The Right To Vote Is Under Siege In 2018

Voting rights are on the ballot on Tuesday.
In some cases directly, with voter ID ballot initiatives in Arkansas and North Carolina, and a ballot initiative in Florida regarding the voting rights of people with felony records.

Our President Has Always Degraded Women — And We’ve Always Let Him

Remember the good old days when we thought raunchy, predatory comments about women’s genitals could sink a politician?

Trump Administration Wants to Remove ‘Gender’ From UN Human Rights Documents

US officials at the United Nations are seeking to eliminate the word “gender” from UN human rights documents, most often replacing it with “woman”, apparently as part of the Trump administration’s campaign to define transgender people out of existence.

Trump Administration Limits Sharing of North Korea Intelligence with Congress

The Trump administration is drastically cutting back on who on Capitol Hill gets to see intelligence reports on North Korea’s nuclear weapons program, according to multiple congressional sources.

Trump’s Midterm Campaign of Fear

Donald Trump is waging one of the most inflammatory closing arguments of any modern campaign, lacing his midterm rhetoric with easily disprovable claims that are building on the fact-challenged foundation of his presidency.

All The Ways the Trump Administration Has Rolled Back Protections For Transgender People

The Trump administration is considering a new proposal to narrowly define “sex,” a shift that could upend the rules and programs for transgender people in America.

The proposal, first reported by The New York Times, is just one of many ways that the administration has sought to roll back Obama-era protections for transgender people, including in schools, at work and in the military.
Here’s a look at some of the main policy proposals the administration has taken toward transgender people and how they differ from the Obama administration.

HOW WHITE AMERICA’S LEGACY OF VOTER SUPPRESSION HARMS PEOPLE OF COLOR

When Trump first launched an unsubstantiated attack against voter fraud after his own election to the U.S. presidency, it wasn’t just mindless ranting. Far from it. He was laying the groundwork for the Republican Party’s ultimate dream of fascist control, and voter suppression is their most viable avenue there. Like everything else to come out of his mouth and his tweets since before he even announced his presidential bid, his comments on voting have been strategic propaganda crafted for a white conservative base that fears not only white genocide and the “browning” of America, but also the impending loss of white supremacist institutional and political control.