Author Archives: Danielle

Trump, Ryan, and Hold-your-Nose Unity

Today’s summit in Washington, DC between Donald Trump and Paul Ryan is the clash of the man who has harnessed an angry Republican base with populist  (and often not Republican) positions, and the man who protects the Republican congressional majority … Continue reading

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#WomanCard

Being a woman in the U.S. is still economically disadvantageous. Donald Trump’s playing, then doubling down on the “woman card” criticism of Hillary Clinton is not only a strategic error with his unfavorability with women in a deep ditch, but nonsensical … Continue reading

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Harriet Tubman Trips Up Trump & Carson

The historic news that there would finally be female faces on U.S. currency only highlighted the GOP’s enormous problems with women. The day of the announcement, both Donald Trump and Ben Carson denigrated the change to honor abolitionist Harriet Tubman, … Continue reading

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Sanders Doing Double Duty for the GOP

Sanders and his supporters today are to be laying the blame for the Brooklyn voter purge and the inability for Independents to vote in the NY Primary at Hillary Clinton’s feet.  They’re either doing it directly, or by inference (Clinton … Continue reading

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Conservatives Now 0 for 2 at Supreme Court After Today’s Voter Re-Districting Case

Today’s unanimous Supreme Court decision in Evenwel v. Abbott is a big victory for Democrats, and leaves alone the long-established understanding of “one person, one vote” guaranteed by the Fourteenth Amendment and settled by the Court in the 1960s. The question … Continue reading

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Trump “Punishment” Abortion Comment Actually Mainstream GOP Position

Trump’s off the cuff comments on abortion this week show his lack of readiness for office, but also reflect GOP thinking on the issue. Donald Trump’s quadruple flip-flop on abortion this week started with the notion of the procedure as … Continue reading

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After Supreme Court Loss Cruz Advocates Other Ways to Disempower Unions

Ted Cruz on Thursday said on a Wisconsin radio show that he supports national “right to work” legislation, just days after the Supreme Court in Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association essentially upheld the requirement that non-members pay dues to public … Continue reading

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NC Anti-LGBTQ Law Ups Ante for SCOTUS Obstructionism

The ACLU yesterday filed a federal lawsuit aiming to strike down North Carolina’s anti-LGBTQ law on the basis that it violates the equal protection guarantee of the 14th amendment as well as Title IX.  Today, North Carolina’s Attorney General Roy … Continue reading

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After Brussels, Trump and Cruz Embrace Fear, Abandon Law

Since we first learned of the attacks on Brussels, the air has been acrid with the dangerous, illegal and unconstitutional promises of the GOP front runners, Senator Ted Cruz and Donald Trump. Cruz’s comments about patrolling Muslim neighborhoods shows not … Continue reading

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Abortion Re-enters the Judicial and Political Fray

It’s hard to overstate the importance to women’s reproductive and economic freedom of the abortion case before the Supreme Court today.  The question in Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt is whether a Texas law, H.B.2,  that requires abortion clinics to: (1) meet … Continue reading

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