Right wing’s anti-LGBTQ hate creates atmosphere for Colorado Springs shooting / C.J. Atkins

Tyrice Kelley, center right, a performer at Club Q, is comforted during a service held at All Souls Unitarian Church following an overnight fatal shooting at the gay nightclub, in Colorado Springs, Colo., on Sunday, Nov 20, 2022. | P. Seibold / The Gazette via AP At least five dead. More than two dozen othersContinue reading “Right wing’s anti-LGBTQ hate creates atmosphere for Colorado Springs shooting / C.J. Atkins”

Republicans Will Never Stop Trying to Destroy Social Security / by Ben Beckett

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) speaks during a news conference with House Republicans outside the US Capitol on March 11, 2021. (Drew Angerer / Getty Images) GOP leaders are threatening to cut Social Security and Medicare if they take back the House this fall. Elected Democrats won’t have the will or power to stopContinue reading “Republicans Will Never Stop Trying to Destroy Social Security / by Ben Beckett”

Survey Shows US Voters Want Congress to Expand—Not Cut or Privatize—Social Security / by Kenny Stancil

Activists participate in a rally urging the expansion of Social Security benefits in front of the White House on July 13, 2015 in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Win McNamee/Getty Images) 83% of likely voters support Democratic proposals to expand Social Security benefits while just 7% support GOP plans to end the program in five years, givingContinue reading “Survey Shows US Voters Want Congress to Expand—Not Cut or Privatize—Social Security / by Kenny Stancil”

The Highland Park Shooting and American Fascism Now / by Stephen F. Eisenman

Fireplug and Coneflowers in the Author’s Garden, Highland Park, Illinois, 2013. Photo: The Author. Highland Park Memoirs I heard about it from my daughter, Sarah, in Chicago. “Dad, did you hear about Highland Park?” That was an ominous beginning. She continued: “There was a shooting during the 4th of July Parade. A bunch of people wereContinue reading “The Highland Park Shooting and American Fascism Now / by Stephen F. Eisenman”

Opinion: The Maine GOP doesn’t care about the lives of trans kids / by Ethan Strimling

Photo: A chalk drawing of the Transgender Pride Flag | MaineTransNet In case you missed the news last week, the GOP ran one of the most disgusting culture-war ads we have seen in Maine in decades. In a shameless attempt to damage Democratic incumbent Gov. Janet Mills, the Maine Republican Party attacks an elementary schoolContinue reading “Opinion: The Maine GOP doesn’t care about the lives of trans kids / by Ethan Strimling”

A plot to destroy U.S. democracy is centered in statehouses / by John Wojcik

Pennsylvania Republican state legislator, Doug Mastriano, as he appeared with MAGA supporters the night he won the Republican primary election. Mastriano, now the GOP candidate for governor, is both a 2020 election denier and a strong advocate of giving the Republican-controlled legislature in his state the power to nullify the people’s choice in presidential elections.Continue reading “A plot to destroy U.S. democracy is centered in statehouses / by John Wojcik”