Civil Rights & Immigration


The emerging paramilitary wing of the GOP

BY: - June 17, 2022

This commentary originally appeared in Minnesota Reformer. It’s campaign season, which means Republican candidates for office wielding weapons and threatening to use them. Here’s U.S. Rep. Lauren Boebert, looking like an extra in a straight-to-DVD Western. COME AND TAKE IT — Rep. Lauren Boebert (@RepBoebert) February 25, 2022 J.R. Majewski, a Republican candidate for […]

Denver celebrates Juneteenth as state holiday for first time with weekend festival

BY: - June 17, 2022

As a kid, state Sen. James Coleman associated Juneteenth with the food and festivity: turkey legs, candy and grabbing a new shirt from one of the many vendors who lined the street in Denver’s Five Points neighborhood. “It was like our Fourth of July,” Coleman said. As he grew up, and especially as he entered […]

Biden directs federal agencies to protect LGBTQI+ rights under attack in GOP-led states

BY: - June 16, 2022

President Joe Biden signed an executive order Wednesday aiming to curtail conversion therapy, expand health care access and promote safe learning for LGBTQI+ people. The order is meant to counter laws in Republican-led states that restrict the rights of LGBTQI+ kids and their families. A senior administration official referenced Texas and Florida as two states […]

Catholic Church

There is no one ‘religious view’ on abortion

BY: - June 15, 2022

This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article. The Catholic Church’s official line on abortion, and even on any artificial birth control, is well known: Don’t do it. Surveys of how American Catholics live their lives, though, tell a different story. The vast majority of Catholic women […]

Colorado residents among Patriot Front arrests in Idaho

BY: and - June 13, 2022

A version of this story originally appeared in the Idaho Capital Sun. Law enforcement officers in Kootenai County, Idaho, arrested a truckful of men on Saturday on suspicion of conspiracy to riot during a Pride in the Park event in Coeur d’Alene. The group included a leader and members of the white nationalist group Patriot […]


White supremacy and the post-Roe pregnancy-to-prison pipeline

BY: - June 8, 2022

This month our nation prepares for the Supreme Court announcement of overturning Roe v. Wade. As we turn the clock back to 1973, we must acknowledge that our complacency in white supremacy got us here half a century later. Roe v. Wade is the landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision made in 1973, which ruled the […]

Abortion care on wheels

BY: - June 7, 2022

This story originally appeared in the Wisconsin Examiner. As the nation braces for a decision that could come any day from the U.S. Supreme Court ending federally protected abortion rights — and making abortion a crime from the earliest stages of pregnancy in some states — women’s health care advocates have been thinking outside the […]

Lauren Boebert says “the Left is grooming our kids” over LGBTQ-inclusive flashcards

BY: - June 3, 2022

The representative took to twitter the day before Pride Month began to criticize a North Carolina teacher’s use of LGBTQ inclusive flashcards.

Commission recommends new names for 9 Army bases to end ties to Confederacy

BY: - May 24, 2022

WASHINGTON — The group in charge of renaming military installations that have continued to honor Confederates released its recommendations for nine bases on Tuesday.  The Naming Commission, created by Congress in a defense authorization bill, is set to give its final report to the U.S. House and Senate Armed Services committees before Oct. 1, though […]

Federal judge allows continued Title 42 migrant expulsions at the border

BY: - May 20, 2022

WASHINGTON — A federal judge in Louisiana on Friday temporarily blocked the Biden administration from ending Title 42, a designation from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that has allowed border patrol officials to turn migrants away at the border. The order from U.S. District Court Judge Robert Summerhays for a preliminary nationwide injunction will stop […]

Freedom of speech is under attack in public schools, U.S. House panel told

BY: - May 19, 2022

Students and teachers told U.S. House members during a Thursday hearing that their right to talk about race and LGBTQ+ issues in public schools is being silenced due to an onslaught of new state laws as well as pressure on school boards from right-wing advocates. “To be crystal clear, this is about disrupting and destroying […]


An attorney’s perspective on the leaked Supreme Court decision overturning Roe v. Wade

BY: - May 18, 2022

The leaked Supreme Court opinion in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization (drafted by Justice Alito in case 19-1392) looks to overturn the 1973 decision in Roe vs. Wade. Dobbs is a case following a Mississippi law that bans almost all abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy. What exactly does this decision mean? Note that the leaked […]