Category Archives: Voting Rights

Imagine: America without the GOP

Legislative roadblocks, religious extremism, Tea Party bigotry, and favoritism to wealthy interests in the form of huge tax cuts and deregulation for chemical polluters of our air and water. All this along

New Voter ID Law Shows it’s a Man’s World in Texas

Republican legislators in Texas have come up with a new voter ID law meant to block many women from voting in the next election. Like other voter ID laws in Texas and

GOP’s Road to Nowhere: Civil Rights, the Debt Ceiling and a Very Small Tent

As a Democrat, I cannot help but get excited about the future, every time Republican elected leaders choose to listen to the extremist in their party they further damage their chances to

Voting Restriction Laws Will Backfire on GOP

Thanks to the U.S Supreme Court striking down certain provisions in the 1965 Voting Rights Act, Republican-controlled states are pushing laws to restrict, or make it much more difficult for college age

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Scalia Needs to Explain “Racial Entitlement”

The United States Supreme Court recently listened to a challenge to the Voting Rights Act in which the question before the court is “about whether the federal government should still be requiring

America: on the Road to Equality – or Not

For Gay Americans like me, the last couple of years have been good ones for us. We have seen the end of DODT (Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell) so that our gay brothers

The Republican Party Sees Conspiracy Theories

I find it fascinating but frightening that the GOP is falling so far out of step with average Americans, that it now resorts to underhanded legislation, not meant for the good of

What if “Voter ID Laws” Overturn the 2012 Election?

From all I can tell, there is going to be a massive effort by Republican state legislators to change the results of this upcoming election. They are going to do this by

DNC: Pro Labor, Pro Gay Rights, Pro Prosperity for All

We have just stepped away from three days of an Obama-bashing convention, put on by the RNC (Republican National Convention). There weren’t many specifics to what the GOP and their candidate for

Online-Electronic Voting Would Fix Voting Issues

I file my taxes every year, just like millions of other Americans, online — electronically that is. It seems to work just fine; the system has its safeguards so as a filer