While it’s easy to address assault weapons as an unnecessary source of killings in our country, gun discussion needs to be comprehensive.
by Justin Acuff •
Governor Perry shows that he has no comprehension of basic tenets in the Constitution.
Is this really the kind of country we want to live in?
by Don Hamel •
It doesn’t look as though George Zimmerman wants to ‘stand his ground’ anymore.
by Shaun Robinson •
Audio tapes of the exchange between the Sanford Police and George Zimmerman from the night of February 26th have been made public and – surprise! – he’s a liar!
by John Viall •
If you’re a liberal who finds it hard to understand what the far-right folks are saying these days, try to imagine how confused they must feel.
by Ann Werner •
If ever the Stand Your Ground law in Florida had a chance of being applied fairly, that has gone out the window in the case of Marissa Alexander, a 31-year-old mother of three who has been sentenced to 20 years for firing a warning shot at her abusive husband.
by Winning Progressive •
There was big news Tuesday when the shadowy right-wing American Legislative Exchange Council (“ALEC”) announced it was shutting down its Public Safety and Elections Task Force, which had pushed the controversial voter suppression laws and Stand Your Ground laws in state legislatures throughout the country.
by Jeff •
After seventeen year old Trayvon Martin was shot to death recently, you might think conservatives, who had no reason to dislike the young man, would afford his family the same respect. But you would have thought wrong.
Kansas House Republicans Advance Bill That Legalizes Discrimination Of Homosexuals On Religious Grounds
Republicans in Kansas have passed a bill which will allow people to discriminate against homosexuals if they have a religious reason to do so.
Why Are Newt Gingrich And The Right So Reluctant To Acknowledge Race As An Issue In The Trayvon Martin Case?
by The Progressive Cop •
Why is the right so afraid to acknowledge racism still exists in this country? While Gingrich is correct in saying it would have been none the less a tragedy had Trayvon been Hispanic, Asian, or White, both Gingrich and Rivera are missing the point.
by Vince Yanez •
Last week, a woman in Scottsdale decided to organize a rally in Phoenix. She had been watching the news about the young man, Trayvon Martin, who had been killed in Florida.
Republican Governor Mitch Daniels has signed Senate Enrolled Act 1 into law in Indiana. The new law allows citizens to use deadly force against police officers they think are illegally entering their homes.