Right to Discriminate.

Today, the Trump administration is announcing a new office in the Office of Civil Rights at the Department of Health and Human Services called the “Conscience and Religious Freedom Division” (CRFD), intended to “ease the way for doctors, nurses and other medical professionals to opt out of providing services that violate their moral or religious...

Complicit.

Yesterday, the Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing with Department of Homeland Security (DHS) chief, Kirstjen Nielsen. Much of the hearing was spent clarifying Trump’s comments in the now-infamous meeting, where he reportedly referred to Haiti, El Salvador, and African countries as “shithole” countries. Nielsen was present at the meeting, but said she did not...

Trump’s Racist Shutdown

After President Trump’s racist comments about immigrants last week, and his rejection of a bipartisan deal to protect Dreamers, the looming government shutdown seems more likely than ever before. If Congress does not pass a spending bill by Friday, the government will shut down. If the spending bill does not include a fix for Dreamers,...

DACA Talks Heat Up.

Late last night, a federal judge in San Francisco ruled that the Trump administration must accept renewal applications for the Deferred Action for Child Arrivals (DACA) program, halting—for now—Trump’s ending of the program. Once again, Trump’s tweets came into play in the final decision, as the judge wrote, “We seem to be in the unusual...

No Rest for the Weary.

Yesterday, the Trump administration ended the Temporary Protected Status program (TPS) for nearly 200,000 Salvadorans in the U.S. This cruel decision follows the administration’s moves to end TPS for Haitians and Nicaraguans. Who are these individuals who qualify for TPS? The recipients from the countries with the largest populations in the U.S.—El Salvador, Honduras, and...

Time’s Up.

It’s officially awards show season! Last night, the Golden Globes aired, and millions of viewers tuned in, eager to see if their favorite movie took the grand prize. But movies and TV shows took a back seat in favor of Time’s Up—an initiative created by women in entertainment to call for an end to “discrimination,...

This is not a drill.

Yesterday, the Trump administration proposed the largest, most radical expansion of offshore drilling in history. Breaking with past presidential administrations of both parties, the proposal would open more than 90% of U.S. oceans to oil drilling, including vast areas off the Atlantic, Florida and California whose cherished coasts have been protected from new drilling on...

Kobach to Kansas

The President’s “voter fraud commission,” formed to find evidence of his unsubstantiated claims of widespread voter fraud during the 2016 presidential election, has been officially dissolved. The Pence-Kobach commission, named after Vice President Mike Pence and Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, was tasked with proving that Donald Trump would have won the popular vote...

War and Tweets

Late last night, President Trump tweeted a claim that his nuclear button is bigger than that of Kim Jong-un. His tweet was clearly in response to what he was watching on Fox News, which had just run a story about the North Korean dictator’s claim that his nuclear button is always on his desk. Trump’s...

Right Under Our Noses.

While we were all home enjoying a much-deserved and much-needed break, President Trump was busy dismantling or reversing key rules and regulations that make us and our country safer. While there are too many examples to go into great detail, here’s a roundup of a few of the most dangerous and long-lasting ones. In a...