 K-12 classroom teachers is intensifying educator unrest nationally can already by seen. In Oklahoma, where … Continue reading →
Two major rulings, one on Affirmative Action and the other on Immigration, are just out this morning from the Supreme Court of the United States. The Affirmative Action case ruling upholds the program at the University of Texas in a 4-3 decision. The case originated out of a lower Texas court and was brought by a white student, Abigal Fisher, who claimed she had been discriminated against for being white. Affirmative Action supporters were nervous the case could set back progress by decades if SCOTUS did not rule in favor of upholding the program. Justice Scalia, an opponent of Affirmative … Continue reading →