A Resounding No to Open Primaries

After Tuesday’s New York State presidential primary, a number of Bernie Sanders supporters cried foul when they realized that they could not vote in the Democratic primary, either because they had not registered as a Democrat or an irregularity seemingly kicked them off the rolls. Also to their disadvantage was the fact that New York […]

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Conservatives: Think About Your Own Before Condemning What Policies a Sex Offender Supports

In searching for reasons to discredit opposition to North Carolina’s House Bill 2, conservatives found a nugget of information ripe for fodder: Charlotte’s invalidated anti-discrimination bill was supported by convicted sex offender Chad Sevearance, a former music minister who in 1998 molested church youth. To make more hay, conservatives embellished by falsely claiming Sevearance was […]

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Companies Denounce North Carolina’s LGBT Discrimination Law While Operating in Countries Where Gays Are Executed

Over one hundred corporations signed a letter denouncing North Carolina’s House Bill 2 (HB2), the so-called “Bathroom Bill” that prohibits localities from creating certain additional protections against discrimination, overturning Charlotte’s new law expanding LGBT anti-discrimination protections to include public accommodations. The media has been infatuated with the scenario that transgendered people would have to use the public bathroom of their biological sex. (It also invalidated any locality’s raising the minimum wage beyond the $7.25/hour set by the state.) The legislature even convened a special session just to pass the bill, in order to keep Charlotte’s law from ever coming into effect.

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