Thursday, December 8, 2022
women's rigths

SCOTUS & Contraception: Strike Two For Women’s Healthcare

The plot thickens in the fight for women’s reproductive rights. The Supreme Court is at it again, this time with Contraception. The "Hobby Lobby" decision comes less than a week after another blow to women's healthcare options.
McCullen v. Coakley

Why the Supreme Court got McCullen v. Coakley Wrong

The Supreme Court's recent ruling on McCullen v. Coakley is not only wrong, it has potentially created a danger for women seeking out services for reproductive rights.
Riley v. California

Riley v. California & the Fourth Amendment

A decision in the case titled Riley v. California came out yesterday with a victory for David Riley and for the rest of us. The case decided whether the police may, without a warrant, search digital information on a cell phone seized from an individual who has been arrested.
San Carlos Correctional Facility

The Tragic Life of Christopher Lopez

Christopher Lopez died on a cold concrete floor of a prison cell at San Carlos Correctional Facility. He did not die alone in his cell, but in front of several guards that deemed his unresponsive state a behavioral problem. Only Mr. Lopez was not being uncooperative, he was experiencing a serious medical event.
#YesAllWomen

Who Says “No” to #YesAllWomen?

In the wake of Elliot Rodger's lethal and misogynistic rampage #YesAllWomen began trending on twitter. Powerful statements have been made about the horrors women regularly experience. It was eye-opening. Naturally, it was immediately attacked by the boorish and hateful.
NSA, big brother

Inside the NSA’s Leviathan of Dominance

With the internet continuing to become an integral part of life around the world, it is very necessary to look at the possible opportunities for the abuse of power that exist within the system as it stands now.
private prison industry cycle

The Terrible Truth about America’s Private Prison Industry

As corporate activity has infected the process of incarceration, it is clear that the market dictates that the supply of prisoners be constant and ever-increasing.
Monica Lewinsky

The Real Tragedy of Monica Lewinsky

Monica Lewinsky is breaking her silence about her scandalous affair with President Bill Clinton in a self-written essay for Vanity Fair magazine. The magazine hits the stand May 13, but it has already set off a firestorm from both Republicans and Democrats.
death penalty

The Slow Demise of the Death Penalty?

If you look at the facts, there are few reasons left to support capital punishment
marijuana

Marijuana on an Equal Playing Field

I want to hold a real conversation regarding the use of marijuana and whether or not it is too “harmful” to be legal. We have to discuss the notion of what harm intoxicants can inflict, and whether or not certain intoxicants earn more scorn than necessary.
Donald Sterling

Donald Sterling, Racism and the Media

Thanks to Cliven Bundy and Donald Sterling, the 24 hour news cycle can stop reporting about the missing Malaysian airliner. We have a old, but new issue to discuss again, that being racism and bigotry in the United States
men’s rights activists

A Feminist’s Response to Men’s Rights Activists

The women’s rights movement as I know it has been a slow, laborious process with many gains and many setbacks. I consider myself a feminist and I believe that women are still struggling to gain equality
Frazier Glenn Cross

Frazier Glenn Cross: A History of Hate

Frazier Glenn Cross, the man behind the Kansas City shootings had a long 40 year history of hate. We went looking for the answers behind his hate filled shooting spree by digging through his dark past.
Affirmative Action

The Right to Ban Affirmative Action

On Tuesday, April 22, 2014, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled 6-2 on a decision that the state of Michigan can uphold its ban on affirmative action. Florida and California already have bans in place.
Gender Pay Gap, cartoon

The Gender Pay Gap… From a Woman’s Point of View

I am speechless and outraged by Republicans who blocked legislation meant to close the gender pay gap. There are several repercussions that women face when making only 77 cents on the dollar compared to men.
Lyndon Johnson signing Civil Rights Act

Celebrating 50 Years of the Civil Rights Act

Today President Obama will be giving the keynote address at the LBJ Presidential Library in Austin, Texas. An event that will commemorate one of the landmark pieces of legislation in the battle against discrimination, the Civil Rights Act of 1964
America's Broken Justice System

Facts about America’s Broken Justice System

We incarcerate an estimated 716 people per 100,000 citizens. By contrast, Russia stands at 484 per 100,000, China 121, and Iran 284. All countries most Americans consider to have dismal human rights records compared to the U.S.
Todd Kincannon

Todd Kincannon: The Epitome of Manly White Republican

Todd Kincannon is the former Executive Director of the South Carolina GOP. His specialty is shooting down gays, blacks, Asians, and women in 140 characters or less armed with only his twitter account.
Freddie Lee Hall

Freddie Lee Hall: Does He Deserve the Death Penalty?

Monday, the Supreme Court of the United States heard oral arguments in a case titled Hall v. Florida. At issue in this case is Freddie Lee Hall, who was sentenced to death, but also deemed to be mentally retarded.
michael dunn

Michael Dunn and Eurocentric-American Fear

The problem is not African-American kids being kids anymore. It is my race; the over-privileged Eurocentric-American class who thinks it is still OK to settle a score with a bullet.